First;Custom B85 Complete-cut to 6' 4 1/2"

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  1. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    It would've been 6'6" if I marked the butt cap first, lol. But my grandson will injoy this for years to come..Hope you like the pic's.

    This is truly a Custom,
    Heres the finished product Bro's.
    I want to say again thanks to Scott Throop ( master rod builder )for His Tiger wrap and DOC SKI ( Master Weaver & Rod Builder )thru their work,and Help... along with other top wrappers around the USA that shared there time and expertise in teaching me the ( ART OF ROD BUILDING ).The art work they do and put into their rods' are First Class ( High Quality ) and it inspired me to put my artistic talent to work.
    For making me strive to slow down and be the best I can be.
    These guys created another Custom Rod Builder..

    The Rod ...GUSA GRAPHITE blank( OxBlood Red )DHX Casting Game Blank
    B85 cut from butt, to 6' 4 1/2".,,,Mod/fast blank. Mag Hvy action. rated at 4oz but will sling 8+ easy..
    ATC;TNC Casting Guides 8, counting tip..30-10,10top.#HZHC
    ALPS 20mm Centra Loc TiCh SilverSeat.
    Red Hypolon handles 6 1/2" rear/8" fornt.
    Alum fighting Butt-cap.

    Wraps etc...
    underwraps Gudebrod;
    Candy #335,A Nylon R.W. Silver Metallic HT 9002 A ,,inlays..

    Overwraps etc..
    #524NCP R.W. D,,Candy,524 9002 Silver Metallic inlays...

    Tiger wrap...
    #D Candy ,,#D Silver Metallic as Above... for the first wrap.
    Then flipped rod over and applied Two heavy coats flex coat light...

    Run the second set of threads ..
    #D Candy,, #D DARK Burgundy..
    Turning just opposite of the first ,also from the opposite direction than the first..
    pulled the Candy and applied 2 coats of light and 2 channel cat decales and applied 1 coat of High Build over intire Butt-wrap and 1st # 30 wrap.
    Have one more coat to apply over the decales/winding check etc..

    What do think?
    Posting a few pics.
     

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  2. Flamekeeper

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    I have a few more
     

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  3. Flamekeeper

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    starting with the 20.
     

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  4. Flamekeeper

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    trying to get the # 25 up ,,
     

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  5. Flamekeeper

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    well it should come up now.lol along with some more of the tiger Butt wrap, and the cats. But it keeps telling me thatbthe # 25 guide is on here ,,but I know its not...Dont figure???
     

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  6. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Looks real nice Kenny, Nice job, hope he catches a biggun on it :wink:.
     
  7. veryama1975

    veryama1975 New Member

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    That's a beautiful rod! Wish I had something that nice. The cat decals were a really nice touch.
     
  8. bubbajum

    bubbajum New Member

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    SWEET
    Thats one lucky boy to have his pap build that for him.
     
  9. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Beautiful,Kenny. I think you have a new job... er hobby.
     
  10. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work...W
     
  11. MAX1955

    MAX1955 New Member

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    Thats a nice looking rod Kenny, thanks for the pics.
     
  12. bownero

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    that's truly a work of art! nice job Kenny!! are those titanium guides?:big_smile:
     
  13. Flamekeeper

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    Yes, Titanium Nitride casting by American Tackle Company,# HZHC..

    ANOTHER rod,The blue one ,Pics posted somewhere on here.unfinished.it is on the drier now, have to wait for a couple of days to finish out the butt-wrap ,then re-finish etc... I'll post some pic's..Thanks for the comments.:wink:
     
  14. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Wow Kenny! You are turning out some rods of great beauty! :cool2: I look forward to seeing more of your rods! :big_smile:
     
  15. Flamekeeper

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    couple of them both,full view.
    Post the rest of the blue one when complete..

    These rods Bro's will definitly be a top notch Flathead stick.
    the red is mag hvy, and will scare you when ya grab the tip and pull it down like a horse-shoe,about a 40-50# pull,:crazy::smile2:,shes going to be a great live bait/standup boat rod. The Blue one is MegaMag Hvy, Bro's that a stump puller LOL. I have a Great White shark swimming around the bottom of the blank,and going to apply a Flathead decale just above it( meaning = Hunting for Flatheads...:wink:
     

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  16. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Nice looking rods, thanks for sharing.
     
  17. flatheadfisher

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    Dude,

    That is absolutely amazing! I wish I had the patience to make something that nice. It will truely be a treasure for him to have for years to come. I have some quilts my grandmother made for me and they are so special because I know how much love went into them. I am sure your grandson will feel the same way.

    How many hours do you have invested in that beauty?
     
  18. Flamekeeper

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    The red one took about 15-20? more or less.I never kept up with the time. When you want things done right,time don't seem to matter much,LOL. But the reward is looking at it when its complete.:wink:


    The blue one ,thats another story....Sweet Rod.
     
  19. Flamekeeper

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    The blue one ,thats another story....Sweet Rod.
     
  20. Reel_Blues

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    Thats a great looking rod Kenny hope he catches some hawgs with it.