Friday, November 29, 2013

FG 3wt series

Another FG 3wt series fiberglass fly rod that I built 2 weeks ago.

Double sliding band reel seat with more vintage 'feel' and smaller diameter cigar type cork grip.

Olive green thread wrapping with white marker line.

Full view of the 3 section fiberglass fly rod

A close up ..

 and another piece put up for sell..

Monday, November 18, 2013

The JOHNSON "Profile" reinstatement

It was finished like that a week ago, but due some technical glinch, it had to be redo.

So, everything have to come off and rebuild.

All new cork grip right down to the reel seat.

The all new handle with cork sealant finish.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The JOHNSON "Profile"

This rod is about to get the whole new handle...

The cork insert at the reel seat was removed.

The existing cork handle was sanded slightly before wrapping over with rattan

New section of cork insert was made for the reel seat.

The new reel seat inserted and a few coats of Spar polyutherane on the rattan grip.

There... DONE.

Phillipson Master " re-guides"

This vintage fly rod just got itself a brand new snake guides and wrapping.

The original thread is twisted  green and red thread which is no more to be found. The next best option was to use twisted green and black thread.

All the old wrapping was removed.

Wrapping yet to be epoxy.

New guides wrapped and finished.

Done and it is as good as new....

Friday, November 8, 2013

Another follow up....

How about another one mouth watering photo of the fiberglass rod in action?

** Photos courtesy from Dewa Wes **

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The PESOT glass fly rod follow up....

When they asked me about this blank I used to build that rod....

"How much stress can it take?"

I really can't tell..

But ... a picture tells a thousand words..

** Courtesy photograph from M. Faisal Pesot **

Really... You don't have to believe what people tell you when you can see with your own eyes..   :)