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Capt. Mike Richow's 8'6" 2pc. - Trolling Rod Specs.
 
Components  
Source
Cost (approx.)
Blank - Rainshadow DR1024F Hook & Hackle $60
Length - 8'6"    
Pieces - 2    
Action - Light    
Finish - Semigloss Black    
Modulus - 43 million    
 
Tip top - American Tackle Cabelas $3.00
Guides - American Tackle Blue Ring TiCH Titan V Cabelas $29.00
Hookkeeper - None N/A

 

Winding Check - Vinyl Bingham Enterprises $0.50
 
Grips - Custom Turned Grips by MP. 4" Fore Grip and 12" Aft Grip    
Grip Materials - Grade A Natural Cork Bingham Enterprises $7.84
(16 @ $0.49)
  Rubberized Cork Bingham Enterprises $2.55
(5 @ $0.51)
  Blue Burl Cork Bingham Enterprises $4.80
(8 @ $0.60)
 
Reel Seat - American Tackle Casting Reel Seat Cabelas $10.00
Reel Seat Insert - Custom Turned Cork Insert by MP    
 
    Rough Cost - $118
 
Other Details      
Thread -

Gudebrod Nylon , Size A, in Black (0001), Tan (0290), and Classic Twist Orange/Black (0221)

Color Preserver - U40 Color Lock
Finish - Flex Coat    
       
Comments      

A rod almost a year in the making - I wanted to create something special for Capt. Mike Richow of Screamin' Minnow Charters. This was a GREAT opportunity to create a casting-style rod, something I've not done before!

 
Things I learned while building this rod

Other than it being difficult to get used to starting the wraps on the side "opposite" where the guides rested, it was pretty straightforward!

 
Pictures
The Handleset for #60. The custom rear grip

The casting reel seat with blue hood.

The custom foregrip. One of several inscriptions on the butt section. "Screamin' Minnow Rod #1"
The diamond wrap really sets this rod apart.

The model number (this blank has since been discontinued)

The lower inscription.
 
A look at one of the guides.

The Tip Top.

 

 

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