"Cast and Blast" Dubbing Needle

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  • UPDATE #4 - 11/16/2017 - Well, sorry folks, it looks like these have sold out again. Same thing: if you are interested in having me do a fourth run of them, please email me at info@spinozarods.com and I'll see what I can do...

    UPDATE #3 - 11/15/2017 - Okay I've finally made another batch of these which are available for purchase. Enjoy!

    UPDATE #2- 11/19/2016 - Oh no, it looks like we underestimated demand for these again and are sold out a second time. Apologies to those who were hoping to get one. Please shoot me a note if you still want one and I can see about doing a third run info@spinozarods.com

    Note: This is the second limited run of these dubbing needles that we have done (the first was limited to 16). They go quickly so don't delay!

    Every five years or so I decide to make a new set of dubbing needles and this one was a particularly fun edition for me to produce. The top portion is made from genuine Leonard Rod Company 51-7 Hunt butt section. The needle is turned slightly over the needle eye size and then glued into the bamboo which has been scalloped at the top near the opening.

    The lower part deserves explanation. A number of years ago a customer who was an avid collector of Purdey shotguns ordered five rods from me. He also sent me a large block of walnut with which to make his reel seats. The walnut was exceptional and came from a Purdey shotgun blank the he had hand selected himself.

    I used some of this extra wood to make the middle section of the needles. When considering a name for this series it seemed that having a bamboo fly rod married to a shotgun stock made it obvious: why not call it "cast and blast"? The name is written on the bamboo section along with the series number.

    Lastly, I have added a heavy brass base (with the Spinoza Rod Company cartouche imprinted) so the needle will sit upright on your tying table. I have also turned a brass point guard for the tip with a tiny cork core that will keep the needlle tip guard in place.

  • Shipping:

    We attempt to ship all of our items via the United States Postal Service and do our best to ship at cost (if other shipping providers such as UPS / FedEx / DHL are required we may add a surcharge to the shipping costs stated below). Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible. Our shipping rates are as follows, and are subject to change without notice.

    Domestic Shipping - USA

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Cost
    USPS Priority Mail $0 – $49.99 $7
    USPS Priority Mail
    $50 – $99.99 $9
    USPS Priority Mail
    $100 – $199.99 $15
    USPS Priority Mail
    $200 – $299.99 $18
    USPS Priority Mail
    $300 – $499.99 $22
    USPS Priority Mail $500 – $749.99 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $750 – $1,249.99 $38
    USPS Priority Mail $1,250 – $1,749.99 $45
    USPS Priority Mail $1,750 – $2,499.99 $52
    USPS Priority Mail $2,500 – $3,499.99 $70
    USPS Priority Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $100
    USPS Priority Mail $5,000 and up $150

     

    International Shipping - Canada

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class Mail (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 - $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $0 - $1,000 $50
    USPS Express Mail $0 - $599.99 $65
    USPS Express Mail $600 – $999.99 $75
    USPS Express Mail $1,000 – $1,499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail $1,500 – $1,999.99 $85
    USPS Express Mail $2,000 – $3,499.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $120
    USPS Express Mail $5,000 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Japan

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 – $400 $35
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $68
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $999.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $110
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $135
    USPS Express Mail International
    $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Rest of World

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (for reels and other small packages only) $0 – $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $60
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail International $500 – $999.99 $90
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $115
    USPS Express Mail International $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

    Returns:

    All items come with a  3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.

    Other Terms

    Please note that any international customs duties (such as VAT, etc.) are the responsibility of the buyer. Massachusetts residents must pay a 6.25% sales tax on all purchases.

     

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