pick some colors

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by north coast, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. north coast

    north coast Senior Member

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    Some of you guys have a real eye for colors on rods. I've found it difficult to pick something sharp that is different than what everybody else has. black and red, black gold ,or black silver are standard. I know they will work ,but I wanted to try something different. It's a white blank. My favorite standup rod that I use with a penn 50 international. I built this 20 or so years ago and just stripped it last night .Now it's ready for a rebuild and I need to pick some colors.
    Here's what I have for thread: Any suggestions?
     

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  2. Dave Nowlin

    Dave Nowlin Senior Member

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    How about lime green and royal blue. Gudebrod metallic in Pewter is also good looking.
     

  3. north coast

    north coast Senior Member

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    At first it sounded ,Well, Garish. But this isn't bad ,I may go with it.
    Anyone else?
     

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  4. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

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    the pearl looking spool and reddish one to the right, and some royal blue, shiny
     
  5. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    At first it sounded ,Well, Garish. But this isn't bad ,I may go with it.
    Anyone else?

    purple/gold?
     
  6. DANTE25

    DANTE25 Senior Member

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    BLUE GOLD AND BLACK ARE MY COLORS
     
  7. north coast

    north coast Senior Member

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    Well after foolin around a little more ,I really like these colors. I wouldn't have picked this combination in a million years:D. This guide isn't going to stay .I bought a set of gunmetal SIC's on ebay that haven't arrived yet. I think they are going to be slick lookin with these colors. THANKS Dave. My favorite meat stick will be ready in no time, for another 20 years of beatin' up on charlie.:) I just don't know if I will.
     

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  8. north coast

    north coast Senior Member

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    Here's the rod done ,Except the finish. tomorrow
    The pics don't really do this rod justice,I'm not much of a photographer. I think it's one of the sexyest rods in my "fleet". Thanks again Dave N. for picking these colors.
    And thanks to everyone else who replyed. I tried a couple of the other suggestions. this one just did it for me though.
     

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  9. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Not bad at all, I am glad the colors worked out for you
     
  10. sushitime

    sushitime Junior member

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    Very nice Noarth coast. Trying to get that visiual on an all black blank with gunmetal guides. I'm also trying to get a visiual on using gold as opposed to silver as you have a gold reel. This configuration would look great matched to an Avet 50W in silver:)
     
  11. Armbreaker Custom Rods

    Armbreaker Custom Rods Site Sponsor

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    Very nice! I love the way you finished the top of the butt wrap off like that.