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Xacto Blade versus Surgical Blade

Although both the X-Acto knife and the #10 Scalpel blade do the job of trimming thread ends, I prefer the surgical blade as the thinner blade makes the scalpel a bit more flexible than the X-Acto which results in a cleaner cut and less likely to damage surrounding thread wraps. My experience so far has [...]

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To Spine or Not to Spine

Spining or Finding The Guide Side of a Rod BlankThis simple process has caused much confusion and debate within the rod building community. Understanding why there is such a thing in the first place may help to eliminate a lot of the confusion. The act of ‘spining’ is finding the differences in the wall thickness [...]

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Plugging Fiberglass Blanks

Whether you decide that plugging a glass blank is right for you and you think that it doesn't matter, or that you've heard all sorts of things about fiberglass wall thickness integrity or moisture prevention. Me, I think it does all of those things plus it gives my rods a finished look. It's one of [...]

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Guides! What a Grind!

Guides! What a Grind!There are some parts of rod building that are considered boring and tedious. One of them is grinding guide feet. Yawn...But, if you are spending a lot of time and money to make your custom build 'One-Of-A-Kind' then you need to pay attention to all the details. One of those details is [...]

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Epic Bandit Blanks In Stock

We have received our recent order from Epic which included Bandit blanks. We have only a couple left!Get yours now!

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Repairing A Cracked Cork Grip

Sometimes whether it's your fault or simply a minor defect in the cork itself, you end up with a crack in your grip. If the grip is not properly reamed to fit the blank, the pressure from forcing the cork down onto the blank may crack the cork. Most of time this crack follows a [...]

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Portuguese Extra Super Fine Cork Rings

Portuguese Extra Super Fine Cork RingsCustom Fly Rod Crafters has a very good stock level of 'Extra Super Fine' cork rings. These are the very best we can find and as you are aware there are many 'Flor Plus', 'Super-Duper', 'Mom's Very Best' rings out there but they are not what is described.CFRC's description is [...]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!BRRRRR........ It's almost winter time - time to build rods!We Have Upgraded our Web Store to make it easier for you.The new website has these great features: Improved shopping featuresImproved customer account featuresThe highest level of online shopping security.Plus a new expanded inventory for all of your rod building needs.Please note: As a result of [...]

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Epic Reel Seats from Swift Fly Fishing

Although these seats have been available for a while, we feel that they have not received the attention they deserve. These reel seats are some of the best quality heavy duty seats being made today. They are precision made from tough aircraft grade aluminum and have a super hard anodizing available in either black or [...]

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Switch Rod Combo

CFRC is offering a Switch Rod ComboIf you have a hankerin' for getting into the 2-Handed/Switch game; here is the perfect opportunity at a very affordable price.The Redington 'Dually' rod, couple with a Sage 2280 fly reel and a Rio 'Switch' or 'Chucker' line for under $490!The Redington 'Dually' rod has received tons of positive [...]

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