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Almost Finished!!!
« on: September 10, 2017, 11:20:28 AM »
Bought a varmac 11' 7" "gaff blank" lol 2 piece broom stick, guys use em for huge surface irons, dude at squidco said, apparently quite a few islanders order em for alua surf rods too. Got it to my buddy Beau a few months ago while the bite was slow, life got in the way a bit while he was building it, but it's almost finished! Some of the preview pics he sent, still need a final coat or 2 of epoxy but I'm stoked, can't wait to get her bent and get some grinners to the sand on her!





Man that marbling looks bad ass!!!

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Re: Almost Finished!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 06:38:42 PM »
That thing looks rad Josh!
A gaf blank!? Lol!
Can't wait to hear how it does on the beach!

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Re: Almost Finished!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 07:28:01 PM »
What happens when you stick a fish with a two piece gaff?

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Re: Almost Finished!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 08:43:55 PM »
Thanks Chad I designed it, it my buddy is the artist! I'm already jonsing to get it wet soooo bad!

What happens when you stick a fish with a two piece gaff?

I thought the same thing lmao! Guess they didn't think that through completely before they labeled it!

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Re: Almost Finished!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 11:07:53 PM »
Thread work and marbeling looks fantastic!

The finish looks a little thick. You might not need more coats and if you have issues with it not leveling check to make sure the blank is level in the areas you're working, only do 2 or 3 at a time and apply heat! I like to thin my first two coats and it's never smooth over the thread this frost 2 coats.
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Re: Almost Finished!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 06:04:36 AM »
Looks pretty bad ass Josh!  I bet it's going to be super sweet when you get your first grinner on it.

Yeah, I also read 2-piece gaff and was puzzled.  Looking great though!
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Re: Almost Finished!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 01:16:48 PM »
About damn time Josh! Lets get a grinner now!
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Re: Almost Finished!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 06:34:07 AM »
Have you tested it yet on any bats or grinners? I've seen you cast and it casts well, but don't remember seeing if you fought a fish on it or not.
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Re: Almost Finished!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2017, 01:32:25 AM »
Have you tested it yet on any bats or grinners? I've seen you cast and it casts well, but don't remember seeing if you fought a fish on it or not.

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