Another personal rod... Making myself a heavier piece for mackerel , sails and 'tong gas' on jigs. The 5 layer toray carbon X-wrap blank have a blank wall thickness of 3mm and 6'5" long. It's not a solid blank and the diameter of the butt is roughly measured 11mm. I used a size #17 VSS fuji reelseat with EVA foregrip on the KDPS and ALPS double leg guides. Setting up of the handle.
Water transfer rod decal
Under wrapping for the guides
Epoxy on the decal before starting off with the guides.
ALPS guides UP
I applied 3 epoxy coating on the wrapping. Light coating.
All dried up..
A full view of the completed rod.
I wanted to test this out on my next fishing trip... unfortunately, it was hijacked by my buddy who happens to drop by ... there goes my no #9 **( 2017 - 09 )**
This green fiberglass rod project was 2 months behind schedule... LOL . Not because I intentionally delay this build but I was sourcing for the green agate stripping guide. The green acrylic insert for the fly reel seat just blend in nicely..
Feather inlay deco
Tip, guides and agate stripping guide
Outcome of the feather inlay deco..
The cork grip was coated with a layer of U40 cork seal
I sold my light jigging rod last year and I guess it's time to build one for my upcoming trip mid of this month. Trying to use light components to compensate the weight of the blank which is quite heavy due to its' thick blank wall.
Carbon composite handles
I am leaving the carbon fiber as it is and not applying any epoxy onto it. Hope this will give me a better grip.
Early set up of the handle.
I am using SG Titanium RSOL guides for this rod which again, I want it to be as light as possible.
Another old rod for refurbishment. It's a GLoomix 2 pc light action rod and it's made in Canada. Have not see any of this here.. I have the guides removed and replace them with some newer Fuji titanium sic guides.
But first, we need to do something about the soiled cork grip. Sanding it down with grit 800 sand paper under running water. Then dry in under the hot sun before coating it with cork seal.
Recycle Fuji SiC titanium guides from other broken rod.