Beautiful work color combo really works
Beautiful work great color combo
Beautiful build lots of time and skill into that
Killer build like them cross wraps great color combo beautiful work
Nice job on the weaves all them builds look great
Dig them under wrap red saw blades great fades beautiful work
Love that butt wrap and color combo beautiful
Very nice clean work
Great looking build love old school
That's talent beautiful work
Great looking build nicely done
Great color combo beautiful
Beautiful work as always great color combo
Very nice looking build
Beautiful work very cool looking build
I'm sure that's a tough one but great work
Looks like something from the Vikings days
Lot of work into that build beautiful work
Very nice clean work looks great
Looks great I still use the stainless guides myself on some of my rebuilds I'm beginning to hate rebuilds to much work
I like to see that myself pic's would help see what you are experiencing.
Beautiful work as always
That rod still looks like it is in pretty good shape I would just fish it rod restorations are a PIA did many of them better off starting from new,
Very nice great job
Repaired quite a few my self of the Chinese knock off rods at least the ones I did had eva foam arbors and were glued on.
That is a bunch of nice looking builds great work
very nice work did you ever cut that tag line off.
Seen it on the VooDoo rod site they give a explanation on what it does.
Great color combo and tiger beautifully done
great job looks great
Great color combo beautiful work
Great looking build very nice work
Great looking build
Very nice looking bulds great work
That is one work of art beautiful
Also like that color combo beautiful work
looks great when is the barbecue
Very nice looking build great work
I use syringes and the best thing I bought was a epoxy mixer and all my problems went away hope this helps.
Cool tiger beautiful work as always
Beautiful work nice detail and color
Great job looks great
Beautiful build as always
Very nice work looks great
Beautiful that belongs in a museum
Funny I tried that same on gimbles and they all broke loose all I use is slow cure.
Very nice beautiful work
Only one way to find out I think it will be ok.
Beautiful work great theme
Great job looks like you got some hours in that build
Your talents impress me from the butt to the tip wow beautiful work
Looks good for your first build catch them up
Great marbling job beautiful work
Perfection Beautiful Work
very nice job
[ATTACH] Showing my age great blanks for the money strong build a few back in the day. rod I built back in the 80's needed some love caught loads...
Back in the day I had a chance to buy a lot of gudebrod thread cheap when they went out which they were pretty local had a friend buy all there...
You really know how to put them colors together beautiful work
Love them old school butt wraps beautiful work
I been coating rods for more than 30yrs I use thread masters lite rods look good as I coated them.
Great colors beautiful work
I also tried them all with good results some of them don't give you enough working time when it starts to get to sticky I just mix another batch I...
Very nice looking great work
Great looking sticks beautiful work
I had a couple of rods that were Chinese knockoffs reel seats spun the rear grip were eva foam easy to remove reel seats spun off pretty easy with...
That's one beautiful build
Beautiful work great color combo as always
Great work looks pro to me
Great work That is a eye catcher
Beautiful work very cool looking builds.
Great job nice work
Amazing beautiful work
Great looking cool build
Like old school beautiful
That is a killer beautiful job
Nice looking build great work
Very nice great work
Man that looks awsome
Looking good sharp looking build
Great work nice color combo
Beautiful work killer looking builds
Great looking build also like the the marbling
That is a cool looking build great job.
Great colors beautiful builds
Looking good catch them up
nice work keep posting
Looks like Stuart roller guides they work
looks like a tuna killer to me
Beautiful build great color combo
Very nice clean build
Great looking builds
Great looking build great color combo
beautiful that's some talent
If your son is picking colors at 1yr old he will become one of the elite rod builders. Very nice job.
Very nice cross wraps they look great
That's some nice work great job
I also find myself coating under warps with a light coat for me its just a lot easier less bubbles can pack threads tighter but more time consuming.
It is a tough task but like everything else you learn how to apply enough pressure with out loosing pressure on the thread takes time been there.
looks pretty good to me did you try to bottom it out and see what it's look like
I use to do that back in the day and always I should have added a guide or too many guides for that build when you bend that blank you know what...
Whats up with the questions just fish it whats the worst that can happen if it breaks hang it up call it a day
That's one eye popper great looking build
My opinion is you should learn how to static load your blank and make all necessary guide ajustments under load.
very cool looking build great work
Beautiful build great color combo and very nice brick work.
very nice looking build
vert nice work looks great
Beautiful job great work
Go on the UC website you won't be disappointed
no I sent you a PM
There is a lot of whats there who's blank is it butt diameter size maybe I can help you I see your local.
Most spiral builds are like that transition guides are closer together so the line don't touch the blank.
Very nice work nice looking build
The best of the best beautiful
Sometimes it's not worth it buy the time you do the repair and don't have another build going at the same time what are you making to do it by...
That rear grip bangs beautiful work as always
That's funny how things that don't turn out too your liking and turn out beautiful great work and color scheme
Beautiful work cool fish decal great color combo
Beautiful great colors
That looks great beautiful work
Well done beautiful work
I also had that problem I tightened on my guide wraps and seemed to help I double wrap my heavy rods but apply finish to under wrap first like...
Very nice work that looks very time consuming
That's a piece of art beautiful work
Very nice work
great build nice work
If you want to keep the rod lite use a slick butt. Aluminum butt will ad some extra weight to your build.
Very nice looking builds great work
That is some really nice work also want to see it when done
Old or not that one beautiful build
That's a great looking build
Great looking build very clean and color combo
you got to click on the image.
I am with all the above with the fades awesome work
That's one beautiful build colors are great
Very nice build great color combo
Great looking build like color combo
looks good great work cool weaves
Great work cool build
Very nice clean looking build nice work
The master of the weaves the best.
Very nice clean build great work.
I also a fan of the blue & black beautiful as always .
I was able to get a small vice grip on the screw to hold back while I tried to unscrew the screw or pin might break but if that is the case you...
What brand rollers do you have sounds like the bushing is seized remove the roller use a awl to see if you can push it out try soaking it with...
Seen some nice work on this thread thanks for posting
That one is a eye catcher looks great very nice work and imagination
Them builds are on fire beautiful work as always
nice looking work
It's not about the rod It's the finish put the finish in the truck and the result will be amazing.
Had that happen to me with flex coat solved it by using syringes and the best thing I did was buy a epoxy mixer no more problems.
Very nicely done real classics
Great looking build nice color combo beautiful work.
I usually crank the heat up to 70 the night before I start applying finish Ill try the microwave to see if it thins out thanks for the reply .
my garage is climate controlled never below 60 in the coldest months
What worried me I seen it crystallize but not get that thick
Been a while since my last build almost a year due to some getting old problems back hip hands just could not get focused just starting back I...
I use a extra fine paint marker found at art stores they dry pretty fast.
Great looking build nice colors beautiful work
Very nice work like the cross wraps
Beautiful as always
Great looking build and color combo beautiful work
All I could say is wow lot of work in that build beautiful
Great looking build beautifully done
Great looking build and butt wrap nice color combo
Great job looks good
You give us novice builders so many ideas with your beautiful work
Beautiful work for a great cause
very nice work they look great
That's one cool looking build very nice clean work
I love retro wraps great work
Great job nice classy build
Never thought of using tape came out great beautiful job
Great looking builds some very nice thread work on them butt wraps.
very nice build looks great
That is a cool looking build great job
Looks professional to me great job.
Now that is talent beautiful work
Your really pumping them out beautiful work as always.
Great job like the trim work almost looks copper goes great with the black and blue.
Very nice clean build really stands out
This is my opinion a good rod builder can see that color combination in his or her head before that rod is being built than make ajustments while...
That's one cool looking build great work you wouldn't miss that one in the rack
That's one killer build beautiful work.
Great color combo like them under wraps beautiful work
I bet that will bind you in the sun very nice work
very nice work great looking build.
Great talent there don't get no better.
Beautiful work great color combo can't miss that one.
very nice work nice clean build
They look cool nothing wrong with them great work
Some of the best builds I seen from you can't say enough.
great job nice work
Great color combo beautiful build
That's one cool looking build beautifully done
very nice work
Beautiful work love that green one.
Nice stuff looks great
He was one of my favorites growing up beautiful work
Great looking build very nice clean work
Beautiful work great color combo.
That's one pretty build beautiful work
Very nice clean work.
Nice work looks great
Love the old school with new school with diamonds beautiful work
Sharp looking build beautiful work
Really like the tiger with the tuna under wrap that is really nice
I had the same problem with D2 put it on the dash board in the sun of my truck for a hour and it was back to working viscosity
Killer build very nice thread work
Beautiful work great looking build
Very nice clean work looks great.
I feel your pain seems like they all do that if you don't buy of them on a regular basis.
Beautiful work great color combo the gold makes it pop
Would look great but how would it work on a small circumference with out breaking apart
Great looking build nice color combo
beautiful build hope you catch them up
That is not the reel seat that is the reel foot broken seen that before on tld 50's
That's one classy beautiful build.
Very nice looks great
Great video never get tried of watching them
Very nice clean work also like that cross wrap
Beautiful work they look great.
Nice work looks great
Beautiful build never get tired of seeing your work
Beautiful as always love that cross wrap.
Very nice job.
beautiful master piece.
Very nice work great job
The best of the best.
Beautiful work as always great color combo classy looking.
I tell you that looks so good a none rod builder would think it was a decal beautiful work as always.
Can't wait to see it finished.
Looks good to me never seen a bad one of yours.
Some times things don't work out to your likings been there but anyway nice work looks good to me.
Keep it you can see all the work involved looks great.
beautiful build and color combo.
Very nice work looks great.
Great work nice color combo.
Very nice work looks really clean.
Beautiful work never get tired of seeing your posts.
Look great nice detail
Look like a classic great work nice butt wrap
Nice work nice marbling looks great
Great work keep them coming
I do think you might be better off going with a hard stainless guide for that type of trolling with monel if you are dragging large mojo's...
Beautiful work as always.
Looks great nice job
Jim that's one beautiful build with a lot of thought into it color scheme is the best
Beautiful work that's an eye catcher
Man that looks great beautiful job
Beautiful great color combo that's one cool looking build
Beautiful work looks great
Beautiful work nice color combo
Looks good to me nice work
That looks like it took some time beautiful
Beautiful great color combo
Very nice looks great.
What class are they I will be interested
Beautiful work nice color combo.
Beautiful love the tuna fish theme.
nice work looks good.
Seen a lot of red white blue builds this is badass beautiful work.
Looks great to me nice work.
Beautiful work the best.
very nice clean build.
That's one classy build
That's a beautiful piece love seeing your work
That is cool love it.
Love that butt and foregrip wrap that is sharp looking beautiful work.
Beautiful work as always your color combos are off the hook.
Keep doing work looks great keep posting.
Don't wont to break your bubble by doing that your just making another week spot in that blank it's just the law of physics. been there.
very nice clean work beautiful
very nice look great
That's beautiful great color combo.
That's some beautiful work nice color scheme too.
Great work nice color combination as well
That's one beautiful build great color combination
Thanks doc you don't have to be a engineer just common sense.
Like I said that rod is sick beautiful work as always.
Might be a varmac reel seat seen a lot of harnells with that kind of reel seat. hope this helps.
Beautiful work keep them coming
beautiful that's one cool looking stick
Great detail they really show great work.
They really show nice color combo
Thanks for sharing.
Dude who would think of that the best.
Don't get no better then that nice color combo
Them tigers really came out beautiful
Looks great very nice work
Doc keep them videos coming learned so much of your knowledge over the years you are one of the best artists in this trade left. keep them coming.
Wow that's beautiful
very nice work nice color combo
Give mudhole a call take a better pic of one of the good guides and email the pic how do you know its a fuji guide should be stamped on the guide...
I think mudhole still sells them with the grey insert.
I seen builds in the past built that way doe's it really matter still doing the same thing.
I think every builder has his own theory and preference on how they design there build great work Casey
You can sand it be careful not to sand into the blank.
that's one pretty rod beautiful work.
Beautiful work nice tiger
beautiful love that chevron and color combo
Great work you can see you put some time into that build nice color combo.
That's beautiful great color scheme that tiger is off the hook.
Great work nicely done.
That's a eye catcher beautiful work.
That one is different subtle look the best.
That's one classy looking build.
That's one beautiful master piece great color combo.
very nice clean looking build
That's one pretty rod beautiful work.
I static test my builds easy to do takes some time in the end you got perfect line clearance.
That's a classy set don't get better than that.
Great Job nicely done.
Beautiful work really like that color combo
That is cool looking great work
Had the same issues till I got rid of the tac rag and used the back side of tape to get dust off and wipe down with denatured alcohol.
If I didn't live a couple thousand miles away I be in one of them classes to learn off them first class builders why be a pioneer when you have...
Years ago I used flex coat worked great but did a couple of white blanks with light colored thread and after a couple months it really yellowed...
Like that cross wrap and color combo amazing work
I used them all had problems with some until I bought a epoxy mixer best thing I did them problems went away I use several one for winter one for...
Beautiful ran out of words
That's one badass cross wrap beautiful work great color combo too.
Beautiful work the best
I give up
Great job looks great.
beautiful work brother
Amazing work great color combo
very nice work great color combo
your work is great you are the one of the old school builders that I still enjoy your real life work ethics.
nice work like the green always a nice combo
That's a classic
I think color combo's come from what comes out of you at the time you start your build and if your not feeling it it's not going to be good.
very nice great work
Very nice build
beautiful as always very nice color scheme
very nice work like the ketchup bottle
I would use a syringe you can't go wrong till you get it wright
Looks great thanks for sharing
very nice work guys
Thread artist at work nice!
Very nice work they look great
Nice work like the butt wrap
Great color combo beautiful. To me I think that's the hardest job of rod building is putting color schemes together
That's one really though out color combo build beautiful work
Very cool looking build like it
Very nice work guys thanks for sharing your skills
beautiful work as always
very nice work looks great
Great job like the color sceme
I use the Pac Bay seem to hold up fine.
well done great looking rod
Well done like the color sceme great looking build
looks great nice work
Nice job like the butt wrap.
It's call get a life
Love them old school builds beautiful work
beautiful build doesn't get any better
That is one killer color combo couldn't pass that on the rack beautiful job
Beautiful job that's what you call artwork
Looks good to me nice job
you got some talent there nice work
Beautiful work like that reel seat
You mean uc76hp the best thing would be get a reel of the size you are going to use and do a load test you might need to add another guide or two
that's some nice work there great job
nice work like the old rods too
I use a extra fine paint marker you can buy them at a craft store.
Beautiful trio perfection!
great job looks very professional to me
That is one cool looking build I like them colors too.
I never rush when applying finish if it starts to become unworkable I mix another batch.
That's one cool looking build beautiful work
Beautiful perfect work
Don't know what to sat anymore but wow!
your work amazes me btw love that split grip
beautiful as always
No doubt in my mind the way you can put them color schemes together that you are a true artist.
great work like the color combos
That's some beautiful work brother looks pro to me
You can tell you put some time into that very impressive
looking good very nice work
I totally agree with rod bond great stuff I would stay away from using the rod bond fast cure used it for a couple of gimbals was in a rush both...
nice work that butt wrap is a killer
beautiful master piece looks like a lot of time was put into that build
well done nice clean work
Dude that is bad ass great color combo too
beautiful nice color combo
Jim keep them coming never get tired of your master pieces.
nice work nice marbling job
Looks great nice work
very nice build nice color combo
Love that old school look
The best beautiful work
Jim your work never gets old thank you for posting
Tat is one bad ass butt wrap
nice job looks great
Just keep them coming love your work
That rod belongs in a cartoon museum to nice to fish
dude I am out of words
very creative was baffled to.
to each is own every reel seat has it place depending on the builders preference
Thanks for the reply keep up the good work
very nice job by the way what did you use to paint the blank
I would just sell it and put the money from that blank to purchase a blank that fits your needs.
Did you try a heat gun and try to peel it off lightly or you might be able to cover it up with thread did it in the past with good results.
Great job keep it up
that's one master piece
another master piece
very nice looking sticks
that looks pro as you can get great job
Dude that is smoking
can never get enough of seeing that awesome work
I am not sure but looks like you need to start a reverse chevron by the way looking good.
Was bored had some braid laying around for years never had interest in using it I'll tell you one thing is how fast you can do a butt wrap with...
That's some good info thanks for sharing I grew up in that era had a few myself still have one I re done was the green glass.
Love that butt wrap nice
All I can say is WOW
That is no amateur job well done
That's one eye catcher love the colors
A true artist
That's your trademark and there is no other like them love to go to that show to have a chance of winning one of them.
very nice work brother
The best of the west!
That's a old beauty
A lot of ebay sellers list some of it as rod building thread and when you get it ends up being sewing thread coated with some kind of wax or some...
Been watching your videos for years hope you keep them up learned a lot off of them and you always made sure you showed all the details not like...
I don't know why they would make that butt so thick that it won't fit into a #6 ferrule. With that butt being so thick I don't think taking a...
I would of never guessed that one great job
They are some banging rods
Great work as always
Very nice work that is sweet
Dude It's not right to bad mouth someone on this forum by rights he is not responsible for that rod once the carrier receives it. he doesn't owe...
I see he did a hell of a job rod looks great
Thanks for the reply heard a lot about them was wondering who was going to carry them then I seen your post looking to get some #2 strait when...
Looking good I like working on old school rods myself
Very nice job
Love it you make the best rods around
Thanks for the tips. Great looking rod
Do they make a AB2
Great work and looks sweet
Had a problem with micro bubbles by applying to much heat too the finish now I move on to the next and get what I missed on the second time solved...
That's a different look great job
Bottom line everyone has there own way to produce a bubble free beautiful finish use what works for you.
found some pics online you can buy tips from small to large like I said I was in the Mechanical Building trades for 38yrs got mine free but if you...
I will try to get one tomorrow
I had the same thing happen to me now I use a B style acetylene tank with a presto lite torch that last for ever and you can ajust your flame to...
Also like the blue and orange
beautiful work the best I seen
Thanks Einar you got it right
you can get a good buck for that rod . To help you buy something that you want.
List it on here somebody would be very happy with that rod
Can't see how you can make that lighter looks like you got the lightest components on there now probably a E glass rod if the rod isn't special to...
All depends on the reel that you will be using some reels have thicker feet.
Like them too
Don't know anything about the guides I would put them on where you think they should go and do a static test and then you can make your ajustments...
I built 2 UC one was cx 55xxh-f the other was a cx 55xxh your not breaking them. Love them rods
A guy on my dock has terez matched up with talica 25's had two that broke on a bft tuna trip.
Did you build the above stated rods your self or they where factory rods I am a little confused
Not saying Chris does not take care of his equipment it happens time to time but some guys are just rough I seen it all. most rods were fractured...
That is a beautiful statement of art work
Did you try giving seeker a call
That is bad ass like the red
very nice I like it
got that right
That rod is the shit tonight big time
Funny thing a friend of mine brought an older rod that he was giving to him by a friend that was to old to fish with a reel seat that someone put...
That is nice!! how many of us are old enough to remember that cartoon.
I wish I was that close ordering online sucks
That's a long shot technology has changed I am old school too maybe someone has one in the dust.
Like the dragon got to try that I'm to old school got to get up to snuff.
Nice job them little things we all went thru and most of them nobody else could notice but you or a expert that is what will make you a better rod...
O man you out did yourself that is outstanding I could of sold a hundred of them tomorrow only live a few blocks from the stadium I'm sure Carson...
nice clean build
your work is the best
every build you do has it's trademark on it beautiful work.
YA I fish the old grounds often and sometimes its hard to hold bottom with 10 oz 's
From what I can see looks great
I used both alps witch I caught large mako shark and big eye tuna with no problem with either guides sounds to me like angler abuse see it all...
I would post that in the northeast forums where they build for giant bluefins.
I think that color is a personal thing what ever floats your boat I am digging blue bottom left.
Sorry guys to much drink last night you guys are the best
that's a cool looking build
remember newtons law I was shot in the ass at the time
nice work dude like the color combo as well
like that dorado
That is one hot looking rod nice job
A guy from my marina bought 2 MHX 2-PTSW54XXH 4'6" 50-100# blanks as a kit to build himself but never got around to it and asked me if I would do...
cool looking build
Not really just what you have there lot of guys got away from full rollers including myself most of the builds I do for me are all ring guides...
That's a nice rod for $15.00 you wouldn't have any trouble moving that here on the east coast for 5x what you paid for it every body here is stuck...
That's what you call a broomstick heavy duty trolling there are better options available for what you want to do. I don't fish the west coast but...
Phenix HAX780X2H and a penn visx16 at 45lbs of drag will pull you out of the boat hope your a young buck.
like the color combo they look great
rods look great like them butt wraps
Love old school builds
what can you expect from one of the best but wish it was an EAGLES theme.
Looks good as all your work does
That's one sharp looking rod like them colors too
nice job looks good to me I tried them all and every finish has it's own character and takes time to get it right.
Great looking rod
That's different cool build
The best of the best
nice work as always
one of the best
I like it got to watch your tension like Fat Cat says it will just break like to use it for butt wraps and under wraps.
that is one cool build looks great
very nice build
nice looks great like the look
look like really nice guides who carries them
3/8" is fine all depends on what type of look your looking for. seen them as long as 1" guide prep is your key and selecting the right guide for...
yes you can you can use a dremel tool with a cut of blade just enough cut thru the thickness of the slick butt I found it easy to to cut four...
Did several UC white blanks with no problem
Is it a Factory blank from UC or a blank that was painted by someone else.
Thread work can be done but don't know what your talking about when you said dye, are you talking about the color on the blank bleeding thru thread.
I used nylon thread like gudebrod and danville no ncp thread I guess i'll wait to get enough repairs to use 2 part epoxy.
That's sharp looking one of a kind
I bought a bottle just for repairs and mostly with bad results that was with black thread after a few coats you get a bluish haze when it starts...
I think more information would help with replys
did you try ebay
GOT SOME PIC'S I GOT TO SEE WHOS BRAND THEY ARE.DO HAVE 10's
Dude you hit the lottery with that offer
been there try it drinking a couple large vodka martinis
about 3 to 4 hours
Just getting back into the swing of after a long time off its a passion that never leaves you my work my not be the the best like the other...
Ok see you load tested the rod and don't have any sharp arc angles of your line between your guides it will work fine good luck with it catch them up.
What were your guide sizes seems like a guide height problem you should get away with less than that. I would go to the lamiglass site and look up...
Like FAT CAT says you can call aftco but there is a number stamped on the top of the guide that would let you know what roller assembly to buy I...
Don't know what blank it is seems like a 50# igfa just used it to practice on if you look you see some old gudebrod butt wrap incorporated into...
I had the same problem with drove me nuts put a load test on the rod when the angle got severe I noticed the line was rubbing on the metal of the...
Her is a old true value rod I bought back in the 70's brought back to life one of the first rods I did when I started building again.
how do you like then crb dryers went to bed one night and found my build on the floor wobble like crazy. Junk
that old gudebrod cement had a few missiles go off.
man looks like you got a thousand hours into that built that's something to look at.
Looks good to me pal
I am interested what colors available and price pm me thanks
yes I do don't no what you mean let me know
My friend captain Frank ask me if I can build this rod for a up coming shark tournament which was in two weeks and he wanted a large roller...
Do a google search on it you will find a lot of American flag builds to help you get some ideas.
that's an eye catcher like them colors
Hey pal been there as most of us been by the way very nice build you should set your self up with a jig to load test your rod not hard...
every build that dude doe's is great
I here you on that I been using magnify head lenses even with them I have to take breaks and let my eyes refocus certain colors are a real bitch...
And I want to thank all the guys for their replies.
Dam then pineapples were good thanks for letting me know about the sale
great first job nice.
Was building rods back in the late 70's and early 80's for a hobby than it came to a halt when I got married. Just retired a few years ago and the...
that's cool and a classic
great job looks like a lot of time put into that piece.
Your work is the one of the best I seen in my 60 yrs
Nice great job
Great Job Dude Nice Looking piece I know that took some time.
back in the day I used to paint the blank and put a thin coat of thread masters lite but was never happy with the results. my brothers son inlaw...
you must of used power pro try another brand that is thinner in diameter
I am a reel and rod junkie can.t help it
Dude you are a artist one of the best.
what size reel seat you are referring too a 30s has no problem mating with a #22 to #24 size reel seat or a # 2 aluminum aftco or equivlant. The...
Chris if you are looking to sell it let me know. Jay
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