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SDHflyfisher 06-27-2004 06:59 PM

new project
ok i just got a reel seat and cigar grip and have decided to get a forecast 8' 4wt in 3 or 4 pc blank

here is a pic of the grip and reel seat
the reel seat is a down locking sliding band with a rosewood insert

i am figuring on candy apple red thread to go with the reel seat and chrome guides to go with the hard ware

i am thinking about using a metal winding check for the first time but not sure if i even will with how small the grip is
but if i do how do i figure out what size check i need?

one last question i need suggestions on a reel for it price range is 150

brooklynangler 06-27-2004 08:03 PM

Winding check
Cool project.

really CA red? I've always thought buff-er tones look better. Why not something TIPPED with red? Just a thought.

OK on the winding check. The checks I usually use are sixed in 64ths. So, measure the diameter of the blank EXACTLY where you want to install the check. Then, , say you have, for example, .200. THEN, divide that by .015625. That'll give you the size at that point on the blank in 64ths.

I don't do graphite, so I'm not sure what you do if you are RIGHT in between, say 13 and 14 64ths. I'd suggest getting a larger check and just doing a thin layer of rodfinish or 8/0 thread under it. Again, I'm not carbon rod expert.

If you want a really striking winding check, go to goldenwitch dot com.



ashbourn 06-27-2004 08:07 PM

That is real hot that rod is going to look killer.
As for a ree,l there is a guy in Livingston Manor, NY he owns one of the two fly shops in that town. He makes amazing reels. If you are in no rush I can get his name and maybe even a catalog or something.

SDHflyfisher 06-28-2004 08:27 AM

thanks brooklyn angler

ashbourn sounds cool how much do his reels go for?

SDHflyfisher 09-12-2004 06:44 PM

well the project is finished and i took it out today got two bows on a local spring pond that has really picky fish in it

pics are coming

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