My first Avid blank I fashioned together...

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My first Avid blank I fashioned together...

Postby Mizmo » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:35 pm

Here are a few picks of my first Avid blank that I fashioned together... I still have final sanding on the cork, but I think it turned out ok. The other is a spinning rod I'm building for the father-in-law for father's day, which will be from the old lady and her sister. Anyway, thought this rod would go good with the Viento. Anyway, I was kind of proud of this one and thought I'd post a few picks of it...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h237/ ... ure045.jpg

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Re: My first Avid blank I fashioned together...

Postby bigpapajim » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:00 pm

Nice job on the rod!

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Re: My first Avid blank I fashioned together...

Postby TOPWATER » Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:57 pm

yeah good job.

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Re: My first Avid blank I fashioned together...

Postby Nitroman77 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:09 pm

Thats a good lookin rod you made. The reel on the other hand..... :P
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Re: My first Avid blank I fashioned together...

Postby Boonethelunkerlander » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:22 am

that is one awesome looking rod...very nice how do you like the viento?
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Re: My first Avid blank I fashioned together...

Postby Mizmo » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:08 pm

Hey thanks fellows, just starting to get into this rod building stuff. Well I threw on the old Scorpion 1000 to day and was tossing a shaky worm (reaction innovations screwed up jig head and a Gander Mt. black series worms or something like that) and think that this med. fast action rod is suited to the Scorpion 1000, like a match made in heaven :D

Now I'm sure that the Viento would work as well for this application, but I've yet to toss anything with it yet, it still has that new smell to it :D and I’m afraid to drop in on some rocks while stomping along old man Mississippi. I suppose I should get it out there and goof around with that "twitching thingy," eh. But that beat up Scorpion 1000 is still a good reel... just have a hard time not using it.


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