"Dress Blues" RCJB84XH

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Building Forum' started by 02bfishn, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. 02bfishn

    02bfishn Newbie

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    Strange how you can continue to learn stuff about your kids as they mature and grow older. My 27 YO baby boy impressed the hell out of me - never knew he had this artistic tendency in him. We are finally getting together for a longer trip this summer (AA - 6 day), and in the hopes of hitting Guadalupe, decided we needed a couple of 50-60 rods. When discussing "buy em" or "wrap em", Chuck was all about doing our own. I had wrapped quite a few back in the day growing up in SD and later working the boats in the late 80's, so with some much appreciated guidance and tutorials from some of you guys on here (many thanks timmyd3853 and JTrelikes) , we got materials procured and Chuck went to work. We worked together on the grip / reel seat assembly, but the design and wrapping was all his work. Design is based on his time in the Marine Corps. Other than a simple freshwater bass rod he wrapped when he was 11 YO, this is only other custom rod. Color me impressed. I am sure there will be more in the future. Looking forward to having a cooperative YFT put a bend in it for him this July.

    Rainshadow RCJB84XH, 12" Rear Hypalon, CAH23CB Centra-Lock Reel Seat, 16" Front Hypalon, ALPS XBHXNL Guides, EGA logo from Decal Connection.

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  2. Bigfishhateme

    Bigfishhateme Semper Fi

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    Ooh Rah..
     
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  3. cmepen

    cmepen I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great concept, fantastic execution, awesome blank and component choice! Looks ready to kill some fish! congrats to you both! Thank you for sharing.
     
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  4. reel man

    reel man Common sense

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    Wow, I'm so impressed with the beauty, and quality of this rod. Semper Fi

    I would really like to acquire some of those decals to put on my rods.
     
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  5. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

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    Excellent - both the story and the final product.
     
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  6. Batson-Brands

    Batson-Brands Advertiser Advertiser

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    Looks great!
     
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  7. maurice escobedo

    maurice escobedo Counselor

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    Wow. Well done.
     
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  8. HavasuSun

    HavasuSun Well-Known "Member"

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    Sweet stick!
     
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  9. Myers

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    Nice, where'd you get the marine decal, need one for a build? Thanks.
     
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  10. 02bfishn

    02bfishn Newbie

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    Gras amigo.
     
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  12. Arcadia Mike

    Arcadia Mike Newbie

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    Did a really good job
     
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  13. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    awesome works, beautiful congrats.

    this is exactly the blank Im going after for my first build from the scratch.

    what type of fishing are you doing with this rod ?

    can I ask why do you went with those guides with H.A.oxide over the zirconia ones?
     
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  14. 02bfishn

    02bfishn Newbie

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    Thanks, Chuck did a nice job, working on mine now. Building 2 of these, went with those guides to keep costs from getting too crazy, l considered the others. Intent / hope for primary use is for 50-60lb bait rods on a 6 day in July for Guadalupe tuna. Will give them a run as yoyo rods some as well I'm sure. Putting Fathom 40nld2's on them with 80 spectra. 3 months to go!

    Sent from my SM-T530NU using BDOutdoors mobile app powered by Tapatalk
     
  15. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    What a coincidence, I want to use mine (when I build it) with a fathom 40LD2 that I already have with 80# braid, for bait fishing, yoyo and light trolling on north sea of Cortez.

    Can I ask how much do you spent to build it ?
     
  16. 02bfishn

    02bfishn Newbie

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    Pm sent.

    Sent from my SM-T530NU using BDOutdoors mobile app powered by Tapatalk
     
  17. Bill Batson

    Bill Batson Bill Batson Advertiser

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    Great story..Thats what it is all about.. Thank you for the support of our product lines.. you will not be disappointed with your choice..
    Bill Batson
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  18. gspot

    gspot Crazy for Cabo

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    Semper Fi Devil Dog.
     
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  19. Rweakley

    Rweakley Snake charmer

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  20. Myers

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    Thanks, won't buy from them. They are rip offs. bill me more for shipping than cost of items. Won't use my shipping accounts. Mudhole-Fuckhole.
     

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