Dream Jig Rod Build

When production rods are not enough, it's time to go custom. Come share your experiences building and/or ordering a custom rod and tell us if you'll ever go back to off the shelf.
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Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Post by ogrich31 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:35 am

goldrod wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:14 pm
What’s a slow spiral?
I guess it's not the proper term or anything, but I spiral my rods slower than most builders that I've seen. Most builders would probably agree that the line needs to be spiraled before the bend of the blank, but I don't feel that way for bass rods. For the boat rods that I build, I make sure my line is down before the bend though. Here's a pic of one of my spirals. Sorry, I don't have any other pics at the moment.

https://imgur.com/a/C8PBGag

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Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Post by HobeyBaker » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:36 am

amso4 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:40 pm
HobeyBaker wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:45 am
amso4 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:16 pm
HobeyBaker wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:28 pm
I will be building up a 736 SJ X-Ray that I'm hoping to use for 1/2 oz jigs. I'm using the G2 carbon split grip with a CCT real seat and torzite guide train. The running guides will be a combination of size 5 and 4.5. I plan on epoxying the butt cap last and will add some tungsten if it doesn't balance right. I'm going to use a 20 Metanium XG for the reel.
Curious which CCT seat you chose, Blade or Razor? Also are you using an insert? I would consider this seat if the blank is exposed without a insert. I am using the Xray MB733 and MB736 blanks so the diameters are a little different.
I'm using the Razor with a bushido insert. I haven't started assembling because Mudhole sent me the wrong grips.
Thanks. I am very interested in your build and final weight and balance. Are you putting guides on top or spiral?
I'm going to use a traditional configuration. I'm a traditionalist and don't like the looks of spiral wraps.

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Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Post by goldrod » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:04 am

ogrich31 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:35 am
goldrod wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:14 pm
What’s a slow spiral?
I guess it's not the proper term or anything, but I spiral my rods slower than most builders that I've seen. Most builders would probably agree that the line needs to be spiraled before the bend of the blank, but I don't feel that way for bass rods. For the boat rods that I build, I make sure my line is down before the bend though. Here's a pic of one of my spirals. Sorry, I don't have any other pics at the moment.

https://imgur.com/a/C8PBGag


Ok
Thanks for the picture.
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Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Post by rh_916 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:39 pm

bbates3 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Just started this today. It should work out great for jigs

My son nicknamed it Batman bc is the jet black painted grip

Point Blank 731 Heavy Blank
Painted Matagi Acs grip
Cork butt and grip
Fuji Ti TorZite guides

Either kw10 to 5.5’s or Rv6 to 5.5’s will test both

Prob run the stripper guide at 19-20 inch out

10 1/8 inch grip length

Straight black thread wrap

Should finish a good bit under 4oz.

No weight or balance

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Are those point blank true xtra fast blanks? Looking to test one of them xtra fast models out too.

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Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Post by bbates3 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 am

Here they are with 8oz of weight

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Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Post by HobeyBaker » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:59 pm

For some reason I didn't look at the ID for the CCT reel insert. The butt end of the rod is too wide for the reel seat to work. Now I need to find a blank to use with the reel seat (13.50 mm ID). I have an extra 5.0 tube size Torzite tip top. Any suggestions? It looks like the K2 7'6 Heavy would work. Does anyone have experience with this blank?

I ordered an ECSM reel seat, NFC carbon fiber soft touch split grip, HPS hood, and an EVA hood cover.

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Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Post by goldrod » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:34 pm

The hardest thing for me is always the blank.
I started this thread to help me with ideas to my next build


I’m just stuck on the blank.
I know how I want my reel seat handle but I’d like some of those rose petals in the blank who makes that ?
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Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Post by goldrod » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:37 pm

rh_916 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:39 pm
bbates3 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Just started this today. It should work out great for jigs

My son nicknamed it Batman bc is the jet black painted grip

Point Blank 731 Heavy Blank
Painted Matagi Acs grip
Cork butt and grip
Fuji Ti TorZite guides

Either kw10 to 5.5’s or Rv6 to 5.5’s will test both

Prob run the stripper guide at 19-20 inch out

10 1/8 inch grip length

Straight black thread wrap

Should finish a good bit under 4oz.

No weight or balance

ImageUntitled by , on Flickr


ImageUntitled by , on Flickr

Are those point blank true xtra fast blanks? Looking to test one of them xtra fast models out too.

Is there a disadvantage to having the stripper guide closer? By closer I’m thinking 12inches out especially if your going to run spiral guides
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