Tuna rod for the "Screaming Mimi"

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  1. VooDooRods

    VooDooRods Member

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    This is the 1st of 2 Tuna rods heading to Venice, LA aboard the "Screaming MiMi". The owner wanted me to make something similar to a 5'9" Terez he was using. Thanks to Karry at Batson for the help with the components for these builds. Rainshadow RCKJB508-600 blank, Alps Rollers, reel seat, slick butt & matching gimble. Metallic spiral underwraps with raw VooDoo Blue nylon over silver metallic guide wraps for a "candy apple" effect in the sun.
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  2. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    NICE CASEY!!!! thats sweet!!!
     
  3. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Voodoo blue would be what was called bullard blue before you bought em out?
     
  4. Scold

    Scold Yes, that's my back.

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    Beauty as always Casey!
     
  5. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

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    Nice looking fish killer. What's the line rating on that blank?
     
  6. VooDooRods

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    Timmy - yes - we are slowly moving all the branding to our VooDoo name

    Bill - 80-130 lbs - customer wanted something a little heavier than a Shimano Terez XXH he was using which the rating was 40-100.
     
  7. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    im curious did you use size A or D over the silver metallic. im gonna guess A to get the bleed effect. which ever the case im betting theres a depth to it that doesnt show up in the pics
     
  8. VooDooRods

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    All "A" Timmy - and yes the pics did not show the bleed to well - I really liked how it turned out
     
  9. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    me too and im not seeing in person so i know its gorgeous!. i like the idea of using the spiral underlay on all the guides and not just the butt wrap
     
  10. dtdcm

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    looks great! what size thread did you for the spiral itself?
     
  11. VooDooRods

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    Thanks - It was a metallic A over spirals of C
     
  12. Batson-Brands

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    Very nice looking rod! The Blue thread looks great!
     
  13. SALTYDAWG

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    very cool Casey
     
  14. JTrelikes

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    Beautiful job Casey!

    ......I have to ask, because I'm building a rod with Alps rollers for my first time very soon. I was led to believe they're intended to be on the rod facing the opposite direction. Which way is correct? Does it even matter?
     
  15. VooDooRods

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    Jim - As this being my 1st roller rod build, I did some research before wrapping them and came to no solid conclusion either way. Batson does recommend them to be used in the opposite direction of how I did them, but gave me no reasons why they wouldn't work just fine reversed. Ultimately I let the customer decide, & this is how he wanted them and would let me know if he noticed any issues. So to answer your questions, I am not sure and not sure it matters (guess I will find out soon enough):D
     
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    Bill told me awhile back that he sort of had them designed to look like "fins" flowing back towards the reel / fishermen appearance wise. Never really asked him if there was a difference function wise. Looking at them from a mechanics point of view. ....I really see no huge difference. Be nice to hear more opinions.
     
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  17. drumford

    drumford gotta go babe!

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    That's sweet
     
  18. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    I dont know if Casey is still active on the forum, but anyone knows if there is a reason to sometimes install the reelseat with the threaded part at the top and sometimes pointing the buttcap (this its normally used )
     
  19. Nirvana

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    Beautiful build. That RCKJB series has to one of the best available.
     
  20. jg125

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    I think every builder has his own theory and preference on how they design there build great work Casey
     

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