Friday, May 5, 2017

The GREEN glass

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..

Setting up

Close up..

Feather inlay deco

Tip, guides and agate stripping guide

Transparent wrapping

Outcome of the feather inlay deco..

The cork grip was coated with a layer of U40 cork seal

Completed . 6'6" 3 piece 3 weight glass!!!

**(2017 - 08)**

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Light JIGGING rod - CUSTOM Blank

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. 

Completed the handle and guides

Overall view of the rod

I would say it's pretty much balanced up.

Tried my best and it still weighs at 141 grams.

( 2017 - #7 ) 

Megabass Butt extention

Another butt extension project. Second megabass rod for butt extension. Don't know why but most rod of this brand comes with a heavy tips

Removal of a few pieces of cork end to ease the removal of the butt cap                                

Very very thin butt section. I think originally there is another joint near the reel seat.

I took quiet a long time to find a blank that fit the butt end of this rod. The cork rings are stacked and glued 1  by 1.

Shaping the cork handle to match the jointing part.

Lastly, a coat of the cork seal and finish off with the butt cap.