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Bait Cast Fishing Rod with segmented Wood Grips
-- Duane, Iowa
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#1 posted 12-28-2013 01:22 PM
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#2 posted 12-28-2013 01:33 PM
That is great… Love the wood…. Great job.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#3 posted 12-28-2013 01:50 PM
I also like to make my own rods and I never thought to add wood to them.
Thanks for the idea.
-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.
#4 posted 12-28-2013 02:30 PM
TDominy – Don’t get much fishing done in Iowa from November – March. Helps pass the time and gives me a chance to enjoy two hobbies at once.
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#5 posted 12-28-2013 06:45 PM
Nice! What did you use to finish them?
#6 posted 12-28-2013 09:46 PM
Been experimenting with finish, I like to keep the maple light, so as now several coats of poly. If I didn’t have the grooves I would have used CA. Not sure how it will hold up. Any one with a better finish please share.
#7 posted 12-29-2013 05:23 PM
Try Birchwood-Casey TruOil Gunstock finish. I have used it reel seats.
#8 posted 12-29-2013 07:31 PM
Knothead 62- Thanks, I have tried that on some duck calls and then waxed with Flitz rifle, gun & knife wax. On this rod I was afraid it would darken the maple so I did not try it. It did work out well on the calls.
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