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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010

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I've heard of guys getting caght in the trees with flies, but never a whole rod.

Posted on: 2010/1/26 21:31
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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010
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No the reel is an older Scientific Angler, I think. I covet the CFO.

Posted on: 2010/1/26 23:53
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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010

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those old SA reels are good, same as orvis battenkill, all made by hardy in england. new ones all made in china or korea, including hardys, except for the perfect, it's still made in england.
Jack, I'll bring my little boo rods to the jam for ya to check out.

Posted on: 2010/1/27 14:34


Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010

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They are heavier than the battenkill and i would guess they are less durable.

Edit: I meant heavier than the BBS II

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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010
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JackM wrote:
No the reel is an older Scientific Angler, I think. I covet the CFO.


Wrong, Jack! It is a Cortland Crown (3-5weight).

Posted on: 2010/1/29 20:23
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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010
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I took some pictures of my darling banty rod if you are interested:

Click Here for Pictures

Posted on: 2010/1/30 8:24
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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010

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Very nice job on that. Did you use some of the original hardware?

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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010
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I believe the reel seat was cut and reused and I replaced or added the wood insert spacer. The cork is probably harvested or purchased, but not original, the guides except the stripper are original, but the tiptop may be harvested or purchased. The wraps are new.

I could have/should have got modern enlarged guides, but I have a fantasy of using it to throw silk, so I left them as I found them in size.

Posted on: 2010/1/30 10:06
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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010

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looks good Jack, thanks for sharing the pics!

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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010

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Very nice work Jack and a super picture SD cards are cheap, stock up

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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010
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No one commented on my tweed background.

Posted on: 2010/1/30 14:34
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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010

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JackM wrote Quote:
No one commented on my tweed background.


That's hardly tweed at all. Get some tweed like you mean it...


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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010
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I tried your tweed and like mine better.

Posted on: 2010/1/30 16:36
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Re: Shaffer Run, Somerset County, 1/24/2010

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like the border and the rod-reminds of the five footer an old timer named Charles Brooks built for me.
Met him on Greensprings-got to talking rods and he offered to make me one-$35-lot of money in "63'.
He ended up giving me 3 more-nice man.

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