Saturday, July 26, 2014

Katana Series - The SILVER GHOST

Another 4 months project. Spent quite some time test fitting before the actual gluing took place.

The main ingredients:
Blank - North Fork (IM) 6'6" 12-25lb
Matagi components

Here are some of the photos taken during the test fitting.

The reel seat

The in-between..

The handle


Now the easier part.. the gluing of all components
Getting cork split grip and winding checks in place.

and now the reel seat ..

Then the cork grips are coated with U-40 Cork Seal.

and wrapping...
By the way, those are FUJI titanium SIC guides.


.. and that's about it..


Friday, July 25, 2014

Updated on Zeds KR-Concept

Rod building is fun, but when your customer gave you a feedback with his catch... Now that is AWESOME!!!!

This snakehead was landed with Zeds KR-Concept Spinning Rod

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Fiberglass Fly Rod Blanks

After testing a few prototypes of this newly tapered fiberglass, finally a new blank color was chosen.

This 6'6" 3 piece 3wt fiberglass blank is slightly faster than those conventional fiberglass blanks that I have used previously, thus this will provide a better controllability to the caster.

Translucent brown giving this blank a vintage "feel"

Test fitting the cork grip and up locking reel seat for up coming project.

Zeds KR-Concept Spinning

Building of a KR Concept spinning rod from the St Croix SC3 6-12lb fast action blank.

The main ingredient ... SC3 - 3S60MF

Accessories :

Fuji Alconite KL guides

Fuji VSS reel seat with KDPS hood and EVA fore grip. Actual planned for EVA butt piece but later was changed to aluminum deco butt cap.

Setting up of handle. The split handle is actually shorter in the completed rod.

Rod decal installation with metallic wrapping at both ends.

Metallic trimming at exposed blank of the split grip area.

Metallic thread wrapping to KL guides pending epoxy.

After-epoxy effect. Turned slightly darker in shades.

View of full guides after epoxy.

Completed handle.