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#1 shfishinsticks

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:35 AM

I was asked to take part in a rods for soldiers project on another forum.  Batson Enterprises donated the components and
myself and 3 other builders put together 4 rods.  They were shipped and delivered this week.  I've been sitting on these
pics for a couple weeks because I couldn't post them til the project was announced. Since my forte is cork and reel seats,
I declined the pre-fab grips and did my own thing.

Butt cap with Army insignia inlay.
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I wanted to do more with the grip but a technique I have been experimenting with wasn't working out and I was under a deadline.
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The reel seat hardware provided wouldn't work with my plans of using acrylic, so I substituted in Fuji SK2 hardware.
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I had a bit of scrap left from the reel seat, so I turned a matching winding check.
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Slogan decal provided by Batson.
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Personalized decal by Decal Connection.
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Alps guides provided by Batson.
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#2 Chris Sparkman

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

Very nice.  And for a great cause!



#3 ghoti

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:39 PM

Scott is a great dude, and a top shelf rod builder. I was totally pleased when he agreed to join me for this project. And see what he did!
Outstanding!

Even better, when I announced we would be keeping this project going, using member donations this time, Scott immediately offered to build another rod. What do you say to that? Thanks just seems inadequate.

#4 shfishinsticks

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:57 PM

I didn't know you were over here!

#5 ghoti

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:38 PM

I didn't know you were over here!


You can run, but you can't hide. LOL

I pop in here when I'm in need of inspiration. There are some very creative and talented people here who are very free with advice and info.



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