Fixing friends old friend.

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by djabu, May 22, 2013.

  1. djabu New Member

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    Old glass fiber Daiwa has reached it's destination and snakeguides was falling off, so I had to fix'em.

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    It was kinda worn out, don't you agree? :)

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    Ok, those golden stripes was made with golden marker, or similar. Hard stuff to get rid off,

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    ..and..


    Here's my version of golden stripes.


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    ....to be continued....
  2. djabu New Member

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    Soon, final pics. :) Epoxy will be ready in next 24hours.
  3. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I like the lightning and electricity warnings on the butt of the rod.
  4. djabu New Member

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    I liked it too, but I removed it. Eventhough it was so lovely :)



    Rod is finished. I'll take pictures asap..
  5. djabu New Member

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    Here you go. Simple black'n'gold. You can say your honest opinion.

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  6. Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    Looks good
    Great looking re build, I always hate to take off finish and thread. I did that to the first couple of rods I built. Hate that Process
  7. djabu New Member

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    Yup. That's what I've figured out too.. Taking off finish and thread sucks. But friend was happy, so this project was successful. :)

    Looking forward to next project..
    Maybe CTS DH blank 14' or 15' something.. That would be interesting!
  8. WABOWMAN Member

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    Great job. It looks like he will have a number of more years with it.
    I recently did that to a rod I got on trade that was all goofed up by someone that really didn't know what they were doing. I replaced the front grip and seat too. That was fun!
  9. djabu New Member

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    Yup, I thought that I was supposed to replace them too, but, he didn't want to.. Maybe lack of time? So, old reel seat and grip stayed. Grip was full of holes and none of those fillers could fill those holes.. But, he wanted that grip to stay. I have so many bad experiences with fillers. It look good after you put that on but after one fishing trip, it's all gone. Good cork is number one when building grip.