Custom Fly Rod

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Project by Matt Vredenburg posted 1230 days ago 2154 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished fly rod.

Please review my blog entry for specifics regarding the wood, process and why it took me so long. I learned a lot through the process.

Now with my brothers first fish using his new rod.

Fly Rod Blog Series

-- Matt, Arizona

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#1 posted 1230 days ago

That’s a beauty of a rod. Could you please add some information on the woods, techniques, parts, etc.?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 1230 days ago

very nice rod sir,,,LOL… do share please,, seriously,,is it a kit like a pen kit?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 1230 days ago

Very very nice. Hope you are planning to use it.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#4 posted 1230 days ago

I have not mastered the rod building yet but have two with wood grips made by a friend that I use. Not only are they a joy to look at they are joy to use especially for a woodworker.You will enjoy it. When not in use they hang on the wall. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#5 posted 1230 days ago

This is absolutely beautiful! I recognize the cherry main parts but the rings and inlay sections are a mystery.


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#6 posted 1230 days ago

Very nicely done Matt! I really like the combination of wood and cork colors, nicely matched. I to am a Rod Builder but I haven’t made my own handles perhaps I will in the future. Thanks for posting!

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#7 posted 1230 days ago

Common Matt!

You are not “finished” till we see a picture of you landing a fish using that rod…...

Nicely done. I enjoyed reading the blog.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#8 posted 1229 days ago

fish on!!! Good job

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#9 posted 1229 days ago

So nice… I cant wait to build one of my own someday.

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