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Eddie Sinclair

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2019, 11:22:56 AM »
I have now :X2
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Dave Robb

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2019, 13:30:58 PM »
There’s a clear favourite now.

Kerry Jordan

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2019, 23:56:35 PM »
Agree! Smoked reel fittings and agate A. Classy and understated.

Jeff Donovan

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2019, 22:30:55 PM »
In fairness, they are all attractive compliments to the rod blank & as others have voted, I went for A too.
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2019, 19:23:36 PM »
Cheers Guys :z18

So we have a build spec.



I've stacked the cork this evening so it will be ready to turn tomorrow, i shall run a  snap poll to see if anyone wants a handle different to my standard and preffered, snub nosed style full wells. I prefer this grip as it gives better control for presentation casts
but as i turn the cork from shives i can make any shape for a customer.

So as a snap poll, do we want the standard grip, which allows me to NOT use a winding check.



Or do you prefer a reversed style half wells grip which will require a winding check. :z10



It will be a quick poll as i intend to turn the grip tomorrow or thursday depending on whether i go fishing or not. :z12

Cheers

Sandy
« Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 19:35:32 PM by Sandy Nelson »
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Euan Innes

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2019, 20:06:06 PM »
Standard Sandy.
I didn't know if I would like the standard when I got mine but the control is excellent. I also love the way you can "FEEL" the blank under your hand.
And  yes, it does not need anything fancy up the front of the handle, just cork to glass. Classy!

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Jeff Donovan

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2019, 22:20:58 PM »
The majority of my rods have the full wells style handles apart from one, so it' has to be the standard for me.   :z16
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Eddie Sinclair

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2019, 07:19:27 AM »
Standard for me Sandy,

Eddie
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2019, 13:42:26 PM »
Cheers

Standard style grip it is  :z16

So cork is stacked and blank marked up ready to go :z18



Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2019, 13:50:46 PM »
So i've  had some time this morning

So she is all whipped up and the cork turned. I went for a 3 colour wrap at the ferrules to match the Agate banding and the insert figuring.



The multi colour wrap has been a theme for 2019 builds, so nice to keep some continuity.
I also spread the 3 colours on the butt section for the measuring wraps. it all seems to work rather nicely.
I hope it is looking how you all imagined  :wink i'll probably get the first coat of epoxy on there tomorrow to make it all Disappear  :z12





Cheers

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Mike Barrio

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2019, 14:05:54 PM »
Looking good Sandy :z16
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Euan Innes

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2019, 19:40:05 PM »
Aye Sandy, that insert really works with the black nickel hardware. The 3 colour wrap is a lovely "vintage" touch.👍
Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2019, 21:35:11 PM »
You like the ‘swap shop’ wraps
Reminds me of a scarf I had when I was a kid.
😎
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2019, 09:13:06 AM »
First very thin coat of epoxy applied 👍



 :z18

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2019, 09:24:13 AM »
Second coat hardening off for a few days.



Ferrule wraps looking nice too


 :z18
Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

 




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