Tackle Porn

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Gramps, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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    As I promised to Brett, here is some Tackle Porn.

    The project is a 9' 10wt fly rod, built on a Dan Craft Sig. V blank.  Used Fuji Alconite guides in chrome, 10 guides plus the tip, wrapped in Gudebrod "sunburst" thread.  The sunburst is yellow/orange thread that turns semi-transparent when the epoxy is applied.  On the guide feet it is almost clear but over the blank retains the yellow/orange color.  In the pictures it is somewhat tough to see, the flash makes the color pop.  The grip will be a 7" full wells made with standard cork, burl cork and rubberized cork.  The grip, reel seat & fighting but are shown, but the cork needs to be glued & turned.

    I really enjoy building fishing rods, if you are ever interested in a custom rod and want to try one out, just let me know. Traveling to fish is a good thing.

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  2. Brett

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    I like it!


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                         ;)
     

  3. aaronshore

    aaronshore Well-Known Member

    I would like to see the grip when you've finished it. Thanks.
     
  4. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Aaron I'll work it it tonight.  That regular cork will actually be much a much higher grade. The cork pictured is only for mock up, a pretty low grade IMO.
     
  5. Green_Hornet

    Green_Hornet Well-Known Member

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    Dude you got skills! Nice work.
    I was looking at the cork mock up and was thinking that with the different colors it might look cool to have it like an inlay. Never seen it other than a solid piece of cork before. If you match the right pieces it might look alright. ;)
     
  6. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

    I expected to read a thread about tackling your porn adiction ;D
     
  7. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    I have no addiction! [smiley=lalalala.gif]
     
  8. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Nice work Gramps!

    Are you going to use it on sea kittens??

    -T
     
  9. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Here is the finished handle with a coating of cork sealer.  I'm kinda going to eat my own words here, the cork did not turn out as clear as I anticipated.  Anyhoo.

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    This grip is a modified Full Wells, it may look a little odd to you aficionados but this fits my hand much better than a standard size/shape full wells.  That is what makes rod building custom.  ;D


    Tom - Yup gonna take them to the number Six dance! (See Blazing Saddles).  :D

    Here is the grip for my 6wt, next on the bench.

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  10. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    ;D Adds new meanin' to "Get a grip there son!"
     
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