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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:14 pm • # 1 
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I have a Kettle Creek 7'6" 3/4 wt blank on the way that will complete my trifecta of ultra-light rods including a Sage 1wt SPL/Ross San Miguel combo and this 5' 10" 3wt bamboo rod that I built last winter and have since aquired a 3" Young Exchequer for.
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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:17 pm • # 2 
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**** Doug, that rod is gorgeous! We cannot say no to perfect craftsmanship like that! Boo works as ultralight material as well, so being it on!


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:33 pm • # 3 
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Doug that rod is a beaut! I would like to encourage others to post their rods no matter what the material, be it graphite, glass, bamboo, boron, whatever.

J.


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:05 pm • # 4 
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Just a note here, I myself am quite intrigued by UL boo rods. I'd like to get my hands on a 2wt or 3wt bamboo blank and build up a rod. I just can't afford something like that right now or in the foreseeable future.

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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:50 pm • # 5 
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Jeremy:
I have less than $100 dollars in that blank. It was made from leftover pieces a local fly shop owner had purchased from a maker who supplied blanks to Thomas&Thomas. The blanks I bought were ferruled and had the cork installed. I glued up the reel seat and hardware and then wrapped the guides and tipped the wraps with silk thread that my Grandfather left me. That silk is 60+ years old and still as strong as the day it was made. I built two of these blanks and put my Grandson's names on them so I could always take them fishing. They both fish better than some of the high dollar rods that I have had the opportunity cast. There are bargains out there, patience is the key.

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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:59 pm • # 6 
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Doug, if you can offer insight as to where to find some affordable 2/3wt cane blanks, there are many of us who would be interested!


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:30 pm • # 7 
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Yes I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for bargains. It can be discouraging though since even the imported Chinese boo blanks aren't all that cheap either.

J.


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:24 pm • # 8 
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That was my first thought Jeremy...I would love a 6' 2wt cane rod...but I cannot afford the high as heck prices they command.


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:55 am • # 9 
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beautiful rod Doug!!!-p-


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:39 pm • # 10 
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I have 2 Tony Spezio 2nds, 6'6, 2 tip bamboo blanks I would sell. $150 each. Is there a mailbox on this site, I can give you the exact details off-board. I shortened my blank to 5'6". About a 1 weight. Don


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:39 pm • # 11 
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Don, the same PM system as other Yuku sites is in play. Up beside your name, or click the Interact button that falls down hit message me.


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:40 pm • # 12 
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Don, until I land a better paying job (I had to take a temp job recently), $150 is still out of my price range. Image

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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:20 pm • # 13 
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Me too on the temp job for right now...I am hoping to land a permanent job in the near future, but we all know how it is right now.


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 Post subject: Will Boo Qualify Too???
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:35 am • # 14 
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There are many reasonably price Pre-owned Cane rods for sale on the net. I do business with a fine gentlemen in the Mid-West Jim Bresko on his Coldwater collectibles web site. I have purchased a few Ultra Light rods from him and they are just beautiful little rods and not super expensive. Purchased a Jeff Fultz 6'0 two piece rated for a 3 weight line and a Winston Binney Midge 6'3. Got my eyes and ears open for a 4'9 rod, one will become available, just gotta be patient and keep checking his and other web sites ... Paul


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