Winston LTX

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Tyler Speir, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Tyler Speir

    Tyler Speir Artist

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    This is a Winston LTX 10' 8wt 3pc.
    Custom grip and finish, used 2 different types of wood for the grip and the insert. I had some old dowels that I turned down for the reel seat. I really have no idea that it is but I like the way it turned out. I added under wraps to the first 2 striping guides. Hope you guys like it.
     
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    Very nice!
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  3. Southsound

    Southsound Steve Cole - Nisqually and Adjacent Environs

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    Tyler... Amazing work! The finish and inlaid feathers are superb. I am building on that same blank just now and reached a hiatus as I go on vacation for a week. I chose to build it as a switch rod and need to spend time fine tuning the balance, then custom building a Skagit type line for it. If you have any insights as to the LTX 1008-3 action that would help in that endeavor, I would appreciate hearing from you.

    Again, very sweet looking LTX!

    Steve Cole
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  4. Tyler Speir

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    Have you thought about extending the butt section 6" for the rear grip? That way you can get the full flex of the rod with out choking up. It would be a sweet stick.
     
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    Southsound Steve Cole - Nisqually and Adjacent Environs

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    Tyler...

    I did build an extended lower grip, about 5 inches in length at present. When I get back to Prosser from my road trip, I will post some photos.

    Thanks

    Steve Cole
     
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    Very nice Tyler. I think the reelseat wood is elm. Do you always underwrap your stripper guides? It looks great, I usually only do that on bigger wt flyrods like this or saltwater rods.
     
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    Tyler,

    Very cool build.

    HP
     
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    Yeah, great looking rod...love the cork/wood/seat job. Wraps = :thumb: