Building my own rod - my first attempt

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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby 4liters » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:02 am

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Fish-cador wrote:..............and I should be good to use the BBQ grill rotisserie tomorrow. :rofl:

Love the progress pics! The serious rod builders, I'm guessing they have an alternative to the humble rotisserie...as in a lathe or something similar worth mega $$$$?
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Pretty similar, they're cheaper than my BBQ but I guess you can't cook a pork shoulder on them so you're not really getting the same functionality.
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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby Fish-cador » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:23 pm

Guides installed. Too flashy but that's what will make this rod stand out. Should be ready soon.
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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby Scraglor » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:29 pm

Looks good, you weren't wrong when you said you would be ok haha

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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby Fish-Hunter » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:32 pm

So far it's coming together nicely :thumbsup:

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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby Fish-cador » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:37 pm

Scraglor wrote:Looks good, you weren't wrong when you said you would be ok haha

I am happy with the result.

I just realized it was costly to start this hobby. Buying epoxy and threads all added up. I have 600 yards of wrapping thread at the moment but I probably used only about 30. I have enough epoxy to make 10 rods. I have enough masking tape to paint a house. :rofl:

Guess what, I went to CA this afternoon looking for another blank. Addictive! :down:

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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby Fish-Hunter » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:45 pm

Fish-cador wrote: Guess what, I went to CA this afternoon looking for another blank. Addictive! :down:


Indeed it is addictive, but the end result is a one off rod that you made your own ;-)



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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby poodoo » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:10 pm

Looking good fc

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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby ducky » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:20 pm

Looking very nice. What's your wrapping rig?

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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby GTSHoon » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:27 pm

Loving it earl!
Destined to land some monsters im thinking
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Re: Building my own rod - my first attempt

Postby Fish-cador » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:51 pm

ducky wrote:Looking very nice. What's your wrapping rig?

all hand made mate. One turn at a time. Just like rolling a snot. :rofl: One good rub of the thumb can make a few turns. It's actually fast once you get to know the tricks. There is no need to lay the thread neatly side by side. Wrap it under tension even with gaps. After a few turns, push the thread side by side and tightly packed. You will be surprised there will be no over wraps.



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