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James Green 7wt – 10′ Fiberglass – Double Hand Build

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Quick construction notes (from my memory):

  • A James Green 7wt 10′ Fiberglass Rod – “re-purposed” into a short two-hand spey.
  • Maple dowel insert in bottom to provide strength on the underhand
  • Cork individually drill and glued onto blank (then turned on blank)
  • Lemke Real Seat, with Ron (Southwest) providing a Cherry Burl Insert (maybe wrong on wood)
  • Joe Arguello Agate Stripping Guide
  • Silk Thread – with two trim colours
  • Al’s Bamboo Color Lock
  • Writing with Faber Castel Pen on First Layer of Epoxy, roughen with 1000 grit sandpaper
  •  ProKote Epoxy – 3 thin coats.

James Green 10 DWW_4420

James Green 9 DWW_4427

James Green 8 DWW_4425

James Green 7 DWW_4424

James Green 6 DWW_4430

James Green 5 DWW_4428

James Green 4 DWW_4431

James Green 3a DWW_4437

James Green 3 DWW_4433

James Green 2 DWW_4441

James Green 1 DWW_4419

Lawn casting says the rod is slow (no surprise), and I will need to spend some with it before I have completed balancing it with the best reel and line. Right now, I have a Wulff Ambush 9wt on it, but  I am thinking a longer head 8 wt would be a better choice.


Written by raspberryfisher

2015/08/11 at 02:45

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  1. Hi, I saw this recent James Green post to Glassflyrodders and have been admiring the build. I have a similar blank in a 3-section format and have been trying to marry parts to it. I am not a builder yet and may end up passing on the blank to some other Green fan. I thought it would help with arthritic shoulder pain.

    You did a great build and thanks for the inspiration!


    2015/08/19 at 09:53

    • Thank you. With respect to pain, you may find any two hand rod helps, if you keep your casting style underhand.


      2015/08/19 at 15:11

  2. […] tapers of OPST Skagits and migrated to Airflo Rage and Switch for my short two handed rods. For the James Green 7wt 10′ below, my preference […]

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