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    Beautiful job; right down to the choice of the roll top desk. Greatest thing going to keep 'little fingers' or cat paws off 'your stuff.'

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    That is a beautiful little building Pete! I love it. I want it...OK, I want my own! 8x14, do you find it sufficient or after working in it do you wish you'd done anything differently? If my new home (on the lookout) doesn't have a space I can convert to a nice dedicated rod shop, I will consider building one.

    And posts are a welcome addition here, hope you stick you around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petee View Post
    Sumojo,
    If you ever come to San Luis Obispo area look me up. I live about 15 minutes north of SLO. Total shop is 8' wide by 14' long outside dimensions. Let's just say finishing a 13' spey rod in one shot might be tricky.

    Pete
    Pete: That's interesting, I grew up in Arroyo Grande, CA and went to college at Cal Poly then entered the Air Force. That's a beautiful part of CA for sure. I wasn't into fly fishing back then, didn't get started until I was in the Air Force and stationed in Colorado Springs, CO.

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    dean mt,

    Anytime you can go bigger do it . 8'x14' can be a little cramped, but since rods are long and skinny everything works well. Besides anything bigger would have required a permit.

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    Very nice and clean setup I'm new to this fly rod thing but have been wrapping rods (saltwater conventional and freshwater conventional/spinning) for a while now. I used my power wrapper to wrap all of my fly rods. Is there an advantage of wrapping by hand that I'm missing?

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    If you are good at what you do, then an obsession could easily be said to be artistic passion or inspiration. Yeah, yeah, no obsession there just inspiration.
    Rock on in you rod shed. Love itt.

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    I'm sorry.
    I am so totally stuck between the loving you and hating you right now .... gawd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert_nguyen View Post
    Very nice and clean setup I'm new to this fly rod thing but have been wrapping rods (saltwater conventional and freshwater conventional/spinning) for a while now. I used my power wrapper to wrap all of my fly rods. Is there an advantage of wrapping by hand that I'm missing?
    While I'm here ... <don't want to take away from Petee's post>

    Wrapping by hand, rather than by a power wrapper, gives me the feel of everything I'm doing. I'm very AR, and I need to feel the threads/silks on my fingers to know it's exactly where I want it, or any tiny imperfection. Best take care of it before the finish goes on ....

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    FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!!!!

    That is not a cave, that is a mansion. Sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntie Em View Post
    Wrapping by hand, rather than by a power wrapper, gives me the feel of everything I'm doing. I'm very AR, and I need to feel the threads/silks on my fingers to know it's exactly where I want it, or any tiny imperfection. Best take care of it before the finish goes on ....
    Never looked at it that way. Are these setups expensive?

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    Robert, the priciest things about the manual wrap are my fingers!! But, they are attached to the rest of me!
    A rod wrapper can be as inexpensive as a notched box, a tea cup, a book, and your fingers. You just roll the blank in your fingers, and guide the thread/silk on to the blank as you go. I find it restful.

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