Wednesday, February 15, 2017

North Fork Composite UL

2nd built for 2017... a simple second one to get the ball rolling. 
The blank is from NFC SM graded ultralight 2-6lb. K-guides partial savaged for a broken rod and a new Andrew's fishing reel seat.

Stacked and glued cork rings for rear handle.

 Carefully lathed to the shape of choice

Installation of rod decal and epoxy.

Gold anodized button plate butt.

Part old part new of the K-guides

Guides lined up

Completed rod with the cork grip sealed with U40 Cork Sealer.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Twenty 17........... a slow start.

I managed to complete a rod before the long break in January 2017.
This rod is to replace a broken rod of the same owner. Yup, a broken solid carbon fiber rod....

Anyway, this is newly built rod is slightly heavier in terms of line weight.. 15-30lb and 7' in length.

Another simple built with a ergonomic reel seat. AT Aero rubberized reel seat.

Fitted with a short EVA rear grip.

Fuji Alconite K guides

Short piece of foregrip in the front.

Fighting butt with ALPS butt cap

View of the butt section of the rod.

Overall view of the rod..

Hope it will last longer than the previous one....  :)