Brown Copper Tiger

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Building Forum' started by Mark Fisher, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Mark Fisher

    Mark Fisher Outback Rods

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    G'day everyone,

    I decided to rebuild an old GUSA and dress it up a little. I did this tiger wrap in the split grip with Fish Hawk metallic Copper and Mettler Polysheen polyester thread base. I really burnished the absolute crap out of the bottom layer and coated with two coats of epoxy. The top layer is the same brown thread with one discard thread and CP'd. Yep, very basic tiger but the result is just stunning and the photos really can't do it justice.
     

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  2. mb757

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    Beautiful work Mark, the colors flow well together.
     
  3. nicktoozoff

    nicktoozoff Newbie

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    Very sutble colour choice, Yet the end result is stunning!! More ideas starting to flow!!
     
  4. vinhtran

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    I definitely do like the color combo
     
  5. GutStix

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    Great Tiger!
     
  6. JTrelikes

    JTrelikes I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wonderful movement with that Troop / Tiger wrap. Doesn't get much better! ;)
     
  7. DocSki

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    Awesome tiger. You nailed it.
     
  8. Gaffight_chase

    Gaffight_chase Newbie

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    awesome tiger man looks like you had a pattern to you burnishing...can you elaborate?
     
  9. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

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    You really nailed that one Mark. I'd love to see it in person.
     
  10. Mark Fisher

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    Thanks guys. I did have a pattern to this one. I divided the blank into 90 degree sections and each section into half. I burnished one end of each section one way and the other end of the section in the opposite direction. Rotate by 90 degrees and burnish in the complete opposite directions as the previous segment. Burnish the hell out of it!
     
  11. Wiseguy

    Wiseguy Well-Known "Member"

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    that one came out super rad! Great work! I love tiger wraps!
     
  12. Mark Fisher

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    Thanks Jimmy. This one really shimmers.
     
  13. bassmandan

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    Truly a beautiful tiger, the curves are absolutely elegant! But I think I have to fly to Australia and make sure that it looks better in person ;)

    Wonderful work Mark!
     
  14. Mark Fisher

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    Thanks Dan. Your welcome anytime. Just bring the beer!
     
  15. finadict

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    Top notch! Beautiful patterns and great color combo! Bet the movement in the patterns are nice as well.
     
  16. Rodcrafter

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    Very cool.
     

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