When JDM meets classic USA.

Discussion in 'Saltywater Tackle' started by Anuvat, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Anuvat

    Anuvat Senior Member

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    So Sami and Paul asked me a while back (toooo long ago to be exact, sorry about that, guys) to do something different on the OBX500 blank for Saltywater Tackle. After seeing all the new technology coming out I had an idea of blending a little of some classic rod making with some JDM styling. Here's what I came up with: Grade A cork rings, hand glued, shaped, sanded, filled(thanks to Silverking for the idea while I had brain fart), sanded, filled some more, and 9 coats of cherry stain. Mix that in with Fuji GMNSG SIC guides (unreal as to how hard it was to get these things, thanks lil bro;) and the usual Matagi suspects, topped of with some candy apple red nylons. It's definitely not for everyone. You either like it or hate it. I love the results but I lost count of the man hours that went into making this rod, that's why I won't ever do another LOL. Sami, Paul, hope you like it. Thanks for letting me post, fellas.

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  2. hstsw

    hstsw Senior Member

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    Wow - awesome work - Andy!
     

  3. niguevara

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    This is THE definition of practical art!
    Kudos to you Andy!
     
  4. memphiX

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    gold on candy apple red = sick!

    very classy. beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. jiggingworld

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  6. tmd

    tmd Large Member

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    Amazing! Cost?
     
  7. ericp

    ericp Never give up and keep casting

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    That cork grip is just unreal.
     
  8. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

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    Another beut Andy! Glad to see you on here again brotha!!
     
  9. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member Supporting Member

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    Wow! Awesome work! It reminds me of the classic rods I used with my dad.

    Benny
     
  10. Anuvat

    Anuvat Senior Member

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    Thanks guys. And for those of you that have blanks with me, have no fear, they will be done soon;)
     
  11. oilpatch

    oilpatch Senior Member

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    Wow!! That is absolutely gorgeous rod love the handles!!
     
  12. fish520

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    That's belong to me no matter how much it cost, thanks brother ;)
     
  13. Anuvat

    Anuvat Senior Member

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    That's belong to me no matter how much it cost, thanks brother ;)

    Bwahahahaha, how did I know you'd like it.
     
  14. chf1949

    chf1949 Senior Member

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    Love that STYLE!
     
  15. Buddha

    Buddha Senior Member

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    Beautiful!!!!
     
  16. lordhell

    lordhell Moderator

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    Holy smokes!!! Mad skills right there!!! Absolutely amazing craftsmanship!
     
  17. Saltywater tackle

    Saltywater tackle Site Sponsor

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    Andy,
    I really don't have the right words for you, Outstanding :)
    Thank you brother!

    Tight lines
    Sami
     
  18. fishnwrestle

    fishnwrestle Senior Member

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    outstanding work, and a beautiful rod!
     
  19. TPG

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    Classic? Where's the electrical tape?
     
  20. silky23

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    WOW Andy, beautiful build brother!