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Successful test run
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.115.230.21.res-cmts.mtp2.ptd.net)
Date: May 08, 2017 08:51AM

I finally got out this weekend to test out the first 2 trout rods that I made. Oddly enough, I didnt go trout fishing with them. I took my son to a local pond to test them out. Of course he outfished me by catching 4 pickeral in just under an hour while I caught a bass and perch. Very cool catching on a rod that I built with my own hands!

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Re: Successful test run
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: May 08, 2017 09:23AM

Once you catch a fish on a rod you've build, you'll then have the confidence that you really can build a functional rod. All the rods you build from here on out you'll approach with a different mindset.

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Re: Successful test run
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.115.230.21.res-cmts.mtp2.ptd.net)
Date: May 08, 2017 10:06AM

I have definitely changed my approach since I have built my first rod. Honestly, the first rod looks pretty crappy compared to my latest rod. They both did perform well which is the important part.

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