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Project by John posted 11-29-2010 06:56 PM 1415 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All credit for design goes to Mark Blabaum

Wood is Paduk, maple and black dyed veneer. Finish is superglue. Auctioned the rod off at our Fly Fishing clubs annual fund raising auction.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.





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darryl

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 07:29 PM

it’s beautiful and your finish looks amazing!

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lew

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 07:52 PM

Beautiful!! Love the “Knot”

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 08:06 PM

A real treasure.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 08:54 PM

John, That is a great piece! Thank you (and Mark) for posting the instructions!! I have always wondered how that was done. I am putting this on my “to do” list. THANKS!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Ilija

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#5 posted 11-29-2010 09:54 PM

Respect dude, love the “knot”!

-- Ilija Trajkoski

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 11-30-2010 01:12 AM

Be-you-tiful!!!! Solid wood grips are rather unique. I’m surprised you didn’t put any trim wraps on the rod but I’m thinking you wanted to focus on the grip.

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 11-30-2010 01:21 AM

waow thats an eyecatcher even if it never catch a fish…LOL

thankĀ“s for sharing
bend and crack

Dennis

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TMcG

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#8 posted 11-30-2010 02:13 AM

Oh my, that’s just fantastic !

There’s just the excuse I needed to get a lathe ! Thanks

-- http://wood.mcgivern.org

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Toughskin

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#9 posted 11-30-2010 02:48 AM

Beautiful. Love the work you did with this. I don’t know if I could take it fishing!

-- Dan - Marion, Iowa - Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone

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imallchalkedup

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#10 posted 11-30-2010 05:44 AM

Now that is a cool idea, gotta make one now, great job on yours though and thanks for sharing.

-- RStadler

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grosa

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#11 posted 12-01-2010 12:25 AM

That is a very attractive fly rod. Amazing job. You should be proud of this one.

-- Have a great day.

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mtnwild

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#12 posted 12-01-2010 01:19 AM

Beautiful!!!!

What a prize for the winner!! That’s a collector piece, nice…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Tim29

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#13 posted 12-01-2010 07:57 AM

Very nice.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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