Allen NanoTi Blanks

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by NIrodneck, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. NIrodneck Member

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    Anybody build on one of these blanks yet? If so what are your impressions?
  2. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Wondering the same thing myself.
  3. tediousthumper Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin

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    I'm not sure if the rods have came in yet.
  4. AllenFlyFishing Allen Fly Fishing

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    We did have a limited run that we've sent out for some customers who pre-ordered. The rod and blanks will not be fully available until another month or so.
  5. Rob Ast Active Member

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    For those who are wondering about the rods I'll let you know soon. Justin sent me a 7wt blank and I've ordered all of the components for the build. Once they arrive I'll try to buckle down and complete the rod - should be a good beach rod for the summer salmon runs.
  6. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Finally got around to completing the 7wt. I have not fished it yet (waiting for the salmon to arrive) but have done some lawn casting. Finish on the blank is nice (dark green), and the segments were pretty straight (I had 3 tips in my package - one was perfectly straight, the other 2 had very minor wobbles on the roll test). The blank is quite powerful and has a fast tip action. I have been casting it with a 7wt cold airflo cold saltwater line and it feels fine, but I think it would also take a line up without any complaints. The rod was finished with an American Tackle Matrix triangle reel seat, Batson cork/composite full wells grip, and Tich gunmetal hardware. Used the new Mudhole threads in taupe with orange accents - I didn't try to match the color precisely, figuring this would be difficult with mail-order thread- and the slight variation is appealing. (Pics to follow)
  7. orangeradish Bobo approved

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    Rob built this rod up niiiiiiice. It casts well too.
  8. Loren Jensen Active Member

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    We want pics!
  9. Rob Ast Active Member

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  10. Kcahill Active Member

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    looks pretty sweet, I will be fishing Minnesota\Wisconsin next month with the hopes of getting a muskie on a fly. You think one of their 8 wt blanks would take that kind of a beating overlined to a 9 or even 10wt aggressive taper?

    If I could get one of them in time :\ Otherwise I am going with a TFO set up.
  11. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Kcahill, it seems to have plenty of power, but I would just e-mail Evan or Justin and ask.
  12. Kcahill Active Member

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    Thanks man, will do. This is kind of a short notice trip but I will see if they can help me out.

    I can always promise the slim chance of a picture of a 40" muskie on one of their rods to sweeten the deal(1 in 100000000000000000000000000000000 chance of happening!).
  13. Tyler Speir Artist

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    Nice work Rob
  14. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Looks sweet, I used that same reel seat on my last build... Now I've got to build another. It's time.
  15. Rob Ast Active Member

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    I finally got a chance to fish the Nano Ti today. I was pleasantly impressed with it's action and power. I would place it somewhere between medium-fast and fast (not the fast side of fast). There is a nice feel to the tip, and plenty of power through the middle. Unfortunately I did not get into a fish large enough to test the butt section. All in all I think this 7 wt will be a great beach rod
  16. Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    What reel seat is that rob?? That is a good looking build. Is that batson corks?
  17. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Nate, that is the Batson cork. Reel seat is an American Tackle Matrix triangle window seat. Another similar seat is the Alps seat (Batson). I have used both, and I think the lock nuts on the Matrix spin more smoothly.