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  1. lowprofile

    lowprofile Well-Known "Member"

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    Rainshadow RCJB 84XH. Fuji HB SiN II guides. 20,16,12,10. Alps seat, cord wrap. "White" golden habu snake skin (harvested for the rod).

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  2. cmepen

    cmepen I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sweeeet! Love the skin! Great blank too! Congrats on the nice build.
     
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    Hey Chris, very nice build! Question for you: how many #12 and #10 are you using? I was planning on getting this blank, so just curious what works for you. Thanks much!
     
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    Thanks!

    It has One 12 and five 10's.

    It's the second one I've built and is much lighter with poly cord vs. tuna cord and no under wraps. Seat is a size smaller than last one, I think a 22.
     
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    Nicely done Chris. From a distance the snake skin looks like a tiger over a JTDS.
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Very nice and great reel choice for that rod as well!
     
  7. brice

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    Great yoyo blank! Nice clean work!
     
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    Clean build Chris. :cool:
     
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  10. drumford

    drumford gotta go babe!

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    Oh that shit is just sick!:rockin:
     
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    Thanks guys, I'm happy with the way it turned out as well.

    I built it for a friend who is out here in Japan on a training deployment. He'll be back in SD in a month and using it to target T's off the pier (even convinced him to C&R) and local yellows from his boat. If this season is anything like lasts I'm sure that rod will get a good workout on some exotics.
     
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    It's a great stick! I've killed quite a few Tuna, wahoo and Mahi on mine fishing here in Japan. I like a shorter stick for YoYo since we drop deep with 6-8oz jigs but for 4oz, 120ft and less and throwing bombs it's fantastic. I've thrown surface irons with it and it loads very well. I've even used it for trolling cedars and jets.

    This is the last build I'll be using Fuji guides as I have built up quite the selection of Alps ringed and roller guides. Plus the benefit of being able to order custom color seats just ices the cake.
     
  13. DocSki

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    Nice Clean work
     
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    Outstanding work! Love the snake skin!
     
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    Thanks for the props.

    The snake skin isn't hard to do. We scale them and dry them then treat with glycol and they are ready In about 4 days. They've been taking two coats of CP. after applying to the blank with minimal adhesive (just a little super glue on the edges and center they get one generous 1st coat of CP that soaks in pretty quick then I do another coat about 8 hours later. Let it set up for a day while spinning and then add the thread caps on the end and epoxy. That one took two coats to smooth out enough for the stripper guide to be wrapped and then I did a coat on the wraps and built up a thread/epoxy ramp to the cord wrap. A final high build coat finished off the whole butt wrap and stripper guide.

    Give it a shot! First one I tested it on was an UL Walmart rod and it looks awesome now. Lol.
     
  16. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    yay !! awesome build amigo

    snake skin really put it aside from the rest, really unique !

    I have that same blank and debating on using those same Fuji guides or the HXN ALPS
     
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    Very nice work looks great.
     

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