Couple Recent FG Rod Tinker Projects

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Couple Recent FG Rod Tinker Projects

Postby nielson » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:13 pm

Just finished a couple rod shortening rebuild projects you might find interesting:

Project 1:
Original rod: 60s era, Shakespeare Wonderod, 8', Standard Taper, 7 wt. Cost me $10-15. Now 7'5", and a powerful 7/8wt. Scope included:
-Shortened equal amounts from the tip and a section from just above the grip and then reattached with a stent epoxied in between grip and new butt end.
-Yellow wraps with green tipping.
-Replaced original narrow metal reel seat with a better holding seat I had laying around as scrap.

Project 2:
Original rod: 60-70's era, Winfield by Berkey. another 8' 7wt and $10-15. Similar work scope as the Wonderod except wrap colors and I kept the original reel seat.

Photos below. Your pal, Jim

Wonderod:
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Berkley:
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Re: Couple Recent FG Rod Tinker Projects

Postby Blackwater » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:05 pm

Very nice Jim
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Re: Couple Recent FG Rod Tinker Projects

Postby nokinrocks » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:44 am

I like'em....
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Re: Couple Recent FG Rod Tinker Projects

Postby Bamaspot » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:05 pm

Good stuff Jim!
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Re: Couple Recent FG Rod Tinker Projects

Postby paddler » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:43 pm

Beautiful work. My first flyrod was a Shakespear Wonderod 7' matched with a Pfluger Medalist Reel. Great flyrod. Wish I still had it. Gave it away years ago to someone in need. My favorite baitcasting rod is a Wonderod 5'6" rod that I still have. One day I am going to overhaul it. I know nothing about how, but figure I can learn. I still go to ebay and look for wonderods. They sell "high" there.
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