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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:04 pm • # 1 
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Dan Craft Five Rivers Signature IV 6'9" 0/1wt 6pc. Struble D2 S w/myrtlewood. Snake brand black nickel originals. Olive thread w/khaki accents. Around 1.4oz. Surprisingly effective fishing rod for such a wispy little blank. 5th build.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:45 am • # 2 
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Neat rod, for sure!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:34 pm • # 3 
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Very nice. There was a time when I couldn't envisage myself ever using a rod lighter than 3 weight, and I had several. I now have several 2 weights. Now that I have finally retired and gone to a fixed income, maybe I can keep myself from slipping down to an even lighter rod. I don't know, I'm pretty weak willed when it comes to new rods.

Larry


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:01 am • # 4 
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Yeah I think I've been on a similar path. I got a 3wt (now I have 4-ish). Then a 1wt (now I have 3). And I'm building these low to medium cost rods and I just keep hanging onto them. But I haven't fished the last two because I might actually sell them and want them to be new condition. Not sure the rodbuilding thing is suiting me in that regard. I'm probably going to hit a critical mass and then have a sell-off. Thanks for the comments!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:38 pm • # 5 
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Very nice looking rod. Perfect for backpacking into secret stashes , I bet !!!
Jim


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:47 am • # 6 
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Nice work! What's the length when it's broken down?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:47 am • # 7 
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Cool rod
I too got caught up in building rods and now have some where around 30 of em.

Bought some Kenneys and Wojnickis too.

Oh yes. Can't forget my treasured Dennis Franke 2 wts. My faves!

Gotta start selling some and get over it.

Michael


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:46 am • # 8 
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strummer, it's around 14.5" broken down.

And yeah, I'm still buying and building but also selling.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:10 pm • # 9 
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StalkerMike:
The Kenneys and Wojnickis are fabulous enough, but any GlasTech by Dennis Franke is the fabled unicorn. 8o

Larry


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:33 am • # 10 
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Larry

My Frankes are the 8'9" Meadow Maiden and 8'9" Para. Both carbon fiber and both 2 wts.

They are superb trouting tools and a joy to just look at.

Michael


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:37 pm • # 11 
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nice build- I had one once- fun rod with sunfish.

Les


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