Rod Building

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by newfly, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. newfly New Member

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    Bellevue, WA, USA.
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    Does anyone know of any Seattle area shops that are good for picking up rod building material?
  2. windtickler Member

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    Greggs in Lake Stevens
    Jimmy at Patricks knows a lot and is launching a site devoted to this

    Greggs and Shoff Tackle are sponsors at, a great reference.
  3. newfly New Member

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    Bellevue, WA, USA.
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    Thanks, I'll check them out.
  4. Ky the fly guy New Member

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    Marysville, wa, us.
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    Adding to this where else does everybody get there rod building stuff and whats your favorite brand for a rod blank...Broke my stupid thumb today wont be able to tie flys or fish for 2 weeks im gona go crazy.
  5. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Camano Island, WA, USA.
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    Hey Ky,

    Look on the positive side, at least you didn't break your smart one!

  6. Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA.
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    Greg's Custom Rods

    Rainshadow blanks: IM7 for a medium fast flex, Xcel for a fast blank. Forecast blanks are the least expensive, and they are kind of squirrelly, as they are quite tip sensitive, fun if you like it, crappy if you take it seriously. Personally, I like how light they fish.

    The best deal about Rainshadow blanks is what fine quality you get at a fraction of the cost of the Name Brand stuff, and I hear that St. Croix blanks are just branded Rainshadows.