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Striper 04-17-2007 12:57 PM

Pics of first complete build/conventional rod
 
http://www.creativejewelrydesigns.biz/image/Butt.jpg

Above is a pic of the butt end where the cork foregrip meets the blank. I wound D size thread up and over the winding check and onto the cork taper.

http://www.creativejewelrydesigns.bi...nventional.jpg

This is the first butt guide

http://www.creativejewelrydesigns.biz/image/Ferrule.jpg

And this is the ferrule section where the top and bottom join. The bear spot is where the ferrule will go into the butt section. I think it is coming out pretty good. This is my fifth rod and the first one I have attempted from scratch. The rod is a St. Croix Ben Doerr Surf Spinning rod that I stripped clean down to the blank and converted to conventional casting rod. I wanted a rod that was 8'6" length for light inshore plugging and eeling. Now my next project is a flyrod from scratch using a blank I have yet to decide. I may try and get an Orvis T3 blank in 9/10 wt. and build one from that using all titanium guides with titanium reel seat and a tarpon ball fighting butt. I am waiting to receive my copy of Billy Vivona's decorative thread wrapping book so I can start doing some thread art wrapping and hopefully make the new flyrod really look nice.

FishHawk 04-18-2007 05:00 AM

Nice work Mike . Looks like you got the finish down also. FishHawk


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