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#16 RobertE

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:13 PM

What th' heck is that shocking.gif ?!! WOW!!!
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#17 draco

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

chris,

beautiful work!

what kind of wood did you use for the seat and butt end?

is the butt end a counter balance? weighted?

and one more question......do you have a pro do any photography for you or all your own?

thanks, steve

#18 AkTrouter

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:49 AM

Chris,

That rod is sweet... excellent job!!! headbang.gif
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#19 Mungo Park

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:42 PM

Very nice job indeed. What is the length from the reel seat to the butt end of the rod?
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#20 Carlin

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:46 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words guys!

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what kind of wood did you use for the seat and butt end?

It was some Amboyna burl I got from eBay a while back.

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is the butt end a counter balance? weighted?

Not weighted in any way. Just the straight wood.

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and one more question......do you have a pro do any photography for you or all your own?

I do all my own photography. I use either a Pentax W60 for extreme close up work or when I need a point-and-shoot or a Canon 30D w/ a 28-300mm f3.5-5.6L IS lens and a 430ex flash on the camera for most rod photography.

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What is the length from the reel seat to the butt end of the rod?

18" from the end of the rod to where the spinning reel meets the reel foot.

The rod ended up working great. The ferrules and other hardware worked perfectly. It was ideal with lures from 2-3oz with 1oz working OK but needing a little extra push or lighter line to cast well and a 4oz lure overloading it a little bit more than I felt comfortable with. We even did some bait casting with it and it worked great as long as we kept the rig weight in the sweet spot. Here is a shot of the rod in action (I didn't get any good shots of the rod while flexed which is a shame as the curve looked just like I had designed it to). We caught a bunch of snapper, moki, yellow eye, rock cod, mao mao and other assorted critters on spinning gear, bait and even some on my fly rod.



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#21 FishinEnthusiast

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:06 PM

do you have a taper for this set ? smile.gif

#22 dbug454

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:16 PM

thats a crazy looking rod!! i love it!

#23 Terramoto

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:46 AM

Im in love with this rod!

Hey, i want to start building a bamboo rod with this Casting weight, where can i research about this type of rods? I've only found about fly rods so far.



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