Monday, August 22, 2016

ME's Andrew's + MATAGI baitcasting rod

Some old school look for this built up with Andrew's fishing burled wood insert and silver color hardware.

MHX light action blank rated 6-12lb 6'6" in length.

The pre-form cork rear handle comes in 10" length.

Then it was shorten to 7"

MATAGI butt cap

ALPS Titanium zirconium guides and you can rest assured that rust residue will not built up at the guide foot.

Fish weaving that I do occasionally...

After 3 layer of Thread Master epoxy coating

Guides wrapped pending epoxy

Done with the epoxy

Finished rod handle

Fish weaving with rod decal

Rod handle rear view

and full view of the rod...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SAGE Xi3 refab

A quickie refurb on the snake guides. The original guides are from RECOIL and it was really battered. Signs of groove and erosion on the snake guides , although there are no signs of rust.

If you look closely, you will be able to see the lines on the nickel titanium reel seat.

 The guide replacement is from RECOIL. 

New guides wraped with Blue nylon and epoxied.

The cork grip cleaned.

Translucent #2wt Glass

Just a quick update on my rod building work done last week.
Clear translucent 2wt fiberglass 6'6" 2 section fly rod blank.

Down locking burled wood insert reel seat and AAA grade pre-form half wells cork grip.

To cut the long story short, I will just post the photos of the completed rod.

The cork grip was finished with a coat of U40 Cork Seal and it look slightly darker.