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8' 5WT LAMI
Post 24 Nov 2006, 12:07 • #1 
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Here are some images of the three piece 8' 5wt lami and a couple of images just for fun

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8' 5WT LAMI
Post 26 Nov 2006, 16:13 • #2 
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Les, like I mentioned on another site. NICE JOB! Oh and is that True Oil on the grip?


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Post 27 Nov 2006, 01:22 • #3 
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Fantastic looking rod! That is what custom building is all about.. please reply with grip and reel seat details, cork, finish, etc. Just beautiful! Alec


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Post 27 Nov 2006, 05:26 • #4 
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my first name is larry. no big deal. the reel seat was ordered from les frieborg of "inserts by les". it is built with a pac bay
ul5 skeleton and he used tiger maple. his prices are quite reasonable. the handle is a combination of burl cork and regular cork from andy dear of "lamar fishing". i turned the handle on a mandrel i made from a piece of drill rod. i use an old piece of crap drill press as my "lathe".

i used an uplocking reel seat because it facilitated the use of the fighting butt which is more decorative than functional on
a 5 wt (at least for the size fish i catch). i left the hood polised and not inleted because i don't like flaired butts on my reel seats.

i used several coats of urothane to finish the handle. applied it with my fingers in several coats sanded between. i wanted a "wood" look. good cork is so hard to find now and i wanted something different.

i took it fishing couple of times this weekend (don't ask about the catching). it casts very nice. very bamboo like with a relaxed stroke. i did insert a stiffener in the butt section that extends about 1" past the cork. the rod loads with just hte leader.


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Post 27 Nov 2006, 15:14 • #5 
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I apologized on the other forum. Sorry again Larry.


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Post 27 Nov 2006, 15:52 • #6 
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no apology needed. i did not see it on the other board but it was not necessary.


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