Noded Frustrations

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OneHairyArm
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Noded Frustrations

Post by OneHairyArm » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:27 am

Hello,

I am currently working with a builder in the States who has asked for a 9ft 4wt noded blank. After some design work we have come up with a taper we are happy with. 9ft is a lot of cane for a 4wt, and this will be a very slow powerful action. The kind of rod you could light a pipe on the back cast before even thinking about a haul. Long story short the first butt section I made him after glue up has shown a few small glue lines - It looked ok before gluing but alas these things happen. A new section has been split and planed waiting for glue up.

It would be a waste not to use/finish this rod but I have no use for this taper. So I'm offering it to any NZ builders that want this blank. ( I will finish the tip off after the 2 booked blanks so another 3-4weeks)

So let me know ( if there is too much interest I'll chuck names into a hat) if you want to build a 9ft 4wt single tip with bamboo ferrule. This wont be super light rod but will have a very slow powerful action - a beautiful dry fly rod.

Anyway if your keen let me know

Cheers

Matt


"If you want to catch beasts you don't see everyday.
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Re: Noded Frustrations

Post by Johnno » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:39 pm

You can throw my name in the hat. Cheers!



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Re: Noded Frustrations

Post by Wilki » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:56 pm

I think you may need that hat... you can out my name in it :D



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Re: Noded Frustrations

Post by upstream » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:44 am

Tempting Matt.
But it doesn't sound like a taper that I'd use very much, so I'll leave to the others who would appreciate more than me.



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Re: Noded Frustrations

Post by OneHairyArm » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:53 am

upstream wrote:Tempting Matt.
But it doesn't sound like a taper that I'd use very much, so I'll leave to the others who would appreciate more than me.
No worries Kev,
I feel the same 9ft is a long rod for cane, and not a taper I would fish very often - in saying that, the numbers/graphs suggest it will be a weapon in the right hands.

Cheers


"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.

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Re: Noded Frustrations

Post by OneHairyArm » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:23 pm

Wilki - chuck me through your address mate, I'll flick it on the courier - but if anyone asks you don't get it from me.
Its fish-able but not up to my standard.

It was a pretty small hat - Johhno pulled out by PM :)

Cheers


"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.

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Re: Noded Frustrations

Post by Wilki » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:21 pm

:D



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Re: Noded Frustrations

Post by Johnno » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:44 am

You will have more use for it than I will Mike. Besides I have enough rods. And about to build another 8-)



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Re: Noded Frustrations

Post by Wilki » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:11 pm

Cheers Johnno, you're a true gentleman :D



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