Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

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Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Post by joaniebo » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:00 am

The 7' and 8' blanks are assembled but wraps don't have enough coats of spar varnish - yet!
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Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Post by letumgo » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:38 am

:o Drool!

:D :lol:

Wow, those are such lovely rods. You've really done a great job on these.
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Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Post by RickA » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:12 pm

Double Drool!
I like the jig too.
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Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Post by joaniebo » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:54 am

RickA wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Double Drool!
I like the jig too.
Thanks guys... the home made "jig" for rod wrapping has served me well in the past 15+ years. Also have a small "extension" of only one "V" to do the tip sections.
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Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Post by Theroe » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:01 am

Aaahhhh, whats your ADDRESS again???? Leave that backdoor open !! :lol: :lol:


those are spectacular -


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Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Post by joaniebo » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:46 am

Theroe wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:01 am
Aaahhhh, whats your ADDRESS again???? Leave that backdoor open !! :lol: :lol:


those are spectacular -


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Thanks for the nice compliment. If you ever get the chance to fish with a bamboo fly rod, do it! Years ago, I started assembling bamboo fly rods (I buy the rod blanks and then assemble, thus I'm not a real bamboo "rod builder"), and discovered there's a real difference in feel when catching a fish on a can e rod. Some of my three fishing amigos / buddies thought I was crazy until I gave them a few of the rods I had.... one has totally switched to fishing cane rods and one of the otheres just started assembling his first cane rod (an 8ft. 2 piece / 2 tip 5 wgt rod, just like the longer rod in the above pic). Cheers

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Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Post by Tom Smithwick » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:39 am

Very nice work Bob. A few years ago, I ran across a couple Sharpes blanks and helped one of the soldiers from the Project Healing Waters group put them together. I was considerably impressed with the cane work, especially the flat to flat thickness tolerances, which would have been impressive from a custom builder's shop, let alone a production rod company. Are these blanks still available commercially?
(not looking to raid anyone's private stash)
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Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Post by joaniebo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:04 am

Tom Smithwick wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:39 am
Very nice work Bob. A few years ago, I ran across a couple Sharpes blanks and helped one of the soldiers from the Project Healing Waters group put them together. I was considerably impressed with the cane work, especially the flat to flat thickness tolerances, which would have been impressive from a custom builder's shop, let alone a production rod company. Are these blanks still available commercially?
(not looking to raid anyone's private stash)
Tom

PM just sent.

Bob
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