Green Machine

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by NIrodneck, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. NIrodneck

    NIrodneck Active Member

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    This rod might be a little over the top for some but was sure fun to build. Customer wanted bright,green and bling.
    Blank-RX7 9' 4pc 5wt
    Grip-Carbon fiber with bamboo and birch checkerboards
    Reel seat-B101 with green and black swirl acrylic insert
    Guides-PacBay N chrome stripper and minnima 4 running guides
    Thread-Fishhawk Meadow variegated with gunsmoke metallic trims
    Winding check matching acrylic of insert
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  2. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    That's a fine looking rod, great job on filling the fisherman's needs because that rod is a whole lot of bright,green and bling Job well done!! I have the final coat turning on my rod and I do believe that you sold me on the CF grips because they are comfy.
     
  3. Porter

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    Wow! That is electrifying! Way cool looking reel seat/handle...just awesome color scheme w/checkered wood! Good vision!
     
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    Ps...like the reference to 'Longest Yard'
     
  5. agent montana

    agent montana This Must be a sickness!! MARINATE!!!

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    pretty sweet. Great work
     
  7. Craig Hardt

    Craig Hardt aka Nagasaurus

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    Excellent work!

    Did you get a chance to test cast those PacBay minnimas? I bought some to but haven't built with them yet.
     
  8. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Fantastic fly rod art! Damn near too pretty to fish with (in my old shaky hands, anyway). Very nicely done.
     
  9. NIrodneck

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    Thanks everyody for the nice words. The Pac Bay minnima's are my go to guides right now for most of my fly rod builds. They are only slightly heavier than a standard wire guide, but way lighter than a typical ringed guide.