Novice rodmaker here.
A family member recently expressed an interest in fishing the Sierras this fall and since he offered his land yacht when I mentioned I was building a rod we talked about (last year), I decided I should get on it.
Well, after getting the butt and tip sections straight - kind of - I went about the business of cutting sections to length, checking for taper, etc. And so, being a distracted fool who is attempting to build a rod, look for a job, look again for a job, and remember the trash and last month's clippings need to go out for Tuesday, I cut the tip butts for the male ferrule. And of course measured and fitted the tiptops simultaneously. Silly me. So now I have a perfect to length butt and two 44 3/8" tips for a now seriously modified Payne 101.
The kick me here sign is back in a prominent place on my bench with another notch in it.
He may not notice, but I sure do. Think this one will go out without a signature, even though is gratis to Pat, if at all.
Think it would still land fish on the Owens or Crowley? (Keith Temple)