alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Unlimited shark/rail rod
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« on: June 26, 2019, 04:33:46 PM »

Mike Garrahan over on BD hooked me up with some Varmac reel seats (the biggest ferruled seats available but not made anymore, Cmon Aftco and Alps!) while I was at his place he showed me a glass unlimited rod he had and I was able to take it off his hands.

Built it to tackle monsters. Soaking only the largest baits for long periods of time.

Yes, itís missing the tip, nobody had a silver tip this size and I had a full black set to make all my marks before getting the silvers. The tip should be here in the mail Friday, was hoping today but itís not so  itíll be a few days before getting wet.

Went with purple and green, was thinking hulk but keeps screaming joker when i look at it. cord wrap to protect against the rails, custom extended aluminum butt to sit on (26Ē longest it can be per IGFA, but whoís submitting records anymore?). Itís a real broom stick and being paired with an everol 14/0 with 200lb line. Iím also looking at the new avet 130, Makaira 130 SAE OR everol 18/0 to pair with it, as long as i can get it color matched. If I donít get it bent on a fish Iíll hook it to the truck to get a bendo pic.

As I get back into wrapping and my skills increase, hopefully my photography skills will too.
 


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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 05:02:05 PM »

From the looks of the rod, the truck had better be a big one !!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 05:53:53 PM »

Your wrap job on that rod is just fine.

It's nice to put something like that together with parts no longer available that dont normally wear out.
Adds a certain quality to the rod. Be sure to post pics of your first catch with it... Jeff
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 06:12:01 PM »

Finally got the tip and decided to add a rubber cap and cord wrap to the butt . So sheís done!


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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 06:29:48 PM »

This rod going to being sporting that Senator if you get it ? If so looks like it might make a very workable combo... Jeff
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 08:48:53 PM »

This rod going to being sporting that Senator if you get it ? If so looks like it might make a very workable combo... Jeff

He sold it. Iím looking into the avet 130 unfinished to get a custom color or gunmetal Makaira SAE 130. Right now I have a blue everol 14/0.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 09:07:09 PM »

Hell Yea! Tongue
That is one Awesome Rod!
Stick with the Everol. Wink
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