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A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 08:03 • #1 
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Built these out for a friend

First is a wonderful full flexing 8'3 4wt. I made the metal seat on this one and tried to show how the ring posts on cork check as you mount the reel. Insert is made of Birdseye maple.








Next is an faster and more powerful GTX 6wt built for bass and light salt





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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 08:35 • #2 
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Both nice, clean looking builds Bob. I like the seat hardware on the 4 wt.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 08:46 • #3 
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Those are beautiful rods. I too :like that reel seat!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 09:31 • #4 
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Stunning, Very nice work on the reel seat hardware. I like the finish on it. Very classy.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 09:58 • #5 
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Bob, so awesome to see how you have been keeping busy. Artistry at highest level.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 10:10 • #6 
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They both look perfect to me! I really like how the sliding ring can slide up and onto the cork check. Gives a little more room for the reel feet when mounting the reel. Great attention to detail! Cosmetically they are both awesome as well. Clean, classic style. Once you friend has a chance to see these beauties in hand and fish them hard for a bit, I will make sure he posts his experience reviews. As wonder as these builds are, I suspect that the action on these McFarland blanks are going to also be pretty spectacular and a great casting and fishing fit for their intended species and environments. You are truly a great rodsmith and friend Bob!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 10:30 • #7 
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You are a great friend too David! Enjoy!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 12:15 • #8 
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Outstanding! really like the blank color of the 8'3!


Bruce


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 15:40 • #9 
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Awesome work! :like


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 15:59 • #10 
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Great work Bob!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 20:43 • #11 
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Wonderful work. Great stuff.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 01 Aug 2020, 21:55 • #12 
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Both are real nice, excellent work!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 02 Aug 2020, 12:39 • #13 
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Top shelf all the way Bob. Your hardware is very pretty.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 02 Aug 2020, 15:22 • #14 
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I really like the teal wraps on the white blank.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 02 Aug 2020, 16:06 • #15 
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Love the reel seat on the 4 - beautifully done!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 03 Aug 2020, 07:52 • #16 
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As usual just plain beautiful!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 03 Aug 2020, 08:04 • #17 
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Gorgeous builds, absolutely stunning.

Do you sell the reel seat hardware? I love it.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 03 Aug 2020, 18:53 • #18 
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Very nice Bob..........Aurelio


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 04 Aug 2020, 07:52 • #19 
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Awesome!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 04 Aug 2020, 07:59 • #20 
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Those are really nice builds there Bob. I particularly like the detailed work you did on the insert with the mortising to get a good fit with the cap and ring set up.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 05 Aug 2020, 23:24 • #21 
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Beautiful builds! That reel seat is a work of art.


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 10 Aug 2020, 14:27 • #22 
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Both are stunning indeed!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 14 Aug 2020, 21:08 • #23 
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Good stuff Bob really like the McFarland’s


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 15 Aug 2020, 05:28 • #24 
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Nice!


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Re: A few new McFarlands
Post 25 Aug 2020, 11:53 • #25 
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Outstanding work


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