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Offline OwenD

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Whiting wand
« on: Tue 13 Jun 18:18 2017 »
Went fishing a while back and due to weather ended up hiding up a creek for the week.
There were plenty of whiting about and I realised I didn't have anything really suited to that kind of thing, so when I got home I rummaged through my blank collection and came upon a 2 piece 4wt fly blank I'd never got around to building.
No fancy thread work on this thing as I'm flat out seeing the frigging guides let alone doing trims on them  :o
Left the grips fairly large in diameter as it makes the balance point almost exactly on the reel foot.
First time using Kigan guides and I'm pretty impressed.
Casting distance with a 1/8 oz jig head is more than adequate.  Should throw a yabbie around with equal ease.

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Re: Whiting wand
« Reply #1 on: Tue 13 Jun 18:24 2017 »
Looks very nice indeed.
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    Offline Nugget

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    Re: Whiting wand
    « Reply #2 on: Tue 13 Jun 18:30 2017 »
    You've obviously spent a lot of time at the rod lathe in the past.
    Where did you get the Rainshadow blank if you don't mind me asking?
    Does Batson have an agent in Australia?

    PS - sorry, just realised who you are - not a weaver myself but I've seen Pedro use Pictoweave - very impressive.
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    Re: Whiting wand
    « Reply #3 on: Tue 13 Jun 18:38 2017 »
    G'day Nugget,
    I bought a heap of Rainshadow blanks years ago when the dollar was at parity of better.
    There is a guy up north called ACM that is now a dealer.
    Pedro told me you were keen to pull on a couple of their light blanks so I left a couple over at his place on the weekend so you can have a look.
    He was interested in their heavier stuff.

    You've obviously spent a lot of time at the rod lathe in the past.
    Where did you get the Rainshadow blank if you don't mind me asking?
    Does Batson have an agent in Australia?

    PS - sorry, just realised who you are - not a weaver myself but I've seen Pedro use Pictoweave - very impressive.


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    Re: Whiting wand
    « Reply #4 on: Tue 13 Jun 18:41 2017 »
    Thanks Owen - I'll rattle his cage about them - much appreciated.
    Great to have guys like you and Pedro on the forum.
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    Re: Whiting wand
    « Reply #5 on: Tue 13 Jun 18:44 2017 »
    Nice job, how many micro's did you end up with on the blank?  Did a similar thing 40 yrs ago as a youngster on a 4wt to fish 1kg IGFA class but kept the reel seat lower.

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    Re: Whiting wand
    « Reply #6 on: Tue 13 Jun 19:22 2017 »
    Lots of guides  :D
    10 plus the tip.  Only 2 on the lower half of the blank.
    From the tip
    5.5 tip
    7 x 5,5's
    1 x 5.5 high
    1 x 10 high
    1 x 20 high

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