Monday, August 22, 2011

Ultralight 3 weight SPIN FLY rod

Mr.Q bought a ready made 2/3wt fiberglass from me and he requested that I built another fly rod with a Tennessee grip on the same blank.

 The blanks

The fly rod was pretty standard but the Tennessee grip is interesting. I used 2 graphite sliding ring for the grip.

The completed rod looks like that...

And I could not believe my eyes when he tagged me on his photos showing me his catches on this rod..

This one was still okay....

Well... these are slightly bigger...

BUT these knock me off my chair!!

I hope he really had fun with the UL rod.

( *Photos courtesy of Mr Qwek Chin Ming )

** Please visit my classified section if you are interested to get one of this affordable fiberglass fly rod and other fly fishing gears**

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lamiglas for Jeremy follow up

After the 2 trip, my friend Jeremy finally managed to test and load his Lamiglas..

Pairing up the Lamiglas with his beloved Ryoga.

He managed to haul up a 3.5kg toman with this setup and the best part, he was on a canoe...
Here are a few snap shot of the 'event'...

Hook up..

Going for a run....

And UNDER...!!!

finally surfaced..

That's the big mama who took Jeremy for a ride..

and this is one hell of a happy fella that day..

( *Photos courtesy of JC Mountain )

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lamiglas FL843 fiberglas fly rod

It has been quite a long time since I last laid my hands on the Lamiglas fly rod blank. I am glad that I was given the opportunity to build one by my friend. He wanted a rattan wrap, "no problem" I said. I would love to make one of those for him.

I started off with the cork grip.

And I am done with the rattan grip.

Rattan grip was given a few coats of Spar Urethane.

The rattan grip and down locking reel seat with burled wood insert are mounted onto the blank.

The next step would be the snake guides preparation. Although the snake guide came with pre-prep foot but for better wrapping at the foot work, it need to be grind and sand down again.

My wrapping work normally will start off with the hook keeper. I used Pearsall's Gossamer jasper silk thread for this rod.

It always gives a vintage looks to the rod.

All guides wrapped and color preserver applied.

Later the "LAMIGLAS" water delay was laid on the rod.

 A simply feather inlay placed near  the "Lamiglas" water decal and epoxied.

Rod epoxied and done..

Labelling on rod sock.