Few rods I built GUSA and XL composite

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by mike garone, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys here is some new rods I have built recently.

    First is a GUSA 704 that I built spinning for bucktailing fluke, and throwing small lures at stripers and blues.

    pattern is a 40 point from billy40's book

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    gargoyle pattern on an XL composite 80# prototype

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    6' XL composite 80# prototype with 30# handing off the tip

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    GUSA Wahoo gargoyle pattern

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  2. peterk814

    peterk814 Senior Member

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    thats just sick...howd you get your hands on the XL? Prototype?
     

  3. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    I got some connections lol. I know Billy40 who is having these blanks built. I was going down to Florida and was hoping to jig up some grouper and AJ so he let me build the rod for that hoping that I would get some big fish on it but that unfortunately didn't happen.
     
  4. Bellyups

    Bellyups Senior Member

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    Beautiful rods Mike!!!

    Is the XL the new Seeker prototype?
     
  5. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful rods Mike!!!

    Is the XL the new Seeker prototype?

    you got it
     
  6. Bellyups

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    you got it

    I can't wait to see more of those blanks!!! Let us know how it performs!:)
     
  7. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait to see more of those blanks!!! Let us know how it performs!:)

    With the 60# prototype we were able to get 65# off the ground and the blank didn't break (thank god it didn't because someone would have gone to the hospital). That was scary and the fact that the blank weighs next to nothing makes it that much more crazy. Billy just got in the first shipment of the finished product of the 60# blanks so its only a matter of time before we get some real world reviews.
     
  8. Taz575

    Taz575 Senior Member

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    Awesome!!! I ordered 2 of the blue ones!!!
     
  9. kidflex

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    nice job. great wrapping
     
  10. peterk814

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    Hey MIke,

    if you wanted tested on some grouper and AJs im heading down to panama next month and would love to test it =) hahah
     
  11. peterk814

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    your work is flawless as well..really great and intricate patterns. you have some serious skills in wrapping
     
  12. BretABaker

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    that looks awesome mike, nice work. i wish i could wrap rods :)
     
  13. workin

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    Hey,

    Awesome. Makes my stuff look like Fido's butt.

    Question: the blue hypalon striping with the darker shade of blue - did you do that with thread? What's the basic technique? It looks great.

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  14. d-a

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    Hey,

    Awesome. Makes my stuff look like Fido's butt.

    Question: the blue hypalon striping with the darker shade of blue - did you do that with thread? What's the basic technique? It looks great.

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    Frank

    Looks like an inlay. I can show you some that Freddy and I did. Its very simple

    d-a
     
  15. mike garone

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    Frank I just cut the pieces of the grip (lighter pieces) and put a piece of foam sheet in between
     
  16. peterk814

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    hey mike PM replied
     
  17. FishingAddict

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    Awesome looking rods! Bet those will fish just as nicely too.
     
  18. workin

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    Frank I just cut the pieces of the grip (lighter pieces) and put a piece of foam sheet in between

    Hey,

    Thanks! I'll give it a go my next build.

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  19. crazyjigr

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    Hey,

    Thanks! I'll give it a go my next build.

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    Hey Frank,
    You'll have to come by when we get together again at my place bring your grips and we will hook you up w inlays