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Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 10 May 2021, 23:15 • #1 
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Hey there. Thought I’d post some pics from Winter Build 3.0 of the finished Cortland Pro-Crest. Thanks for taking a peek.





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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 11 May 2021, 01:54 • #2 
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Wow, outstanding work a truly beautiful rod!!!


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 11 May 2021, 08:58 • #3 
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Nice! Love the jasper wraps!


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 11 May 2021, 16:48 • #4 
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Thanks for the compliment. It turned out alright. I've only fished it once so far and caught a couple small browns. My initial impression is that it doesn't give up much, if anything, to current fiberglass, at least for normal fishing distances. Roll casts nicely. My script was a little shaky though...don't drink coffee before writing on a small cylinder I guess is the take away. :eek


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 11 May 2021, 17:09 • #5 
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Very nice work...love the wraps!


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 11 May 2021, 21:03 • #6 
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What a great job. I love those old cortlands and this one now looks gorgeous.


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 11 May 2021, 21:30 • #7 
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Lovely build!

Any details on your process and methods?


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 11 May 2021, 23:37 • #8 
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Hi spielerman...Thanks for the nice words. I pasted the link below where I describe some of the process. Hope it gets you there.

FWIW I fished the rod with a 406 Fly Lines Vintage Series WF-5-F line. To me this rod is squarely a 5 weight and the 406 line works very well IMO.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=70934&start=50


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 17 May 2021, 07:10 • #9 
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Rally, really nicely done!


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 17 May 2021, 15:07 • #10 
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Thank you for the link and read all of the posts.

What did you make the ferrule extension out of?

I think I will have to try this on one of my rods.


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 18 May 2021, 00:28 • #11 
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Joined: 11/12/17
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Location: US-CO
Hi spielerman...I made the ferrule extension from a piece of solid fiberglass rod from Proof Fly Fishing. I believe it's referred to as fiberglass stent on the website.


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Re: Cortland Pro-Crest
Post 18 May 2021, 12:36 • #12 
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That's pretty !


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