Old Zebco surf rod.

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  1. B8DHOOK

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    A guy that I work with from time to time brought a handful of rods to work one day, and said they were his father in laws I think 6 rods in total, and most were old broom stick cod rods, but there was one jewel in the bunch. A Harnell 777. It’s a 7’ spinner with the white split grip. Anyway, he asked if I would restore one rod for him for the trade. I agreed, but when he showed me the rod, I was a little taken back. It’s a late 70s early 80s Zebco 8’ surf rod. He said it was his father in laws favorite rod for pier fishing, but two guides had come undone, and well.. it was beat ! I told him I would spruce it up a bit and add new guides etc. well, here’s the start of it. Still need to wrap 4 more guides and apply 2 coats of flex coat. A bit over the top, but for me , every design is one of a kind, and I have fun with it.

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    I have a Shakespeare Xterra Roncador calls the "Juan Loomis NRX"... LOL.. good rod, maybe a great rod, actually. Lol.. beautiful work tho
     
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    Hey Jason - I would really like to talk to you about wrapping rods. I think I've got the hands and attention to detail to be successful. When is your next job along N County coast??
     
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    Geeeze.. sorry Keith, I just saw this. I’ll get in touch with you one of these days here and pass on any tips that might help.. I’m not in the same league as a lot of the other builders here, but I can definitely show you how to get things started and maybe a few tricks I’ve learned over the years ( the hard way ) lol. Talk soon, Jason.
     
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    I've seen your work, don't sell yourself short there.
     
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    Thank you Sir.. much appreciated.
     
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