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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 01-12-2018, 01:16 PM   #31
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Epoxied the 2 pieces on the VT 4-8. Used Roddancer 2 part. Solid like 1 piece. I spined the tip section and the imprint rod name seems to be on the spine. One thing I advise, remove rubber tip protector. Exhausts trapped air in blank to keeps both pieces together . I didn't realize there was a plug on tip and the 2 halves didn't like each other. LOL. Repelling like two a like magnetic poles.

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:39 AM   #32
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I am still waiting on my vt's. I was hoping to have them by now. I should finish the first flyrod tomorrow I hope. The 9wt is up first, then the 10.

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Old 01-14-2018, 06:00 PM   #33
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the 9wt is wrapped. the single foot snakes are a beotch to get on.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:01 PM   #34
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:18 PM   #35
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Being so thin i could see it being a bitch. How bout guide adhesive?
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:47 AM   #36
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My VTs are finally in. They're at the distributor, I should have them in a few days. These have the 'new' ferrules.

Still making very slow progress on the flyrods. Dragging arse this winter.

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Old 01-17-2018, 12:49 PM   #37
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My VTs are finally in. They're at the distributor, I should have them in a few days. These have the 'new' ferrules.

Still making very slow progress on the flyrods. Dragging arse this winter.

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Old 01-21-2018, 09:14 PM   #38
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pics of the 9wt section prior to finish. the rod is about 1oz heavier than a comparable 9wt. the cts is lighter for the tip and mid section but heavier in the butt section. that is somewhat on purpose. first, i may take the handle down a little more so the weight may change. i purposely left the handle a bit larger to better accommodate my hand. the grips on commercially available rods are a little smaller than i would like (i think).
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:17 PM   #39
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last two. the bottom grip in the one photo compares my grip to my current favorite 9wt (CF Burkheimer).

ps - the vt's should arrive wed or thurs. i might start on one of those this weekend.
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:15 AM   #40
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Two maybe three more builds added to my list for the winter. First up is a GSB 1321 MH for a Canal friend as he found a local source for it. Depending on how it feels I might build one for myself. Then I added the new ODM NEX1 3-8 to my builds after checking one out of the weekend at the CT Surfcasters show. It looks like the Lami BT 108 3M will be put off for another year unless I find one locally and really like how it feels as I still want to put my hands on one before buying the blank.

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Old 02-05-2018, 10:14 AM   #41
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Laid down the grips and taped the guides onto the 1321mh this weekend, waiting for the backyard to dry up a little for a few test casts.

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Old 02-05-2018, 11:44 AM   #42
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I have a custom 20 plus year old Red top custom Lamiglass Honey no reel seat conventional 8104 inside the blank . at 8ft the buts to long for a boat rod its 28 inch from the fore grip to butt .. must of been a jigging rod any ideas or suggestions
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