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GSB 122 1MH extension

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A friend of mine recently had some trouble with an extension (it broke). I thought I'd show him how I do it wink.gif

 

First, you need a suitable extension; since the blank is rated 6- 12oz yikes.gif, I used a peice of a discarded tuna rod (Calstar Boomer Jr.)

 

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Due to the wall thickness of 122 11MH, there was a significant "step down" at the joint. I addressed this with some Bondo body filler, a farrier's rasp, and sandpaper

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I fit and shaped the extension before epoxying it into the blank

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Here's the finished product. The lines mark the length from 11' to 11'6". I haven't decided the final trim length, I'll test cast it this weekend smile.gif

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My friend (who had the extension troubles) is primarily a boat fishing sissy, so while this blank was at his house he named it

 

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gad

 

[ 06-13-2003, 10:22 AM: Message edited by: gadwall8 ]

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Yeah, alright Gadballs, when that club breaks (the rod or your arm from using it) I'll show you how a real rod builder does it wink.gif

 

Go back to fly fishing tongue.gif

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Yeah, alright Gadballs, when that club breaks (the rod or your arm from using it) I'll show you how a real rod builder does it wink.gif

 

Go back to fly fishing tongue.gif

 

just dying for you to straighten me out wink.giftongue.gif

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Gad,

 

At the next gathering, bring "frankenchunk" for me to see will ya??? I have the 90 degree curved version of 122 1MH (from you) and Id like to maybe experiment with it... Mine is gonna be a sick-en-ized bridge rod at 10 feet, but maybe Ill change my mind... LOL

 

BC

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