Just completed another piece. Basic split grip design with spiral guides placement.
Handle setup with KDPS quick lock and EVA foregrip
Again, another practice session on this fish weaving design and I still can't get it 100% right.
The rod decal goes on next to the fish weave
After 2 layer of epoxy and the blank is now ready for the guides.
The owner of this rod preferred to have a spiral guide placement for this rod and here it goes.
The last guide is not at 0* and I believe that the last guide should be set to "centralized" the line when retrieving.
"Centralized" here meaning having the line at the center of the blank and when we are retrieving in the line will not be lop side in the spool.
Load testing the blank and the spiral guide placement.
Then 2 coating of epoxy on the wrapping and I am done.
Epoxy on the wrapping.
Another view of the handle
Built by yours truly
and guess what...
the rod weighs only at 124 grams on the digital scale.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
2nd rod for this year is another MATAGI hollow fiberglass blank ultralight built. I did that the same fish weaving design on it. Just thought I need more practice to get it right.
It is far from what I expected it to be. Still need more practice, I guess.
KR concept Fuji k-guides
After a few coating of epoxy
Adding shadow lines effect to MATAGI rod decal
Grey and black camo EVA for the split handle. Clean and simple handle with no winding checks.
No winding check
K-guides line up
and the butt cap....
This rod is now ready for the Ultralight Anglers Gathering - Southern series 2016 in Melaka on the 28th February.. YEAH!!!!
Here are more photos of the rod taken under the bright blue sky..