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Post 29 Jun 2020, 19:10 • #1 
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This is a custom rolled McFarland 8’ 8” 6wt
Based on the Seele taper when he was there.
I asked him to build it with the heavy butt
It will be mostly a LG Bass and light inland Saltwater rod. Most likely throwing a 7 wt

I’m having a hard time pickOmg a new handle for this thing I really like the acrylic but it’s a hair heavy...I need to hang some reels off the end of this.

1 SWC reel seat with acrylic
2 REC with burled Rosewood and acrylic fighting butt
3 REC with burled Rosewood and composite cork fighting butt.
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Post 29 Jun 2020, 19:19 • #2 
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That acrylic is the bees knees :)


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Post 29 Jun 2020, 21:22 • #3 
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I concur on the acrylic. Also like the burl cork. I finish my burl cork with a few coats of Tru Oil. Really makes the grain pop.


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Post 30 Jun 2020, 07:31 • #4 
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I'm more traditional, I vote #3.


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Post 30 Jun 2020, 12:12 • #5 
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I'm with Driftless: #3.


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Post 30 Jun 2020, 22:28 • #6 
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#2. Or #3. But I would fish any of em. Important is what YOU like, not me.


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 10:51 • #7 
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Although I really like The blue acrylic it’s just too heavy I’m going with number #3 it feels way better.
A little sneak preview of a spinning rod I’m building for my brother.
Brook trout on one side Brown trout on the other with Panther Martin Lure.
He has no idea Im doing this going to be a surprise.
Custom rolled glass McFarland blank 5‘10“ 2-4lb test line
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Post 02 Jul 2020, 11:29 • #8 
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That's pretty amazing stuff. You only get one chance at that and you have an artistic hand. I can barely write on stuff with a paint pen, and it takes a couple times at that.


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 11:41 • #9 
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preast wrote:
That's pretty amazing stuff. You only get one chance at that and you have an artistic hand. I can barely write on stuff with a paint pen, and it takes a couple times at that.

Sorry I should have mentioned the artwork was done by Tim Johnson...I can’t draw a stick man

https://www.timjohnsongallery.com/timmy-grips


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 12:20 • #10 
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Baldknobber1 wrote:
Also like the burl cork. I finish my burl cork with a few coats of Tru Oil. Really makes the grain pop.

Thanks for the tip I gave it one coat of Tung Oil and one coat of Danish oil and the grain lit up.


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