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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« on: November 24, 2019, 02:46:09 PM »

Recently, Jennifer and I headed over to Dominick's home for another tasty Italian meal, and when we arrived Dominick was in the garage wrapping his 2nd or 3rd fishing rod.  Jennifer asked what type of rod he is wrapping, and "Salmon Rod" is what he said.

Jennifer asked if I have a salmon rod, I told her NO I make do with an Uglystik rod I have for Rockfishing. Jennifer looks at Dominick as said, Please make my husband a salmon rod, and it has to have PURPLE on it.  Why?  cause that's Jennifer's FAVORITE color!!!

I walked in their home to speak with Linda while Jen & Dominick worked out the details of the rod building deal.   Well, the rod is complete, let's see the final product!

And a TOUCH of PURPLE!!!!

   







A nice soft BUTT end for my soft underbelly!!!



And a special insert - a Press-a-Penny - from Jennifer's collection.  As a young girl, her favorite Aunt, Auntie Mabel, gave Jennifer her FIRST Press-a-Penny, and over the years, Jennifer has collected over 700 Press-a-Pennies!!!!!   When we travel for business or pleasure, our deal is I'll spend a day fishing and Jennifer spends a day hunting the local area for Press-a-Penny machines.   And where do you find these special machines, well here of course!!!!    http://209.221.138.252/AreaList.aspx



Now let's take it out in the daylight.  Man, doesn't that purple just POP Shocked   I know so!!!!







And the Press-a-Penny I selected as the US Navy Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii.

During a visit to Hawaii, we stopped at the USS Arizona Memorial and with our two sons shared a tearful moment with the loss of over 1,100 US Sailors & Marines during that fateful December 7, 1941 morning attack.  My Dad was 14 years old and remembered listening to the radio in his parent's family room in rural North Dakota.

THANK YOU Dominick for your hand-crafted beauty, I do look forward to catching many salmon over the years to come with this Jennifer-design Dominick Hand-crafted fishing rod.

You are a great friend and fishing buddy now for 13+ years.  THANK YOU for your rod-building craftsmanship.

Wayne

OH!  Forgot to post the Rod Line Weight:

Seeker E-glass model 330   15-40 lbs. line weight  



DONE





 

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 02:53:40 PM »

Sweet rod! Great work Dominick! Cool
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 03:00:33 PM »

Wow Minicucch, I didn’t know you had it in you.

Very nice job buddy!👍

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 03:27:13 PM »

Outstanding work Sir...Bill
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 03:35:18 PM »

 That is one sweet rod , i like the colors and the theme.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 03:42:43 PM »

Nice work,great looking rod!
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 03:43:47 PM »

That is one very special rod!

Dominick -- you never cease to amaze me!

Thanks for showing us this, Wayne...

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 04:05:12 PM »

That is a beautiful rod! Very well done Dominic!!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 04:53:02 PM »

Dominick, you old councillor, I never knew you could do that Cool
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 07:42:52 PM »

Very nice Dominick.  It didn't take you long to figure out rod building.  You're a lucky guy Wayne.
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2019, 08:15:09 PM »

Beautiful work !
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2019, 08:35:29 PM »

Thanks everyone for the compliments.  Don't look closely or you will see my mistakes.  It's turned into an expensive hobby.  I have $183.00 into another rod that I built and if anyone wants it for the cost of the materials it's theirs.  Pics below.  BTW The Fishing Hobby Wrapper is the best hand wrapping apparatus.  It is easy to use.  Dominick


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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2019, 08:39:59 PM »

BTW this was my first diamond wrap and I am happy with the end result.  It's a Calstar Blank Model 500.  If I remember right it is 20-40 lb.  Dominick
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2019, 09:28:15 PM »

Wow! Nice pole
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2019, 10:51:56 PM »

Thanks.  It's actually looks better than the photos show.  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
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