Building a 6’6″ 1 wt.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Is having a beginner level rod building contest. I broke the tip off the 2wt one they gave me to build (twice). 😬 Thankfully they let me try a 5wt. It was a bit tougher for my shaky yet monster paws. After building the rod (which came out nice), I decided to try an ultralight again. So I bought a 6’6″ 1wt blank. I’m proud of this one so far. I think it is going to be the one I turn in for the contest. I’m even inlaying some flies and flash 🤗 into the cork grip. The epoxy build-up process is slow. It’s hard to keep the clarity because air bubbles want to form, but I think I’m doing ok so far; how about you? ​

Author: Charles Bombard @ Healing on the fly

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