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
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.
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 )**
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..
Feather inlay deco
Tip, guides and agate stripping guide
Outcome of the feather inlay deco..
The cork grip was coated with a layer of U40 cork seal