Wednesday, November 16, 2016

United Composites USA - Ultralight

This is the lightest UL rod that I have built so far, it can be lighter though. The blank itself is 44grm.

The blank: 6' with the rating of 4-10lb

Fuji skeleton reel seat with carbon tube insert, EVA grips and fighting butt.

SG- titanium guides with zirconium ring.
This bunch of guides just weigh in at 1 grm.

Handle set up.

Mirco guide system ( MGS ) layout.

The complete rod.

Rod weighting session on my digital scale and recorded weight of 95 grm.
It could still be lighter.....

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Black Hole Cape Cod Special "SLOW PITCH" PE 1.5-4

A Korean made PE 4.0 jigging blank from Black Hole with the length of 1.98m

ALPS titanium Zirconium ring guides.

ALPS custom painted reel seat.

Reel seat testing.

Fore and rear EVA grip.

EVA butt with aluminum trim.

Spiral placement guides with under wrapping.


Double wrapping

Over view of the full handle.

Overview of the completed rod.

BARBARIAN..the solid carbon

This solid carbon blank is not my cup of tea...  😃
It's a tough blank but heavy. 

Building it as light as possible with ALPS skeleton reel seat for spinning setup.
Reel seat setting up

Fuji K-guides

The handle without the butt cap

Guides done.

The Killing Rod...

Missed out the photo of the butt view....