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Want to Build your own Muskie Rod?

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A class is being offered in Hastings, MN on March 31st. The class registration cost is $19.00 and the components for the rod run $107 that is paid when at the beginning of the class. The instructor is Gary Wick, who I have talked to about the blanks we will be using. They are 7'-6" extra heavy blanks he has custom designed and evidently, thorn Bros uses them for some of their custom built rods, so it sounds like a pretty good blank. He stated they are heavy enough to handle the big dawgs being thrown these days...

the class will go through finding the spine, placing the guides, glue-up of all components, thread tying, etc. The only thing not done in the class is the finish over the thread...but you have the option to go to his shop and do that as well.

The class takes a total of 20 people maximum, and there are ONLY 17 spots left.

Come have some fun if you are in the TC area. I believe we need at least 5 people to sign up to have the class.

Here is the link: http://hastings.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=jngproioo&sess=94d8e82745ce89cf812421f345828f7d

It is Through the community education department...

Steve

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wow that sounds sweet.

I might just be able to make it, with school and possibly a new job, I just don't know. Thanks for the post Steve.

John

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do you know if he has any 8' extra heavy blanks? Thats what I need and it might just give the extra twist my arm needs to get me down there from Fargo.

John

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I am not sure what he might let you do. He has listed a 7'-6" blank, but if you call him, he might (and I stress might) allow that and bring one for you...but I won't guarantee it.. I would guess he wants to keep things the same for all people, since measuring and so forth would be the same for the blanks he is supplying...but you never know.. Never hurts to call him. I did just that to find out more about the 7'-6" blank.

Gary Wick: Ph 763-427-0631

Good luck if you call..

Steve

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10,000, what's your e-mail addy? I've got some more local rod building info for you.

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I made several rods for myself and friends it's a very rewarding experience, my PB Trout, LM Bass and Eye came on my own rods if you get a chance give it a shot.

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