Built it myself

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

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  1. tackle junkie

    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

    That's badass.
  3. the hook

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

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

    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

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

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

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

    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.

    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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Very nice work!!!
  14. Charlie Nguyen

    ditto all above.:appl:
  15. 1:11

    Looks good Jose, I like it.
  16. GUERO

    look killer bro
    as always
  17. the hook


    Good one, Mike.

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

  18. tackle junkie

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


    NO! I never soak cork.
  19. the hook

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

    LOL!! That SNL video is great!

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