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6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Philip Engle (---.hsd1.ga.comcast.net)
Date: May 30, 2019 09:39AM

Gents:

Some years ago I bought a Cabelas-labeled blank that was 6 or 7pc 9' for 6wt. It travels beautifully in my carry on bag for travel.

I'm now looking to build something similar in a 4 wt.

Problem is I cant seem to find anyone who makes a blank in more than 4 pieces. (4-pieces is too few - the collapsed rod too long)

Anyone have suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Ron Weber (---.tc.ph.cox.net)
Date: May 30, 2019 10:41AM

Unhide your Email

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: May 30, 2019 01:11PM

CTS will make a 5-6 piece fly rod.
email your needs
Herb

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: May 30, 2019 05:05PM

Just in case you might be able to use a 9' - 5 wt - 6 pc model - MHX Native Series - Here is a link - [www.mudhole.com] - Thank You!

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 30, 2019 05:06PM

Cabelas still has the 7pc Stowaway rods for sale.

If you Google 7 piece fly rod blanks you will find some sources.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/30/2019 06:46PM by Phil Erickson.

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 31, 2019 12:58PM

Some time ago there were telescoping fly rods on the market. If you look around there may still be some for sale?

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Bill Batson (---.wavecable.com)
Date: May 31, 2019 02:37PM

Batson has a 9' 5 wt 7 pc blank that we do for a few private label customers.. I have some extras laying around..I also have the tube and sock for it..F905-7M , Tube and Sock
Contact any Batson Dealer and tell them Bill Batson sent you, if your interested..
You will not be disappointed with your choice to use any Batson Family product..
Bill Batson
Rod builder/Fisherman/CEO
Batson Enterprises
Rainshadow/Forecast/ALPS product lines

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: gary Marquardt (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: June 01, 2019 02:48PM

Cabelas also made a 7 pc 8’ 4 wt. i know this because back when they offered those as blanks I bought and built both the ‘ 5 wt and the 8’ 4 wt

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: June 02, 2019 12:22AM

I may have a Dan Craft 6 pc. IM6, 6 wt. still around.

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: gary Marquardt (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: June 03, 2019 04:07PM

If you find that 6 or 7 piece rod let me know
I have a spare zippered nylon covered rod tube left from a Cabelas Stowaway 7

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Re: 6 0r 7 pc fly blank
Posted by: Philip Engle (---.hsd1.ga.comcast.net)
Date: June 10, 2019 11:03AM

Thanks everyone for your comments. Especially Gary for his kind offer. As far as the rod tube for the existing Stowaway rod goes, I have it in an innocuous homemade PVC tube which fits in my briefcase, and the rod itself is rolled up piece by piece in a handkerchief that doubles as a neckerchief in sunny environments.

I pursued most of the various leads. Its astonishing to me that there are not more options out there, especially given the application of a travel rod that will fit in your suitcase or your roller-board. 4-pc in a 9' just doesn't cut it ( I have a number of these ranging from 5-wt to 10-wt, majority of which are Batsons), as you have to burn up one of your luggage allowances (whether for a checked bag or a carry on/personal item) just to carry a rod separately. Having a separate rod case also exposes you to more risk of theft. So the portability is a critical factor for a fishing/no fishing decision for foreign travel: a binary decision.

Anymore I make rods for my own needs or as gifts for friends, so don't particularly need the fanciest out there. Just something workable and practicable.

So how I rolled on this was to buy a Chinese pre-made rod 8 piece over the web, for less than half the price of the Cabelas Stowaway (also Asian made), and will try it out. If it doesn't pass muster, the kids or grandkids will wind up with it. At that price it was also a fraction a price of the (probably Chinese) 4 piece blanks more generally available. And I have a real fishing/no fishing option for my next trip.

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