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    Default School auction donation rod

    Hi all,

    Here's a rod I built from my daughters' school auction this weekend. Now that I've built up my own rod collection seems I'm only building rods for donation.

    It's another Proof Fly Fishing Vapor blank, a joy to cast with a 3 or 4wt line. I love how it lights up in the sun!

    Blank: white fiberglass 7' 3wt 3 piece Vapor
    Guides: black nickel snake brand guides
    Grip: torpedo shaped cork grip from Proof
    Seat: downlocking "Garrison style" hardware with a burl insert and antique gold finish from Proof.
    Thread: Blue Dun with no color preserver.





    - William

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    Beautiful!
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    What a very nice looking rod, and I really like the color of the wraps. I hope it does well, and it should, at your daughters school auction.
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    Awesome work!
    William, kudos to you for helping your daughter's school raise funds.
    Larry


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    That is a beauty...congrats and good luck on the auction.
    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

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    Thanks all!
    - William

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    Amazing craftsmanship. How did you ever get started building rods in the first place?

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    Very Nice Rod!!

    Denny

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    Quote Originally Posted by City Rat View Post
    Amazing craftsmanship. How did you ever get started building rods in the first place?
    My friend who got me into fishing built rods - first fishing, then tying, then building. Honestly I think a lot of fly tying is harder than rod building. Need to learn some different skills, but not as hard as tying a #18 parachute adams.
    - William

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    Well looking at this I think that I have found my future retirement/mental therapy hobby.

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