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  1. jg125

    Anybody remember shakespeare bottle blanks

    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 of tuna
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    Resin got really 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 pulled out my diamond 11 resin and was really thick L mean when you turned the bottle upside down it did not move but was still soft should I try to heat...
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    Braid Butt Wrap

    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 it. Got to get out of my old school ways and try something besides diamonds and chevrons been watching some videos on other alternatives in a little rut...
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    Has anyone here used thread masters one

    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 to dry though I put it out in the sun after a couple days thinking it was moisture trapped stayed the same I did use it on lighter thread with ok...
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    Rod I did for a girl freind of mine

    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 artists on here.
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    Another old school rod re-done

    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 the butt wrap didn't but any thing new just used what I had laying around in my thread box I did paint the blank cleaned up the wood foregrip and rear...
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    Old True Value Rod

    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.
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    UC rod that my friend wanted built

    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 stripper guide and a large roller tip with ring guides so he was kind of on a budget so he had two choices which was pac bay eliminator which was I liked or...
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    Started building rods again 30 yrs later

    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 Rod building illness came back. So I had some old blanks that were laying around for 35yrs had to finish them this is one of the first ones I did in...