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Old 03-11-2011, 06:39 PM
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Awesome job. Love the rattan grip. Where are you getting the fiberglass blanks?
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Thank you guys, but this post was from almost 3 years ago
But I guess it's new if you haven't seen it.
The grip is rattan that has copper metallic thread between the wraps and it's coated with spar varnish. The reel seat is a downlocking walnut insert and silver hardware.

This is the older sister to this one. I think I posted this one too.
Flamed rattan grips, black Lamiglas fiberglass blank and a copper d/l aluminum reel seat. Snake brand guides and Mildrum stripper. Black wraps with copper metallic trim bands.

Lee, I got my honey blanks from Anglers Workshop and the black one was from Tom at Fiberglass Flyrodders. It was a Mudhole custom blank they had a few years ago.
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Very nice finish Mojo. Seems like I remember you saying you were also using spar varnish on thread wraps now?
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Can't believe i missed this thread!

Really nice craftsmanship, Mojo. I've never seen a ratan wrapped handle before and the varigated thread really stands out. Great finish and, I agree with Ard, the Hardy reel looks great on it!

Looks professional.

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Mojo: I love the look you have achieved with the flamed rattan rod grip, very nice craftsmanship and the black glass looks great also!

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Very nice finish Mojo. Seems like I remember you saying you were also using spar varnish on thread wraps now?
Ten thousand coats of spar.
These two were done with spar varnish. I've got a couple ready to wrap (Joni is building one of them) and I have some Threadmaster Lite I want to try on these next two.
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