Fenwick FL 102-6

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  1. Tyler Speir

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    This was a fun project for me. A buddy of mine found an old Finwick 102-6 4 pc glass rod that he wanted me to build for him into a saltwater stick. Used the new alps tri with the fly hood and the rest is all EVA. I really liked the way it turned out. It should be a fun rod to fish.

    http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk168/dquinine/Queen Bee Glass Rod/
     
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    nice job on it. It looks like a fly rod going bass rod style.
     
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    Nice job. The old fenwick glass blanks are great to cast and very strong - almost impossible to break, even when you nick the material with a rock or a hook.

    Do you have any experience with the EVA grip? How does it compare to cork?

    Tom
     
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    That should be a nice fishing rod, Tyler. It will be a sweet 6wt, with good power but will still feel nice even with small fish. Plus it will handle larger fish on light tippets very well.

    I love fiberglass rods, and own quite a few, and have built several from blanks. I actually have 2 of this exact blank, which were cut into 4 sections like yours with spigot ferrules from a single piece blank. One is the full 8'6" and the other is 8', but they both were FL 102-6 blanks. I think Fenwick had the taper nailed on this one way back when.

    Enjoy!
     
  5. Tyler Speir

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    The EVA will hold up better then cork in the salt water with less maintenance.
     
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    Thanks. I think I'll try an EVA grip on one of my bamboo rods.

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  7. Tyler Speir

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    I dont know if I would use eva on bamboo. Its up to you but I think it would take away from the feel of cane. It might not look so hot as well.
     
  8. looks like a great stick
     

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