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The blank that makes a $13,000 Fly Rod is now available to Rod Builders!
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: January 17, 2023 11:35AM

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Re: The blank that makes a $13,000 Fly Rod is now available to Rod Builders!
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: January 17, 2023 01:49PM

I built out one of these blanks, and am willing to depart for it at a 50% discount from the Hermes price! LOL

By the way,it fishes great for small streams> Casts very much like bamboo.

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Re: The blank that makes a $13,000 Fly Rod is now available to Rod Builders!
Posted by: Stan Daubinawski (---)
Date: January 17, 2023 05:15PM

Having never fished a bamboo rod. How does it differ from a graphite one?

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Re: The blank that makes a $13,000 Fly Rod is now available to Rod Builders!
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 17, 2023 05:52PM

Generally a bamboo rod will not be as quick in terms of rod speed (reaction/recovery) as a graphite rod. (Action, can be identical as action is independent of material.)

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Re: The blank that makes a $13,000 Fly Rod is now available to Rod Builders!
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: January 17, 2023 08:17PM

Alex:

What type of ferrule is on these blanks, if any? Or does one need to put on metal ferrules as on bamboo?

Also, are these blanks finished in terms of a protective coating, or must some type of varnish be applied as in bamboo?

Thanks.

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Re: The blank that makes a $13,000 Fly Rod is now available to Rod Builders!
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: January 17, 2023 09:50PM

Aleks,
Gota say I am curious about these blanks. My question, why a 3 and 4wt? Did the properties of the material just regard itself to a 3 and 4wt?

Just my 2 cents, a 7-9 or 8’ 4wt and 8’ to 8’-6” on a 5wt would seem more practical and popular. Being someone that loves Glass and Bamboo, I’m probably gona buy a blank…… I do like the color!

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Re: The blank that makes a $13,000 Fly Rod is now available to Rod Builders!
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 18, 2023 09:58PM

So the question of the day is this:

Since this rod sells for $13,000, does this mean that you catch that many more fish than one would catch with an $800 rod?

I wonder!!

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Re: The blank that makes a $13,000 Fly Rod is now available to Rod Builders!
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: January 19, 2023 12:57PM

This blank is a tip over ferrule, like Carbon fiber blanks, no metal. They have what appears to be a varnish or urethane coating.

This was a limited edition beta, 25 of each configuration, in 2016, not sure there are any left. I don't believe they ever had an intention to mass produce these blanks.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/19/2023 01:11PM by Phil Erickson.

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