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Old 01-31-2000, 07:07 PM
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RE:Two-handed rod program

Looking Good! We're in for around $120 toward materials. Hopefully we can get it a little higher so I can minimize my out-of-pocket investment for the balance.

I am going to tally and start tracking this in earnest. When I get responses from rod companies we will know what our initial start-up investment level will need to be.

Thanks for all your support and hope we can get this done in time before the herring arrive!
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Old 02-02-2000, 04:23 PM
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RE:Two-handed rod program

Yes, I would like to try out the rod(s) you come up with. Count me in for $20. How do I make payment? I hope you choose a rod not too long; prefer under 12 feet. I had a 14 foot Sage at one time. Very hard to land fish because of all that rod hanging out there.
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Old 02-02-2000, 04:34 PM
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RE:Two-handed rod program

Dick -

Thanks and welcome to the forum! Yeah, I agree there is a big misconception about the super long rods. You and I know all about that though. Funny you say 12', I have a 12'6" 9wt euro overhand Sage and it's not too long. I would prefer an 11'6" or maybe even an 11'. I hope to eventually build a 10' as well to find out how two-handers perform at "shorter" lengths. I can imagine it will be a function of rod taper design over it's shorter length in that case. For a lighter design, the RPL 10x10 might be one to play around with. It's discontinued and you'd think you could find a blank cheap.

Looking forward to casting these with you!

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Old 02-03-2000, 06:04 AM
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RE:Two-handed rod program

Juro do you have an address I can send a check to? You have shaken me out of my winter doldrums with talk of this project. It took me until January to put striper fishing to sleep now a month later and two months two early I am awake again. Can't shake the visions that big rod shooting a sweat sock sized herring fly into the wash of the Cuttyhunk boulders. I am not sure whether I sould thank you or call you a worm dunker.

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Old 02-03-2000, 06:28 AM
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RE:Two-handed rod program

Sorry I've not been more clear on the logistics. I hope to be providing you with that address and a whole lot more detail after I talk to Smitty today. Apparently, our efforts have attracted some visitors to his shop yesterday and he says he has some news for me when I call. Wonder if he's awake now...

For now, I appreciate your interest and will let you hold on to your money a little longer.
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Old 02-05-2000, 07:51 AM
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Well, look who finally found his way in to the forum.....

Obviously, I'm in. Post us some details soon.

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Old 02-08-2000, 10:32 AM
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RE:Two-handed rod program

Welcome Jay!

Jim Whelan is also in for a week per his email.


Now... let the inaugural <font color="00a0a0"><b>Testclave I</b></font><!--color--> plans commence! Clambake and beerfest on the beach?
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RE:Two-handed rod program

Juro,

Am I too late?

I'd love to join the party.

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Old 02-08-2000, 01:06 PM
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RE:Two-handed rod program

Yer IN! Thanks for the support. We're waiting for confirmation on some exiting news on this project.

Smitty has agreed to accept checks at this rod building / fly shop. I'll post the details shortly.

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Old 02-08-2000, 04:52 PM
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Thanks.

Since I usually stop in to Smitty's every Friday night, I'd be willing to help out as needed.

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Old 02-08-2000, 06:44 PM
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RE:Two-handed rod program

I am interested in this whole two handed rod project. I am a novice fly fisher but I would like to explore different casting methods, this qualifies. I live in Plymouth and have a rod made by Smitty, the workmanship is fantastic. I have no experience in rod building but I sure would like to have a look at the process. Rod builders workshop is only a few miles away from Plymouth beach (my stomping grounds) Perhaps that would be a good area for training and testing. Plymouth beach doesn't have much surf but at low tide there is plenty of room for a backcast and it's a scenic spot. My brother in law and I have beach permits so getting 6 or 8 people out there shouldn't be a problem assuming the plover don't completely shut it down.

I'm in for $20.

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