Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Fishing Rods => Fishing Rods => Topic started by: Rivverrat on May 26, 2019, 06:22:58 AM



Title: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Rivverrat on May 26, 2019, 06:22:58 AM
   I could go on for sometime about the issues I've experienced building this rod for Darin in Florida but this about had me sticking a fork in my good eye....

 Coming down this morning hoping to find a rod with a perfect final finish I find this little *%$@# !!!

 


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Swami805 on May 26, 2019, 07:13:07 AM
Aaaarg!


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Jeri on May 26, 2019, 07:44:56 AM
They always find that one bit of the rod that is still tacky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

We get this about 1 in every 25 rods, especially in the summer, or more usually when the client is coming in that morning when we were expecting the rod to be perfect.


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Rivverrat on May 26, 2019, 08:21:25 AM
Daron, wanted me to cover him in epoxy ;D


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Darin Crofton on May 26, 2019, 08:29:56 AM
Like I said, flatten him and cover with epoxy then I'll name the rod "The Stinger" ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Tiddlerbasher on May 26, 2019, 09:15:29 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: mo65 on May 26, 2019, 10:42:31 AM
HA!!!! You guys are a riot! I vote also to name the rod stinger. :D


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Rivverrat on May 26, 2019, 11:09:56 AM
Alan said some time ago it's alright for me to mention this.
I am now building rods. I like to use United Composite Blanks in my builds. But will build on any blank. While I greatly enjoy this, I readily admit I am still learning this craft. My builds are not at the level I am wanting yet. That said I've received no complaints from those who have received my rods. I will do acid / spiral wrap or conventional style. I set my acid wrapped rods up differently than most other builders. PM for explanation if interested.

My belief is few rods see any benefit from being acid wrap if they are wrapped right in relation to the spine of the rod to start with. On the other hand you really lose nothing much at all doing a acid wrap with guide placement & spacing some times being an easier thing when building in this way.

Considering what I stated, I am building rods at a very good price right now. Pricing will increase as my skills get better & work load grows which is already happening. If you wish for me to be more specific regarding  any thing I've stated here please feel free to shoot me a PM... Jeff  

  

 


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Ron Jones on May 26, 2019, 02:47:09 PM
Talk about a fly in the ointment!


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: alantani on May 26, 2019, 03:52:26 PM
yeah, just cover him with epoxy!!!!


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Alto Mare on May 26, 2019, 04:44:35 PM
I would just leave it and cover him up with epoxy.
It would look even better and will always have a nice story🙂.

Sal


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: steelfish on May 26, 2019, 05:01:12 PM
LOL the stinger rod LOL that was a nice one

I was about to cover in epoxy a common fly, as well, its was the last epoxy round when a dang fly got glued all 4 feets, I really considered to cover it with epoxy but a common fly didnt have a nice story to share, it was just an ugly ornament but in your case that wasp looks cool.



Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: philaroman on May 26, 2019, 05:31:37 PM
yeah, just cover him with epoxy!!!!
I would just leave it and cover him up with epoxy.
It would look even better and will always have a nice story🙂.

Sal

really glob it on & tell everyone it's a prehistoric wasp trapped in amber

...or just charge extra for bait  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Benni3 on May 26, 2019, 07:40:43 PM
When painting cars this happens alot,,,,but my friend got a perfect job,,,,but the fumes made a squirrel dizzy and fell from the rafters on the hood,,,,,, ;D


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Midway Tommy on May 28, 2019, 06:56:08 PM
Heck, if you plan it right, take your time, prep him just right and put a little Vaselined block under his belly you could use him as a line keeper.  8)... ;D   


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: steelfish on June 28, 2019, 11:18:40 AM
Jeff

whats the final of the story for that bug?

got any pics of the final job?


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Rivverrat on June 28, 2019, 05:22:01 PM
I tried to epoxy the litle booger in place but it didn't come out.


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Rivverrat on June 28, 2019, 06:11:47 PM
Darin has not received this or the other rod I'm building for him yet. So my pics purposely dont reveal all I've done.

 I will say this is a Centaur the other a Viper & they are both 1/2 the weight of some other rail rods built on these blanks... Jeff


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: steelfish on June 29, 2019, 09:35:27 AM
Darin has not received this .....So my pics purposely dont reveal all I've done.


Well, what you have showed us so far it looks like a beautiful rod and amazing job

Too bad the bug epoxy job  didnt worked out


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Darin Crofton on June 29, 2019, 12:20:14 PM
I'm patiently waiting and looking forward to putting some big sea monsters on the deck with these rods  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Benni3 on June 29, 2019, 12:28:55 PM
Looks fantastic,,,,,,,great Job man,,, ;D


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Fishy247 on June 29, 2019, 03:58:39 PM
Those look pretty sick! Hurry up and send em out so we can see the finished product! ;)

Mike


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Rivverrat on June 30, 2019, 01:41:33 PM
Thanks for all the compliments fellas... Jeff


Title: Re: When You Think Its Finished
Post by: Mjg378 on July 10, 2019, 03:28:38 AM
Wow.  Thatís a beauty of a rod!   The centaur. Stinger edition.🐝