new project :retro drop shot rod

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Chavender
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Re: new project :retro drop shot rod

Post by Chavender » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:04 pm

well I ordered some nice Fuji klag rings , ranging from the smallest to medium sized rings (listed by frame height on G'n'B ) 6X10.8mm ,6X12.2mm ,3X14.6mm ,3X20.8mm & 2X26.8mm .on paper these should of gave the right gradient & have symmetry in the layout .but on arrival and checking them against the rods the graduation between the butt ring and choke ring was too shallow .So a second order was sent for bigger/higher rings in the same range 2x 43.3mm and 31.8mm.and a few days later they arrived .

I taped the rings into position starting at the tip and working back ,and with the new bigger butt rings the gradiants where spot on ,and I was left with three spare rings (not a problem as they're quite cheap) for other projects ,as I quite like them and the 14.6mm & 2o.8mm are a good size as substitutes for standoff rings ,and the 10.8mm & 12.2mm are good as close rings.

the medium rods ring set
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the ultralite rods ring set
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the microlite rods ring set
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now all I have too do is whip them on and a few finishing touches ,but its December and nearly the big day so finding time to do them isn't easy .and I might leave them until the new year and my birthday ....ok I've treated myself to a little birthday indulgence......

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Re: new project :retro drop shot rod

Post by SeanM » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:02 pm

Corr! :Ok:
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Re: new project :retro drop shot rod

Post by Chavender » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:16 pm

not much happening at the moment awaiting the new rod wrapper too arrive ,hopefully any day now .its frustrating as I wanted these rods too be the first on the machine too test it out .

in the meantime I've orded some 40swg copper wire for the over wrap on one of the rod as it has it on the ferrules so i'll me matching it up

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Re: new project :retro drop shot rod

Post by Slumption » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Nice. I had thought a very light fly blank might be suitable, say a stream rod 4/5 weight line.

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Re: new project :retro drop shot rod

Post by Chavender » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:37 pm

yes that might work for a light rod
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Re: new project :retro drop shot rod

Post by Chavender » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:52 pm

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well I've finished the micro light drop shot rod ,well 99% finished as I've too get a new ultra fine tipped white marker (mines dried up) pen too add its name etc the 6.6 Ds . seen here with a stunt reel for illustration purposes .

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but I've already added my logo a S inside a D .will add a white boarder too make it stand out once the new pen arrives.

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I'd whipped on the modern single leg rings designed for the job and they're hard lined & able too handle braid if needed.I've stained the rod darker colour (looks more like greenheart now for the retro look) , I might blue the ferrules yet ?.just a few little touches to go .But its ready too go for a test run ...well once I've finished the other two.

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this project has taken a while but sometimes life just gets in the way ,but i'm getting there.
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