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Old 03-14-2013, 12:27 AM
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Congrats! I have a couple Winstons. My 9' 10 wt. is my favorite single hand rod. I just built a new 10' 7 wt. BIIX. Unfortunately there is still 3' of ice on the river so it's going to be a while before I can cast it. At least for fish.
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3 feet ofnice? I don't think we have 3 feet of soil between the house and the earth's core here

Which model Winston por favor ?
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Hey guys. Sorry I only had one picture up! My computer crashed yesterday and I couldn't finish editing it.
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Man I am envious or your reel seat. The box elder burl on mine is plain in comparison.
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3 feet of ice? I don't think we have 3 feet of soil between the house and the earth's core here
Holy Cow! It's above freezing... sort of. It's right at 32* F, so I'm pretty sure it will make it above freezing. I'm hoping this is a trend. Where's the cross your fingers smiley?
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Finally, after over a year saving, I bought a new Winston Boron III-SX 9ft 6wt!
A few years ago, some forum members were complaining about the high cost of premium rods, and others were saying they could never afford one. I started a thread (too far back in time to find it) about how skipping a cup of Starbuck's, cutting back on smokes, snacks, etc would give a person enough savings in one year to buy a rod as sweet as this Winston. You've proven it can be done. Congrats on saving and buying what you wanted, and enjoy every minute on the water!
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Congratulations! The wood spacer in that reel seat is gorgeous and I think it is very classy to write the rod's name in script by hand rather than the ubiquitous stenciling so common today.
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