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Old 09-05-2012, 11:39 AM
dsmith1427 dsmith1427 is offline
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Default 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 dryer with a homemade rod holder. It worked fine. Also, I built my own thread wrapper from pictures on the internet and a trip to the hardware store. It worked fine.

It was a fun process and there is nothing like catching that first fish on a rod you built and a fly tied by yourself. Since then, I got into making my own leaders - furled and knotted.

Anyway, enjoy and have fun!

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