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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:34 am • # 1 
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I am interested in having a rod made from a Riffle blank but am having a hard time contacting the shop to get pricing and other into. I have seen in another forum that it's best to contact him though fax but I'm not having any success with that or calling. Does anyone have any helpful hints as to how best contact him and get this info?
Also, I'd like to hear y'alls experience with these blanks and which ones you like.
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:03 pm • # 2 
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I have one that I bought of Jerry (jdub) and I could not be happier..I have a Airex 343 on it and it balances well...cast a #4dt real easily...Looks good, (he did a fine job), cast very well to about 45',In the hands of a more experienced person would do better I am sure... smooth soft tip for playing fish real well, at 7' a good all around rod, roll cast good, mends well...As you can tell I love it...When I do take the plunge to wrap and assemble my first rod it will be a Riffle Glass blank...no hesitation.....Rob


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:06 pm • # 3 
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Thanks Rob. How many pieces is yours? I'd really like a multi-piece (3+) blank.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:11 pm • # 4 
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Mine is the 7' 2 piece 3/4#....When I am not sure where I am going to fish when I walk out the door this is the rod I take cause it is so versatile...Plus for some reason I have a thing for fiberglass...slow like me I guess....Rob


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:12 pm • # 5 
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The Riffle blanks are $75. I ordered both the blanks I bought from Phil over the phone. Here's some more info on pricing, etc.

http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/viewtopic.php?&t=5510

They're cool looking blanks that make nice rods. Check out Doug's gorgeous build here


And here are a couple photos of the two I've built--one of which is my car rod and the other belongs to Rob now:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:36 am • # 6 
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Thanks everyone! I'm going to try to give Phil a call to see what is possible.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:37 am • # 7 
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Just curious...any other blanks out there that I should consider that are similar to Phil's (price, etc.)?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:57 am • # 8 
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Chris, don't forget Lamiglas.

http://www.anglersworkshop.com/items.aspx?catid=2236
http://www.anglersworkshop.com/items.aspx?catid=2215
http://www.anglersworkshop.com/items.aspx?catid=2299

J.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:57 am • # 9 
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JDub; beautiful shots. The first rod with the bass; tell me about the reelseat insert and hardware; beautiful-p-


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:43 am • # 10 
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pearow wrote:
JDub; beautiful shots. The first rod with the bass; tell me about the reelseat insert and hardware; beautiful-p-
Thanks Gene! The reel seat insert on the first rod is teak and the hardware is a nickel silver set that Phil sells in his kits. The second rod has a light cherry insert but the same nickel silver silver hardware.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:11 pm • # 11 
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I'm waiting to hear back from him on the 3/4 4 piece he has but am getting antsy - anyone know what they sell for? I assume more than the 2 piecers?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:30 pm • # 12 
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The Riffle blanks make up into wonderful rods. Here is a little 6'3" for a #3/4 by the well know builder, Rich Margiotta:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:39 pm • # 13 
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Great looking build!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:53 pm • # 14 
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Very Nice!!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:20 pm • # 15 
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OOOOOOHHHHHHHHH! That's real purty!
What kinda line do you like on it?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:53 pm • # 16 
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Duff,
That is one nice rod! I think those maroon wraps really set off the golden color of the rod


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:51 pm • # 17 
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Rich really did do a beautiful job and I'm as pleased with how it casts as how it looks. Here are the specs: Nickel silver seat with butternut spacer, dark red silk wraps tipped in antique gold, TiC striper and hook keeeper and black nickel Snakebrand guides and tip top. I like it with a WF4 and it balances well with the Hardy Featherweight. I believe some of the early Riffle blanks were had spigot ferrules but mine has tip over but construction.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:28 pm • # 18 
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that 6'3" version is a great small water rod.
Mine, a 6'8" is tip-over-butt, and I like 3DT on it, but with heavier flies I will put 4WF on it. That's interesting that yours has spigot ferrule. I do like them as connections.

Les


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