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Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 27 Jun 2020, 16:23 • #1 
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Recently finished off this amber Ben's 7' 3wt 4pc in all black nickel. Lemke LC14 with custom-turned snakewood insert and grip. Finished off with spar. I did a lot of test casting (fishing even) with the guides taped on and a makeshift seat/grip, and I think I've found the perfect short-ish glass 3wt for my style and kind of fishing close to me. Smooth 3wt with flex or strength in all the right places for my taste, and being a 4pc is a bonus. I think this has been one of the more satisfying builds I've done. Thanks for looking.






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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 27 Jun 2020, 18:35 • #2 
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Nice choice on the thread combo. Insert looks great too!


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 28 Jun 2020, 02:44 • #3 
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Overall really sharp. I'd be satisfied as well. Nice work


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 28 Jun 2020, 12:51 • #4 
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Looks great in the natural light! -M


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 28 Jun 2020, 13:23 • #5 
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Awesome, love that real seat!


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 28 Jun 2020, 13:30 • #6 
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Thanks guys. I'm realizing why the first 4 pics look odd to me, which are actually outside in almost midday. The light was very muted from the big brown haze yesterday from the Sahara dustcloud. Must've been worse during that time than when I took the 5th pic. I might retake those (when the dust settles, heh).


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 28 Jun 2020, 20:24 • #7 
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Really nice job. Can’t go wrong with gold, brown, and black.


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 28 Jun 2020, 21:36 • #8 
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Beautiful!


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 29 Jun 2020, 06:24 • #9 
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Looks great!


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 29 Jun 2020, 09:40 • #10 
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That turned out great!


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 29 Jun 2020, 10:28 • #11 
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Looks beautiful to even my inexperienced eye.


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 29 Jun 2020, 11:41 • #12 
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Flawless looking thread work. Well done.


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 29 Jun 2020, 17:44 • #13 
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Nice !


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Re: Ben's 7' 3wt Amber
Post 30 Jul 2020, 12:05 • #14 
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beauty!


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