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Author Topic: what i've been up to all winter (pics)  (Read 3042 times)

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what i've been up to all winter (pics)
« on: April 04, 2008, 09:25:18 AM »

thought i'd post some pics to get this forum started.
i started building rods around xmas and i'm totally addicted. Here's what i've been working on all winter:

Like i posted earlier, here are a few of my older bps rods i customized.
i removed the foregrips and split rear ones:

Then i replaced the missing screw-in but caps:



here's a 6'6" M spinning rod i did for a buddy:


liked it so much i did one for me too ;D



finally, picked up a nice allstar and batson excel blank off ebay so
i added a new jerkbait rod (left) and finesses jig rod (7'6" M/xfast) to the arsenal. Both of these were my first spiral wraps, got to try them out over easter and i love 'em!



i've got 5 more rods to build yet for a few friends... so hopefully more pics to come.


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Re: what i've been up to all winter (pics)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 09:36:01 AM »

Great work dude.  Getting rid of the extra cork & twisting the guides really reduces the weight and helps the balance.

Now help me talk Big John into ditching the Kistlers, and letting us make him some rods next winter.   ;)
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Re: what i've been up to all winter (pics)
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 10:26:24 AM »

i seem to remember him pulling a big-ole football head out of a nice bass on table rock w/ some pool-cue kistler he won at the banquet the night before.
No big deal, just the fish that would have sent us to FOM nationals...   :D:) ;D
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Re: what i've been up to all winter (pics)
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 11:40:28 AM »

Justin-

I know you dont have kids, so are the Crayons and Color Pencils for you? ;D
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Re: what i've been up to all winter (pics)
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 01:02:57 PM »

no those would be my wife's (the illustrator)... i only use finger paints. ;D
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