alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Calstar rt130
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« on: July 11, 2018, 05:51:48 PM »

Here is another one going to Bullseye54. We started off with a Calstar
RT130 blank and an old vintage butt (not sure if it is rosewood or not) and
then made a couple of winding checks out of Linen/Phenolic laminate rod.
Used large cork rings and then installed some vintage Finor rollers.
The thread is Gudebrod nylon from old stock. This is scheduled to go to PEI
for Bluefin Tuna next year. I really hope it lands a dandy and someone can
get a picture of it bent over. I'm sure John might add a couple more pictures
as he is going to use his new 20/0 reel on it and is that reel impressive!


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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 05:54:12 PM »

a few more


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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 05:57:13 PM »

Beautiful work, love the shadow box and the color combo is classic. looking forward to seeing it bent on a giant bluefin.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 06:22:03 PM »

I love it !!!!!     John Taylor
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 07:01:21 PM »

Really like!
Love the overall vintage look.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 01:11:27 AM »

Beautiful work Dave!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 08:23:03 AM »

Great work, Dave!

Doesn’t get better than that...

Best,

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 06:43:18 PM »

Spectacular!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 09:07:56 PM »

A True Master Craftsman. What a Build! Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 03:05:00 AM »

That’s a real beauty
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 03:32:07 AM »

Thanks folks! I really enjoy doing rods like this and John seems to give me so many. I bring him 2 and he gives me 4 to redo.
The new one is going to be a real challenge. An old Montague that has been stripped down and he gave me a few pictures of
what it was like. Only time will tell.


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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 09:52:49 AM »

Great work Dave, thanks for posting, & all the info with it, cheers Don.
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