Lightest Rod possible

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: Lightest Rod possible

Postby MardukFIN » Wed May 10, 2017 1:41 pm

Okiekev wrote:That is a beautiful rod. Now after seeing the grip weights, i want to build one with those carbon grips!


My NFC? :P

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Re: Lightest Rod possible

Postby MardukFIN » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:33 pm

Fuji parts doesnt fir on Alps seats, so it's quite difficult to hide those.

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Re: Lightest Rod possible

Postby hb904460 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:37 am

Are you using graphite arbors under the reel seat to save weight, or is it directly glued to the blank?

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Re: Lightest Rod possible

Postby MardukFIN » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:35 pm

hb904460 wrote:Are you using graphite arbors under the reel seat to save weight, or is it directly glued to the blank?


It depends what reelseat im using. Alps have many id sizes. Some are just 15mm id so need to use arbors.

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Re: Lightest Rod possible

Postby Kravetz » Wed May 02, 2018 1:24 am

I used pac bay arbor and sk threaded front cut down as short as I could, used 7 pieces of cork for the handle and butt because it was lighter than the carbon fiber. Ground down the ecsm reelseat as much as I could and used Fuji ti sics as 5, 4.5, and 3.5 runners. It was a hassle but my nfc delta 703 came out 2 oz on the nose.

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Re: Lightest Rod possible

Postby MardukFIN » Fri May 04, 2018 4:32 am

Kravetz wrote:I used pac bay arbor and sk threaded front cut down as short as I could, used 7 pieces of cork for the handle and butt because it was lighter than the carbon fiber. Ground down the ecsm reelseat as much as I could and used Fuji ti sics as 5, 4.5, and 3.5 runners. It was a hassle but my nfc delta 703 came out 2 oz on the nose.


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