alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
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« on: July 26, 2019, 03:32:44 PM »

Hi folks interested in rod building.  I purchase the components from Jon Vadney.  Thank you Jon.  I made a bunch of mistakes and there was a lot of stop and go but I think the result was not bad for a rookie.  This will be my salmon rod.  Here are some photos but don't look too closely.  Dominick



I imbedded a Mercury dime and an Indian head penny in the blank.







I hope you enjoy the photos.  Dominick
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 03:43:14 PM »

Nice work, Dominick —

With a ten cent Mercury & a one cent Indian — that must be your 11 cent salmon rod...

Best,

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 03:45:52 PM »

Nice job Dominick ! I like the Mercury dime... does it have any significance ?

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 03:51:47 PM »

I think you did really good. nice rod!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 04:02:46 PM »

Looks great Dominick, you must be a wealthy man to have all those coins, cheers Don.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 04:04:59 PM »

wow compadre Dom, awesome rod !!


the marbling is really amazing, that's something I still need to explore one day.
what blank do you used for this beauty?
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 04:58:29 PM »

I think this is Freaking! Fantastic!

Most fellas half your age are to busy argueing about what they think know to ever & I mean ever learn something new.

 Good for you.

 I hope my fingers & hands work as I get closer to your age. It's not looking good right now though... Jeff
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 05:00:08 PM »

Beautiful work Dom
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 05:10:56 PM »

Looks great !!
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 05:51:49 PM »

Well executed counselor! Er uhm I mean nice job.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 06:01:35 PM »

Very nice rod, I'm sure you'll enjoy fishing it as much as you did building it. I'd bet you're already thinking about what you'll build next! All those reels need a home.
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 09:10:09 PM »

I'd bet you're already thinking about what you'll build next!

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 I remember when my amigo Sheridan told me these exact Words and I though, man how this guy know what Im thinking? he must be a kind of wizzard or something
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 09:17:09 PM »

Great job!
You did not start in the simplest and easiest way either, with those fancy wrappings and marbling!
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2019, 09:32:40 PM »

Great job, Dominick, way to go on your first rod, looks great with coins too!
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2019, 09:59:32 PM »

Beautiful work Dominick!  If you ever get tired of practicing law, you could have a great future in the rod building business.
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