Another amateur re-wrap job now for my little 6 yo princess

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  1. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    well, to continue with my Saga of amateur builds or rewraping jobs and your good comments encourage me to show you another of my 1st wrapping jobs, this might be the 3rd rod that I re-wrap all the guides, there are some things that now I think I would have done different but the ending job was pretty good.

    my little princess of 6yo asked me when I would make a rod for her with the colors of her Barbie house, with pink, yellow and gold thread, of course that work was posponed until a finished some rods I was rebuilding for a close friends.

    I saw on my rods a short 6' rod 15-25lb with no-name or brand visible anywhere, its made of solid glass, it had some light corroded SS wire light rings on it but the rest of the rod was in really good shape, I was actually able to dead lift 12# with the rod, it was all bent on a "U" form actually the tip was all the way down to the reel seat level but no sight of fatigue so, Im pretty sure it could dead lift 15# too, just imagine it just like the ugly stick unbreakable rods.
    so, it would be perfect for her to higth sticking a fish or dead lift the fishes she will catch.

    originally the rod had just 4 guides but when I made a static test on it for my liking it needed at least 2 more for being too parabolic, I ordered some TV pacbay minima chrome guides and rewrapped the rod with colors of a princess casttle, gold, yellow and pink, my kid told me where to put the pink thread, so it was made under her desires and supervision.

    I think it came up really well, its almost unbreakable for local shore fishing and most important my daughter is happy with his personalized rod that her daddy made for her, hint, her nickname within the family is Hope


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    she told me where to put the colors, so, I just followed order
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    with flash, this is how it looks on direct sun light

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    and a week after me and my kid went fishing to try her Princess rod (5x better than wallyworld kids fishing rod) and this is what happened (sorry if this forum is only to show pic to the rods build)

    obligatory selfi with my princess
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    she love it and its what it counts, right?
    still pending to add tons of mini stars on the blank and some sparkly dust to call it finished
     
  2. Nirvana

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    Perfect!
     
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    cmepen I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hookup!!! Nice! Love the pics! That is one fortunate young lady! You are one VERY fortunate father. congradulations!
     
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    Now were talking! Well done Alex.
     
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    Priceless!
     
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  6. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    thanks guys for your nice comments, still learning but the rod builing bug has bitten me badly, currently using a DIY manual wrapper but saving for a beginner power wrapper soon
     
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    Bonus points for dad !!!:appl::appl::appl:
     
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    Awesome !
     
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    Great work and memories there!
     
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    Nice work! Even better then that is being a great dad to your child. That is priceless.
     
  11. steelfish

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    Thanks again amigos, this part of the hobby (custom rods) is helping to get New friends and to bring more memories with the family
     
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    This is all a wonderful story!
    The coloring your daughter chose, and you following what she asks ... WONDERFUL!
    The result is a very personalized beautiful rod!
    Hope you and your daughter enjoy the special tackle you built and have lots of success with it!
    Medy.
     
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    Great job Dad! Matches her outfit!! Can't get enough of this kind of story here. You've now got an addict! Is that a Sargo??
     
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    Awesome!
     
  15. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    thanks compadre, no wonder why she choose the pink, right?

    locals call that fish "Fajaditos", but its a sargo as you correctly said

    here is a short video I made that day, hope you guys like it as much as I did.
    she have a nice style to use the reel, its natural

     
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    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    My six year old was a princess, then she turned 8.... Lord help me
     
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    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    seems like I never showed this rod when finished after the sparkly dust and stickers.

    my princess put the heart stickers by herselft on the rod as well as the sparkly dust, I put a coat of glue-spray while the rod was spinning on the drier and then my daughter poured the sparkly dust of different colors on random places of the rod, when the glue was dried to the touch I covered the stickers and dust with a really light coat of epoxy.
    the pictures really cannot do justice on how the rod look when you see it in person specially in sun light, she loved the rod.

    sorry for the lots of pictures but I feel very proud of her, she practically built the rod with just the help of my hands, she has all the honor on this one

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    Thats awesome. Great to see youngsters fishing and when dad made the rod its just that much better
     
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    Very nice Great to see kids involved in fishing and rod building
     
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    That's cool!
     

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