GUSA / Black Cherry Rod

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Flamekeeper, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Finally finished, well almost a couple more flex coats on the tip section and done, Post them pics ,asap..Here are some pic's of the butt section.. This rod is going to a lake for a tournament raffle or first place prize, dont know all the details just yet..But I got to take it to the guy this week-end.
    ( cast 10+ oz with ease ):wink: I was slinging a 7" gill with weighted slip float rig and 3/4oz steel last weekend with no problem at all. Love this set up on this rod, super nice..

    #6-GUSA-B85 MEGAMAG Blank, Black Cherry Blank.
    8' 6" MegaMag Hvy; 20-40# / 1-5oz
    ATC Titanium Nitride casting guides, Triple flex coated
    # Black Chrome Frames/Gold rings/ 30, 25,20,16,12,10,10,10 tip...
    All under-wraps are Size A, HT 9603 Metallic Yellow Gold,
    With 3- 9326 Red and 9001 Black 7 turn inlays on end and just behind ring center.
    Over-wraps of Size D, 9008 Burgundy Metallic with single inlay of 9603 Yellow Gold.

    Alps Centra Loc seat. Light Gold
    14" RED/Black Laminate EVA Rear handle
    8" RED/Black Laminate Fore-grip
    Custom Alum fighting butt cap, Polished Brass
    Marbleizing -Red M.F/ Black / Gold with yellow mixed / Red...
    Pattern of rolling flames going up blank from for-grip to # 30 guide.

    Hand Crafted by Flame Keeper Rods.
    Kenneth W Price.
     

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    Flamekeeper New Member

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    These are some more of the marbling and the #30 ,,I really like the flame work in the marbleing going up to the 30 ,It look s 100% better in person:wink:
     

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  3. Flamekeeper

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    These will finish up the butt section, along with the handle assemble.
    It turned out ok I think. Hope you guys like it.
     

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  4. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Thanks for the pics thats a nice looking rod you have
     
  5. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    Looking good!
    Is the lettering a decal or did you do that free hand?
     
  6. bownero

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    Once again, super job Kenny!! The colors are awesome and the flames really kick a$$!!:big_smile::big_smile:
     
  7. Flamekeeper

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    Bill ,I am practicing on my calligraphy;Because I would rather have it all done by hand, but I haven't got that good yet. LOL.:roll_eyes: I wish:wink:.. decal's from mud hole@8. pc, You select writing and size//3 different types..

    Here is a couple more pic of the top half.
     

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  8. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Awesome work Kenny. I was gonna ask about the lettering also. Man, you'd have to have nerves of steel to be able to do that freehand. I used to do car models. I know what most of you are thinking, "ya' so what, car models" LOL, you'd just have to see them. I'd paint the numbers on the speedo's and tach. they had plug wires, vacuum lines, battery cables, etc, etc, but, i could'nt freehand paint lettering that small. I would paint the trim, and the medallions in chrome. But, they're already there. you just have to paint the very tops of them. Again, excellent work ! I love the marbeling..
     
  9. Flamekeeper

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    Mark ,,I used to paint them model cars, I know what you are talking about,I've been drawing and painting etc...all my life.I'm getting better at this but not good enough yet:wink:LOL...

    Trying to post the last 3 pics and for some reason they are not coming up?. Maybe this time..I have some kind of flu bug thats tearing me up..been in the house all week and weaker than I don't know what.man this is bad stuff.cant shake it off:roll_eyes:
    I'll try the pics later
     
  10. Flamekeeper

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    These are the ones I was trying to get thru yesterday,, The rod and farrels

    Yeah Mark I'm still thinking about all them model cars ,LOL. My brother still builds and collects them..
     

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  11. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Sweet looking rod there Kenny !!! :wink:
     
  12. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    It's yet to be seen if it will catch fish but it is the prettiest thing i ever seen i think. I would be afraid to use it. Beautiful craftsmanship Kenny. Aw sum work.
     
  13. Flamekeeper

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    Check these out John,
    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75638

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74670

    LOL.. I've seen people wrap line around a can and throw the bait out by hand and catch fish..:big_smile::big_smile::big_smile:


    It does catch fish,it just was'nt big enough,lol. ,tried one out the other day,with the same setup.The mod/fast -fast tip it moves line pretty fast on the hookset ,2-3# fish did'nt even put good pressure on the guides.LOL.. I can hardly wait to catch a hog..
     
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    These are the last few on this rod.
     

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