One piece blanks

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Stonefish, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Scudley Do Right

    Scudley Do Right Member

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    Spigot ferrules? They still have an insert so they are thicker than the rest of the blank (flat spot). Rods with tip over butt ferrules are built in pieces on different mandrels. As far as I know the mandrels are the same. If there is a rod you like you could contact the manufacturer about making it one piece. They would need to design a cut sheet for the carbon fiber so it could be rolled on one mandrel. Chances are they won't do it for one blank but if you get enough people together they might.
     
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    Was (still am) looking into one piece blanks myself, I found this info on the stripers online forum.

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    Originally Posted by midwestexile


    Does anyone throw with or make one-piece fly rods? What blanks are out there?




    CTS makes a 1pc blank in almost every imaginable length and weight. But getting them into the US is a pain in the arse.

    Rogue makes a 1pc, a 7'9" 8/9/10 and a 10/11/12wt.

    Eddie and Kenny at Biscayne rod have their "Billy Baroo" 1pc. I've asked before and they said the blanks were available.

    There are still quite a few of the old Fisher graphites around too.

    Loomis has no plans on making their Pro1 blanks available for rod builders. And that's fine by me."
     
  3. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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  4. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

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    I have used Talon before, they will custom make a blank for you.
    To this day my all-time favorite rod is one of their blanks.
    Great people to work with, and from the state of WA, so you are supporting someone local. Let me know if you need more info.
    Just an idea.....
     
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Thanks for the additional info. Much appreciated.
    SF
     
  6. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    Mhx markets a one pc blank but the lowest wt they have is a 7wt.