New blanks from Dennis Stone, Deschutes fish & 2018 fire

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2wtt
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New blanks from Dennis Stone, Deschutes fish & 2018 fire

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I wanted some thing different, I told Dennis I wanted a softer rod & I ended up with two new projects for the end of summer 2019. A Heddon 8' 1.5F 3/2 15/10F step downs 4.3oz & a 8'6" 3/2 16/10F step downs 4.6oz FET special, it was really a Monty that Dennis was thinking about, he said the two rods were within 1000's of each other. He went ahead with the FET name because of rod status, I regret not sticking with the Monty name on the rod, I could have got a new sticker from Dennis for the tube. I am totally happy with the blanks he made for me, they are exactly what I was looking for, both are hollow dam, full working & gorgeously flamed, thanks Dennis... I used Struble agateen strippers on both, seats by Matt/Proof & Ray Lee


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Image The FET, at hook up I was wondering if I was even setting the hook but talk about tippet protection & feel, bad pic but I wanted to show off the big feesh, big for me anyway. On the lower D I don't land to many of this caliber, the norm is that I get spooled or they break or just come unpinned, I wonder how much this soft rod helped?

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Heddon and a slim one
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My daughter & I were camped right here, I was looking at my fly box & wondering what the heck was blowing into it (ash) then the smoke began billowing over the hills across the river, we got outa there.

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These last four pics are of last year & May or June of this year, it could have been so much worse & I give a shout out to those who stopped it. The grass is easy, it will take awhile for the tree's.

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Re: New blanks from Dennis Stone, Deschutes fish & 2018 fire

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Wow... great times and two versatile rods. The Heddon 1 1/2f, 8 footer is so versatile....enjoy

Dennis' Leonard Catskill Fairy 8' clone has not left my hands this season - remarkably light, smooth and versatile on my small waters and smaller natives - he did a beaut of a job (full intermediates, of course)...


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