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Post 01 Nov 2019, 14:59 • #1 
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Joined: 11/25/09
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Location: Livingston, MT
Livingston Rod has acquired blank rolling/manufacturing equipment and will start rolling blanks in Montana within a couple of months. I will be heading to Washington to start rolling blanks within a week or 2 on the equipment we have purchased. What this means for my customers is the ability to have readily available inventory for orders and a significant reduced wait time.

Our Uni-S Western and Livingston Glass series will be continue to be a focus of production not to mention the ability to start offering some new lengths and weights. These will also be available as blanks or kits.

We already make a series of IM6 4pc tip over models that have a true moderate action. I see a lot of the general discussion on the forum regarding slower graphite and I want to stress that making graphite that feel a lot like the old Winston IM6 or Scott G rods (only lighter) will be a cornerstone of Livingston Rod going forward. We have built quite a few of these this year and the feedback has been fantastic. Right now we have 8'6", 8'9", and 9' 4 and 5wts. We will be introducing 3wts shortly and maybe a 6. These will be available in both finished rods, blanks, and kits.

I will be introducing a series of Eglass blanks available as kits or individual blanks to rod builders. These will only be available as finished rods through custom rod builders. I will announce updated pricing later but these blanks will be priced just under $200.

I plan on updating the website shortly with updated rod models, pricing, and even apparel offerings.

Thanks for all the support this forum has shown myself and Livingston Rod over the years. I have gained a lot of friendships and learned a great many things from this forum since I joined here a decade ago this month. Please don't hesitate to shoot me a message with any questions.

Dusty Smith
Livingston Rod Company


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Post 01 Nov 2019, 16:04 • #2 
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Outstanding


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Post 01 Nov 2019, 17:29 • #3 
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Most excellent news Dusty!


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Post 02 Nov 2019, 05:33 • #4 
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Great progress Dusty! :)


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Post 02 Nov 2019, 08:19 • #5 
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Congrats on that. Very happy for you, Dusty!
Look forward to seeing your product.


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Post 02 Nov 2019, 22:09 • #6 
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Fantastic news!


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Post 03 Nov 2019, 14:16 • #7 
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It’s really amazing to see your vision coming to fruition. I’m excited for this next step!


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Post 04 Nov 2019, 06:41 • #8 
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Congrats Dusty! Great news!


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Post 15 Nov 2019, 22:13 • #9 
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Image

Traditional Graphite in action


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Post 16 Nov 2019, 08:05 • #10 
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Very cool!


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Post 26 Nov 2019, 18:13 • #11 
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Here's an example of my moderate action Traditional Graphite 8’6” 5wt. This series is a lot like the old Winston IM6 and Scott Gs. The website will be updated in the next couple of months with these rods.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 10:27 • #12 
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Excellent dude! All the best Dusty and Happy Thanksgiving!


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Post 29 Nov 2019, 17:01 • #13 
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Yeah for Dusty!


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Post 03 Dec 2019, 22:24 • #14 
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Location: Livingston MT
Very nice!

Tom


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Post 03 Dec 2019, 23:27 • #15 
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Location: USA - Illinois
I have Dusty's 8'9" traditional graphite 4 weight - it is an absolute pleasure. Light, responsive and wonderful with a fish on, any fish. With my Hardy Marquis LWT 5 or 6 (new version) it is wonderful. DT4 or WF4 406 lines - good with a WF5 406 also.


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Post 24 Dec 2019, 08:23 • #16 
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Joined: 06/08/18
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Location: Boston , MA
Godspeed with your endeavor Dusty , we are all wishing you the absolute “Best” moving forward ...


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Post 11 Jan 2020, 10:26 • #17 
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I love it, Dusty! Very glad for you and am looking forward to visiting to play in the shop some day soon.


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Post 11 Jan 2020, 13:25 • #18 
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Location: Bozeman, MT
How did I miss this announcement?...Rolling blanks across the street from Rocky Creek has a sort of fabled ring to it; the kind of thing future generations talk and write about sentimentally and fondly...Congrats, my friend!


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Post 06 Feb 2020, 00:25 • #19 
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I stand by my decision and am really looking forward to my 4wt Western Glass once things are up and rolling. That said, I’m sure there is room in my budget for one of your 5wt graphite rods, or a flats glass rod, or.....

Seriously, congratulations on this next step in your creative journey! Creating your own blanks is pretty awesome


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Post 31 Mar 2020, 17:16 • #20 
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Dusty, hope this is still going as planned.


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Post 31 Mar 2020, 17:53 • #21 
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Location: Livingston, MT
I have been delayed temporarily and as soon as I can go to Washington for a couple more days of working on my equipment I will get it shipped from Washington State to my facility in Montana. As soon as it is safe to travel I will be very close to rolling blanks in Montana.


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