From Marv Loopstra:
Yup, another email regarding SRG TaperQuest 2014.
First, just a reminder:
For those who made a 7'6" 5wt rod for last year's TaperQuest, please
remember to bring it again
For those who DID NOT and you HAVE a 7'6" 5 wt. PLEASE BRING IT ! But
before you do, PLEASE EMAIL THE TAPER TO ME so I can get it entered in
the program and get the specs off to Scott Grady.
For all those bringing rods, Bob Norwood would like your comments on
your rod after you finished it. This would include if is was harder of
softer than expected? Does it need a larger of smaller line? Does it
cast as expected (gtood short casts but not long distance, for example)
How is the balance? and if it came out to be what you expected (love it,
hate it, or it's already charcoal)?
With this information the final discussion with Bob should be lively
(what rodmaker discussion isn't lively....), informative and probably a
lot of fun!
There will be new books with extra pages for notes.
See ya soon !
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