FishUSA.com Fishing Tackle The Fishing Tackle Superstore

Author Topic: My First Rod Build  (Read 1267 times)

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #45 on: Apr 17, 2019, 08:00 PM »
Just sanded the handle on the butt section and applied the 2nd coat of epoxy to the windings on both.
These two are done...Ö...after they rotate and dry overnight.

Greg - give me a shout so we can hook up and get you your new rod.
I'll bring both of these and let you chose which one you like best.


SizeMatters

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 460
  • Shut up and fish!!
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #46 on: Apr 18, 2019, 07:16 AM »
Just sanded the handle on the butt section and applied the 2nd coat of epoxy to the windings on both.
These two are done...Ö...after they rotate and dry overnight.

Greg - give me a shout so we can hook up and get you your new rod.
I'll bring both of these and let you chose which one you like best.
:thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Bigger isn't always better but Size definitely Matters!

SizeMatters

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 460
  • Shut up and fish!!
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #47 on: Apr 19, 2019, 06:23 PM »
Rod looks great, Mac!  Paired it with a 2000 frame Shimano reel and 6 lb Suffix Hi-Vis.  Can't wait to fling some roadrunners with it.  Should be a great all purpose rod and it's the right size to live in the truck full time.  Great to see you and Donna and thanks again for lunch.  Was great to catch up.
Bigger isn't always better but Size definitely Matters!

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #48 on: Apr 19, 2019, 06:43 PM »
Glad you liked it.
Yup.  It has imperfections, but I'm getting better.
Should fish really well.
And yup, it will probably be an awesome all around truck rod.

Super to see you and Mike.
Thanks.

Letcherworth was great time.
Spent like 3+ hrs there.

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #49 on: Apr 20, 2019, 06:57 PM »
Jeff gave me a Pacific Bay chuck for my rod lathe.  A better chuck than the one that came with the lathe but the jaws donít stay closed at higher RPMís.  So I modified it with a set screw lock it up and keep the jaws secure.  Jaws donít open as wide as his lathe but Iíve got some ideas on how to fix that too.






SizeMatters

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 460
  • Shut up and fish!!
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #50 on: Apr 22, 2019, 06:37 PM »
Seems you built a really crappie rod..........


Bigger isn't always better but Size definitely Matters!

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #51 on: Apr 22, 2019, 08:17 PM »
Seems you built a really crappie rod..........



BOOM!!!
You sure didnít wait very long to use it to put a hurtin on that slab.
Hope it worked well.
How is the sensitivity Greg?
Is it indeed a good jigging rod?
How about a little review.

SizeMatters

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 460
  • Shut up and fish!!
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #52 on: Apr 22, 2019, 09:03 PM »
I'd call it a medium power with a medium action.  I was throwing 1/16 oz. roadrunners on the 6 lb mono for good distance and accuracy.  I switched up to a 1/8 oz. tip up jig tipped with a Slider grub and fished deep rocks to test the sensitivity.  It cast the heavier jig better and the sensitivity was good.  I caught a couple dozen LMB, two big crappie (13.5 and 14"), and a few nice gills on the RR's.  When I went deep I got into smallies and perch.  Biggest smallie went 18".  The rod handled it well with the tip loading first then a nice parabolic bend into the backbone.  I'm very pleased with it.  It is a fine all-purpose rod.  I'm sure it will dropshot well and handle much bigger fish with no problem.



Bigger isn't always better but Size definitely Matters!

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #53 on: Apr 23, 2019, 09:58 AM »
Thanks for the review Greg.

SizeMatters

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 460
  • Shut up and fish!!
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #54 on: Apr 24, 2019, 02:44 PM »
Thanks for the review Greg.
............and it made a great bullhead rod this morning....while YOU were working.   :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Bigger isn't always better but Size definitely Matters!

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2019, 06:44 PM »
Ok
Enough rest time
Iím back at it.
I have 2 rods that must be completed in next 2 weeks.

The butt ends are done, save the winding check, hook loop, and the only eye on that section.  Lots of winding and epoxy ahead of me.

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #56 on: Jun 06, 2019, 09:54 PM »
Put some more time in tonight while watching the Stanley Cup.
Got the second coat of epoxy on both rod ends.
Next I'll tackle the butt ends of each rod.
Have to wrap one guide, the hook stay and the winding check on each.

These 2 are already spoken for.

The remaining 5 have one spoken for.
Tonight I ordered some materials for those.

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #57 on: Jun 10, 2019, 06:33 PM »
Back at it.
Wound the large eye onto the butt section........


.........before putting on the winding check.

Doh!

 :o

Razor to the windings, install the check, and then rewind that eye.

Second butt section -
Winding check installed, NOW Iíll wind the eye on.

Lol

Mac Attack

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,794
Re: My First Rod Build
« Reply #58 on: Jun 12, 2019, 06:49 AM »
I don't like the way the epoxy looks on the butt sections.
Going to sit them out in the UV for the day so it hardens up more.
Then wet sand them down and apply another coat.
I had 2 top sections I had to "repair" like this that had too much epoxy and it worked well.

 



Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Sponsor
© 2004- MyFishFinder.com
All Rights Reserved.