First build recommendation

Clarkman

Huge Fly Guy
WFF Supporter
I hope you post updates on your build. I recently picked up an 8wt NFC Iconoglass blank along with an NFC 5wt graphite blank which I'll be building with a lot of help from a member here. These will be my first builds as well.

Cheers!
 

Mark Kadoshima

Active Member
Good luck, should be a great rod for you.
Here is my review of the Kabuto I wrapped. Still the best 4wt I’ve ever fished.
https://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/149613/
I remember reading your original post and really like the look of those unsanded blanks. I know this sounds sort of odd coming from a guy with Japanese ancestry, but I like the idea of keeping my first rod a 'built in the USA' blank, and especially like it that it's from a small business. If I manage not to screw up this build and actually like fishing with glass, then I will definitely be doing a 4 wt from Kabuto. A nice Japanese blank would seem to round out the armament well... : )
 

Clarkman

Huge Fly Guy
WFF Supporter
Man, if I fished lighter lines more often, a Kab would be near the top of my list (probably along with another Steffen, but he's retiring).

Again, can't wait to see your build, Mark.
 

Mark Kadoshima

Active Member
Man, if I fished lighter lines more often, a Kab would be near the top of my list (probably along with another Steffen, but he's retiring).

Again, can't wait to see your build, Mark.
Assuming I get more comfortable uploading pics, I definitely will. The looks of a rod has never been a really high point for me in choosing one, but if I'm not making the blank...then an ugly rod takes just as much work as a good looking one : ). I've been checking out other builds to see what seems attractive. I've noticed the ones with a fish attached to them seem to look the best!
 

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