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Thread: 10ft 6wt TFO BVK blank

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    Default 10ft 6wt TFO BVK blank

    Can you get one of these, or is it only sold as a factory built rod?

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    Speak to Koos Eckard if you want a custom build.

    If you want to do the build yourself, order the blank from TFO directly.
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    The idea is to do it myself for as cheap as possible, but one of Koos' matt finishes would have been fantastic!

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    No matte finish for that blank

    So order online and away you go.
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    They only list 9ft blanks online, but I sent them a mail, will see what they say.

    And I have converted a gloss blank to matte before (twice actually), I'm sure Koos can do it better though ;-)

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    I'm saying the blank looks better with it's natural finish, it's beautiful

    You definitely get 10' BVK blanks, I had a cast on the 10' 5WT, lovely rod.
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    Ben

    Have you considered MHX or St Croix or even the Orvis Access as an budget build in your 10' option?

    I had the MHX 9' 5wt in my hand on Saturday and all I can say is that those blanks are fantastic as a budget build. I was pleasantly surprised by it. You only need to look at www.rodbuildingforum.com to see for yourself what the Yanks like building on. I once had a discussion with them about this and they all reckon that not everyone can afford a $650 build but most can afford a $250 build. They also reckon that the MHX is as good as anything else out there.

    I am not sure why people like the BVK in the 10' 6wt as its heavier than most of their counterparts out there. I once fished a mate's BVK on the Vaal. I gave it back almost immediately.

    Now if you are after budget, then MHX and Orvis Access fills that need perfectly. You can use better components than what the Yanks do on their $250 builds and still come in below or just over R3500 for this build with shipping, tax and everything else included.

    I am really looking forward to see what you are going to settle for. I think this is going to be an interesting build.

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    For what it's worth, Adrian just got back to me regarding the 10ft BVK blanks. Seems like you cannot get them, only 9 1/2 foots in 6 and 7 weight.

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    I can believe that.
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    and right from the horse's mouth (from Brandon at TFO), "Thanks for the email. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer any blanks for our longer rods. There is just not enough demand to warrant maintaining inventory levels."

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