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A couple more for the collection

Postby KarlD » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:11 pm

Having lost my daughters new build over the side of the boat the other week at long reef I thought I owed her another. Luckily my mudhole order arrived on New Year's Eve giving me something to do whilst I recovered from any NYE hangover.

First off the block was completing my light jigging rod built on a Matagi T-RUSSELL LITE Jigging blank and reel seat.


Guide at


To build my daughters rod I used a crb blue 7ft light spinning blank with sk grip and holo guides.

Light spin



Not sure what my next project will be but I think I'm addicted to rod building sadly.

Kayak PB's: Flathead 63cm, Flounder 33cm, Mulloway 73cm, Salmon 50cm, Tailor 42cm, Silver Trevally 40cm, Bonito 42cm, Kingfish 70cm, Squid (hood) 31cm, Whitting 32cm
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Re: A couple more for the collection

Postby Marty75 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:40 pm

Sweet! Well done Karl. They look awesome.

PBs: Kingfish 74cm Bream 41cm Flathead 68cm Tailor 51cm Hammerhead 6ft Salmon 70cm Bonito 56cm Hairtail 95cm Spotted Mackerel 95cm
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Re: A couple more for the collection

Postby Evoids » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:34 pm

Love the wraps and I'm a big fan of the skeleton reel seats. Good looking Matagi seat too. I'm yet to build a rod with Matagi bling but I think that time is drawing near.
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