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The rod build album.

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Nick Phillips, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Nick Phillips

    Nick Phillips THE PLASTIC AND RUBBER GUY Deputy Administrator Lure Section Moderator
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    This is a thread that is just for rod build pics and no text posts.
    It would be great to see just pics of what people are working on....
     
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  3. centurion

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    What a great thread...
    Shimano Antares Beach 130F rebuilt for multi

    Fuji rings BSVLG/BLVLG (25-10) pattern plus pac bay zircon fly ring 10 and BMNAT alconite tip, following the style used by Phil Hyde.

    The main thread is Gudebrod "rust" size 00, with underwhippings in Gudebrod metallic red.
    Single legged rings are whipped with Trimar white and gold size C
    The Diamond wrap is done with Gudebrod's metallics: Bright bronze (D), Red Bronze (A), Lime (A), Red (A).
    Resin threadmaster high build.

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  4. gert

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    Hi,

    this is a great thread! :)

    few pics of my just finished Conoflex source rebuild, thread is masterwrap ncp in royal blue, signal red and white :

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    ... and the ALPS guides :

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    ... so let's get those pictures coming lads! :)

    Gert
     
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    An oldie, will dig out more pics. P1010795.JPG P1010796.JPG
     
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  6. mike hemming

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    Hi,

    some more :) ... rods are a couple of years old, but here are a few pics of my pair of HSM. rods were bought separately (i liked the first, second hand one so much, i wanted a second) that explains the slightly different decals. both were built with different colours but same scheme :

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    LM2500 , should be done dy Friday . 'scuse the ashtray ! 12313765_1651123301796217_5254082332082248254_n.jpg 12313765_1651123301796217_5254082332082248254_n.jpg 11214047_1651123281796219_1693252469913735907_n.jpg
     

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  9. mike hemming

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    20697_695605007251643_8074557182798900215_n.jpg my q3 built for me by stan m , stainless alps from top to bottom , incredable rod , bit to stiff for the sussex coast but else were it shines above the rest , had big congers on it no problem , to me its a work of art love the gold and green perfect match
     
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    A boring week of replacing cork grips on "super dooper top of the range" trout and salmon fly rods costing mega bucks. Prices they charge you would think they could afford glue. Anyway also managed to fit in a couple of 20lb porbeagle rods. PacBay HD cradle guides, PacBay 2 piece reel seats, slick butts on Conoflex "S" glass blanks. P1140385.JPG P1140387.JPG P1140388.JPG
     
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    very niceStan. . I hav'nt tried the x weave wrapping yet ,but it's getting near the top of the "to do" list
     
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    Work in progress going to FV for my little bearded friend. Not difficult to work out the blank and what it is going up against methinks. Tip tomorrow then shiny stuff next week, after that back to proper (boat and big game) rods, not these beachy / shore thingies. P1140391.JPG P1140392.JPG P1140393.JPG
     
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    zzippy 2500LM, KWAG pss alconites throughout,

    with acknowledgements to Terminator for the colour scheme
     
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    yep - I knew that would be controversial , but I try to be different!
     
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    Nice build, beauty is in the eye of the beholder (and owner). I`ve been asked to do some colour schemes that almost make me throw up and others I need sunglasses to work with, not my business as long as the client is happy.
     
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    in this case the client is myself . the blank is in great nick and I like yellow - so I;m keeping it . looking for another to make a pair
     
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    A lump of a popping rod, I assume for big pollack as we have no quota in UK for anything good. Conoflex glass/carbon/kevlar blank, PacBay reel seat and gimbal, ALPS guides with Fuji tip. Can chuck a redgill or two. P1140417.JPG P1140418.JPG P1140419.JPG P1140421.JPG P1140422.JPG
     
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    Mike needed more fun on blue shark than he gets with the 30lb porbeagle rod I built him years back so a 7ft 6inch, 12lb rod on Conoflex "S" glass blank. PacBay alloy reel seat and gimbal, slick butt and full set of ALPS guides P1140406.JPG P1140407.JPG P1140410.JPG P1140411.JPG
     
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    A very light 4/6lb rod for bass, bream etc on Conoflex "S" glass blank turned into a light uptider, had to make the butt and spigot from spare blanks. Abbreviated EVA grips, PacBay graphite reel seat and double and single leg Tekx SIC guides. P1140412.JPG P1140413.JPG P1140414.JPG P1140416.JPG
     
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    He`s not rock fishing for Sharks again ??:rolleyes:
     
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