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Forum: Sell, Buy, Trade, Give Away 01-18-2012, 05:50 AM
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Posted By rapid
How much is the asking price?

How much is the asking price?
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,923
Posted By rapid
One thing to remember about flour line is that it...

One thing to remember about flour line is that it is heavier than water and will want to slowly sink. Mono is lighter than the static weight and will have a tendency to float.
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,161
Posted By rapid
The common cents system is designed to assist one...

The common cents system is designed to assist one which weight line works best on a given fly rod. The action itself does not control which weight line to use. However, you can change the performance...
Forum: Rod Building 12-26-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By rapid
sacrilege rod build?

Not a fly rod. Pictured is a spinning rod build completed this month. I was given the blank, cork, and seat and asked to build it. I added the wood accent for a better look.
Forum: Rod Building 12-26-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By rapid
Two new builds

Here are pictures of two Winston rod builds I completed this month. One is a GVX 5wt, the other is a VSL 3wt. The GVX has a spalted maple insert, the VSL is burled rosewood. The cork on each in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By rapid
gone fishing

gone fishing
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By rapid
Finding unusual things when fishing

curious what others have run into when fishing
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,019
Posted By rapid
Hey Shiltzhead, the Boron-IIt is a mod rod. In...

Hey Shiltzhead, the Boron-IIt is a mod rod. In the graphite only rods, Winston fast is not like Sage fast. Both very good rod makers, but different.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,019
Posted By rapid
MakoML- I am with you. For $800, I would rather...

MakoML- I am with you. For $800, I would rather have a Winston GVX and a new reel, or a Boron IIT.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,019
Posted By rapid
Add to the enjoyment

The rod may have a high cost, but with a large credit like that it makes it more affordable. Also if you feel that it will add to your fishing enjoyment in a good way. I say go for it.
I have not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By rapid
Very good meeting and a very inspirational...

Very good meeting and a very inspirational presentation.
Forum: Rod Building 09-23-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,377
Posted By rapid
I have a 9' 4wt in this model. It is a very nice...

I have a 9' 4wt in this model. It is a very nice travel rod. The 6pc rod offers performance most people would not expect from a 6 piece rod.
Nice looking rod
Forum: Rod Building 09-18-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By rapid
hey that is quite the man cave nice

hey that is quite the man cave
nice
Forum: Sell, Buy, Trade, Give Away 09-15-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By rapid
I will take the drying motor if is still available

I will take the drying motor if is still available
Forum: Rod Building 09-13-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By rapid
You had it right Joe. I usually call him at...

You had it right Joe. I usually call him at 570-923-1416. I have yet to call him and not had conversation. Time must have had an influennce with him.
Forum: Rod Building 09-13-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By rapid
Thank you everybody for your nice comments. I...

Thank you everybody for your nice comments.
I got the blank from Phil Balachino. He has been designing and making fly rods for over 30 years.
Phil's company is called Kettle Creek.
Along with...
Forum: Rod Building 09-13-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By rapid
New glass rod

I just completed this glass rod over the weekend. Here is a 6'9" glass 3-4 wt. I do not remember the type of wood that I used on the reel seat. It was finished it with spar. The guides are REC RSN...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By rapid
It seems like owning a rod with his name on it...

It seems like owning a rod with his name on it may be like owning a piece of fly fishing history. David Redington since leaving Redington Co. has established South Fork Rod Company where they make...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By rapid
There was a Burkheimer who designed rods for...

There was a Burkheimer who designed rods for Gloomis in the past. It was called the Cairton line of grahite rods. At the time the rods were very similar to the Winston line. Kerry Burkheimer and Russ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,963
Posted By rapid
Yes MudBug you have a good point. However I did...

Yes MudBug you have a good point. However I did state that the TFO rods are fishable and cast a fly fine. But that being said I could have and probably should have listed many other rods and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,845
Posted By rapid
Agreed, I hope that it is a very good learning...

Agreed, I hope that it is a very good learning experience for many
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,963
Posted By rapid
The "Finesse" is a great name for a fly rod. And...

The "Finesse" is a great name for a fly rod. And now I am going to open a big can of worms. I feel that the rod is over priced. The Finesse is a massed produced asian made rod. It is made with lower...
Forum: Rod Building 08-23-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By rapid
Looks and with epoxy, spar or... helps seal the...

Looks and with epoxy, spar or... helps seal the hole at end of the grip.
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,963
Posted By rapid
Congrads MudBug on your new rod. The Diamondback...

Congrads MudBug on your new rod. The Diamondback glass rods have a great following and history. Enjoy
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,963
Posted By rapid
Steffen Brothers glass!!! Many configurations...

Steffen Brothers glass!!! Many configurations available- good pricing- holds value better (and is better) than the suggested TFO's-made in AZ of the USA. touch, and has power to spare (not wippy)
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