Picking up a new rod

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by _WW_, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Next week I'm picking up a new rod that I've been waiting for since I ordered it last spring up at Rockport.
    And as a bonus I get to spend a day fishing with its maker. The rod is 11'-9" in a 7wt spey category with a longer reel seat to accommodate my vintage reels. Other than that I'll let his photos tell the story.

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    I tried to get him to throw in that nice reel but it seems he has other plans for it...:)
     
  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    And a beautiful rod it is. The story should start,
    “Once upon a time . . . “ Congrats & enjoy!
     
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  3. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    He really does make some nice casting rods. Particularly considering how long he's been at it.
    11'-9" for a 7wt sounds like a good utility size.

    TC
     
  4. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    A beautiful piece of art and I suspect, a fine fishing machine.

    Congratulations to you and to the maker. A piece of Tonkin Cane can become a treasure in the right hands. This looks like the magic worked.
     
  5. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    Very, very - Nice!
     
  6. Porter

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    Sweet!
     
  7. John Wallace

    John Wallace Active Member

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    I have cast his rods before, and they are sweet. I hope someday to have one. Nice!
     
  8. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I tried to get him to throw in that nice reel but it seems he has other plans for it...:)

    One of those old red southbend perfects or a 1899 shakespeare pefect would go nicely with that rod , a J.W. young revolution woud look stunning but may be a little on the small size.I'm sure you'll have fun working out the solution to this pending problem.
     
  9. Justin Waters

    Justin Waters New Member

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    Envy and good try on the reel!
     
  10. para_adams

    para_adams Active Member

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    Beautiful. Thanks for showing it.
     
  11. LD

    LD Active Member

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    Beauty, eh .....it it casts half as nice as it looks will be a great rod.
     
  12. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    That looks like fun. The anticipation is killer isn't it.
     
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