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Two winter builds
Post 16 Jun 2020, 01:45 • #1 
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Belatedly taking some photos of a couple rods I finished a while ago.

First is an Epic 580 in amber with a black nickel Lemke seat and Australian lacewood spacer. I don’t remember the thread but it’s a sort of butterscotch-y silk.




The second is the now discontinued Fred Paddock 8’3” 6wt. What an elegant trout 6wt this blank is! Beautiful casting rod.

The seat is from Matt at Proof with a simple red oak spacer. This thread I remember: Pearsalls Gossamer in scarlet. I love the way it looks on the natural blank.




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Re: Two winter builds
Post 16 Jun 2020, 11:50 • #2 
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Those look very good indeed.


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Re: Two winter builds
Post 16 Jun 2020, 13:35 • #3 
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Love them both!


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Re: Two winter builds
Post 16 Jun 2020, 14:57 • #4 
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Very nice!


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Re: Two winter builds
Post 16 Jun 2020, 16:05 • #5 
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Meticulous craftsmanship...fine looking...


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Re: Two winter builds
Post 17 Jun 2020, 22:43 • #6 
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Nice work. Can you tell me what Lemke seat is on the first rod?


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Re: Two winter builds
Post 20 Jun 2020, 10:44 • #7 
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Well done, indeed. You're a builder after my own heart with that grip style. Its gone on my last few builds and feels great all day. A 3wt T&T NOS graphite gets it next.
Rick


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Re: Two winter builds
Post 20 Jun 2020, 12:27 • #8 
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Eastslope wrote:
Nice work. Can you tell me what Lemke seat is on the first rod?


I had to look it up: LC7 “Retro” in black nickel. I got it from Custom Fly Rod Crafters - they have them in stock.


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