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Old 03-08-2017, 09:30 AM
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So, I am thinking of building my first rod this summer. I want it to be a Euro-style Nymphing Rod, and I am looking at "theanglersroost.com" for what I want. I noticed, that on their rod blanks, is written: 2/3wt. What does this mean? Does it mean that it is lighter in action than a 3wt but heavier than a 2wt? I'm a bit puzzled. Also, this is my first rod, and I want to keep it relatively cheap, but if anyone else has other resources handy for nice wood handles, reel seats, or Euro nymphing blanks, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Hey Jacob!

First, welcome to the wonderful world of rod building my friend. The 2/3 designation simply means it can be used as either a 2 weight or a 3 weight depending on your personal preference with rod action. The heavier you go with line weight the slower or deeper bending the rod will flex while casting.

I also have a 10' 2wt nymph blank with 2 tips, dark maroon in color that I ordered awhile back that I bought on a whim but don't think I'm going to get around to building any time soon. You can have it for cheaps if your interested, 30 bucks.

Here is also a link to great seller on ebay that provides complete handle/reel seat and guide sets that are good quality for little money to get you started. He also offers many blanks that are very similar to anglers roosts products.

http://stores.ebay.com/ROD-BUILDING-...sub=3784833015
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:41 PM
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Thanks so much. I will look into those sellers, and I appreciate the explanation. I will keep the fact that you have that rod blank in mind Redneck_Flashaboo. It is probably a project that I would do over the summer though....
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:40 PM
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I have a 1/2 weight that i am building from anglers roost, last build of the winter. Fun hobby gets addicting, since January I have have done 3 rods
1- One piece 9Ft MHX 10wght , for Stripers
2- TFO BVK 8 weight , Bass rod
3- PAYNE 102 5 Weight, Cane Re-wrap , 2 tips. First time around I used varnish, cracked over the summer, stripped it down and used lite epoxy , not traditional but will last

I buy allot of stuff from Hook and Hackle ( There lines and tipet are great to)
http://www.hookhack.com/
Also Mudhole
http://www.mudhole.com/?gclid=CLv5ns...FVRbhgodkV0MoA

This place has good grips
http://www.flyrodcrafters.com/fly-rod-grips/



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Old 03-10-2017, 04:16 PM
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Wow, cool! Thanks for the info.
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