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Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 06 Jul 2021, 19:45 • #1 
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Joined: 11/05/18
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Location: Friuli, Italy
I ordered an 8'6" #5/6 Steffen blank about a year and a half ago but due to the pandemic and other reasons I wasn't able to build it right away. This spring I finally had it built by a local bamboo rod builder named Enzo Bardus.
I got the rod mainly for lake fishing from shore and I'm pretty satisfied since it's a real roll-casting machine. Now I understand why Steffens are so highly regarded on this forum. The action is smooth with a great personality.
Components are Lemke LC5 hardware, maple burl reel seat, REC stripper, Snake Brand silver ECO coating guides and forest green ProWrap Color Fast nylon.
As far as lines go, a Cortland 444 SL WF #5 and a SA Air Cel DT #6 have worked well. I also lawn cast a "peach" DT6 and it seemed to be just fine. Looks like the rod's not too fussy about lines in my opinion.
Hope you enjoy the pictures-





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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 06 Jul 2021, 20:19 • #2 
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Joined: 02/26/14
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Location: US-MN
That's a beauty!


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 06 Jul 2021, 23:00 • #3 
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Joined: 01/04/18
Posts: 99
Location: Belair Maryland/Swanton Maryland
Wow,
That maple burl reelseat spacer Is sooooooo niiiyyyyuucceee!!!!
Very classy build.
I love the green wraps too.
Hope to see it In action In the fishing with glass section soon .
Tight lines.


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 09 Jul 2021, 11:16 • #4 
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Joined: 04/25/16
Posts: 1027
Location: Rocky Mountains - Colorado
A beauty! Nice work with the colors and finish on the rod. A very classy build
Congrats!


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 03 Aug 2021, 15:05 • #5 
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Joined: 10/20/11
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Location: US-MD
Superb work indeed!


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 03 Aug 2021, 19:59 • #6 
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Joined: 11/23/14
Posts: 182
Location: US-TX
Enzo did you right. Elegantly simple with great colors. I love everything about it. The Recoil stripper, my favorite grip type. The red maple reel seat really pops. Well done.
Rick


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 03 Aug 2021, 20:05 • #7 
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Joined: 12/27/14
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Location: ON, Canada
Love that red spacer


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 25 Aug 2021, 05:35 • #8 
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Joined: 03/14/06
Posts: 409
Location: US-TX
Great looking classic style build!


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 25 Aug 2021, 19:13 • #9 
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Joined: 02/19/12
Posts: 931
Location: Beantown
Great build! You'll love that rod, I built one about 6 years ago and I absolutely love it.


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 26 Aug 2021, 07:23 • #10 
Sport
Joined: 02/04/21
Posts: 40
Location: North east kingdom VT
Love the green wraps beautiful rod


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Re: Steffen 8'6" #5/6
Post 27 Aug 2021, 12:58 • #11 
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Joined: 04/25/16
Posts: 1027
Location: Rocky Mountains - Colorado
Just got around to opening this and saw what I expected a beauty rod...great workmanship and high praise for the blank...they really ARE that good! Congrats


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