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Post 02 Oct 2020, 08:33 • #26 
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Joined: 07/27/18
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Location: Probably at a Diner in Eastern PA
I'm glad to hear that you will finally have all your stuff consolidated in MT. I know those trips to WA haven't been easy.
Congratulations and I'm looking forward to hosting you on the upper Delaware once we get past this pandemic


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Post 02 Oct 2020, 09:37 • #27 
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Location: US-AR
Congrats Dusty!! Can't wait to see what is ahead. I do know a Western Glass 6wt will be in my near future.


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Post 02 Oct 2020, 19:11 • #28 
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Location: Eastern WA / North ID - US
Glad to hear it's coming together for you, Mr. Smith.

Lovin' your rods!

All the best!


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Post 03 Oct 2020, 19:50 • #29 
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Location: US-ID
magicmike wrote:
Congrats Dusty!! Can't wait to see what is ahead. I do know a Western Glass 6wt will be in my near future.


I can't wait for the new facility to be up and running. I hope I have the rod building chops to do a new Livingston rod justice.

Here is a 8'6" 5wt Livingston in action, a rod more capable than my ability.



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Post 05 Oct 2020, 11:27 • #30 
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Location: US-TX
All the best going forward!
Carl


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Post 05 Oct 2020, 15:24 • #31 
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Great news!


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Post 07 Oct 2020, 17:27 • #32 
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Congrats Dusty! Very happy for you, and for your future customers!


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Post 08 Oct 2020, 21:24 • #33 
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Location: MSP
Awwww this is going to be expensive! (A good problem to have)


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Post 08 Oct 2020, 23:39 • #34 
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Location: US-CA
Sounds like you have a busy winter ahead of you...


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Post 09 Oct 2020, 18:47 • #35 
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Location: US-AR
Livingston Rod in the wild!!



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Post 10 Oct 2020, 10:08 • #36 
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Haha if we are going to play that game... here’s another with fish...

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Post 12 Oct 2020, 12:23 • #37 
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Joined: 11/25/09
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Location: Livingston, MT
Good news regarding blank colors! I have found someone to paint my glass and am thrilled with the results. I think these will go nicely with the white/clear, black, and green prepregs.

Rusty Spinner


PMD



Flats Blue (think the one on the left will be the final color)


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Post 12 Oct 2020, 13:52 • #38 
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:like


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Post 12 Oct 2020, 16:23 • #39 
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Location: Three Forks of the Flathead
Very, very nice. Love those colors.


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Post 12 Oct 2020, 21:17 • #40 
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Location: Casco Bay, ME
Really sharp.


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Post 13 Oct 2020, 20:31 • #41 
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Location: US-AR
Love the new colors Dusty!!!


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Post 14 Oct 2020, 13:42 • #42 
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Joined: 11/11/13
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Location: US-CA
Dusty, love the PMD and flat blue colored blanks especially the PMD awesome.


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Post 15 Oct 2020, 09:46 • #43 
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Joined: 07/19/19
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really nice Dusty,

So the blank is still un-sanded yet painted?


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Post 15 Oct 2020, 11:20 • #44 
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Joined: 11/25/09
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Location: Livingston, MT
All of my blanks/rods that I'm producing, including graphite will be unsanded for the foreseeable future. The only blanks I will be painting will be the white/clear glass. My painter buffs the unsanded blanks pre painting but doesn't really take much if any material out of the blank.


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Post 16 Oct 2020, 13:56 • #45 
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The new colors are awesome. Still really drawn to the white however. The clear wraps on white....you have got that down and the results are just beautiful!

3wt WG available in white any time soon?


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Post 17 Oct 2020, 08:27 • #46 
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Joined: 12/27/16
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Location: US-CT
For the last few years I have been mostly fishing old Winston IM6 rods. In the beginning of the year Dusty sent me an 8 foot 9 inch 4 weight traditional graphite rod to try. I lawn casted it and thought it was nice, but probably too soft for my purposes. This spring I ended up fishing my Tom Morgan favorite on some smaller streams and thought, “maybe there is a place for a softer rod for bigger waters.” So I called Dusty and had him build an 8 1/2 foot, 4 weight traditional graphite rod for me.

Yesterday I got out to fish it for the second time on my local tailwater, the Farmington.

Man oh man is that rod sweet. I was able to place size 18 olives right in the bubble lines I wanted to. When I saw some ISO’s, I had no problem casting a size 12 as far as I wanted to. Up close and longer the rod performs great. Often I have found rods that have softer tips to be gentle at short ranges have the soft tip collapse at longer ranges. Not the case with this rod at all.

Oh and it feels amazing to have a fish on the line.

I have had the experience where I cast a rod on the lawn, love it there but when I fish it, it feels just ok. Dusty’s traditional graphite felt pretty good on the lawn and fishes amazingly well.

It is not designed for fishing large stimulators in a WY hurricane. But for placing small to medium size dry flies gently on smooth water, it a an incredible tool.

Thanks Dusty!


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Post 16 Dec 2020, 18:18 • #47 
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Joined: 11/25/09
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Location: Livingston, MT
The factory is operational! I have been focusing on the Western Glass and have a new Western Glass model that I will announce shortly. Here’s one of the first rods built on a LRC rolled blank.

8’6” 3wt:



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Post 16 Dec 2020, 19:19 • #48 
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Location: US-CA
Very nice!!!!!


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Post 16 Dec 2020, 19:38 • #49 
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Location: US-MN
Absolutely great accomplishment getting the blanks rolling in your own shop.

And really looking forward to fishing this rod!

Thanks Dusty


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Post 16 Dec 2020, 20:29 • #50 
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Location: US-MI
Great news Dusty, looking forward to the offerings.


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