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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 5:44 pm • # 41 
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Me too! I think this sounds like a beautiful build.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:20 am • # 42 
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I finished wrapping the little critter. Almost like a toy. I will Probably start varnishing the wraps on Monday. The case is done for the most part. I am going to put a bit of felt on the lid so it fits snug. Not sure about the bag yet. I might order one from REC. I will take some pics this week if possible.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:44 pm • # 43 
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Well, she is done! I casted in the front yard yesterday. I have never casted something so small. It was a lot of fun. I wish I was on a tiny creek somewhere. I will take it fishing next week and then get it in the mail. Please PM me addresses of e mail them to pacchef23@hotmail.com. A couple words of advice. Be gentle with the rod when putting together. Always make sure the rod is dry before putting away. No beadheads or splitshots please. (lightly weighted nymphs are ok). Please don't go lunker hunting with this little rod. I don't want it to be a big fish competition. I will send pictures to J in the hopes he can post them for me.

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Andrew


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:46 pm • # 44 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:11 pm • # 45 
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Thanks for posting the pics. Appreciate it.

Andrew


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:19 pm • # 46 
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No problem.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:46 pm • # 47 
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Andrew,
Thanks for sharing your art with us.

Les


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:48 pm • # 48 
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beautiful. I really like the looks of that reel on the rod. How does it cast?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:18 pm • # 49 
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A superb piece of equipment...shows the care and skill of a craftsman...hats off to you...Rob


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:25 pm • # 50 
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It was pretty windy when I tested it. I was able to double haul about 40 feet out on the lawn. No water and a few beers probably hindered the rods performance. I don't think it will break any records for distance casting and Sage hasn't sent people to break my legs- but it felt really lively with a WF1 Orvis line. It is the only 1 wt I have ever casted, thus not a lot of experience to speak of. I do own a couple 2 wt rods. It was definitely lighter in hand than those. I had to make the rod a bit parabolic in the middle in order to make sure their was enough cane to mount the ferrules. The rest of the rod is very much tapered to be a dry fly rod. After I fish it I will report how it roll casts, parachute casts, etc...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:43 pm • # 51 
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Great looking rod! Nicely done!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:12 pm • # 52 
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Andrew,
Kudo's on the rod. Very nice build! I especially like the reel seat.Image

Doug


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:45 pm • # 53 
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Thanks for the comments, please send me mailing addresses so I can compile the list of people who will be fishing the rod.

Andrew


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:36 am • # 54 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:12 am • # 55 
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J, do you have it already?? Man, that's a cool looking rod--I can't wait for my turn.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:40 am • # 56 
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No, I posted those for Pacchef.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:41 am • # 57 
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Ah, I just saw the title.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:55 am • # 58 
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Can I just go to where the rod is? It's 102 here today.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:54 pm • # 59 
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I fished it again today. It was 90 something degrees in the foothills where I fished. I went to the Raging River, a tributary of the Snoqualmie River. I caught probably 30 little rainbow & Coastal cutthroat. The largest was about 8 inches. It was a hoot. I will try to get the rod in the mail next week.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:14 pm • # 60 
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Andrew,
Real nice looking waters- I can't wait for your next report.

Les


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