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nick k 10-09-2013 02:42 PM

Ye Olde English Fly Shop blanks?
Anyone ever tried rod blanks from this place? They got some pretty low prices, but I'm obviously wondering if the quality is on par with the price.

fredaevans 10-09-2013 03:21 PM

Re: Ye Olde English Fly Shop blanks?
To be honest never heard of them before. To be honest, and I wish them (whom ever) no 'ill will' but until you get some 'street creed' on a board like this I'd never pass over my credit card number.


williamhj 10-09-2013 05:58 PM

Re: Ye Olde English Fly Shop blanks?
I've built three rods on his blanks, love them. Here's the recent one I did, a 7'9" 3wt which I have enjoyed fishing, and then this 9' 5wt was a fine rod as well, until I I snapped the tip through my own error, broke my heart. He didn't have any more in stock so I choose the 3wt blank, I told him it was my fault and not a flaw in the blank and he sent me a new one anyway. When he gets more in I'm buying a new 5wt and hoping the ferrules in one of the sections fit so I can save that grip! Also did a 8'6" 4/5 wt for my wife which I've fished and think it's a great rod. I can post pics later if you want.

I met Brian at the Denver fly fishing show, I'd already finished the 4/5wt blank and got the 5wt from him then. I have also communicated with him via email and phone, he's a nice guy and very easy to work with. I've also gotten some winding checks and stripping guides from him through his site and ebay. I've been very happy with the blanks and don't hesitate to recommend them. Depending on what you are looking for in a rod, they are a great deal and make a nice fishing rod.

Liphookedau 10-09-2013 06:14 PM

Re: Ye Olde English Fly Shop blanks?
Thanks William as I didn't have any reports on his Blanks.
As I posted before I've bought a bit of stuff off Ye Olde Fly Shoppe in Florida.
I also saw his Blanks advertised some even come with a Spare Tip.

williamhj 10-09-2013 06:31 PM

Re: Ye Olde English Fly Shop blanks?
Yes, the spare tip is new and a nice bonus. The green he has now is different than the one I had (one matte and the other gloss), finding that out was the purpose of my call to him yesterday. I haven't tried his fiberglass or bamboo blanks.

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