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Post 26 Jun 2020, 19:10 • #1 
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As some of you know, over the past year I’ve been working with a new blank fabricator in Japan to improve blank to blank consistency and blank color. I’m happy to say the project has been more than successful. If anything, my half dozen glass models are a touch more responsive than before, and I’m delighted with the new rich brown color I’m getting. Rod prices remain at $625 for 3 piece finished models and $675 for my 5 piece model.

For the first time I’ll also be offering my glass models as ferruled blanks at $295 and $325 respectively, for 3- and 5- piece models.

Shipping for rods remains at $20/$25 west/east of the Mississippi and likely a bit less for ferruled blanks. Shipment outside the USA is by quote

Let me know if you’re interested in a rod or a blank.
Larry


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Post 26 Jun 2020, 19:16 • #2 
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Enjoy your tapers. Looking forward to seeing a photograph of one of your fly rods on the new blank.


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Post 27 Jun 2020, 05:35 • #3 
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Larry - Could you list the models currently available? Are all models currently in stock as blanks? Are all unsanded e-glass?


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Post 27 Jun 2020, 11:02 • #4 
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Available models are
733 7'3" 3 pc #3 line
794 7'9" 3 pc #4 line
8055 8'0" 5 pc #5 line
813 8'1" 3 pc #3 line
824 8'2" 3 pc #4 line
835 8'3" 3 pc #5 line
All are built with semi hollow spigot ferrules, in a warm brown color, in unsanded E-glass, and are available as either finished rods or ferruled blanks. PM me for more information if needed.
I'll post some images shortly.
Larry


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Post 29 Jun 2020, 14:46 • #5 
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Here's a new 794 with wood uplock reel seat.





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Post 29 Jun 2020, 15:09 • #6 
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Location: US-MN
Beautiful! Love the new blank color!


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Post 29 Jun 2020, 16:06 • #7 
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Location: US-OH
That is a really sharp combination of brown tones on that build.


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Post 29 Jun 2020, 18:47 • #8 
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Location: US-OR
Wow. Congrats on the new blanks Larry. Gorgeous color and build.


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Post 30 Jun 2020, 00:13 • #9 
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That’s good news, the aesthetics of the rods are gorgeous.


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Post 30 Jun 2020, 05:09 • #10 
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Location: Upstate NY
Beautiful 794! That blank color is real nice.


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Post 30 Jun 2020, 12:00 • #11 
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Location: Bozeman, MT
I love that color.


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Post 30 Jun 2020, 12:09 • #12 
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Stunning!


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Post 30 Jun 2020, 14:48 • #13 
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Look very nice!


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Post 01 Jul 2020, 12:41 • #14 
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Congratulations, and that’s a nice build on a really beautiful blank.


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Post 01 Jul 2020, 13:44 • #15 
Guide
Joined: 08/05/06
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Location: US-CA
Here are images of my cork slide band seat.



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Post 01 Jul 2020, 20:29 • #16 
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Location: Fort Collins, CO
Larry - Absolutely beautiful! Best, Bob


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 10:33 • #17 
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Larry, perfect!


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 12:23 • #18 
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Location: RenoNV/FranklinWV
Larry,
As always, perfect.


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Post 14 Jul 2020, 02:33 • #19 
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Beautiful!


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Post 14 Jul 2020, 16:27 • #20 
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Joined: 09/26/12
Posts: 157
Location: AB, Canada
seat hardware is sweet with those blanks.


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