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Offline HardWaterSlave

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Green hornet rods
« on: Dec 17, 2018, 09:14 AM »
Everyone remember the green hornet rod from Grumpy Old Men? Is that movie becoming popular again? It seems like the last few times I've been fishing I'm seeing them in everyone's bucket. Is someone local making them and I'm missing out? Whats the story here people?

They don't look hard to make, it's just a piece of 1x4 right? From looking at the eBay they seem to sell for like 30 bucks. Why hasn't a guy chucked up a piece in a lathe and turned a round on that has a reel seat or at least a spot to band a reel on?

I feel like I'm missing out.

Offline RyanW

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Re: Green hornet rods
« Reply #1 on: Dec 17, 2018, 09:22 AM »
The whole point of the Green Hornet is nostalgia. A reel seat would destroy that. However, they do look very easy to make. 1x4 sounds about right. Sand down a fiberglass blank tip for that “spring bobber” action and it would make for a killer shallow water panny setup. Basically a schooley but more better  ;D

Now I really want to watch Grumpy Old Men and build some rods....... :tipup:
“When the fish are biting, it really doesn’t matter what you’re using. When the fish aren’t biting, it really doesn’t matter what you’re using” - Uncle Dave


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