Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

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Wilki
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Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by Wilki » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:37 pm

Well I finally got around to doing some more on the build... been pretty busy with the new business and a lot lazy in the evenings :D
I now have the bottom section finished and just first coated the wraps on one of the tip sections, I may have done a silly thing
I have only wrapped one tip section and guessing the spare may just sit there until a breakage requires it to be wrapped :lol:

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I have also done a thin top coat by hand on the blank and wrote on it, a bit messy sorry Matt (the writing that is) but I'll make sure I tell everyone it was my work when i show it off :lol:
Another couple of days and I should have it ready to fish!



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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by OneHairyArm » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:30 pm

Nice Mike, it's seems to be a yank thing to build a second tip, I guess if you have the rest of the culm you may as well use it. I never bother with mine own personal ones

I too have been building, this time one quickie for myself
I managed to pick up some orange silk from Carl, as well as the Stroft I was after, the snake guides I got off Steve and are very good value for money, extra fine wire, ground feet. Not as flash as Snakebrand guides but for the price I have no issues. I hope to get this one finished for the Tongas, the mid section is gluing, the tip will be done by end of the week. Orange wraps with black tipping.

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FFS I can't seem to get the photo to go the right way up..... Seems to be a bug between the iPad and photobucket..... Stupid frickin thing.

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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by Wilki » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:57 pm

Nice Matt, I'm very happy to have a spare tip... just don't think I'll wrap any guides on it unless required :lol:
I've decided wrapping a hex blank is way more work than a std round blank :D



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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by Wilki » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:24 pm

I have finished the build but you will have to wait for some pics... next I want to do a custom rod sock just need to find some cool fabric??? I plan to do a timber hexagonal rod tube, my brother inlay is going to run the timber but has got himself busy making custom timber snare drums :D So an old rod tube will have to do for now :lol:



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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by J D » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:00 am

Beautiful work Mike! Am anxious to hear how it fishes.


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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by Wilki » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:39 pm

With me on the end of it JD, brilliantly I except :lol:



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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by Wilki » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:04 pm

I did it... christened the boo, it is a fantastic taper Matt... perfect, exactly what I hoped for 8-)
I little more write up on my blog...

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Not sure what I was trying to do in this grip shot but a funny unintentional hand gesture was the result :lol:



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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by J D » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:17 pm

Saw the blog...sounds like you have a winner there!!


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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by fraser hocks » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:27 pm

Good to see you out there yesterday Mike. Sorry I wasn't all that talkative, when im in fishing mode I have one thing on my mind!. Sorry about that mate.

Great day for it hey? and what a spot. Must get up your way more often in the next few weeks, till some more rivers open hey?


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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by Wilki » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:33 pm

Certainly have JD, Matts interpretation of my babble was bang on... fantastic taper :D
Funny Fraser, my brother wondered who would get a word in edge ways between you and Dore :lol:
It has been a stunning couple of weeks up the lake but this weather must be due to pack it in,
it's nearly opening :lol:



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