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Post 15 Jul 2016, 14:43 • #1 
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Some months back in response to a broadcast I made for 5 or 6pc blanks to build on, retiredfisher1 suggested I snag an old Lamiglas Spin/Fly rod for cheap on the auction site. It was a Lamiglas Galaxy 5pc rod that was in darn nice shape. I won the highest bid, received it in the mail, and soon after boiled off some pretty damaged cork. The blue and silver mylar wraps were still in excellent condition and I briefly considered keeping the scheme:

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Nah. I stripped it, cleaned it, and gave it a coat of varnish:

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Later, I cut off the old aluminum reel seat, built a stent and epoxied on a new seat and grip, re-spined it, spaced and taped on new guides...and promptly forgot about the dang thing for more than 6 months. :o

I finally got back to the build this week, and after some careful inspection and testing I wrapped the guides and finished the build with candy-apple red thread thusly:

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It casts a 6 or 7wt line delightfully (I like it best with a WF7), and will make a very nice backpacking/kayaking rod for my trips to Maine.

So there you have it. A 1970s Lamiglas Galaxy spin/fly rod rebuilt for many more years of joyful use.

I now refer to it as a Lamiglas Galaxy 7'6" 6/7wt 5pc fly rod.

Thanks for lookin'.

Clod


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Post 15 Jul 2016, 15:38 • #2 
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Sweet!


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Post 15 Jul 2016, 15:58 • #3 
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What a great rebuild. It looks better than new.


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Post 15 Jul 2016, 16:13 • #4 
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Nice job! I had two of those that I thought I was going to rebuild as straight-up fly rods, but never went through with it. I thought they were very nice, slow 6 weights.


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Post 15 Jul 2016, 16:16 • #5 
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Very very nice! Looks like a great pack rod!


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Post 15 Jul 2016, 16:43 • #6 
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That looks great, nice job!


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Post 15 Jul 2016, 19:16 • #7 
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Great job. I stripped mine down also. I kept only the reel seat. I like it with a DT7 line. A nice streamer rod. Roy


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Post 15 Jul 2016, 20:21 • #8 
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neil, good job on that re-fit. i really like the red on yellow.


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Post 16 Jul 2016, 09:46 • #9 
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Really well done - looks great!!!!!


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Post 17 Jul 2016, 08:49 • #10 
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What a wonderful transformation! I have a few classic rods I'd like to re-do, so I appreciate project reports like this. How do you boil the cork off? Thanks


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Post 23 Jul 2016, 09:36 • #11 
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Now that's a gorgeous restoration!


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Post 23 Jul 2016, 23:27 • #12 
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Hello
Nice Job Professor !
Tight Lines And Discarded Mylar Loops
Andy M


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Post 17 Dec 2016, 20:59 • #13 
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Beautiful!


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