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Post 25 Mar 2021, 17:34 • #1 
Sport
Joined: 11/13/18
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Location: US-IL
Finished it up last Thursday and took it for a test drive on Sunday. Didn't catch any fish (neither did the other two fly fishers I saw, so there were obviously no fish around!), but it casts really nicely! Big thanks to everyone on the forum here who answered my various questions throughout this project, it was a fun project, and really satisfying to take a rod i built myself to the river and make a few casts.






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Post 25 Mar 2021, 17:53 • #2 
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Love it, great job!


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Post 25 Mar 2021, 18:11 • #3 
Guide
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Location: North Central Oregon
Good looking rod! Congrats on your 1st build!


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Post 25 Mar 2021, 21:09 • #4 
Guide
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Location: Yamhill Co Oregon
Well done, the rod looks great... I'll bet there will be many more builds in the years ahead.


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Post 25 Mar 2021, 21:28 • #5 
Sport
Joined: 11/13/18
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Location: US-IL
Thanks for the kind words! I’m pretty happy with how it came out (as long as I don’t look too closely at the wraps on the tip section...).
@2wtt: you guess right, I’ve already got a NFC Iconoglass 4 wt to build next!


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Post 25 Mar 2021, 22:12 • #6 
Sport
Joined: 01/10/18
Posts: 59
Location: US-OH
Looks awesome!!!! Can I ask why you oriented the stripper guides that way? It’s just different from what I’m used to.


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Post 26 Mar 2021, 09:14 • #7 
Sport
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Location: US-IL
@merkexpress- there was a thread here a little while back where somebody had noticed that T&T orients their stripping guides that way, allegedly to prevent tangles when shooting line. The conventional wisdom among the users here was that it probably doesn't make a whole lot of difference, but I guess I just decided to do it to be a little different? Maybe I'll do it the other way around on my next build and see if there's any difference in functionality...


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Post 26 Mar 2021, 09:59 • #8 
Sport
Joined: 02/04/21
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Location: North east kingdom VT
Awesome job


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Post 26 Mar 2021, 10:09 • #9 
Sport
Joined: 01/07/19
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Location: Madison Heights, MI
great looking build!


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Post 26 Mar 2021, 13:17 • #10 
Guide
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Location: US-NM
Great work!


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Post 26 Mar 2021, 14:06 • #11 
Glass Fanatic
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Location: Michigan
Nice!


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Post 26 Mar 2021, 15:29 • #12 
Master Guide
Joined: 12/31/15
Posts: 883
Location: Three Forks of the Flathead
Nice job! That looks like a great build.


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Post 13 Apr 2021, 20:49 • #13 
Sport
Joined: 06/12/13
Posts: 26
Location: US-TX
Great job on your build!


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Post 14 Apr 2021, 07:15 • #14 
Master Guide
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Location: SE Pa
Nice !


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Post 16 Apr 2021, 19:33 • #15 
Sport
Joined: 10/22/20
Posts: 53
Location: US-OR
Beautiful! Really like the natural/white blanks. Makes the components standout.


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