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Old 06-02-2002, 07:45 PM
Nooksack Mac Nooksack Mac is offline
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About all I can add to saltRon's observations is "Yeah; same here." As a major adjunct to (fly)fishing, combining money-saving with the satisfactions of self-expression, rod-building ranks close to fly-tying.
I've built so many rods for myself that it's hard to find an unfilled niche these days. I've used blanks from Sage, Scott and T&T down to closeouts from Cabela and others; most have produced satisfactory rods. My philosophy is that I need a first-string rod, a backup rod, and a loaner rod in each major category.
The specs on those King blanks sound a lot like the IM-6 blanks from Hook & Hackle (www.hookhack.com), usually available at 20-33% off for online orders.
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