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Chris

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Heavy surf/slide bait rod.
« on: July 31, 2016, 08:41:43 AM »
Built this up last week. Super excited to fish it. 36" polished stainless butt, ferruled reel seat (#2 size), 6'6" glass blank, alps guides with Fuji tip. 25.20,16,12,12,12,12 and 12 tip. Pairing it with a pen US senator 113W. 500 yrds of 80lb braid and topping it off with 50 or 60lb mono, whichever I can get away with casting
Just FYI, it was drizzling in the pics, I don't have epoxy drips on the rod. I'm actually quite proud of my finish job on this one. I've been doing the underwrap first with finish and then wrapping the guides and it comes out great. None of those unsightly mounds of epoxy under the feet you see on some rods.













« Last Edit: July 31, 2016, 07:04:23 PM by Chris »
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Re: Heavy surf/slide bait rod.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 08:52:14 AM »
That is a sweet looking rod Chris!  :o
BTW, loose the pacifier next time you pose with one of your rods  ;) (wow, your son looks just like you!)

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Re: Heavy surf/slide bait rod.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 09:43:44 AM »
(wow, your son looks just like you!)

Yes indeed!

I love that long grip that breaks down in two.  I'm looking forward to seeing what it is going to be pulling out of the briny depths!
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Re: Heavy surf/slide bait rod.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 10:18:06 AM »
Pretty sure when you say heavy, you mean heeeavy. Saw a rod on consignment locally with 2 feet of stainless but and it was pretty weighty. Definitely not something to sling lures with all day. Looks cool as hell.

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Re: Heavy surf/slide bait rod.
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 07:37:48 PM »
It's really not that heavy. The pipe is thinner gauge than your standard galvanized pipe you find at Home Depot. It's made for towel racks so it's polished stainless and a little thinner wall.
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Re: Heavy surf/slide bait rod.
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2016, 10:19:25 AM »
Sounds much lighter The one I picked up was at least 5 pounds.

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Re: Heavy surf/slide bait rod.
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2016, 09:39:36 PM »
So I used a wooden dowel to connect the seat to the butt and it snapped in a holder with 15lbs of drag... Compressed wood sucks! So I drilled it all out and used the bottom piece of a 130lb glass blank. No wood to rot or break now. Now I have to figure out what to use for the next one.
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