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ARE 5/6 Spey - Glass

Just finished building up an ARE 5/6 glass spey. I love the ARE blanks for pure value, and I'm really looking forward to getting this one out on the water soon! The butt is so big I ended up just throwing a skeleton seat with no insert on it and I really like how that turned out - nothing like black & orange! And I think the old Zeus Mach 9 (Martin) reel looks great on it and will balance it out nicely!
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Beautiful build
Simple and elegant, very nice thread wrappings !!
I like the idea of the skeleton reel seat, is it right against the blank or is there a gap/space between.


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Beautiful build
Simple and elegant, very nice thread wrappings !!
I like the idea of the skeleton reel seat, is it right against the blank or is there a gap/space between.


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Thanks Mike!

No gap - fit perfectly.
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No gap - fit perfectly.
NICE !!!


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Nice build. I just fished mine yesterday for the first time. A 425 Max short skagit seems to do the job for me. You could easily go heavier. They are nice blanks the only thing I didn't like was the ferrules fittings. I had to tape the sections to ensure a Secure fit.

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Nice build. I just fished mine yesterday for the first time. A 425 Max short skagit seems to do the job for me. You could easily go heavier. They are nice blanks the only thing I didn't like was the ferrules fittings. I had to tape the sections to ensure a Secure fit.

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I always find with ARE glass blanks (I've built 2 single handers) that you have to do some work on the female ferules to get a little more gap. I just sand them until I get the fit right, but may end up taping also ....

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Great looking build, like your personal theme you took to the rod that's the beauty of building something yourself, well done and deserved.
Enjoy every cast from setting the anchor to feeling the thunk when the backing comes tight on the delivery.
What length is the rod?
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Great looking build, like your personal theme you took to the rod that's the beauty of building something yourself, well done and deserved.
Enjoy every cast from setting the anchor to feeling the thunk when the backing comes tight on the delivery.
What length is the rod?
12 feet .....
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Beautiful, and I love the glow these rods put off. The Zeus Machs are a cool reel, too - I've coveted one ever since I first saw 'em.

Well done, well done...

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Beautiful, and I love the glow these rods put off. The Zeus Machs are a cool reel, too - I've coveted one ever since I first saw 'em.

Well done, well done...
Yea - that Zeus reel was the best $25 I ever spent on the bay!
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Beautiful work, did you use CP on the wraps.

I am one coat of finish on the butt section of my ARE IM6 12'6" 9/10wt, and it has turned out great. Also am making good progress on the 13ft Glass 7/8wt and hopefully will have it done by the end of the week.
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With other brands of blanks, I've dealt with loose-fitting ferrules by coating the male section with epoxy, letting it dry thoroughly, then filing and sanding the epoxy until the sections fit. Easy, really.
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Beautiful work, did you use CP on the wraps.
No CP - used spar varnish, works well for me - I always struggle with CP anyway
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Beautiful rod. Love the skeletonized reel seat.

Just another day in paradise...
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Glad yours worked out well, the 4 glass blanks I got from him were so bad in too many ways to count that I couldn't consider keeping them. Its a shame, but in the end definitely wouldn't have been worth the labor and effort.
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