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My first experiment jigging rod.
MudHole jigging blank CBVJ5810 5'8" cut to 4'6".
Fuji guides, reel seat and gimbal + cap.
Royal blue, red, and silver metallic color treads, red and blue EVA foam.
Color turn out to be different on my old camera.

Ready for Wilmington,NC this Sunday.
 

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Freddy

That looks awesome. I cant wait to break it in for you on sunday.

d-a
 

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great job freddy. those are some nice wraps. what are the specs on that rod. estimated since you modified the length.
 

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Whoa, you built one of those Mudhole blanks too? I just finished building mine but didn't get to use it this past weekend due to being blown out. I left mine at full length. Did you cut from the butt end, or from both ends?

I've been picking up heavy stuff with mine, but thus far, it seems like 20lbs is the max. This is because I wrapped mine spinning, and don't have a spinning reel that'll pull more than 20lbs of drag (my Stradic 8000FH won't pull more than 20ish, both with stock drags and with Carbontex :( ). The rod'll keep pulling, I'm sure. I might hook up my big Avet to it and see just how much it'll lift :D
 

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Whoa, you built one of those Mudhole blanks too? I just finished building mine but didn't get to use it this past weekend due to being blown out. I left mine at full length. Did you cut from the butt end, or from both ends?

I've been picking up heavy stuff with mine, but thus far, it seems like 20lbs is the max. This is because I wrapped mine spinning, and don't have a spinning reel that'll pull more than 20lbs of drag (my Stradic 8000FH won't pull more than 20ish, both with stock drags and with Carbontex :( ). The rod'll keep pulling, I'm sure. I might hook up my big Avet to it and see just how much it'll lift :D
you got a pic of 20# with that blank full size?
 

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Great job Freddie!!!!
 

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I got to see the rod myself ,Freddy you did an outstanding job the pics don't do it justice.I cant wait to see you haul some fish in with it on sunday just dont put it down because there's going to be a couple of rod testing gorillas on the boat with you ?????.I'm glad you chose not to static test the rod dynamic loading the rod tells the truth.
We'll get some pics of it in action.
 

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good luck to you boys sunday, take lots of pics.

I will be taking lots of pics.

d-a
 

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Thanks for the review guys.

I cut 12" from the butt section, I can't cut from the top because it's already size 11 (to thick for my need).
Originally the blank has slow/parabolic action, I make it worst after cutting the butt section :mad:
I wrapped and coat couple times from gimbal to the first guide, to make it stiff but add weight almost 4 oz :(
As you can see the different thickness on the first guide and blank it self.
Anyway the finish rod weight is 11.27 oz / 320 grams.

I got busy taking apart my stella 8000FA today :D
I will post more pictures on reel section later.
 

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You did some nice work on that wrap job. Real clean. Good work.

I think I would cry if I saw my Stella in that many pieces :eek:
 

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This is the one I wrapped. I left it full length at 5'8" as I may want to use it on a partyboat. The blank is pretty strong, as it will dead lift a 20lb weight off of the ground. Sadly, that's more than can be said of the Shimano Stradic 8000FH I had originally planned to pair it with (the Stradic will only pull around 18lbs of drag :() I don't know how much more weight it can handle, though :eek:

Finished rod


Stripper guide


Close up of wrap in front of fore grip


Lift with Stradic 8000FH (drag tightened as far as it'll go)


Lifting a 20lb dumbbell with the rod (yes, I realize the reel is a Saltiga, but I don't have any spinners on hand that'll pull more than 20lbs of drag :p)
 
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