Thursday, October 25, 2012

Kabuto white

Showing off the latest fiberglass rod build on a blank supplied by a client from Mr. Kabuto's september batch.

I must say that these Kabuto fiberglass rods are something very special. I was most impressed by the feel of this 7'6" 4wt. white beauty. A great quality blank made in Japan. The smooth progressive medium action with soft tip and strong butt section translates into a fine casting and fishing tool. This thing's got finesse and power. I am stoked! 
                                                              
The rod was fitted with the best quality components as always. The customer gave me full freedom on selecting the components. I selected a lime green silk thread, wich I think it offers a light contrast but also retain subtleness.
The low profile ultra light snake guides and tip top provide smooth line flow and maintain quickness of the rod tip.

Mr. Tom Morgan's guide sizing philosophy surely is something to be applied on these smaller sized trout rods. The rod casts extremely smooth and the line slides smoother.
The reel seat used is one of my exclusive designs made by Joel Lemke. The fine downsliding radiused hardware with straight line knurling and an olive-green myrtle wood insert perfectly complement the lime green wraps. I wanted to keep the wrapping scheme simple and close to the original Kabuto rod build.
The handle is a comfortable almost full wells/Fenwick style grip hand turned in the shop. Five star quality on the cork and the very best available.

The Lemke blued winding check fits tight to the blank and provide smooth transition to the thread wrap and minimalistic look.
My four layer epoxy finishing work provides durability in time and a slim esthetic look.
The gorgeus dark nickel agate guide blends beautifully with the titanium carbide snake guides, wood insert and wraps. This is my presentation grade build.

Finished rod's total price as pictured (with tube and cloth) came out to 560$. Worldwide shipping is aproximately 40$ depending on the country. Thanks for looking and your interest in my work!
  

8 comments:

swellcat said...

The essence of elegance. Excellent.

George Minculete said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

What lime green thread did you use on this build? It truly looks excellent?

George Minculete said...

Hi, it's spring green from Yli size 6/0. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks! You wouldn't happen to have the numbers from the spool? I have found a few spring greens at yli. Thanks!

George Minculete said...

No.236

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much George! Again awesome rod!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!

How do you make a thin black line on the green windings?
This is a thread? What black thread you use for thin winding? How many turns?

Or a line drawn with a permanent marker?

Thanks.