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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,570
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Lanyards

Like others, I bought some cheap Para cord and made my own. If I am going for a while, I take it with a small waist pack. If it is a quick jaunt after work, it's just me, the rod and the lanyard.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-17-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Recommend a fly rod building book

I built four based on this video series of by John Carver:

Building your first Fly Rod - Part 1 - Introduction - YouTube

As well as internet surfing a lot of rod building sites. In the end, I...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-06-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,368
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Birch Bark Grips

This was my first go at a birch bark handle. It does take a lot of time but I am enjoying the process. I am using Tung oil to finish it. I definitely like the dark ends better. I will remember...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-31-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,368
Posted By dsmith1427
Birch Bark Grips

I have a blank to build and I have been reading about birch bark grips. A couple of weeks ago, a storm took down part of a birch tree. After converting a bench top drill press into a vertical...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-11-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Salvaging parts from broken rod

Again, thanks for your help. I salvaged everything but the reel seat assembly. How long do you typically soak the seat in boiling water? I soaked it for about five minutes and everything was...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Salvaging parts from broken rod

Thanks for the info. I will salvage what I can and purchase what I cannot and build a new rod when I get the blank.

Don
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-01-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By dsmith1427
Salvaging parts from broken rod

I broke a rod last week and wanted to know if anyone has ever salvaged parts and if so, how. I built the rod a little over a year ago and if possible I would like to recover the reel seat and handle...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-06-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Worm problem!

Are your flies deep enough? Can you feel your fly/flies bouncing off the bottom? Also, what is the water quality? Are there mayfly, stonefly, and caddis hatches? Flip over some rocks and see what...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Sage SPL 181-3 rod build - Anyone want to help ?

I am starting my third build and I really enjoy the process. PM me some pictures of the rod so I can see the thread wraps etc and let me know your expectations. I can send you some pictures of my...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-07-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,592
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Tiger eye rod blanks?

I agree with Auntie Em. I got two blanks from him a couple of months ago and am just about finished a 4/5 wt build. The rod came out really nice and using the "common cents" method the effective...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-05-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,593
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: looking for a builder, or thinking to build...not sure yet.

Glad to hear you are going ahead with the build. I built on and have two blanks waiting. I was my worst critic until others saw the rod.

I used the rotisserie motor from my BBQ grill for a...
Forum: Fly Swap 06-29-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,603
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Brook Trout Fly Swap, Spring 29012

Got mine in the mail today. Thanks to all that participated. I'm looking forward to using them.

Don
Forum: Fly Swap 06-20-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Fly Swaps

No problem... Thanks for all time and efforts! I appreciate it.

Don
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-23-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Rod blank kit suggestions

Tiger eye from Siever manufacturing makes a resonably priced blanks. I recently order two and the turn around time was quick. I will probably order the components this weekend. These blanks will...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-30-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Green Machine

Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

Don
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-21-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: A pair of fours - my two new #4 rods

Welcome to the forum. Very nice builds. Are they your first builds? I built my first one last month and order a couple of Tiger Eye blanks yesterday. Rod building is an addictive hobby.

Don
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-20-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Starting out

I finished my first rod a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed the build process. My son is moving to Colorado this summmer and I plan to make him one before he leaves. Anyway, I made my own wrapping...
Forum: Fly Swap 04-14-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,603
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Brook Trout Fly Swap, Spring 29012

I have not been on the site for a while but I did not forget the swap. I got a good start tying up my flashback prince nymphs last night. I am expecting to complete them by the end of the coming...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-10-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: First time builder looking for guidance

I built a Xa blank from Allen Fly Fishing but I am going to build another one. I had a hard time getting through to place the order. However, I am planning to build another rod, 4/5 wt, and want to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Midwest Fly Fishing Expo

I was there Saturday morning. Unfortunatly I didn't have much time but what I saw was great! I will definitely have to carve out more time next year.

Don
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-07-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: First time builder looking for guidance

I was watching a flyrod fanatic Youtube video on finding the belly (and spine) of the blank. According to the video, the eyes and reel get aligned along the belly of the rod. So, I tried finding...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-06-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: First time builder looking for guidance

Thanks all for your input. I will do some more checking into the tiger eye blanks tomorrow.

William,
I lived in NW part of Royal Oak for about 10 years before moving to GP. Never been to...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-05-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By dsmith1427
First time builder looking for guidance

I want to build my own rod and after a lot of research and YouTube videos, I feel confident. I want to build a 3 wt, preferably 4 pc, rod for small stream trout fishing in my area. I put together...
Forum: Fly Swap 03-02-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,603
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Brook Trout Fly Swap, Spring 29012

cool. I'm still in. I just need to pick a pattern. I'm leaning toward a flash back prince nymph but I.m not certain.
Forum: Fly Swap 02-28-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,603
Posted By dsmith1427
Re: Brook Trout Fly Swap, Spring 29012

I am new to the fly swaping. Is it still a go if we get less then 13?
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