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shfishinsticks

Member Since 18 Dec 2007
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Sage ESN

20 March 2018 - 09:17 PM

Attending the ICRBE last month inspired me to knock out some lingering projects. Here's a Sage ESN I glued up last week. It's been laying around in pieces for almost a year. Whipped up the fighting butt over the weekend.

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Swimbait rod grip

14 March 2018 - 11:45 AM

I was contacted back in November by another rodbuilder. He said he wanted one of my cool cork grips for a swimbait rod he was building. Having a vague idea in my mind as to what I wanted to do, I started cutting up cork and gluing it back together, just to cut it up again and glue it back together..

Around Christmas, I had the middle section done, but didn't know how to finish up the 4" or so on each end. One morning in February, I woke up and it came to me........I'll try a fade. I cut up more cork and glued it back together and ended up with this. Shipped it out last week.

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Rods for soldiers project

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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