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I've been procrastinating again.  Gotta have these two done and delivered before Christmas eve, so I knocked out a couple grips this weekend.

 

Blank: 5S60MLF-G

Cork: Dark Mix block from Bingham

Reel Seat Hardware:  17MM Fuji Cobra skeleton

Butt Cap:  Mudhole

Winding Check:  Batson

Guides: Fuji ICYSG with ICLSG runners.

Decal will be Decal Connection Black over silver

 

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Blank: 3S60LF

Cork: Burnt block from Bingham

Reel Seat Hardware:  Mudhole Tribal Ink insert with Fuji skeleton (Didn't like the AmTak skeleton that came with it)

Butt Cap:  Mudhole

Winding Check:  Mudhole

Guides: Fuji ICYSG with ICLSG runners.

Decal will be Decal Connection Purple over silver

 

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  Got the SCV wrapped tonight.  Will wrap the SCIII tomorrow and put the first coat of finish on the SCV.

 

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Sweet. Love the cork work and look.

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That is a unique cork look. I like it.

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The Purple and dark burl compliment one another nicely. I've used some purple anodized trim before and liked it. It doesn't come off as overtly girly or feminine even though it was on a lady's rod. 

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Hey Scott beautiful work man. What do you think of that 3s60lf? I was thinking of picking up the 3s66lf for a light smallmouth rod. You think it's got enough back bone to set the hook on 1/8 exposed jigs?

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This is the second 3s60lf I've built. I'm not sure I'd want to use it for smallies. I'd probably bump up to the ML.

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Hey Scott beautiful work man. What do you think of that 3s60lf? I was thinking of picking up the 3s66lf for a light smallmouth rod. You think it's got enough back bone to set the hook on 1/8 exposed jigs?

Small creek fishing you might get away with it, but in general I agree that ML is a better choice. 

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Yep.  They were picked up last night.

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Very nice work. I would love to see how that's done on video.

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You do have a gift with cork, not to mention Rod building in general. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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You do have a gift with cork, not to mention Rod building in general. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Thank you. I really like to do something special with the cork when people give me the opportunity. I'm kinda stuck on what to do on my 3 SCV builds. They all will be Tennessee grips. The dropshot rod will be a split Tennessee. I THINK the other two will be full grips so I can do some inlays.

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