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A solution to those limited access fishing waters

Monster Fish - SMP Films

Glass Switch and Spey rod blanks

Looks like Johnny is up to something again at The Anglers Roost.  He now has Fiberglass Switch and Spey blanks up for pre-order.  Having built two of the fiberglass single hand rods I am very interested in these new blanks.

If there was any question to the toughness of the fiberglass blanks and the ability to fight big fish, fish below was caught on the 7' 3/4 wt.

What’s on the bench for Spring?

17 inches of Flor, Burl and rubberized cork.

The quick answer is a another Anglers Roost rod blank.  I am currently building the 2/3 weight 11’ blank.  Call it a Switch rod, call it a Trout Spey rod, it doesn’t matter, it’s being built as a two hand rod so maybe Ultra-light Two Hand rod.  I am going to fish it for everything that I can that will take a fly.  I decided that for this rod build I would make the investment of time and energy on building some rod building tools to make my life a little bit easier.

Homemade Cork Lathe and Clamp

I originally sourced a stand alone motor to drive my cork lathe, after getting it all built and adjusted it developed a death wobble and was a total failure.  Back to the drawing board and back to using the drill as the power source.  I did this on my last rod builds on a cobbled together lathe that was not repeatable.  Each time I used it I had to disassemble it and rebuild it adjusting to get rid of the wobble.  This lathe is adjustable for short …