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Forum: Fly Rod Building Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By petee
Re: Proud owner of a brand new old classic!

You are fooling yourself if you think the addiction will ever die :biggrin: Good find, I love the Loomis IMX rods. Of course I just bought a Sage fiberglass 7'6" 2 piece 4 weight blank that I have...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-09-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By petee
Re: 80% there

Definately not a PacBay rod.... its a home grown design. Read up on the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/270726033/aurora-i-fly-rod-blank?ref=email

Matt came up with this taper...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-01-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By petee
Re: Sage 960 rpl

It's not stock ;). Looks like a mixture of red and maybe green burl cork.

Kayo is that a 690 or 960? [poke] On your other post its a 690 :D Clean build

First rod I ever built was a 490 RPL. ...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By petee
Re: 1st Rod Building Kit ?

I personally haven't, but I've heard good things about them. If you find a 7' 4wt. kit you might grab it. The majority of kits I have seen have been for longer / heavier rods.

I believe some...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-28-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By petee
Re: Half way there!

According to Matt, the 9' 5wt. Is just the beginning. Once this blank is on the market his plan is to add a different blank one at a time. It's a grassroots effort I am really looking forward to. A...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By petee
Re: Spring?

Don't fret Auntie Em, some of us are fighting thru the bad weather (should only get up to about 75 today :D) and building. We're here to help support your addiction. I know you probably saw it, but...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-27-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By petee
Re: buying a 6 wt

You could always get a custom made and 99% of the time on the blank you want i.e. Sage for around the same price as a factory rod. Then you could have a removable fighting butt installed. Best of...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-27-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By petee
Re: Is there really that big of a deal with rod length?

Personal opinion: There are unlimited reasons people have for selecting their favorite rod length.

A longer rod will cast further. Just like a longer arm on a catapult will throw a rock further....
Forum: Fly Rods 03-22-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By petee
Re: Your Favorite Specialty Rod

Don't exclude a custom rod out of your possibilities. With a custom, you can have a rod built right to your specifications and the price can be very suprising.

You might not be so quick to cross...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By petee
Blue Halo 3 wt. fiberglass

Long hours are finally over and I am back in the building saddle. Let me tell you, it feels really good :). I had started this rod prior to the long hours and never got a chance to finish it. ...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By petee
Re: Best Bang for the Buck Blank

Couple of options that make for a nice 4 wt. rod without the namebrand pricing:
Forecast RX6 9' 4 wt., 4 piece blank: appx $50 -55
Rainshadow RX7 9' 4wt., 4 piece blank: appx. $120

Both make a...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By petee
Re: New rod blank

Matt,
Sounds like you have given this blank plenty of thought. I am looking forward to building on an Aurora I blank. We, builders, need a moderate action rod rolled in a neutral color. Gives us...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By petee
Re: Thought Rods

Anytime I build a Cattanach 7042 bamboo rod either for myself or customer it never ceases to amaze me that I never think about the cast when its in my hand. I wouldn't know the difference between a...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-10-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By petee
Re: Favorite Brands Rods/Reels

As shifty242 ask, what kind of fishing? If it's small creeks or fish on the smaller side you don't need a fancy reel. For light weight fish you rarely get them on the reel so the drag isn't much of...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-07-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By petee
Re: Mandrel wax?

Use it sparingly ;). I ruined a reamer by using too much wax. Gummed up the emery cloth and basically melted into it. Even a wire brush and my drill wouldn't clean it up. With Titebond I usually...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-24-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By petee
Re: To turn and mount the bottom grip ?

I am by far not a wizard on two handers, but I do know that my two hander's aft handle knob takes the bulk of the friction when I cast. Probably doesn't matter in most situations, but in the sand...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-23-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By petee
Re: To turn and mount the bottom grip ?

Do you have a three or four jaw chuck on your head stock? If you do a soild mandrel should work with the handle glued up on it. As long as its a solid mandrel and you don't run it full speed you...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-29-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By petee
Re: Winston 12'6" 6wt. Spey

dean mt,

They really don't get slick. Totally different than I thought when I first saw both wood and finished cork handles. Plus with it being a Spey my front hand is actually above the wood...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-29-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By petee
Re: Go, Bruins

Nice clean build. That color combo looks great on the white blank.

Been playing since he was 4.... start them hockey players young don't cha know
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-28-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By petee
Re: Spey rod building

Reel seat: Yep, you have the OD & ID correct. Depending on the od of your blank's butt section will depend on how big the ID of your reel seat insert will need to be bored out. I typically use...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,723
Posted By petee
Re: Materials, Tapers, Technology - Will it Ever Plateau?

I have been sitting back enjoying all the responses to this post. In answer to the initial question: No, I doubt technology will plateau. Which is a good thing as every rod manufacturer will...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-22-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By petee
Re: Whats the deal with fibreglass?

Epic: 990 (9' 9 weight), 686 (8'6" 6 weight), 580 (8' 5 weight) and more models in design :icon_wink

That's the fun thing about fly rods. You can like old rods, new rod, expensive rods or cheap....
Forum: Fly Rods 01-22-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By petee
Re: Whats the deal with fibreglass?

It doesn't really come down to advantages vs. disadvantages. It's more of what are your personal preferences? Many folks seem to be giving glass a second chance. Last year, for 6 weight and below,...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-15-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By petee
Re: What about rod durability and reliability?

My personal opinion is: Once you reach a certain modulus you will see more breakage from what I call bruising. To me bruising is any significant impact be it from a fly, tree, rock.... whatever. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By petee
Re: Sage VS. Scott

Have "you" cast both of them? Because if you haven't, anything we say will be per our own specific taste which may be nothing like your taste. They both have strong fan bases. It might help both...
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