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Project by BlueStingrayBoots posted 2026 days ago 2101 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’e been fishing recently, seems I gotta make my own design rod handles being a woodcrafter and all. I like them and when people see them as they walk past, we’ll, they just stare….lol
They feel awesome, makes the rod much more sensitive. I turned logs of ebony and mesquite, sanded to 800grit and added oil. I hand drilled a hole and used epoxy.





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Harold

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#1 posted 2026 days ago

What a wonderful idea….I’m curious how you handled the reel seats…I have a couple antique reels stashed away..this would be a beautiful way to display them.

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#2 posted 2026 days ago

I got some Fuji plate seats on ebay and I used brass screws. This is a spin rod I turned.

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TreeBones

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#3 posted 2026 days ago

Very cool. Some day I will get a lathe and give this a try.

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dustygirl

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#4 posted 2026 days ago

Nice.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#5 posted 2026 days ago

TreeBones, maybe you can get a fishing rod someday and we’ll have some fresh catch on a grill.

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#6 posted 2026 days ago

And….we can try different wood cutoffs to find out which flavors best. lol

Hey, just got an idea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPqL7IUT6M&feature=related

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mmh

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#7 posted 2022 days ago

Very nice. Does the wood handle make the rod real heavy? We do fly fishing, so the heavy wood would wear my arm out. I use either arm so I don’t hurt myself with the repeated motion. For spin casting I guess this isn’t a problem. Are these for salt or freshwater?

Hey Jerry, check out my latest cane, it’s made from your ebony http://lumberjocks.com/projects/12883 (And please vote!)

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#8 posted 2022 days ago

Hi MMH, I use these on the jetties at S. Padre. I actually dont use those reels though, their for boat fishing, until I get a chance. I just cast them and set the bait-runner. Solid wood handles make the rod very sensitive, silky smooth feel(1000grit), I’ll probably never fish with standard rod again.

I saw your project, hey thats your ebony!

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