alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Custom Dominick-made Salmon Rod for Jennifer's Husband Nov. 24, 2019
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2019, 02:56:45 PM »

Thanks for the plug on my wrapping jig Grin
It looks really nice with the longer alignment rod. I'd like to ship them with a longer one but it would really increase my shipping costs and they are not cheap for people to buy to start with. I figured the next best thing would be to make the alignment rod out of something cheap and just about anyone can find locally that way they can get a longer one if they need it.
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2019, 03:04:04 PM »

Yes, I bought a 10 foot piece and cut it with a pipe cutter into a 4 foot and 6 foot length.  I had to drill one of the stands that comes without the alignment hole so that it was more stable.  I am quite happy with the wrapper (here you go, another plug).  Smiley Dominick
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2019, 03:31:39 PM »

I'm going to ask my photographer Wayno to come over and do his camera magic.  Despite all the kidding he is a pretty good cameraman.  Dominick

PRETTY GOOD?Huh?

How about REELY GOOD!!!!

I'll be over.

Wayne
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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2019, 08:28:08 AM »

Wow Wayne, very nice rod.  I didn,t know the old man had it in him?  The coin and colors add a custom flair for sure.  You are very forntunate to have such a good wife and friends.  Wink   Great job Dominick.
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« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2019, 09:53:49 AM »

Thanks everyone for the compliments.  Don't look closely or you will see my mistakes.
I still feel the same way, but a rod builder with more than 30 years of experience told me that 90% of the people wont notice those mistakes if you dont point them out, but because you know where are the mistakes, you see them everytime, so, relax and enjoy your creation, I really liked it, specially the marbleling, looks like you got it, its something I still need to try.


It's turned into an expensive hobby.  I have $183.00 into another rod that I built..
wait till you want to buy blanks that cost more than that amount alone plus a guide set of Titanium and sic ring, etc, etc, a fishing rod with all the bells and whistles can be as expensive as you wallet allow.



congrats Wayne, you have a really special rod in your hands, planned and ordered by your wife and handcrafted by your good friend.
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2019, 10:44:27 AM »

Nicely done Dom!! I like the marbling you've got going on there. Wayne- I'm looking forward to seeing you get some jumbos on that thing! Any thoughts as to what reel you're gong to put on it? (I mean other than purple...)
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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2019, 01:51:47 PM »

outstanding work Dominick.
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