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01-17-2008, 04:49 PM
here is the handle assembly for the first of hopefully many.

7' 15 - 25lb graphite blank heavy action

01-17-2008, 05:38 PM
i like the cork, whad u use?

01-17-2008, 06:59 PM

12" for the butt and 2" foregrip. the seat is an 18 graphite. butt capp is a polished something or other.

01-19-2008, 01:10 PM
what a pain to align the guides!:conf:

now on to the wrapping.

01-19-2008, 03:34 PM
just get a general idea... your gonna have to move em again.

01-19-2008, 07:58 PM
well I finally got the stripper guide on. :hs: on the second take.

takes a while to get them exactly where you want them or pretty close. I think that I'm wrapping too tight because I can't move it around after. Does that sound right?

01-19-2008, 10:28 PM
They shouldn't be wrapped too tight so that you can adjust them. firm

01-20-2008, 10:59 AM
Thats what MrHunters was saying. I did the second guide less tight and they are both pretty much aligned. 2 down, 5 to go.

what do yo do if the thread gets "fluffy"? Will it look bad when finished or does it not matter?

01-20-2008, 03:52 PM
all wrapped up. now I need to do the finish. MrHunters, is your 4 rpm motor available?

01-21-2008, 09:25 AM
sure, i'm still waiting fot my next set of components...have you finished your decorative?

i don't know what you mean by fluffy but i found mistakes were a bit exagerated after the finish

01-21-2008, 12:22 PM
no decorative yet. I'll do that first.

01-28-2008, 02:30 PM
Well its done. I think it came out pretty ok. I think its gonna be a good rod for plugging and trolling heavier lures.

01-28-2008, 02:33 PM
and 2 closer ups. The reel is an Okuma AE55. It is smooth, 11 BB

01-28-2008, 02:47 PM
lookin good, nice and tight on the wraps.

no diamonds? ;)

01-28-2008, 04:26 PM

Theres a striper sticker that will be in the middle silver.

01-28-2008, 09:25 PM
nice cabo too if my eyes are correct.

01-29-2008, 10:52 AM
Nope. Its an Okuma Aveon 55. Seems really nice, 11 BB and 380 yards of 10 lb test.

01-31-2008, 09:32 AM
I assembled handle 2 yesterday, my wrist is killing me now! Oh well, stupid cork reamers.

01-31-2008, 11:44 AM
I assembled handle 2 yesterday, my wrist is killing me now! Oh well, stupid cork reamers.

way ahead of ya :hidin:

01-31-2008, 03:04 PM
so I'll see you tomorrow night then.?

03-10-2008, 07:20 AM
here is the finished product of rod #1. Had a little trouble with fuzzy thread but with a bit of 800 grit sandpaper, came out almost smooth. thanks for the help MrHunters, and the drying motor!