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Postby wfmdfm » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:49 pm

This is how I spend some of the long winter nights- Building saltwater fishing rods. These rods are all hand wound with thread.
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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:52 pm

Very nice, not only functional but artistic as well.

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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby daddydip » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:08 am

wfmdfm wrote:This is how I spend some of the long winter nights- Building saltwater fishing rods. These rods are all hand wound with thread.
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/56 ... es&start=0


0nly salt? i'm looking for a 6'6" to 7'6" medium heavy fast or heavy extra fast for lake fishing. hint hint 8) :) :D 8)
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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby BigBill » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:41 pm

Nice work.

I spend my winters reloading(bullets), restoring surplus military rifles to there orginal condition (cleaning them up). I have all the ice fishing stuff too. I just can't see walking on the ice and seeing the water comming up thru my drilled hole in the ice while it flexes. (scary) Plus i never catch anything then iwas told most go ice fishing to drink and eat. I guess I got it wrong.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.
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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby wfmdfm » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:04 am

Well winter is set in hard here in New England. To cold to work outside so it must be time to make another fishing rod. I have purchased my rob blank and the rod I will be making will be a fly rod. This will be my first fly rod I have built. 9 ft 8/9wt for fishing in the saltwater for Stripped Bass and Blue fish. These fish run 24" to up to 40" so this needs to be a strong rod. I will post some pictures as I get it going.
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Postby wfmdfm » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:14 pm

Well I thought I would do a little progress report as I build. Step one is to make a handle out of cork.
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The disk have been filed to fit on a threaded rod arbor for gluing and the turning.
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This picture shows the handle I want to replicate. I need to glue it up and the start with the lathe to shape it.
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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:19 pm

Keep those pictures coming. :D
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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:21 pm

Wally,

I don't know about using Molson for glue. You might want to use something with a little better adhesive qualities. :) :)

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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby wfmdfm » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:48 pm

Do you think I should switch to Molsen Canadian rather than the Molsen golden. That has been bothering me for some time. Maybe on the next rod. Thanks for the input!!
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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby wfmdfm » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:55 pm

All glued up and then I put the handle in a drill press while on the arbor and sanded it down to where I wanted it. I decided to add 2 slices of cedar to add some color and break up the look of the cork.

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Next step is to hone out the inside of the handle to fit the rob blank. Now I need a trip to the rod store to pick up the reel seat and some guides. It will need to wait till next week because work gets in the way some times.
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Re: Fishing Rods

Postby ToddW » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:04 pm

Love that handle with the cedar rings in it, very classy
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