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Rod Building 101
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Goodfortune sought my help building his first rod. He's over now reading, watching -up on setting the reel seat. We have the rod spine located and all matters handled with spacing of the reel seat and keeping it true. We are about to apply the reel seat epoxy, set it and then probably also set the cork handle.

Mike was nice enough to bring a gift which we have already opened:

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Posted on: 2011/6/16 11:52
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Rod looks great.Love the burbon color reel seat.

Posted on: 2011/6/16 12:52
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Reel seat set, time to measure out and temporarily set guides:

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Posted on: 2011/6/16 13:00
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So what type of blank and whats the wt ?

Posted on: 2011/6/16 13:35
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Quote:

Bruno wrote:
So what type of blank and whats the wt ?


that would be plastic, and probably a couple ounces.

Posted on: 2011/6/16 13:38
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Love the reel seat recessed into the cork. I always use Struble grips and seat because the hard work is already done for you. You always get a perfect fit and the cork is very high quality.
Nice work.

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Looks great! Just be careful with that bourbon while you wrap those guides!

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Rainshadow 8 foot 4 weight, guides are taped in place and spacing is correct. mike will be wrapping his first guides soon:

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You sound like a proud pappa.

Nice looking rod.

Posted on: 2011/6/16 15:34
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Just havin' fun passing the time in between instructions. mike is busy wrapping. The coating of wraps will be another day:

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Posted on: 2011/6/16 17:02
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Jack, you just helped me decide what I'm getting from the state-store on the way home.

Nice Rod. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Mike made the wraps on one section, just above the butt. We color-preserved and he's taking the rest of the project home to finish all the wraps himself.

The full rod description should be Rainshodow RX6, 4 piece, 4-weight, 8 feet.

We may get together to clear-coat the wraps next week. Finished product ready according to Mike's motivation:

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Posted on: 2011/6/16 18:22
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Nice job Mike - your a good egg jack !

It is currently 111 degrees outside

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I love that rod and have built 3 of them for friends. Blue on Blue is awesome. I have even done green wraps and it looked good.

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Beautiful work! I really like those Rainshadow blanks, but I prefer Irish whiskey with mine. Funny how the wraps always go on smoother after a few shots.

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