Alex Customs rods, What's coming off the Lathe !

Started by steelfish, September 09, 2019, 07:59:46 PM

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Quote from: Rivverrat on February 20, 2021, 09:01:55 PM

   Alex, your work has shown improvement in a very short time & keeps improving. It matters not that we are both are amatuer rod builders.  It matters most that you enjoy it. .. Jeff  

thanks Jeff, well, I try to see this rodbuilding thing as a way to help my friends to customized their rods or have a custom rod at a decent price and at the same time I get some (little) spare money for my fishing addiction, I always wanted a custom rod since many years ago, almost when I noticed that I really liked to be at the beach, on a boat or pier with a fishing rod in my hand but never got the fund$$ to pay $350-450 for a decent custom rod forget about thinking to have a $500-$700 custom seeker, Calstar, etc, who would've said that few years later I will be building custom rods, not me!

Quote from: Rivverrat on February 20, 2021, 09:01:55 PM
.......There is much more to a custom rod than fancy thread or working wood & metal... Jeff  
completely agree with you on that compadre
The Baja Guy


Quote from: steelfish on September 09, 2019, 07:59:46 PMInstead of making a new thread for every rod repaired, restored or built by your truly, I will post in this thread some fishing rod jobs that I think worth to share

ok, back to the roots, I will taking the purpose of this thread back on the track again, that it was just to show my rod building jobs that might not worth to have a separated thread, as simple restoring jobs, rebuilding a rod on its original colors, repairing one or two guides, etc.

Im basically copying Alan's idea on his thread "whats coming off the bench"

so, this are two of my last jobs, installing all guides on a Calstar rod and Seeker rod and wrapping them on Mexican Flag colors, yep, I know, ANOTHER mexican flag color rod wrap but what can I do, is what they ask for, 80% of the guys that have me wrap mexican flag colors on their rods are USA expats that live in Baja  ;)

The Baja Guy


Alex, just when I think your wraps are as clean and tight as it gets, you prove me wrong and go up a notch. I think I'm actually getting worse lately.


thanks guys  :d

this is another one from the last week

The Baja Guy


Do what you can with that you have where you are


Hi Alex, once again we expect another great job, ecelent, thanks for showing us, cheers Don
Don, or donnyboat


I need to start making use of more black banding as spacers between colors on black rods. It looks super clean.
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