OTT OTI

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by saqa, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Who wants to see OTT?, I can tell you now this wont see the rock ledges Unless someone greased my palm very very well :D

    6 hours went into the handle, there wont be another like it!

    This is the my personal use stick and is based on the 40-60lb OTI popper blank

    Handle

    17 separate parts went onto the handle section! At retail pricing those 17 items come to AU$170, and this is not including the blank and guides

    Guides
    Fuji Lowriders with chrome frames and SiC rings. I undertook extensive test casting to set this up to cast 200lb mono leader wound through the guides and onto the spool. Knots that will work are the PR, midknot, FG or 15-20 turn nail knot

    Test Performance
    Using Lures from 100-150g, every cast was over 80m, this was using 80lb braid that is marked every 20m. I did not record any max distances as this will come in a later test using the full range of lures this one is rated for

    This stick was also tested for extreme loading. The drag setting was taken to 18kg and line steadily pulled out at this setting. Then keeping the same pressure on the load was surged to beyond 20kg. This test was performed with the rod held at 45 degrees as well as VERTICAL. This stick held these pressures without turning into a pretzel

    Hope you enjoy the pics

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  2. paul708

    paul708 Site Sponsor

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    NICE ROD, GOOD WORK

    i like those buttcaps.
     

  3. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

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    Wow, that's a beauty! Great job. That butt cap is cool. Can you give more info on the components used
     
  4. macka17

    macka17 Member

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    NICE ROD, GOOD WORK

    i like those buttcaps.

    YEP.

    Put a proper reel on top of it.
    and you'll have a reel good setup,

    Yes.
    Nice stick.

    Macka17
     
  5. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    NICE ROD, GOOD WORK

    i like those buttcaps.

    Thanks Paul. I hope the cap lasts as well. I havent put one of these ones through long term test yet

    Wow, that's a beauty! Great job. That butt cap is cool. Can you give more info on the components used

    Thanks, Pacific Bay channel lock slim seat, Pacific Bay Alu cap, Fuji Alu dress parts, Fuji CLCSG lowriders

    YEP.

    Put a proper reel on top of it.
    and you'll have a reel good setup,

    Yes.
    Nice stick.

    Macka17

    Indeed, a Z4500H will be on this very soon
     
  6. satkunas

    satkunas Senior Member

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    Beautifull. I like when the rod matches the reel colors.
     
  7. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Beautifull. I like when the rod matches the reel colors.

    Me too. A customer once brought in an older model Emeraldas once thinking it would be a challenge, he was surprised
     
  8. twentythreefive

    twentythreefive Senior Member

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    Excellent job on the rod! I like to know how those lower riders work out, i always assumed that a knot would have problems going through at the first guide. I always wanted to test these guides on my surf rods.
     
  9. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Excellent job on the rod! I like to know how those lower riders work out, i always assumed that a knot would have problems going through at the first guide. I always wanted to test these guides on my surf rods.

    Thanks

    Re the lowriders, I had to do a long test casting session to get the placement to the point where a long 200lb leader that had been wrapped onto the spool a few times would cast over 80m perfectly. I used a 15 turn nail knot to attach this to 80lb braid. I used scales to break the braid at the knot at 23kg
     
  10. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    Very Nice as usual!! I like the woven carbon fiber... I've thought of doing similar but haven't yet...

    Jason
     
  11. Anuvat

    Anuvat Senior Member

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    Nicely done as usual:)
     
  12. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Thanks Jason, I only had the amount of EVA visible in the pic. I was short a few inches and thought of inlaying a piece cut of a black matrix handle CF tube

    Thanks Andy
     
  13. mcgolfer

    mcgolfer Guest

    i saw a pimp in new york that had a walking stick just like that....lol...just kidding beautiful looking rod that will throw a popper a long ass way!!!....rick
     
  14. Bill Fisher

    Bill Fisher Senior Member

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    don't dat purdy.........
     
  15. cabosandinh

    cabosandinh Moderator

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    that' s the prettiest rod I've seen for a long time.

    I like the carbon fiber. I have several St Croix with that carbon fiber
    near the grip and just absolutely loved the way it looked with a black
    rod and a few red threads

    If you were to sell that rod , what is your price ?
     
  16. flatliner

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    Great work! Yeah, those butt caps are great and will last just fine. They are also nice because they are a bit heavy and work well as a counterweight.

    Kevin
     
  17. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Sounds like a pimp with the right type of taste there Rick :)

    Thank
     
  18. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    that' s the prettiest rod I've seen for a long time.

    I like the carbon fiber. I have several St Croix with that carbon fiber
    near the grip and just absolutely loved the way it looked with a black
    rod and a few red threads

    If you were to sell that rod , what is your price ?

    I got asked that yesterday during the test session and today while taking the pics outside and I made up a figure to see if I could get a reaction. I did and it was very funny. Since its a personal use stick, I wouldnt sell it unless I needed rum money badly but it is something that i would consider swapping with someone elses love, a well used Z4500H or 10K SW would be nice swap
     
  19. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Great work! Yeah, those butt caps are great and will last just fine. They are also nice because they are a bit heavy and work well as a counterweight.

    Kevin

    Thanks Kevin
     
  20. cabosandinh

    cabosandinh Moderator

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    I did and it was very funny. Since its a personal use stick, I wouldnt sell it unless I needed rum money badly but it is something that i would consider swapping with someone elses love, a well used Z4500H or 10K SW would be nice swap

    that's a fair price (trade)