any helps appreciated stihl, btw im in the springs. trucks out with bad water pump. i will be at 11mile tomarrow if anyones up there and has one they wanna get rid of. heres my first try.
i had a 7foot ugly stick meduim that met its match a bit early due to some beer in a boat passenger..... yep. cut it down and removed the bigger eyelets with my dremel. rewrapped it with 14 pd red line i had sitting around, and used some epoxy i got from the auto parts store...
which i wish i knew what epoxy they use on rods. i need some for my next two.
heres my rig i made, next to two ive broken already this year. only one i didnt land the fish on after it broke.
used some foamish material i had in my garage from something stock on my sportbike i took off of it to dampen the shock from hard hooksets between the handle and the actual rod itself. its a bit soft but since im used to the action it gives a good kastmaster setup it works. id like a bit firmer setup for the hookset on those lakers for ganby on my next two. the handles are in the pics. ones a bass pro i bought a week ago. the other i got out of the 15$ bin at sportsmans. it looked tolerable.... i was wrong..
if anyone ever meets me i can tell ya a cool unique feature, story about that rod.
tightlines, takin it out to 11mile tomorrow to try to bend it on a big tout or pike if i get lucky. camera in tow.