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Last season I fished my vibrating jigs exclusively on  7'4" composite Quantum KVD Cranking rods.

These sticks performed as I had hoped; perhaps even a little better than I had expected.

 At the end of the season, I contemplated switching to glass, just to see.

Prior to falling in love & eventually using these composite sticks, much of my 'moderate rod' needs were met by a couple of classic fiberglass rods spun up by Lamiglas. 

Always enjoyed fishing them but they had been sort of put up and forgotten about recently.

Mostly because I always felt the handles were a little too short.  

Decided to fix that and place them back into active duty. 

After a brief stint in the A-Jay custom rod shop, the overhaul was complete.

Matched them up with EXO 200's & 20lb Tatsu and we are good to go.

Love the Hawg Tech handles on these btw.

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A-Jay

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I just threw yup in my mouth . . . . 

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A-Jay

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I thought this was gonna be another workout video.

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1 minute ago, J Francho said:

I thought this was gonna be another workout video.

Here you go, J.

 

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22 minutes ago, J Francho said:

 

 

7 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

Here you go, J.

 

 

And this is where that buffer zone you both enjoy comes in very handy. 

 

A-Jay

 

 

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You extended the handle?

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2 hours ago, waymont said:

You extended the handle?

Yes -  at the back of both.

I will openly admit that my experience with rod building, repair and this evolution is definitely novice.

Used the handles from a couple of sticks that were otherwise non-operational.

One eva & one cork.  I stripped everything off the blank (except the section of handle I wanted),  matching / fitted the bare blanks diameter to fit inside the glass stick about a foot or so, and glued her up. 

The eva section on the 705 cut cleaner and was easily matched to the cork ahead of it.

The added cork section on the 765 as a bit less cooperative.  After shaping to get something close to a match, I used what I'm calling a decorative winding, to fill a small gap that I wasn't too excited about.

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A-Jay

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14 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Yes -  at the back of both.

I will openly admit that my experience with rod building, repair and this evolution is definitely novice.

Used the handles from a couple of sticks that were otherwise non-operational.

One eva & one cork.  I stripped everything off the blank (except the section of handle I wanted),  matching / fitted the bare blanks diameter to fit inside the glass stick about a foot or so, and glued her up. 

The eva section on the 705 cut cleaner and was easily matched to the cork ahead of it.

The added cork section on the 765 as a bit less cooperative.  After shaping to get something close to a match, I used what I'm calling a decorative winding, to fill a small gap that I wasn't too excited about.

:smiley:

A-Jay

How long did this take you?

 

One day I hope to be able to repair my own stuff and customize as needed. Right now I wouldn't even try.

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Those are awesome blanks, I have a custom on the 7'6" model, wish I would have gotten one of the 7's while they still sold them.

 

Nice work!

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2 hours ago, Glaucus said:

How long did this take you?

 

One day I hope to be able to repair my own stuff and customize as needed. Right now I wouldn't even try.

A couple of three days - but remember - I got the time, which I took.

I have a little experience doing some basic rod building & repair, probably just enough to be dangerous.

The handles I used as 'extensions' were otherwise scrap and while the glass stick clearly are not, I wasn't using them the way they were.  So there ya go.

Can't learn new stuff if we don't try.

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A-Jay

 

2 hours ago, Jrob78 said:

Those are awesome blanks, I have a custom on the 7'6" model, wish I would have gotten one of the 7's while they still sold them.

 

Nice work!

Thanks - they are pretty sweet.

I had a shot at another 705R a while aga but I blew it haggling over $20 bucks . . . 

Stuuuuuuuupid ! 

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A-Jay

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11 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

A couple of three days - but remember - I got the time, which I took.

I have a little experience doing some basic rod building & repair, probably just enough to be dangerous.

The handles I used as 'extensions' were otherwise scrap and while the glass stick clearly are not, I wasn't using them the way they were.  So they ya go.

Can't learn new stuff if we don't try.

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A-Jay

 

Thanks - they are pretty sweet.

I had a shot at another 705R a while but I blew it haggling over $20 bucks . . . 

Stuuuuuuuupid ! 

:smiley:

A-Jay

I picked up a couple of Seeker glass blanks, they aren't the same but really nice in their own right.

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I like the handle knob choice on the Hawgtechs. Never cared for the feel of Quantum's stock knobs, EVA or otherwise.

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1 minute ago, The Bassman said:

I like the handle knob choice on the Hawgtechs. Never cared for the feel of Quantum's stock knobs, EVA or otherwise.

I have several 100 & 200 EXO's and they ALL have the Hawg Tech handle - I am a HUGE Fan ! 

Plus The customer service is second to NONE !

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A-Jay

 

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