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Post 10 Jul 2021, 09:33 • #1 
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Just finished this yesterday. I'll wait a few days before I test cast it. Pic is a little dark. The wraps are actually green with black trim. I'll have to get a better one.



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Post 10 Jul 2021, 09:39 • #2 
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:like


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Post 10 Jul 2021, 10:38 • #3 
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Very nice!


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Post 11 Jul 2021, 05:28 • #4 
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Nice!


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Post 11 Jul 2021, 08:18 • #5 
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Love it! Let us know how it casts and fishes!


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Post 11 Jul 2021, 11:46 • #6 
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I can state with confidence that you will find it to cast like a cannon.

Larry


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Post 11 Jul 2021, 12:23 • #7 
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I’m sure it will. :). Hopefully, it will still feel like glass, and not graphite.


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Post 12 Jul 2021, 00:09 • #8 
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Gaddis
Very cool build indeed..
I can’t help thinking that it reminds me of a Wonderod with the white blank and those Dk green wraps.

Especially with a medalist rigged up on there too.
Looking forward to the review of the action. Glassy or Graphity? Which will it be?


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Post 12 Jul 2021, 12:33 • #9 
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Yup...well done


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Post 15 Jul 2021, 20:58 • #10 
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Well I went to a local pond this evening to give the rod a try. I’m sorry to say, it was a huge disappointment. Basically, a broomstick with guides on it. The opposite of what I was hoping for. Oh well.

I started out with an 8-weight bass-bug taper line and tied on a cork bodied popper that was not too big. It would not turn over. I had to dramatically change my casting stroke to do anything at all, to the point where it was just not enjoyable to cast. Before I quit, I tried a 9-weight line for a few minutes. Slightly better, but not enough to change my opinion.


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Post 07 Aug 2021, 22:29 • #11 
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Hello,

having fished the finished blank for salmon in Norway this season I can confirm all statements so far:
>It casts like a cannon.
>It is more graphite like.
> You have to change your casting stroke to a quick forward cast with an pronounced stop of the rod at 10 O' Clock so to say.
I used an OPST floating shooting head of 4,6 meters and 300 gr/19,4 g that worked well overhead and spey style. The large diametre of the stiff butt helped playing fish, but.... well,.... the green rod looks pretty much like Luke's second light saber...


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