One for the R*A*G*E Weekend

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OneHairyArm
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One for the R*A*G*E Weekend

Post by OneHairyArm » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:51 pm

I thought I would build me a new rod for the Tongas trip, I had a old bright orange WF7 lying around and really wanted a rod to suit, so ended up with this. The rod is 9'6" 3pc nodless built with integral bamboo ferrules. The taper it's self is based on a light salmon taper, so I knew it would have the guts to drag some fresh silver from the runs.
The reel seat spacer is turned from some Hebe I had lying around, and the grip/fighting butt I turned up as full wells.
I really wanted something different in the wraps color so went bright orange to complement the line. The snake/stripper guides are from Steve and the silk from Swift. So good being able to get building supplies ex NZ, no waiting :D

She's a heavy beast, but the power is just awesome. With out hauling I can easily flick 70ft. with a quick double haul I run out of line.

Oh and the ferrules I built with a wall thickness of 0.04" and wrapped with A-nylon rather than silk, going for the extra strength in the ferrule.

Sorry for the photos, its night the light is crap and my lens has mould :(

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So as you can guess I am amping to get there, bring on the bows!


Cheers


"If you want to catch beasts you don't see everyday.
You have to go places quite out of the way.
You have to go places others can't get to.
You have to get cold, and you have to get wet, too" Dr Seuss.

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Re: One for the R*A*G*E Weekend

Post by J D » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Beautiful rod! It's sure to be a winner at the RAGE! Good luck there and be sure to post pics of the first fish!

Cheers,
JD


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Re: One for the R*A*G*E Weekend

Post by fowang » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:11 pm

Sweet!



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