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<img src="http://i23.photobuck...22/photorod.jpg" "http://i23.photobuck.../photoguide.jpg" Sorry, I'm not very adept at posting pics. This is my first complete build. It's a Pacific Bay IM7 blank in MH/Fast. The butt wrap is a simple diamond wrap done in three colors with a silver accent. The guides are done in red/blue with a white underwrap. I still need to put a second coat of finish on, but I'm waiting for another motor. I'll be doing another as soon as I get a little more practice in on my decorative wraps. Hopefully it'll be done with a closed butt wrap.
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Looks good! I like the red/blue......:)

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First one huh?

Looks like you have been at it for a while imo lol !!

Looks really really good, can't wait to see the whole thing when it's done !!!

If you were to compare it to any rod of choice, which one would you compare it too and what would the price difference be building the rod vs purchacing the rod at a retailer?

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Nice.I bet rod building is fun.

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First one huh?

Looks like you have been at it for a while imo lol !!

Looks really really good, can't wait to see the whole thing when it's done !!!

If you were to compare it to any rod of choice, which one would you compare it too and what would the price difference be building the rod vs purchacing the rod at a retailer?

The kit was $30 from Cabela's and the thread was maybe another $8-10. I couldn't find a two piece in this action, but I'd compare it to one of BPS IM7 rods. It's a little butt heavy, if I were picking out the components I'd have gone with a different grip, but I'll be throwing spinnerbaits with it and doubt that I'll notice it very much. I can't really compare it as far as price to a retailer, because I don't know of any that sell a hand built rod, but if you're only considering the initial outlay and not the time spent doing the build and wrap, it's cheaper and you can personalise(sp?) it to your liking.

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