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What about a rod turner? I've been thinking about making my own rods too.

There is a green blank out of New Zealand. Does anyone know anything about them?

Also, where's a good source for Pac Bay components.
 

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What about a rod turner? I've been thinking about making my own rods too.

There is a green blank out of New Zealand. Does anyone know anything about them?

Also, where's a good source for Pac Bay components.
need to get a rod dryer. ebay for about $25. There are many places for components. Mudhole is a start. search rod building components on google. you will be surprised how many retailers there are.

I have American Tackle power wrapper. I can wrap guides and also finish with mine. its more $$$ but more convenient.

you can get a hand wrapper for around $50, I made my first one.

https://www.google.com/search?q=han...ved=0ahUKEwi8maPo8oLLAhWCRCYKHQ38C_MQ_AUIBygC

I really liked my hand wrapper, but the power wrapper offered more options.
 

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The green blank from NZ is likely a CTS, they're available in many colors, they have a website, ctsfishing.com. They're super nice blanks, extremely light swing weight, great casting rods, not cheap. I have 8 of them, a friend of mine in Highland Beach sells them, Herb at hnlcustomrflyods.
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New Batson REV7944 build starting.

Custom AA Cork with Birch inlay and green burl. Just turned it this week.
 

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New Batson REV7944 build starting.

Custom AA Cork with Birch inlay and green burl. Just turned it this week.

Looks nice. One thing to remember, i'ts easier on your hand, over longer periods of time (with less hand fatigue) to hold a thinner cork handle vs a thicker cork handle. I've past up many rods due to the handles being too thick.
 

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I have the pac-bay power wrapper and it saves time for sure. I bought an extra 3' piece for longer rods. Get bit outdoors is another central florida supplier that competes with mudhole. That blank you are talking about may be a company called Epic. The have both glass and graphite fly blanks
 

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The green blank from NZ is likely a CTS, they're available in many colors, they have a website, ctsfishing.com. They're super nice blanks, extremely light swing weight, great casting rods, not cheap. I have 8 of them, a friend of mine in Highland Beach sells them, Herb at hnlcustomrflyods.
JC
Ooo nice but expensive.
 

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"Ooo nice but expensive."

Well, relatively, not like Sage, but more expensive than Batson, they're up to about $400 now, they've gone up a lot in the two years. The final product is comparable (better IMO) to any of the top priced rods and you build exactly like you want it.
The Epic blanks are all trout stuff and they're are made by CTS.
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I built my setup using a sewing machine motor I found at good will for the wrapper and a rotisserie for the dryer. The motors are mounted on a 2X4 with a hinged 1X6 for the laid out section.
 

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Gonna disagree a little with Ted on the cork handles. Since you are talking building your own here the size of the handle should correspond to what fits your hand. I have long fingers and while I don't like a "fat" handle a skinny one doesn't fit well and gives me crapmed fingers since I have to curl them up too tight!
 

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New Batson REV7944 build starting.

Custom AA Cork with Birch inlay and green burl. Just turned it this week.
That's a great grip. Curious about the blank.....all the Revelations I've built have been satin black, and that one looks grey?

A couple of mother/son rods I did for a friend for christmas. Both MHX, a 9wt. and a 7wt.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a232/byates103/IMG_1490_zpszg5xldtd.jpeg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a232/byates103/IMG_1480_zpsmdemvoal.jpeg
 

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That's a great grip. Curious about the blank.....all the Revelations I've built have been satin black, and that one looks grey?

A couple of mother/son rods I did for a friend for christmas. Both MHX, a 9wt. and a 7wt.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a232/byates103/IMG_1490_zpszg5xldtd.jpeg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a232/byates103/IMG_1480_zpsmdemvoal.jpeg
Byates,

That is my turning mandrel in the pic. I like MHX also. I built many MHX rods. I fell in love with Batson when I built my first RX8. Now they offer an RX9.

Awesome looking build
 
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