Good looking work... Each year I go over all of my gear and try to schedule building or re-building for any times when bookings are slow... Only three more rod re-builds to go as far as spinning rods go (not including repairs) for this year.... These days most of my fly rods are factory and come with a warranty, although I do enjoy building a fly rod for myself. I just can't build a new fly rod quickly enough to replace a broken one for my charters... so almost all of the fly rods on my skiff are factory rods... Will post a photo or two later but this will have to do for now... Here we go... this first photo shows the rod building bench my Dad and I built almost forty years ago now... Most days it's pretty crowded since it gets used as a general tackle repair area as well... Note the home-made rod turning machine and rod supports.. .this last photo shows the under-wraps on a heavy spinning rod that's getting re-built for the second time - it's only ten years since I first built it... Some of my gear is much older and still in hard service...
SUPER D said:
Great looking work. ODC is it better to use cork rings or a completed grip ? Any performance difference? Building a fly rod is something I have wanted to try.