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Rod Building So, you've landed a nice fish on a plug you made, eh? Now, the next step, building your own RODS!

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Old 10-09-2018, 03:40 PM   #1
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Winter builds

It's a bit early, there's still plenty of fishing to be done but wrapping season will be here before you know it. I have less on the table this year. Another 3-6 vapor trail (deep blue) is the only surf stick that I have plans for. I picked up 2, one for a back up. The exchange rate is extremely favorable right now (vs last year, ~$150 less for 2 of them). Other than that I have 2 conventional rods that are half built. I'd like to finish one of them at least. Same goes for a affinity X 10wt flyrod.

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Old 10-10-2018, 06:18 AM   #2
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Looking to build another 9' (ish) spinner, something to toss maybe 1 - 4 oz. Havent purchased a blank yet, still looking around.

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Old 10-10-2018, 06:49 AM   #3
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Have a couple tip section repair/rebuilds to start .
Ferrule explosion on 1 and a stress break on other.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:03 AM   #4
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I've had a Lami TriFlex blank sitting around for a while that needs to be built. Should be a nice BSB and Tautog rod. Maybe a light spinning rod for my wife and it sounds like I'll be getting orders for a light trolling rod from a few of the charter guys.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:42 AM   #5
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Just stripped a xra1083 built as a conventional and rebuilt it as a light spinner using Titanium KL20H-KL10H-KL8m to KT 8 runners. This is a great layout for 9-10ft rods and 4000-5000 sized reels. The rod itself looks awful (since there is no foregrip to cover the old scars and I had no interest in repainting the blank) but casts the nuts. Plan to try it for shore albie stuff.
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