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Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-08-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 406
Posted By swcr
Re: Rod repair

I would like to see a pic of that with it separated at that section
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-04-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By swcr
Re: New Build

I would really be interested in where you found the Snake brand titanium guides
Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-25-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By swcr
Re: Soul Transplant

Nice job Pete
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 04-15-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By swcr
Re: Lady Glass

That would be a perfect fit for her. Very forgiving to learn on and not oversized for the younger generation
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 04-15-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By swcr
Lady Glass

We call this the "LadyGlas"
Another one of the CFG glass blanks. This one an 8' 3pc 3/4 wt in the translucent white.Custom Lemke down lock seat with custom matching stabilized insert, custom grip,...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-24-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By swcr
Re: Fly Rod Building Help Needed--PHW Akron

You might want to give one of these a try, don't know just how close they are to you.

http://www.fishingrodbuilders.com/ohio
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-01-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By swcr
Lady Glas

Something new coming off the bench shortly. This is called the "Lady Glas"
8' 3/4wt 3pc. Translucent blank, Lemke reel seat with one of my inserts, JE Arguello Agate, and Snake brand universal...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-22-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By swcr
Re: Rod building supplies blanks guides etc.

RodBuilderSupplies.com is your One-Stop Shop for rods and rodbuilding supplies. (http://www.rodbuildersupplies.com/)

Advanced Angling&Machining (http://www.advancedanglingandmachining.ca/)
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-07-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By swcr
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-06-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By swcr
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-06-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By swcr
Re: looking for a lemke lc1 in black

I have 6 of them in stock
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-04-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By swcr
Re: Filing feel insert

If you do have to drill one out, we recommend that you assemble and glue the insert and seat together, thus giving you the added support of the barrel to avoid any blow outs when boring. We always...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-01-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By swcr
Re: adding a removeable fighting butt

How long you need it, I make and modify them all the time?
This one is 4". If anyone is considering needing one, we can certainly do it.
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Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-06-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By swcr
Re: building a blue halo 7wt

.812 is the biggest offered,and neither the .740 nor the .812 cine with a plug, only a finish ring for a fighting butt. With the all metal style seat, the biggest consideration is the OD of the blank...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-01-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By swcr
Re: Jumping in

After you get your first coat on, just go back with an exacto knife or razor blade and slice off the nub before you apply the next coat of finish
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-12-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By swcr
Re: Reel seat repair

Guess I've been pretty lucky then in the 50 years I have been building then.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By swcr
Re: Reel seat repair

Never had a masking tape arbor fail on any of my builds, from ultra lite to heavy salt applications, and it doesn't get much hotter anywhere than here in Arizona. On some rebuilds, with a heat gun, I...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-22-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By swcr
Re: Need a little help repairing a rod.

Warranty or not, it is not worth the money + the shipping for such an easy repair. Those above have given you good advise as to repairing it yourself.
One note of caution, if the butt cap is still...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-13-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By swcr
Re: Can't decide what to build...

Dont overlook the Bingham SHX series in your quest
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By swcr
Re: Shapes here there and everywhere

I would go with a fenwick style with a downlocking style seat
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-17-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

I personally would not trust a wooden one, especially with exerting force against it with the tail stock. That splits and you instantly would probably have a missle flying at you around 1500 to 2500...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-17-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

As time progresses, I will eventually only use my Backlash mandrel's for a backup when turning inserts as soon as I get the full set of these made when time allows
...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-11-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

Personally not a firm believer in boring after the insert has been turned. Especially if you have an insert that has a .640 OD and the barrel relief is down to .572 and you need a .500 bore to fit...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-09-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

The pen mandrel really isn't a good idea unless you have a way to bush it up to the ID of the insert you are turning, it is way too small.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-30-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By swcr
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