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    I am already planning my next rod build which I would like to be a Czech Nymphing Rod. I have recently visited Steve Korbay's website and I believe I'm going to hire him to teach my son and I Czech Nymphing.

    While on his site I learned of the Greys Steamflex 10' 3 & 4 wt rods. They are very moderately priced and Steve says they are the best Czech Nymphing rods he's ever fished.

    I've contacted Greys to see if the have a U.S. distributer for just the blank and I'm waiting for an email back. In the mean time besides the Dan Craft that are like $170 Four Rivers rods I am wondering if any of you all know about others that are good quality, but are $100 or less.

    Also would a cork reel seat look good with a full wells grip. I'm thinking about a cork reel seat for the weight savings on such a long rod.
    -Tom Wilson
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingmonkey View Post
    I am already planning my next rod build which I would like to be a Czech Nymphing Rod. I have recently visited Steve Korbay's website and I believe I'm going to hire him to teach my son and I Czech Nymphing.

    While on his site I learned of the Greys Steamflex 10' 3 & 4 wt rods. They are very moderately priced and Steve says they are the best Czech Nymphing rods he's ever fished.

    I've contacted Greys to see if the have a U.S. distributer for just the blank and I'm waiting for an email back.
    No need to wait for that email, they do have a distributor for the US,
    HARDY USA 2010
    Contact: Jim Murphy, jmurphy@hardygreys.com. 888-516-1247

    Echo also has a 3 wt 10 foot czech nymph rod, do not know if they will sell just the blank.

    The streamflex may be the rod "Steve" has ever cast, but it does not mean that the Echo Shadow will not be the best rod YOU will ever cast.

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    OK, so what is Czech nymphing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rifleman1776 View Post
    OK, so what is Czech nymphing?
    Google it... there is an entire website CzechNymphs.com dedicated to Czech Nymphing and similar there are also several YouTube videos.

    ---------- Post added at 06:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:37 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by oregonsteel View Post
    No need to wait for that email, they do have a distributor for the US, HARDY USA 2010 Contact: Jim Murphy, jmurphy@hardygreys.com. 888-516-1247 Echo also has a 3 wt 10 foot czech nymph rod, do not know if they will sell just the blank. The streamflex may be the rod "Steve" has ever cast, but it does not mean that the Echo Shadow will not be the best rod YOU will ever cast.
    Thank you so much and you are right it is possible that I could like the Echo better. So I'll have to check with them as well and then see if I can find some way to fish both first.
    -Tom Wilson
    Attention New Fly Fishers and those just wanting to improve- Join a Fly Fishing Club. They have classes on every aspect of fly fishing for beginners to advanced for free or cheaper than offered elsewhere. Some offer mentor programs. You will make friends with other fly fishers. Clubs often have outings in which members pay special group rates for guides or to fish prime private access areas.

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    Give Dan at Dan Craft a call. He has several blanks that you would be able to choose from.

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    Tom, I am planning on building a 10' 3wt this winter and doing a lot of googling about rods and blanks. Same issue two years later...not a lot blanks available.

    What did you end up finding. I've read some really positive reviews of the Sage ESN. I am leaning that way, though I'll have to wait a little longer to save a little more $$ as the blank is $350.

    I am going to PM this in case you don't get this. But I'd like to hear from anyone else on the subject as well!

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    Hey guys
    I am a new here but saw the post and figured i would put my two cents in. Pacbay has a line called quickline. They are fast rods but i just built the 10' 4wt and love it. The price is around $65 and well worth it. Hope it helps. Tight lines gents

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    Hey matkid, welcome to the forum! And thanks for info, I've yet to commit on a blank, I'll look into this.

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    Don't rule out the the MHX line and the rainshadows. Absolutely love both of them.
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