Monday, September 25, 2017

TRIDENT II -Jigging Rod PE 4-5

This is the same custom jigging blank as the earlier built Trident I but the reel seat and parts used are different.

ALPS aluminium reel seat.

Handle setting out.

ALPS - SS316 Zirconium guides

The grip outlook.

And the completed rod.


Light Jigging Rod CI4+

Another light jigging rod with Shimano custom parts and SG- Ti RSOL guide.

The blank is a custom jigging blank with 3mm thick blank wall.
My 1st attempt to do a dragon scale wrap failed miserably.. It has been a few years since I last did this wrapping.

My second attempt turns out reasonably okay, I would say.

Had it epoxy and stick on the water transfer decal before another epoxy coating.

Another view of the dragon scale.

Some tips on my sleeves.  Golden decorative trimming at the winding check wrapping.

SG Titanium RSOL guides

The completed rod and very well balanced.


Simply GLASS

I had a request from a friend to built him a long, flexible and simple spinning rod for small fish...

I got him a 8'1" 4 section fiberglass blank for the built. It was a glass #5 fly rod blank. 

Cork handle with Fuji VSS would match nicely with this blank.

Due to the soft action of this blank, I have to use the lightest guides that I could find.. none other than Titanium RSOL guides.

My signature water transfer decal

And the completed rod looks like that...

And that was what he started off with...... SQUID fishing... LOL

( 2017-*12)

United COMPOSITE USA - dhx 8-25lb

Not able to post my rod building work here due to my day job commitment recently.

Started this in early May and completed July.

United Composite Blank with a mixture of my custom parts and Matagi parts.

The rod was planned as such... but some how it evolved ..

Some accessories was added and it is obvious, the rod immediately looked different.

Pipe winding check added finished off with deco wrapping in front.

An extended check for the KDPS to add more bling bling to the rod.

Top trim added to the foregrip 

Titanium RSOL guides was selected for this project. This will take off a few gram off the overall weight.

MATAGI butt cap at the bottom.

( 2017 - *11 )

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bait casting Rod " XPERIMENTAL" 6-12lb

Building up this rod to test out an OEM blank from China. This is a 6' blank rated at 6-12lb and have a mod-fast action.

Handle setup

Custom decal

SG- titanium SiC guides

"Xperimental 6'  6-12lb"

360* look of the rod handle

Guides up

and done..

** ( 2017 - 10) **

Monday, June 5, 2017

fisheR's Custom Jigging Blank - Trident 4-5

Another personal rod...

Making myself a heavier piece for mackerel , sails and 'tong gas' on jigs. The 5 layer toray carbon X-wrap blank have a blank wall thickness of 3mm and 6'5" long.  It's not a solid blank and the diameter of the butt is roughly measured 11mm.

I used a size #17 VSS fuji  reelseat with EVA foregrip on the KDPS and ALPS double leg guides.

Setting up of the handle.

Water transfer rod decal

Under wrapping for the guides

Epoxy on the decal before starting off with the guides.

ALPS guides UP

I applied 3 epoxy coating on the wrapping. Light coating.

All dried up..

A full view of the completed rod.

I wanted to test this out on my next fishing trip... unfortunately, it was hijacked by my buddy who happens to drop by ... there goes my no #9

**( 2017 - 09 )**

Friday, May 5, 2017

The GREEN glass

This green fiberglass rod project was 2 months behind schedule... LOL .
Not because I intentionally delay this build but I was sourcing for the green agate stripping guide.

The green acrylic insert for the fly reel seat just blend in nicely..

Setting up

Close up..

Feather inlay deco

Tip, guides and agate stripping guide

Transparent wrapping

Outcome of the feather inlay deco..

The cork grip was coated with a layer of U40 cork seal

Completed . 6'6" 3 piece 3 weight glass!!!

**(2017 - 08)**