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Post 22 Jul 2019, 08:15 • #1 
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Joined: 02/24/12
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Location: US-MI
Hi everyone,

We just added two new blanks to the site. The first is a 7' 3/4wt. five-piece travel blank. It has tip over ferrules, a dark brown translucent finish, and a medium progressive action. You can find the blanks and kits at the links below:

Blank: https://www.proofflyfishing.com/collections/fiberglass-blanks/products/march-brown-7-3-4wt-fiberglass-blank

Kit: https://www.proofflyfishing.com/collections/proof-kits/products/twig-7-3-4wt-five-piece-fiberglass-component-kit

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The second blank is an updated version of the popular Amarillo blank. The new blank is rolled on the same mandrel only features tip over ferrules, three piece construction, and a medium orange transparent finish. It loads smooth with a moderate progressive action.

Blank: https://www.proofflyfishing.com/collections/fiberglass-blanks/products/orange-7-3-4wt-three-piece-fiberglass-blank-with-tip-over-ferrules

Kit: https://www.proofflyfishing.com/collections/proof-kits/products/orange-7-3-4wt-three-piece-fiberglass-component-kit

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Post 22 Jul 2019, 10:45 • #2 
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Joined: 09/18/09
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Location: Washington DC Region
The travel blank looks fantastic.

Do the kits still come with snake brand guides? If I didn't have a backlog of unbuilt rods, I would jump at this one. I like the tip over butt ferrule and the softer action. I'm still tempted, because it sounds like a perfect hike-in brookie rod.


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Post 22 Jul 2019, 10:57 • #3 
Master Guide
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Hi Carl,

Thanks for the reply. The 7' travel kit can be ordered with a range of guides. We offer a SB upgrade also. Perfect for backpacking.


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Post 22 Jul 2019, 12:19 • #4 
Sport
Joined: 07/16/19
Posts: 61
Location: US-UT
Just got the notification email. I'm definitely going to need to build the travel rod after I clear the backlog of current rods. At just under 17" per section, that'll be a nice travel rod.


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Post 22 Jul 2019, 14:36 • #5 
Guide
Joined: 11/21/18
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Location: Marana , Az
are these blank made in the USA ?


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Post 22 Jul 2019, 14:41 • #6 
Master Guide
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Location: US-MI
Hi,
No, the blanks are made overseas.


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Post 28 Jul 2019, 10:54 • #7 
Guide
Joined: 01/27/12
Posts: 180
Location: US-PA
Hi Matt,
Blanks look great! How wide is the butt end of the butt section on the 5 pc?
Thanks


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Post 28 Jul 2019, 12:28 • #8 
Master Guide
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for your replies. I just checked the 5 piece and the widest part of the butt section measures in at: 0.416".


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Post 27 Dec 2019, 19:38 • #9 
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I’m getting a hankering to build one of these. Any plans for a 5-piece in heavier line weights?


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Post 28 Dec 2019, 11:45 • #10 
Master Guide
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Hi, thanks for your reply. No plans right now for a heavier travel blank, but I do have some customers who have been fishing it with a 5wt. line and have been happy.


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Post 12 Feb 2020, 16:22 • #11 
Sport
Joined: 05/07/19
Posts: 64
Location: US-NY
These are very nice. Input for brookie fishing? Are they good?


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Post 12 Feb 2020, 18:14 • #12 
Master Guide
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Absolutely. I have a good friend who lives and fishes outside Asheville NC. He has both the Lantern and the travel rod and uses both for small mountain streams.


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Post 13 Feb 2020, 21:12 • #13 
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Location: US-NY
I’m building the Twig 7’ 5-piece at the moment. Question -where do you find a rod tube for a rod this short?


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Post 13 Feb 2020, 21:13 • #14 
Master Guide
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Location: US-MI
Good question. I would give Ron a call over at Landmark Components. He can custom fit a rod tube for you. Here is their site:

https://www.landmarkflyrodtubes.com


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