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Old 01-11-2014, 03:08 PM
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Built on a no-name blank for my 10-yr-old granddaughter.

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It's a 7'6" 4 wt. with a Ross FlyStart 1 Reel that balances just in the center of the handle.
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That's pretty darn cool. I'm sure she will love it and more so, enjoy the time spent fishing with you!
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What a granddad!

You're a great Granddad already and hadn't thought of it I bet.
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Perfect first fly rod. She's gonna love it.
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Awesome reel seat...well done grampa
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We insist on a pic (or pics) of the fish she catches with this rod!

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Awesome reel seat...well done grampa
That seat took more time than any other part of the rod.
First, I tried to do a marbling job that matched the blank color. It was close, but 'close' just looks like you tried something and failed. I never got a perfect match mixing the pigment.
So, after removing that finish, I decided to just do bright red/blue/yellow on a white background. That's what you see.
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It was close, but 'close' just looks like you tried something and failed.
Excellent statement. I'll keep that one in my head when I try new things on my builds.

Great rod. I am sure she will have a blast fishing it with you. She'll have memories of using it with you the rest of her life

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Pretty rod.That's a great gift
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Beautiful work, your granddaughter will love that setup!

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