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    Posted: 03 Apr 2017 at 1:34pm
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Finally finished and off my bench. Can wait to see my mates face when I give this to him.

Custom swf rod for slaying monster Yellow Tail Kingfish on the flats. 

CTS Affinity X 9' #10



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Flash wraps! Colour bands and lineup marks as well. Very nice.
My budget TFO was restricted to single red line at the butt and tip, once I sourced colour fast thread!

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How did you find those handles to work with? What's the finish like on the ends - are they tidy fitting up to reel seat etc?
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The handles were good to work with.  I used a dremel and ground them so the reel seat is fitted up in side it.  I'm planning 2 more rods at the moment with them and one is for myself.  They are soooooooooo light. the full wells grip on this rod is only 12g's 
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Looks good mate, any particular reason you went with snake guides over single foot or ceramics?
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Thats what he wanted.  I had originally designed it with Single Foot Guides as it is lighter overall as less epoxy.  
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Very nice work indeed, got me thinking even though my wife tells me thinking is not my thing.
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Very nice!! so whats the grip material?  
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Thanks,  The grips are carbon Fiber.  They are so light it is unbelievable.  The whole rod weighed in at 136g whish is light for a 10 weight 9 foot rod. 
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Hi GSPOT, 
 
  Nice! 
  How do you reckon those grips will go re cleaning? Will fish muck work it's way in & be hard to get out?
  They sure look good.
 
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On the fly rod they will be OK as you do not use bait.  

I have just ordered a set for a micro jig rod and will decide if i cover them in finish to make cleaning easier or not at some stage during the build. 
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