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How about one made using Bob Nunley's one piece 5' 4wt taper? It's fun to cast, but frustrating and difficult to hook fish with more than 20-25 feet of line out. I haven't used it in years. Maybe someone will fall in lust with it & buy it!

I also made a Cattanach 6042 6' 4wt. Like most of Wayne's tapers, it's from the Paul Young milling machine templates. This is a fun rod to fish with.

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How about one made using Bob Nunley's one piece 5' 4wt taper? It's fun to cast, but frustrating and difficult to hook fish with more than 20-25 feet of line out. I haven't used it in years. Maybe someone will fall in lust with it & buy it!

I also made a Cattanach 6042 6' 4wt. Like most of Wayne's tapers, it's from the Paul Young milling machine templates. This is a fun rod to fish with.
Both those rods qualify and sound very interesting........:rolleyes:??
 

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I have a true Banty available to cast. Its a 5'9", made by Clifford Constable. Aptly named " The Dart". Short, fast and deadly accurate. At least thats the way it feels in hand. Made specifically for casting in tight quarters.
I like it with a 4wt.

Here is a partial scan from a 1972 Anglersmail catalog about the Dart.

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I really like Tim's collection of Constables. Great casting rods.

My best "banty" story: Several years ago, on a summer trip to the Sound, I accidentally brought the tip and butt sections from two different rods. Rather than go home, I fished with just the tip section (about 51" with graphite sleeve ferrule), and the reel in my pocket. By extending my arm, I was able to cast 20-30', which was far enough to interest the sea-runs on a cloudy morning, including a nice 14" fish. Definitely a memorable day.

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I really like Tim's collection of Constables. Great casting rods.

My best "banty" story: Several years ago, on a summer trip to the Sound, I accidentally brought the tip and butt sections from two different rods. Rather than go home, I fished with just the tip section (about 51" with graphite sleeve ferrule), and the reel in my pocket. By extending my arm, I was able to cast 20-30', which was far enough to interest the sea-runs on a cloudy morning, including a nice 14" fish. Definitely a memorable day.

Tom
Great story Tom. "When life brings you lemons make lemonade".

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I've been thinking about turning the tip and mid from a rapidan into a shorty rod. This might motivate me to get it done.
I took an 8-1/2' Rapidan down to about 7' by shortening the butt in half and rewrapping the guides. Too long for the 6' shootout but it will cast as far as you could ever want and loves to be double-hauled. Fun rod.
 
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