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rod building/repair project no 1 of 3

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so i've got this st croix avid 15' spey 10/11wt, it's a beast of a rod, been trying to trade it for a different rod but no luck.

so alst night i realized that the top 2 sections are the equivalent of a 12wt @10' long so i decided it was time for a muskie/salmon rod.

so far i've whacked the handle off, and a bit of the upper grip, but left enough to keep the option of using it as a short switch rod.

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here it is fit right over the butt of the middle section. don't even have to shim.

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and the block of black walnut that will give me my butt cap, and also going to have a section at the top of the grip to cover up the cut, and rod overlay.

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so yeah next stop the getting the rest of it together, glued and in place, then over to my buddies lathe to shape the new grip pieces.

thursday i should get my fiber glass goodies for that build, and i'm also going to finally get around to rebuilding my tenants surf caster i've been putting off for a good half a year or so.

Posted on: 2013/7/16 12:46


Re: rod building/repair project no 1 of 3

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Wohoo!!! my glass blank arived to day, as i told dcg in another thread, it is a 7wt after all or for those who know the css system 7.28/65. but im fine with it the inital shake/wiggle test makes me super happy, plus i already have a 7wt rio gold so dont need to buy a line for it!

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there it is never been so happy to hold a long black rod!

Posted on: 2013/7/17 12:00


Re: rod building/repair project no 1 of 3

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well it's been a up and down ride with this batch of projects. both the glass blank and the st croix grips where i had the black walnut the epoxy let loose while taking the initial shaping with the cutting tool on the lathe(and boy do i really want a freakin metal lathe!!!).

the glass chucked up and ready to go....

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forgot i had a spool of green silk, was going to do a really dark blue thread but i like the green on black better. and a new old stock stripping guide i found at the local porn and bait shop.

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the st croix with the cotton wood bark grip tip. left it long for switch capabilities and i'm pretty glad i did cause my shoulder was not happy with me last night after throwing that thing around for a few hours.

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and a little guy i tied up yesterday as well, should be interesting to see what it does in the water, doesn't really have a tail. hoping it's just gonna swim super wacky.

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next step build a multi rod drying rack...

Posted on: 2013/7/21 14:14






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