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Post 17 Nov 2010, 03:47 • #1 
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The latest offering from Kettle Creek Tackle includes two reel series. The first is a copy of a Leonard pillar reel, the "K.C.Classic Pillar". It's made of machined aluminum with a bright finish and black metal side plates. The #3/4 will hold up to a 5 WF with 35 yards of backing. The #5/6 can handle up to a DT 7. Price was $295. Your choice $275 shipped!

The other new reel is disc drag and has a solid matte black finish on aluminum; the "Mountain Trout Large Arbor". Model 20 weighs 4.5 oz. and handles DT 3 with 30yds. backing; WF 4 with 60 yds. and WF with 20 yds. Model 21 weighs 5.6 oz. It holds WF 4 with 75 yds.; WF 5 with 60 yds. and a WF 6 with 50 yds. Either reel $168 shipped!

Phil also has reel seats and spacers made by Joel Lemke. The wood spacers have a. 545 bore which will handle lots of wider, larger glass blanks. Various woods are available. $42.50. There's also a new series of pre-glued seats that are super nice looking and super light. They weigh 0.6 oz and have a. 406 bore. The DLs are in bright or bronze metal with a dark maple burled spacer. The ULs are available in bright and gunsmoke. Spacers are dark maple burl (they are DARK), highly figured cherry and an Asian maple that's very unique looking. It's tan with tight, slender dark rings. All spacers have a low gloss finish. $28.95 each. Free shipping CONUS on all advertised items.

Tell Phil you spotted his ad here. Ask for a free line if you buy a new rod or reel ... (you may get lucky).


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Post 17 Nov 2010, 04:50 • #2 
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Phil should commission you or someone to photograph and post pics of some of his new wares (per the rods a year or so ago).

I've been intrigued from the outset but would want to see what I'm buying.


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Post 17 Nov 2010, 16:29 • #3 
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I didn't have a camera with me ... Maybe someone will be kind enough to post pics of the items they've received.


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Post 30 Jan 2011, 08:02 • #4 
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How is Phil's response? Do I have to chase up every day/week or can I assume that he will reply if I send him a single fax?


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Post 30 Jan 2011, 08:17 • #5 
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I have dealt with Phil, he is very nice and always ships the goods fast. I normally just give him a call and he ships the order within a day or two.


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Post 30 Jan 2011, 09:07 • #6 
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If you order something from Phil by fax, he usually won't respond in return. Don't worry, he is excellent about shipping it promptly. He is sometimes difficult to reach by phone. I've had the best success calling early (7:30-8:00 EST) in the morning. He's a great guy to deal with and has a large selection of accessories for the rod builder. If you are looking for something, just ask, he probably has it.

Doug


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Post 31 Jan 2011, 20:56 • #7 
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Well there were a couple of questions in my fax and was wondering whether I was going to have to chase or whether he would get back to me in time.


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Post 01 Feb 2011, 01:56 • #8 
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Why don't you call him? Get your answers on the spot.


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Post 01 Feb 2011, 21:22 • #9 
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Communications are sometimes not so easy me being in Switzerland - but Phil just sent me a detailed fax with all sorts of information on it - not often somebody goes to that much trouble to help somebody wide out of his usual orbit. And down to earth prices too - I'm a fan and a convert!


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Post 07 Feb 2011, 15:15 • #10 
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Anybody heard anything about the new 7'9" 4p 3/4wt being ready yet? Really looking forward to getting one of those.


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Post 16 Sep 2011, 13:52 • #11 
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I have always found Phil very approachable, informative, and has great products. Looking forward to his 4pc stuff coming out.


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Post 26 Sep 2011, 13:03 • #12 
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I can second that, having purchased a Riffle glass blank from Phil about 8 weeks ago. Have not started building it yet, but it arrived quickly, was well packed (in a PVC tube) and with it was a price list of Phil's graphite and glass blanks, rod building kits and components. Had a nice conversation with him about the origin of the Riffle glass design and Vince Cummings tapers. He told me multi-piece blanks are coming, possibly this winter. Anyone heard any more about this?


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Post 27 Sep 2011, 05:08 • #13 
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I am pleased to have done business with him; nice guy and good blanks-p-


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Post 28 Sep 2011, 11:23 • #14 
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Hello everyone, I've been frequently reading around on the site for a couple weeks.. so I've decided to sign up and not be a lurker lol.
This thread grabbed my attention because I keep hearing about Phils glass blanks and I was wondering if I could get a price quote on 'em. I can't seem to get ahold of Phil any help would be great.

Thanks in advance.


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Post 28 Sep 2011, 11:56 • #15 
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The price list I got from Phil about 8 weeks ago lists the 2-piece Riffle glass blanks at $95. I've had good luck reaching Phil on Friday's at the shop.


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Post 28 Sep 2011, 13:00 • #16 
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Great. Thanks for the fast reply Image


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Post 30 Nov 2011, 00:43 • #17 
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Does Phil offer kits to go along with his Riffle blanks?

I found an updated price sheet somehwhere, but can't seem to locate it again since the forum has moved ... anybody have this?


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Post 01 Apr 2012, 18:01 • #18 
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Just got a 6'8 four piece three wt. from Phil. Super nice pack rod. His four piece series will be ready sometime soon. Nice fella to deal with. I've known Phil and done business with him for about thirty years off and on. Got no dog in this hunt. Just a satisfied customer. Turketc


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Post 01 Apr 2012, 18:18 • #19 
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I'd love to see some photographs of the reels. Is there a link I could follow to see?


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