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TroutSmiths 8'6" 4wt
Post 02 May 2022, 11:52 • #1 
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Joined: 06/15/20
Posts: 111
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA.
I'm newer to the forum and have been building rods as a hobby for about a year. I posted some of my rods last week, which I considered the first ones that were fit for public sharing. (my first builds were a struggle).

Well, one thing that has helped TREMENDOUSLY in my build quality is the good fortune I have to live close to Shane Gray. He's been kind enough to let me come visit his shop from time to time, and I've learned a ton.

Here's one that I built on one of his troutsmiths s-glass blanks. He did the custom shaped grip, as well as the script (I'm write left handed and fountain pens don't like me). I did the wrapping and the epoxy.

RL Reel seat with snake brand chrome guides. Wrapped in prowrap Beeswax with Ghost Grey. Also worked in some navy blue accent stripes, which mostly look black but in the sun take on a navy tint.






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Re: TroutSmiths 8'6" 4wt
Post 02 May 2022, 15:30 • #2 
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Joined: 05/02/13
Posts: 194
Location: Almonte, ON, Canada
Nice clean build


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Re: TroutSmiths 8'6" 4wt
Post 02 May 2022, 15:43 • #3 
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Joined: 01/11/17
Posts: 388
Location: Missouri Ozarks
Couldn’t ask for a better mentor. Nice build and good selection of thread colors.


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Re: TroutSmiths 8'6" 4wt
Post 02 May 2022, 16:06 • #4 
Sport
Joined: 03/03/22
Posts: 65
Location: NJ
Great rod! And talk about some good neighbors!


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Re: TroutSmiths 8'6" 4wt
Post 06 May 2022, 13:18 • #5 
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Joined: 12/31/15
Posts: 1090
Location: The Rockies
Classy build. I really like how this turned out. Nice work.


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Re: TroutSmiths 8'6" 4wt
Post 09 May 2022, 08:06 • #6 
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Joined: 02/26/14
Posts: 3440
Location: US-MN
Very nice!


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Re: TroutSmiths 8'6" 4wt
Post 18 Jun 2022, 13:16 • #7 
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Joined: 06/14/20
Posts: 9
Nice rod


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Re: TroutSmiths 8'6" 4wt
Post 22 Jun 2022, 10:39 • #8 
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Joined: 08/06/09
Posts: 616
Location: US-WA
I have the 81/2ft 4wt, love mine. It is a great rod. Nice build.


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