One piece blanks

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#1
Does anyone make a one piece blank?
I know Loomis does, but I'm not sure they sell blanks any longer. I'd want something longer then what they make anyway.
I'd like to find something in the 9'6" range.
Any ideas?
Thanks
SF
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#7
Not to mention the fact you have to transport a 9'6" rod tube for it...
It would only be for local saltwater use, so not difficult if you never intend to break it down. My current 9' 6" 6 wt fits nicely into the back of my rig fully assembled. I could easily hang a one piecer in my garage when not in use.
SF
 
#8
Sage, Lamiglas, Winston or St. Croix might be willing to hook you up with a blank (or full build) without cutting the blank as they normally would. I'd just give whomever's action you favor the most a bell, and go from there.
 

mbowers

Active Member
#10
Sage, Lamiglas, Winston or St. Croix might be willing to hook you up with a blank (or full build) without cutting the blank as they normally would. I'd just give whomever's action you favor the most a bell, and go from there.
Are you sure they make an one piece rod and then cut it into multiple pieces? I have never heard of that before. Please provide more info.

I found this blog about how ECHO makes a multi piece rod in multiple pieces and an one piece rod in (obviously) a single piece. There is no cutting a one piece into multiple pieces..

http://oregonflyfishingblog.com/2013/01/16/echo-prime-one-piece-fly-rods-review-tim-rajeff/
 
#11
I don't have a clue, or give a shit how they're made, I was just throwing ideas around, and telling Brian not to be bashful about calling and asking for a one off cause "ya never know."
 

nailbender

Active Member
#12
I would bet that sage is at least kicking the idea around, since other companies are making them. They all seem to be nine foot saltwater at this point. Lamiglas would be worth a call they have a lot of stuff laying around in the back.

Doug
 

mbowers

Active Member
#13
Maybe Sage is looking at it but it's a very niche market according to ECHO. It looks like the one piece rods are mostly 8'10" because shipping for anything over 9' gets very expensive. I still would love to try one.

"Who’s going to fish the Prime? I asked a friend who reps in the fly fishing industry, how popular do you think these one piece rods will be? His answer was blunt. No one is going to buy these rods. They’re a dead end. The only people who will buy one-piece rods are a handful of freaky guides who live in a grass hut on the beach and fish 300 days a year."
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#14
I only fish 125-150 days a year, but a grass hut on the beach and doubling my number of fishing days wouldn't be such a bad thing.....that would be pretty freaky actually ;)

Thanks for all the replies.
SF
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#15
Some rod ferrules are designed to not close all the way, which alleviates most of the taper issues
 

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