TUna Rod Under construction

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Muddskipper, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Muddskipper

    Muddskipper Senior Member

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    I needed a good match for my Stella 20K

    So I enlisted Rod Maker "Don Savage" w/ Savage Rods

    BLank: Calstar 700H

    Reel Seat/ Butt: Aftco Blk Aluminum

    Fuji Eyes, black with hardaloy inserts

    We choose not to put a Rod ring, I will add the removable ring so if I do not like It and it gets in the way, it can be removed

    EVA (10" below reel seat and 14" above)

    silver underwrap and black overwrap

    Here is some pics
     

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  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    Good looking rod. What make you choose the 700H blank? Curious mind want to know.
     

  3. Muddskipper

    Muddskipper Senior Member

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    Good looking rod. What make you choose the 700H blank? Curious mind want to know.

    This being my first big game spinning rod, I asked a lot of questions.

    Decided I neeeded a 7 footer but needed enough back bone, for the big boys.

    Talked to the guys at FTU

    PM a few guys on 2Coolfishing

    and since I had another Calstar and was happy with its performance, I felt the Blank was a good fit.

    I kind of used FTU's rod as an example of what I liked and what I didnt like.

    If we can ever get my uncles friebds boat out of dry dock at Tempest (50' Bertrem) I would love to try it before my 2 scheduled trips on the Big - E

    Aug 17/18
    Sept 15/16/17

    I will proably be chunking it out on a lake somewhere for practice....