Nearly there!

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Iconoclast
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Nearly there!

Post by Iconoclast » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:01 pm

First cast on a very powerful 8ft 5wgt.
3 piece with bamboo ferrules. Green silk red tips, still needs a couple of coats on the mid and tip section. But wow it has some punch.
hopefully it will get some use this season as its taken aged to finish.........

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A few minor issues, really wish I had gone with a darker agate :( Oh well

Cheers

Matt


"If you want to catch beasts you don't see everyday.
You have to go places quite out of the way.
You have to go places others can't get to.
You have to get cold, and you have to get wet, too" Dr Seuss.

Johnno
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Re: Nearly there!

Post by Johnno » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:05 pm

What is the wood on the seat?



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Re: Nearly there!

Post by fraser hocks » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:51 am

Bloody beautiful as always Matt. Don't worry mate, every time I finish a rod, there is always one little part that I wised id done better, but as my wife points out, I'm the only one that spots the error.


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Re: Nearly there!

Post by iank2 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:38 am

looks very nice Matt :)



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