Her new fly rod

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Matthew LeBret, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    clarkston, wa
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    We have a 9 day trip up the North fork Clearwater starting this friday. I just got into building this being my 6th rod. My other half is just getting into fly fishing so I built her a Batson 804-4. She likes all shades of blues which worked out good. I went with prowrap 404- teal and HT Electra royal blue. I used chrome snake guides, Acrylic reel seat from winslow rods. I used a few colors of burl for the grip and shaped it to a Western style. So far so good...... she says she likes it but I kinda think its what she has to say :thumb:

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  2. LD Active Member

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    Spokane, WA
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    Very nice.
  3. Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    Wow, looks great, I like blue too ;)
  4. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    That looks fantastic.
  5. Kcahill Active Member

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    Renton, WA
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    Agreed, those wraps are incredible. Must..not...look...at this forum to much...urge to build rods rising ><
  6. WABOWMAN Active Member

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    Port Townsend,WA
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    That does look great.I love the grip!
  7. Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    clarkston, wa
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    Thank you fellas for all the words of encouragement. I picked up a cork jig that helped me out with the straight line cuts with the burl/cork, its fun playing around just to see what you can come up with for grips. If anyone is up in that neck of the woods next week feel free to stop and say hello. I will be from Aquarius to Kelly and everywhere in between.
  8. Rob Ast Active Member

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    West Pugetopolis WA
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    Great work. Just wondering why you chose to wrap the ferrules in multiple sections instead of one continuous wrap?
  9. Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    clarkston, wa
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    I wrapped it a few ways and ended up sticking with this one. With the 3 shades of blue it seemed to break up the rod a little better then the one piece wrap.