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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 01-22-2019, 05:09 PM   #31
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:17 PM   #32
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Nice and clean. Simple fore transition. Looking good. I would like to feel the rod once its done and compare the same rod done ngc.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:19 AM   #33
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Iím looking forward to throwing when itís done. Test casting, it seemed to be a solid 1-2.5/3oz rod. Thats what I was looking for. That covers the majority of stuff that i throw.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:28 AM   #34
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Done, but considering one more coat on the ramp to make it flush with the grip.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:29 AM   #35
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:29 AM   #36
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:32 PM   #37
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Some reason i didnt notice the blank is blue . Nice color coordinated build.
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:14 AM   #38
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thanks, i want to get a look at it in some decent light.

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Old 01-27-2019, 12:32 PM   #39
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last couple. final build weight was ~10.4oz.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:12 AM   #40
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Looks great and will be like casting air.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:00 AM   #41
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Nice job Drew.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:05 PM   #42
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:09 PM   #43
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I'm hoping to get out and throw it tomorrow. I would have liked to keep the build weight under 10oz (if I knew it was this close). Comparing the epoxy on this rod vs others, I was a little heavy (granted, subtle difference). I also might have been able to tweak the grip a bit to shave a little weight.

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Old 02-05-2019, 05:56 PM   #44
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I took advantage of the good weather and threw this rod for a bit. I only had stuff that was up to ~2.5oz or over 4oz. 4 is basically a no go on this rod, I wasn't expecting to throw 4 anyway. The rod handled everything up to 2.5 beautifully. Absolutely what I wanted out of this rod. Hopefully, it fishes as well as it throw. 2.5 covers most of the plugs I throw, cutty stuff, etc. I'm not sure if it will throw my rigged eels. I'm thinking it might be just short there.

I also upgraded to a Renzetti lathe. Set it up today, might mess around with it later tonight if I can get back to my office.

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Old 02-05-2019, 08:07 PM   #45
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Sounds like it works for you. Most of the plugs most people throw is 3oz under. Sounds like a perfect blank.
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