Rainshadow RCTB 66H

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Building Forum' started by bass_blaster, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. bass_blaster

    bass_blaster Professional Googan

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    Mike
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    Finally finished my trolling rod. Slick butt with Perfection gimbal and reel seat. Fuji Turbo guides and all Pac Bay nylon thread (size A). I did a twisted inlay similar to JT's olive branch(but not nearly as cool), and it looked great until I put the finish on. I did three coats of CP and even after that the finish washed out the blue and gold nylon that I twisted together. Oh well. The rod still came out good and I can't wait to get a chance to use it, probably going to be a while though.
     

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  2. kgpcr

    kgpcr Newbie

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    Nice looking rod!
     
  3. graya

    graya Well-Known "Member"

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    nice choice of colors Mike is that Madeira thread you used for the guide wraps?
     
  4. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

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    Bill Burkett
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    Came out great Mike. Good way to go on the JT branch inlay. Let it inspire you and not just copy it. Your next attempt will be better.
     
  5. bass_blaster

    bass_blaster Professional Googan

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    Nope, no Madeira, all Pac Bay nylon with 3 coats of casons solvent CP.
     
  6. The Piper Lee

    The Piper Lee Skipper In Training

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    Very nice Mike!! I can't wait to find out how that blank performs on your first troll fish. Great camera work as well, I must add.
     
  7. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

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    How do you like the rod
     
  8. jg125

    jg125 Well-Known "Member"

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    Jay
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    Some times things don't work out to your likings been there but anyway nice work looks good to me.
     
  9. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Maybe it didn’t meet your personal expectations, but honestly we are all our own worse critics. I thought it looked great to me!

    Not sure about your CP issues, I don’t see the washout, but maybe try and run a test with some other CPs? Also, it sure how others feel about this, but if I want light colors like white or yellow to pop I find it best to just use NCP thread.
     

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