The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Search Forums



Showing results 1 to 25 of 45
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: baitwaister
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-13-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By baitwaister
Re: natural fiberglass

Silk is a different beast to wrap with. Buy good quality(Pearsall) it will help. It has a different tension it likes to be wrapped with and you have to watch for fray's and fuzzies. It also does not...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-22-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Clear guide wraps with thin black accents

for the transparent wrap use your white silk. To do the single trim wrap use super glue and a toothpick. Put a little super glue on the toothpick and secure first end,wait till secure, do one wrap...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-21-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Clear guide wraps with thin black accents

If you want the black to pop use black metallic instead of thread.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-09-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Shapes here there and everywhere

Fenwicks are great,but you could also go with a Ritz for that classic look. Downlocking definitely or go to Ricks Rods and get an old school varmac brown reel seat that Fenwick and others used for...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-27-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Can't decide what to build...

Sell the TFO and build the Quickline. I have built quite a few of their 4,5,6 wts in 9-10' lengths and think they are very comparable with almost anyone's top end blank. I also want to build an...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-15-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By baitwaister
Ruby river 5wt glass

Blank-Ruby River Glass 8"1" 5wt 4 pc with and xtra tip- Green Caddis Outfitters


http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww209/baitwaister/rods/cutt%20glass/P1011179_zps9mvns3nt.jpg...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-20-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Build from a new guy

The carbon fiber grips won't cause a weak spot to happen as long as you trim a small bit of the cf away from the front end of the grip. You should do this anyway to also help prevent scratching the...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By baitwaister
Re: 9' MHX 2wt

looks good! I can't wait to see the finished rod. I see you reversed the A7 into a down locking seat.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-04-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By baitwaister
Long time coming

It has been a long time since I posted some rods. Here are two that went out lately. First was for the customers osn who just turned 18.

Blank: Pac Bay T2 F9054

Handle:core painted green Cf...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By baitwaister
something a little different

A customer wanted a fishing cane for his father who recently had a stroke. He provided the cane and reel, I supplied the old school guides. The wraps are Trimar gold/black thread and the reel is...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By baitwaister
fun with carbon fiber grips

Have not posted much in awhile. I ahve been very busy between the "real" job,grandkids, rodbuilding and handle making. Here are som pics of a few different things going on.
1. the top and bottom...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-30-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Ebay Glass

Sorry Em about not letting you know about them but right now they (blue halo) has these blanks on sale for $75. They call them first generation. They now have new ones out with buttover ferrules...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-18-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Ebay Glass

His comments do not really bother me, and in a way he is correct. That grip was developed for a article I wrote for Rodmaker magazine. In it I showed how I do inlays, wood trim ends and acrylics to...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-16-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Anyone built a Blue Halo?

Here is the one I built.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/fly-rod-building/284713-ebay-glass.html

I got this when they first came out on Ebay. I like the rod a lot. They are...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-11-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By baitwaister
sportsman series

This rod was built for a customer who contacted me about repairing a tip. The rod he brought in was a inexpensive Cabelas starter rod. Where the rod was broken and how, would have required a inner...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-09-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By baitwaister
recent grips

I have not posted anything in quite awhile, but due to recent back surgery, I find I have some time on my hands to do so. Here are some grips that went out to other builders or used on some of my...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-01-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By baitwaister
Re: What are the options for black rings in a grip?

I have used both black gasket material and black acrylic sheet with good success. The gasket is really nice to work with can give very thin highlights.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-18-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Rod Building?

I teach rod building to a few of my students most years and like Petee,
provide all of the tools to do so. For most this is the one and only rod they will ever build. I do not know if the adult...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-03-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Who wants to...

Personally I think this poster is trolling. He could have easily looked through the rod posts and contacted through a message a builder whose style fit his requirements. I have been contacted this...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-25-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By baitwaister
switch hitter

This is the third of these rods I have built but this one is a personal rod.
Blank is a 11' 6wt 4pc PacBay, with a Alps triangular reel seat and PacBay minnima guides. Thread is gudebrod black and...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-18-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By baitwaister
PacBay Quickline 11' 6wt switch

Built this rod for a customer who moved to northern Idaho a few years back having been raised in Alaska neer Ft. Greely where his Dad worked on base as a civilian. The Blank is a PacBay 11' Quickline...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-22-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By baitwaister
Re: donation rod

Thanks guys for the nice words! The rod did go for A very good price and the entire benefit raised a good deal of money for Ashley and her family.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-21-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By baitwaister
donation rod

I have not posted a rod in quite awhile, but I built this rod for a benefit auction for an ex student with a rare bone cancer. Ashley is a 24 year old young woman who has had a rough go of it. She...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-24-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By baitwaister
Re: Snake guide questions and thoughts; Recoils?

I have used the recoils. There sizing for the single foot fly guides is the same for snake style. Some things about the recoils, They have a singing when casting that bothers some people, the smaller...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By baitwaister
Bfd 2012

I have been making a rod for a family derby the last few years, the Babin Family Derby or BFD. I always use a Utmost closeout blank for these rods as they want a inexpensive but good quality rod to...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 45

 
Forum Jump











All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2015 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.