Some amateur re-wrap builds

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Building Forum' started by steelfish, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    hello Guys,

    I live in Baja (san Felipe) and there are not much options to take my rods for repairs, so I say what the hell, I better fix my owns (same thing happened with reels), and with help from many on-line friends I got a lot of tips and videos to learn how to start fixing my own rods, well I fixed my own rods changing some broken guides nothing big but they ended up really good, day later while fishing some friends saw my work and days later a good friend who runs a Panga fishing charter asked me if I can rebuild two of his beatup rods, paint them and change guides in both rods.
    so, I will show them to you to check them out, but please consider that these next are my 2nd and 3rd rod that I rebuild, except for the handles-grips and reel seat, any tip and constructive critisism is welcome.
    these next are tomato stakes compared to the work of art that many guys post here, but they will also catch fish and with better look than they were before

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    and After or how it was given back to my good friend, in this rod I used the same guides except for the tip since they were in really good shape

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    this is the other rod, in this one new guides were required by the owner


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    so, how did you guys think they look?
     
  2. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known "Member"

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    Well now you've gone and done it. No more fishing for you. Stuck behind a bench all day making stuff look like new. Welcome to the club. I like them, just don't forget to say no sometimes.
     
  3. Tsampson

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    those rods look like new! GREAT JOB
    I cant wait to start wrapping at least attempting to wrap
     
  4. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    tell me about it, between my daily normal job, my kids activities, local reel repairs and now fishing rod repairs, my fishing hours have been reduce to .. well, lets just say that I feel like a dog without lash everytime I have the chance to go on a boat and fish.

    you right about learning to say NO sometimes, what I actually say is that I dont fix a reel or rod in a hurry for anybody, this reel/rod repairs are still like a hobby for my spare time and to get few dlls for get me newer fishing toys, when it start to feel like a side job I will drop it (at least thats my plan) :D
     
  5. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    Very nice work....... it's a lot of fun..... too....
     
  6. Uncle Joe

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    Nice job. It is very rewarding isn't it?
     
  7. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

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    I think you did very well.
     
  8. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    hit it in the nail amigo, feels pretty good when the owner see the rod and says WOW, is that my rod? danm looks pretty good even better than when it was new, etc, etc.


    yep, its fun to build something that some months ago I though it was imposible for me to install even one guide without doing a mess, trying different colors its pretty cool, like playing with crayolas in the kindergarden, thats why every custom rod is different to any other.


    thanks compadre.
     
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  9. cmepen

    cmepen I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Very nice work! Time to start with a raw blank and get creative.
     
  10. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    thats my next step, hopefully soon I will have the time and money to start one, my plan is to use a RCLB70ML blank, accesories are endless.
     
  11. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    Those will fish.
     
  12. watersdeep

    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I love tamato stakes!
     
  13. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Member

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    I have had some guys spend big bucks for sets of 6 stand up tuna rods with aluminum butts with me.....some guys who will only buy top dollar components....but some of my favorite work was rebuilding some wire line trolling rods my dad built on lamiglas blanks in the early '70s. After I stripped them and re-wrapped them....added a simple diamond butt wrap...cleaned up the cork handles etc my brother who inherited them couldn't believe it.

    That felt great.
     
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  15. Flame

    Flame Newbie

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    nice job ...
     

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