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Protobass
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Posted - 05/06/2011 :  00:07:31  Show Profile Send Protobass a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey guys,

Built an ultra light spin rod for my girlfriends 21st as she loves fishing and wanted me to do one for her. Its my first real custom so let me know what you guys think, criticisms welcome of course!

Cheers



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Aidos
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Posted - 05/06/2011 :  01:05:48  Show Profile Send Aidos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thats very nice mate, certainly looks the goods. Good job.
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matt jorg
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31 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2011 :  09:13:56  Show Profile Send matt jorg a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sweet looking work mate! Original looking too. How much time goes into a rod like that? Especially with all that decorative wrap. Cheers matt
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benny88
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628 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2011 :  11:39:45  Show Profile Send benny88 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hmm, i dont know. I think its missing that G factor...
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pat
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75 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2011 :  14:37:28  Show Profile Send pat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks great I really like your decorative wraps mate, that red one leading up to the stripper must've taken an hour to do! How good is the feeling when you finally finish building your first rod? Just try not to snap yours like I did mine#58376;
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Protobass
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43 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2011 :  15:34:04  Show Profile Send Protobass a Private Message  Reply with Quote
cheers for the kind words guys...

and benny...haha.

To be honest guys all the wrapping took a bit over an hour. The main thing that took ages was the middle sections with the red and silver stripes, they took ages. Whole rod was done in 2 days including epoxy cure times, but butt piece arrived late so needed to include that a week later. Building a couple of rods soon on MHX blanks, keen to see how they go
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matt jorg
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Posted - 05/06/2011 :  15:39:45  Show Profile Send matt jorg a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Benny 88 he ain't going for the g factor with all that deco aye? G being g loomis I imagine! I agree being an obsessed owner of loomis you cannot beat their simplicity and lightweight(glx)! But this is a sweet looking rod mate, I wish I knew where to start when it comes to building! Well done on rod again. What style rod is it based on if at all?
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Protobass
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43 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2011 :  22:33:02  Show Profile Send Protobass a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Matt,

Benny wasnt referring to loomis, haha. Im on other forums with him and my username is G Factor, lol.

I bet your going to hate to hear that i just sold a Loomis SR842-2 GLX to fund this rod :) Their blanks are amazing, no doubt about it. But I couldnt handle the grips. The feel of the reel seat thread under my hand pisses me off to no end, lol. Otherwise they are brilliant rods and i wish i liked the handles as the blank is perfect.

I built this rod on a phenix elixir 2-6lb rod. Stupidly light outfit man, probably as light as the loomis if not lighter!
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benny88
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628 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2011 :  21:57:39  Show Profile Send benny88 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When you got the B factor nailed down ill commission you to build me a new stick.
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Protobass
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43 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2011 :  23:06:31  Show Profile Send Protobass a Private Message  Reply with Quote
b factor being bass factor?

If so i plan to make a bass stick soon enough. Just trying to find the appropriate blank right now. Not that expensive to make a really nice rod with good components either, god bless american prices
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benny88
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628 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2011 :  20:17:31  Show Profile Send benny88 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
benny factor ya goose. Tho bass factor sounds good too.
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Protobass
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43 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2011 :  10:21:24  Show Profile Send Protobass a Private Message  Reply with Quote
bass factor sounds better.

Ok ill start trying to make a good bass stick then, get some practice in
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gasman
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2 Posts

Posted - 18/08/2011 :  21:03:16  Show Profile Send gasman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I`ve got a thing for pistol grips and want to make some rods,having collected some fuji pistol grips,how hard is it to make a decent rod,do I need a special stand or how do I start?regards,MJ
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Jords
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14 Posts

Posted - 18/08/2011 :  21:05:53  Show Profile  Click to see Jords's MSN Messenger address Send Jords a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I reckon you've got a lucky girlfriend!! Nice one mate, looks a treat!
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milo
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Posted - 19/08/2011 :  06:43:34  Show Profile Send milo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i reckon your lucky to have a girlfriend that loves fishing!
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kurty
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Posted - 16/10/2012 :  18:54:46  Show Profile Send kurty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
good job mate, it looks awesome for a first job!
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