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Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-24-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By petee
Soul Transplant

"Soul Transplant" describes this build to a tee. Life long fishing buddy breaks his back, In this case is was a Silaflex fiberglass rod. In the rod buildine ER we took the guides, tip-top and hook...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-13-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By petee
Winston III X

Howdy all,
Its been a while since I have been able to get a build done... life gets in the way. Anyway thought I would post a quick shot of a Winston III X, 6 wt., 9', 4 piece. Man, if I don't get...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-17-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By petee
Re: Jumping in

Get a dryer. Well worth the small cost of either buying or making one ;). The higher speeds are good for applying finish, if you like applying finsih with the rod spinning. Personally I apply the...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 05-26-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By petee
Re: Best configuration for bamboo

As far as the stress on the glued joints, I don't see that as being a deal breaker for any configuration. The glue I use is for bow makers and if it can handle the stresses put on a bow, it can...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-21-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,715
Posted By petee
Re: 2nd build disaster

Ditto what Rob said about REC Recoils guides. I am a Snake Brand guy all the way. They have substance. The wire isn't too thin or flexible. Main complaint I have heard about the Recoils is that the...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-20-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,715
Posted By petee
Re: 2nd build disaster

Good job on using Snake Brand guides. Best on the market and no foot prep makes life a lot easier.

CP.... over rated go with the color fast type threads. Too much CP on the threads will not...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-13-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By petee
Re: What do you do for name plates - decal or write?

I use Charlie of Golden Touch Decals. He custom makes them to your specs. He makes all mine not to mention the decal of my logo.

Not sure if he made the CFR decal but the other one is what he...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-13-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By petee
Re: Reel seat repair

Also depends on how you make the masking tape arbor(s). Build up the entire arbor with masking tape and it will probably eventually come off. Use multipule 1/4" wide tape arbors and plenty of epoxy...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-13-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By petee
Classic Bamboo with a twist

Been I awhile since I posted a build, but I thought I would flop another stick on the forum. This is a 7', 3 piece, 3 wt. Bamboo I just finished. Difference between this and the majority of my...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-24-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By petee
Re: Sage Approach outfit or custom build?

Not seeing anything in your post about a custom build. You might get more responses about what reel to get on the setup you mentioned in a different section
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-15-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By petee
Re: Components?

Reel seat hardware: Ron at Southwest Custom Rods.
Guides: Mike at Snake Brand
Cork: Matt at Proof Fly Fishing
Agate Strippers: Joe Arguello
Blanks: Fiberglass: Epic, Graphite: Proof and acid...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-07-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By petee
Re: Epoxy help

Couple drops of denatured alcohol will do the same thing as the acetone, if you don't like acetone fumes. Either acetone or alcohol will thin the finish and increase the pot life. It will also...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-02-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By petee
Re: To do a complete strip and rebuild?

I've done it and hated every minute of the stripping process. To me the time required to strip a blank really isn't worth the effort. That being said, if there is a loving attachment to the rod by...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-31-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By petee
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

Do the lathes that have been mentioned have enough bed to do a 16" handle? My Sherline metal lathe has about 18" of usable bed length.

On that note, do you really need a 16" handle? The rule of...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-31-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By petee
Re: Number 7,004: Building my first fly rod with some friends! Need some help

Alignment dots: best way I have found is to dip the point of a toothpick is some model paint. and just touch the blank with the end. I bit of trial and error, but you can get a perfect dot to the...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-27-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By petee
Re: Filling male ends

They use to be called moisture barriers. Never really saw the need for them the inside of the blank is the same material as the outside, as in waterproof. I could see filling the tip if the butt...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-23-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By petee
Re: 14'3" CND Solstice build questions

It isn't a heavy seat but you might look at the Lemke Titanium seat. Saltwater can't touch it. If you are building a rod that you want to keep nice for its entire life you have to look at the...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-20-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By petee
Re: Build from a new guy

Welcome to the addiction. This forum section is all about having fun building rods. Being an "accomplished" builder has nothing to do with rods in this section. It's all about sharing the addiction...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-18-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By petee
Warning!!! Lots of pink

Finally finished my donation rod for the Southern Calif chapter of Casting for Recovery. Ran a rod building challenge between the fly fishing clubs associated with the South West Council of the FFF....
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-16-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By petee
Proof 5wt.

Been off my game for a few months, but I'm baaaaack. Latest off the bench. It's a graphite colored blank by a new name in the game "Proof Fly Fishing" Matt wanted to design a rod for dry fly...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-15-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By petee
Re: Where are all the new builds?

I have a Blue Halo 3wt. I built for customers to try out. You are correct, they are slow with flex all the way thru the handle. At least the 3wt. Nice rod, especially for the price. I...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-15-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By petee
Re: New Build: Pete, ask and ye shall receive!

Oh man, do I feel better now. Thanks Andy for taking care of my withdrawals ;). I really like the matte finish the 000 steelwool gave the rod. Good looking stick.

I believe that you are dead on...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-13-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By petee
Re: Air under guide foot?

Oh ya, it's air, it happens and it stinks. I notice it in some of my stripping guides, espically with silk. Typically it is noticable on your larger guides, since there is a bigger tunnel (gap...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-13-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By petee
Re: choosing cane for first rod build

Sorry for the late reply. To answer your question as to what makes it bad cane for a bamboo rod? Two words "power fibers" or better yet.... lack of power fibers. Yes, you can build a rod that will...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-13-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By petee
Re: Where are all the new builds?

Hopefully I can get back into full rod building mode. Have several builds coming up in the next few months.

Just completed:
Proof Fly Fishing dry fly rod 9', 4 piece, 5wt., came off the dryer...
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