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Kabuto 2wt
Post 14 Oct 2022, 19:57 • #1 
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More pictures and details at https://raspberryfisher.wordpress.com/2 ... -and-more/

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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 14 Oct 2022, 22:38 • #2 
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Location: US-CA
Very nice build, thread and finish work is excellent. I really like the reel seat.


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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 15 Oct 2022, 15:24 • #3 
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Little kern golden, Thank you

I had some issues uploading, so a couple of other images of the seat in the sun.

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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 15 Oct 2022, 18:24 • #4 
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Location: US-CO
Looks awesome! I prefer that “straight” cork handle style you chose as well, I personally find it more comfortable than the smaller cigar-shaped styles.


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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 15 Oct 2022, 19:21 • #5 
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Joined: 04/12/18
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Location: Upstate NY - L.George region
Looks very nice! I have a rod built on that blank and the grip is a tiny bit short and small for me. Yours looks like something I might prefer...


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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 16 Oct 2022, 11:11 • #6 
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I find my hand and wrist is more comfortable and relaxed with a bigger grip, and as such more flexible. So though small handles are a norm from the usual suspects, I find them less effective.

And while I was thoughtful on the aesthetics, function still rules.

Thank you

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Lessons learnt > https://raspberryfisher.wordpress.com/2 ... at-insert/

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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 17 Oct 2022, 06:39 • #7 
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I'm a big fan of the Danielson (or original Loop) Midge reel. Closed cage construction so no skinny (running) line or backing getting caught!


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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 23 Oct 2022, 20:37 • #8 
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Comparative overview of the 3 Kabuto's I did this year and what I would do the same and different > https://raspberryfisher.wordpress.com/2 ... e-kabutos/

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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 03 Nov 2022, 06:23 • #9 
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Joined: 10/27/21
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Location: Georgia
Phenomenal work. Tasteful without being overdone. I love the detail that you go into on your blog as well. It's an interesting perspective to read what adjustments you would make.


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Re: Kabuto 2wt
Post 04 Nov 2022, 09:07 • #10 
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Location: Almonte, ON, Canada
Sport, Thank you and yes, the blog is a journey from a hobbyist, who enjoys craft a nice rod, but wants to keep notes.

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