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Post 01 Mar 2021, 11:24 • #1 
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Hi guys. I am thinking of purchasing a Kennedy Fisher unsanded blank to have built out. All the Fisher rods I have seen (which is not a lot - no expert here on Fisher rods) had a smooth finish. Looking for any help about these blanks. Did they all come with an unsanded finish and were sanded smooth by the maker? Are the unsanded rods a different model from the smooth rods. I do not mind unsanded blanks as I already own Steffens. Thanks for your help.
Doug


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Post 01 Mar 2021, 11:52 • #2 
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Doug, you should contact Randy Johnson at retroglass rod company, who was a former blank maker in Mound House.


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Post 01 Mar 2021, 12:11 • #3 
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Thanks Ron. The blank I am thinking of would come from Randy but I have not talked to him. I'll plan to contact him shortly. BTW - I plan to mail you the reels we discussed probably later this week or next.
Doug


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Post 01 Mar 2021, 12:38 • #4 
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Glass or graphite? I have a 9' 7wt unsanded fisher graphite.


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Post 01 Mar 2021, 12:59 • #5 
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This is a fiberglass rod.


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Post 02 Mar 2021, 08:17 • #6 
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I recently bought from Randy and I highly recommend him. He knows his stuff and what he has is top notch. I ended up buying a few original Scott G series blanks from him in addition to the Fisher Glass blank. All are perfect!


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Post 02 Mar 2021, 08:35 • #7 
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MrJesse34 - good information. Thanks.


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Post 10 Mar 2021, 07:15 • #8 
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I'll 2cnd Randy Johnson, he recently made me a 9' 2 pc. rod from a 7/8 Fisher blank with all salt water hardware. Very nice rod with great attention to detail for a very reasonable price. It is going to Belize this summer for bonefish.


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Post 10 Mar 2021, 08:04 • #9 
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So I did get the blank I wanted and am having it built out. My friend has the Fisher (unsanded bland) 8ft, 6 weight built out by Fred Paddock and loves it. THanks for your input guys.


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Post 12 Apr 2021, 15:34 • #10 
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Sweet!


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