Flipper Stick!!!

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  1. creekster

    creekster Well-Known Member

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    Mike, what model Avet? Did you get a deal? Why an Avet?
     
  2. creekster

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    Oh yeah, what are the spec's on the rod?
     
  3. Finadict

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    .....Ok now I'M JEALOUS!!!......So i decided to build MYSELF a rod (heehee) A 7ft. ,80lb. specialty rod for casting barricudda with wind-on wire leaders to finning makos. It has oversized TiCh turbo guides for knot clearance, Aftco rollertop with open casting ring, (can wind a large snap-swivel thru tip and guides,onto reel if i need to!!!!), hood less "bolt-on" reelseat , and matching aluminum ball gimbal. With my Avet ProEX narrow 2speed, loaded with 450yds. of hollowcore spectra , and a knotless wind-on shark leader....I should be able to sling a legal snotstick about 50 or 60 yds! Cant wait! pics to follow.....as soon as the last coat of finish cures, and Flipper shows me how to post em! lol
     
  4. 2 Amigos

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    hot damn scott, thats going to be an AWESOME ASS rod. You just gotta catch a mako on it to make that combo complete!
     
  5. creekster

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    "Okay now i'w jealous,"

    Yeah right, Scott, I've been in your shop, and you say your jealous...lol.........jealous..lol........
     
  6. Flipper

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    Yeah, you guys need to see this bad a*ss monster of a rod hes building! I cant wait to see him fling a legal cuda 60 yards[​IMG].


    And yeah Scott... I will show ya how to post the pics... AGAIN[​IMG]
     
  7. 2 Amigos

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    LOL, Man i need to get to the shop and look at that rod in person. Sounds like a bithen rod
     
  8. Flipper

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    OK guys... its done, and I love it!!! Wohoo! Can you tell I'm excited[​IMG]. Anyhow, here she is....


    The "flip stick" by ARC (RSG 7M 20-40)


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    Oh, and the reel is an AVET LX 4.1:1
     
  9. Carnivore

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    Too sweet man congrats that is one nice stick hummm??? that just doesn't sound right??? Ok you got a nice rod there....hummm??? again that sounds disturbing how about killer fishing pole man hehehe ya thats the ticket.
     
  10. pEsCaDoR

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    hey carni, dont you mean that you cant wait to see him get is rod wet? hahaha. j/k. seriously that is one nice rod.


    mike, one question. in front of the buttwrap and right before the first guide, you have another area wrapped and it looks like theres some kind of effect going on there, but i cant quite make it out because of the angle. you can see it in the first picture. it kinda looks like ripples. is that from the thread? or did you marblize it? or is it in the finish?
     
  11. Joey805

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    Ahhh! Thats the ARC Tiger wrap! I love it! Got the same thing done on my rod as well.
     
  12. 2 Amigos

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    wow man, great combo!!! Gotta love that ARC tiger wrap!!
     
  13. Flipper

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    haha, glad you like my rod Carni... :uhoh:... OK then,


    Yeah, thats an ARC exclusive... the tiger wrap:D. Its not as full colored and bold as some that Ive seen, but I like it that way.
     
  14. Batman

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    Nice rod Mike! That is a Dolpins wreve right? I sure hope my fish weaves come out looking like that.


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  15. Flipper

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    Thanks Batty, but no... its not a weave.[​IMG] The dolphins logo is a sticker, much like all the tunaand other fish you see in good detail on rods. A weave of this quality would be next to impossible from what I understand.


     
  16. Joey805

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    Hey Mike - How bout some Get Bent stickers like that? [​IMG]
     
  17. Anotherbite

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    Mike, that is truly a work of beauty.[​IMG] A truerod to be proud of. May it always be there for you and be constantly bent throughout the years! Great job bud!! Now you just need to christen it with a big ol fat tuna or something!:D
     
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    awesome!!!!! that thing is sweet!!!! i want one but steelers colors. HOW MUCH?
     
  19. Batman

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    Ohhhh steelers colors. I have all these color combos running through my head and not enough rods to build. I guess I'll just write them down till some one needs them hehe.


    Mike, thtas even a nice sticker, better than all of the ones I have seen.


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  20. Finadict

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    Flipper loves his new rod so much....HE EVEN SLEEPS WITH IT!!! LOL!


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