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FlyFlinger2421 07-25-2012 09:48 AM

2-piece blanks
Doesn't anyone make 2-piece blanks anymore? Sage doesn't, Loomis doesn't, St. Croix doesn't.........
I guess I will just have to live with the rods I have!:(

Rip Tide 07-25-2012 10:59 AM

Re: 2-piece blanks
There's plenty of good blanks that aren't name brands

fyshstykr 07-25-2012 03:53 PM

Re: 2-piece blanks
There is still a few around.
Batson Enterprises - Fly Blanks

And Gary Loomis is making 2 piece rods at his new company named North Fork Composites.

For some reason I cannot find his site but here is a video link Gary discussing blank manufacturing.
-North Fork Composites Custom Rod Blanks Video (Gary Loomis)- Oregon Steelhead Salmon and Trout Fishing

biggie_robs 07-25-2012 07:47 PM

Re: 2-piece blanks
Great video--thanks for posting!

fyshstykr 07-25-2012 09:22 PM

Re: 2-piece blanks
Your welcome.:)

Gary Loomis is a Stud!!

FlyFlinger2421 07-25-2012 09:28 PM

Re: 2-piece blanks
Great video! I love listening to knowledgeable people strut their stuff!

williamhj 07-25-2012 10:28 PM

Re: 2-piece blanks
Sevier manufacturing as well

imxer 07-27-2012 04:15 PM

Re: 2-piece blanks

Am with FYSH on this one. You can call them with any questions you might have at any time. Great crew up there.


FlyFlinger2421 07-28-2012 09:18 PM

Re: 2-piece blanks
Well, I looked at 4 piece rods by a number of manufacturers today and every one had thead wraps on each of the female ferrules! This indicates to me that the female ferrules are a weak spot. Each ferrule also adds weight which detracts from the action, decreases the dampening of the rod and negates the weight savings resulting from the use of brittle, high modulus graphite. I see a number of negatives and only one advantage: the case is easier to pack! As for that, I like to put mine in a lightweight PVC tube and use it as a hiking staff. It comes in handy when hopping from rock to rock crossing small streams:)
Am I wrong?

williamhj 07-28-2012 10:31 PM

Re: 2-piece blanks
Not a whole lot of weight, three more very short wraps. Love my 4 piece rods, they are all I build with the exception of bamboo.

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