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    Default 2018 Donation Rod

    Hi all, haven't posted in awhile. A lot going on personally and professionally so haven't been building or fishing much this past year. I did just finish a rod and thought I'd share some pictures. It's a donation rod for the Colorado Children's Hospital Burn Camp fundraiser dinner. In years past fly fishing items have been popular and it has been fun to see people bid on a rod I've built as well as support a great cause.

    Matt from Proof Fly Fishing donated the components for the rod again this year (4th year I believe). It's built on one of his new fiberglass blanks. I put a 3wt DT line on it and it casts like a dream. I love how the thread went translucent and shows the guide feet - goes well with the blank which is also translucent and lights up when the sun hits it. I skipped the winding check since the grip reamed out very cleanly - next time I might put one on anyway.

    Blank: Proof Vapor 7' 3wt 3 piece
    Guides: Snake Brand
    Grip: simple cork cigar style
    Seat: Proof downlocking with black finish and a cork insert
    Thread: Fishhawk nylon Spring Green with no CP

    Thanks for looking

    - William

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    Hudsonville, Michigan
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    Nice work William for a great cause to help some kids out!


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    Default Re: 2018 Donation Rod

    ^^ what he said!

    I really like the looks of those translucent wraps.

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    Default Re: 2018 Donation Rod

    Very nice work, and a great looking blank.

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    Pinedale, WY
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    Default Re: 2018 Donation Rod

    +1 for beautiful work, congrats William!

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