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Mark Steffen 4/5 blank
Post 17 Oct 2021, 21:09 • #1 
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i just finished the last blank i had from Mark. this one is a 4/5 in 8'. black snake brand lite wire, REC Recoil stripper. The seat is an RL Real Seat off eBay. I have been using his real seats for a few years and they do a great job of holding my reels very tight, i rarely have to adjust them during a full morning of fishing. the thread is a fuji #11brown and a Pac Bay stay true Tan. finished the thread with 6 coats of Polycrylic. the poly makes for a very low build finish that is very durable and still easy to repair. thanks to Andy for giving me that tip many years ago.



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Post 17 Oct 2021, 21:48 • #2 
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Nice classy build. Is the reel seat amboyna?


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Post 17 Oct 2021, 23:43 • #3 
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A very nice build.


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Post 18 Oct 2021, 08:18 • #4 
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Top notch! +1 on the RL reel seats and hardware.


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Post 18 Oct 2021, 08:29 • #5 
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thank you. yes it is Amboyna wood. has a lot of the same brown as the blank and thread.


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Post 18 Oct 2021, 18:34 • #6 
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This is a really classy build. I like it a lot.


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Post 19 Oct 2021, 06:13 • #7 
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What a great build on one of the best all a rounder blanks there is , Rays seats are very nice , I use his pocketed seats a lot myself , he always seems to have a wood or dyed product for matching color schemes , windings , trim and agates , again though , super job on a super blankā€¦


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Post 13 Nov 2021, 12:01 • #8 
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Great looking color combo on your build. One of the best fishing Steffens also.


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Post 30 Nov 2021, 23:41 • #9 
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Beautiful!


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Post 01 Dec 2021, 06:52 • #10 
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NICE!


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Post 13 Dec 2021, 10:17 • #11 
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Very nice work!


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Post 13 Dec 2021, 10:45 • #12 
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Nice job !

Paolo


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Post 13 Dec 2021, 13:05 • #13 
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Very nice!
Great work


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