Built it myself

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by tackle junkie, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. tackle junkie

    tackle junkie Newbie

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    I am really happy with the way this rod is turning out. I built it myself, including the cork grip I made from cork rings and shaped myself. I used 1 1/2" rings, the rear grip is 10" and the foregrip is 11". I used an Alps triangle seat to match the Trinidad 16 that is going on it. I used Alps guides and the blank is a Seeker Black Steel CJBF 70M rated for 30#.

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  2. Kareem Korn

    Kareem Korn Muffin Monster

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    That's badass.
     
  3. the hook

    the hook Bluesman

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    Did you have to soak the corks?
     
  4. The Bushman

    The Bushman The Bushman

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    Very nice work Jose... wow, cork rings... goin "old school". Clean looking blend and guidework.
     
  5. graya

    graya Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice and clean i built a 85 mega mag using the alps reel seat and guides i liked them the guides are real light.
     
  6. Zombie

    Zombie Member

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    Jose, really looks great. I like it.
     
  7. tackle junkie

    tackle junkie Newbie

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    Thank you guys, its nice to be able to share your work with others.

    John,
    I didn't soak the cork rings. Why would you soak the cork rings? What effect does it have on the cork?

    Guadalupe,
    I really like the Alps seat and the guides. They are very light and have a great finish. I haven't put the finish on but its a very light rod.

    Ken,
    I'm not sure I ever thanked you for the spacing on the Ulua 10'. It came out great. I'm hoping to break it in soon.
     
  8. F15hK1ll3r

    F15hK1ll3r Yea..Its kinda like that

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    Sick looking rod...Im getting into building..and I live near longbeach..Where do you get your supplies?Online?Shop near?
     
  9. finadict

    finadict Member

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    Excellent work man! Killer finish job too!
     
  10. DocSki

    DocSki Captain

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    I agree, excellent work and you really got an even and very clean finish. Be proud.
     
  11. Sluester

    Sluester I kill stuff

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    NICE!


    Don't worry about John, he's a cork soaker.LOL
     
  12. nunyabizness1

    nunyabizness1 BD Den Momma

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    Beautiful work! I like your choice of color combination.
     
  13. calicopro

    calicopro Member

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    The guide work is awesome. And the color combination is sick as well.


    Very nice work!!!
     
  14. Charlie Nguyen

    Charlie Nguyen Dragon weaver

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    ditto all above.:appl:
     
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    Looks good Jose, I like it.
     
  16. GUERO

    GUERO Mansfield to Alijos......

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    look killer bro
    as always
     
  17. the hook

    the hook Bluesman

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-O7J6LKnbk

    Good one, Mike.

    Nice wrap job, tackle junkie! Just having some fun with the cork ring humor.

    hj
     
  18. tackle junkie

    tackle junkie Newbie

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    That was some funny shit, obviously, I never saw that episode.

    AND

    NO! I never soak cork.
     
  19. the hook

    the hook Bluesman

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    I remember back between '68 and '70...
     
  20. Waterpup

    Waterpup Team Boat Soda

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    LOL!! That SNL video is great!

    Nice job on the stick, looks great! Be glad you didn't soak the cork.
     

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