Latest Rod off the Bench

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by LD, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. LD Active Member

    Posts: 1,064
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +84 / 6
    Burkheimer 9' 5 wt - DAL (deep loading action)
    - Lemke/Snake brand reel seat
    - Snake brand universal guides and tip top
    - Struble flor grade cork
    Dark green wraps with 2 turns of gold metallic

    Only had a chance to cast it a couple of times this afternoon. Very nice smooth casting rod. First Burkie I was able to cast.

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  2. Mike Ediger Active Member

    Posts: 1,414
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +154 / 8
    Steve you have to let me cast this. I need to know what the Burkie legend/lore/magic is all about.
    Plus it just looks great. GREAT choice on the real seat and spacer.
    I want to see this rod!
  3. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    University Place, WA
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    Spalted maple?
  4. LD Active Member

    Posts: 1,064
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +84 / 6
    Yes
  5. SHigSpeed Active Member

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    Rocklin, CA
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    Beautiful, clean build!

    _SHig
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  6. LD Active Member

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    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +84 / 6
    Thank you, that is what I prefer and was after.
  7. Denny Active Member

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    Seattle, WA, USA.
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    What grip brand did you use? I have a 490 LL blank that deserves quality components like you used...

    You did a wonderful, quality job on this rod.
  8. Slate Run Member

    Posts: 98
    Seattle
    Ratings: +33 / 3
    Big thumbs up. Beautiful work!
  9. Porter Active Member

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    Kenmore, WA, USA.
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    Beautiful work.
  10. rockthief Fly fishing = food for my soul

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    Brownsville Oregon
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    B eautiful - really as good as it gets. That reel seat hardware is stunning. I wish I had your skill. My builds look like they were done with a hershey bar and a brick.
  11. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    TriCities, WA
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    Did you buy the blank from Burkheimer themselves? They don't list blanks on their website. I am thinking about building a rod this winter, probably a 5 weight, and that is an interesting option there. Beautiful job on it LD.

    Wayne