Rod rest

Made some other form of traditional fishing tackle.
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LuckyLuca
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Rod rest

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue May 16, 2017 3:08 pm

My 1st attempt at a rod rest with a deer antler top. Willow shaft and copper to protect the tip. one coat of varnish on.

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Re: Rod rest

Post by Duebel » Tue May 16, 2017 5:20 pm

That's a beautiful rod rest, LL!
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Re: Rod rest

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue May 16, 2017 5:32 pm

Really lovely!
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Re: Rod rest

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Tue May 16, 2017 6:59 pm

Very nice indeed, it could double as a back scratcher!

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Re: Rod rest

Post by MGs » Tue May 16, 2017 7:37 pm

Looking good
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Re: Rod rest

Post by KenSowerbutts » Tue May 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Like it very much and a great idea
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Re: Rod rest

Post by LuckyLuca » Wed May 17, 2017 4:36 pm

Cheers guys.
I'm happy that I managed to get such a good connection between the antler and the shaft. I'm not happy with the bark on the shaft. It's not as red as the pictures make it look. But I think I'll strip it off and re-varnish.
I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

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Re: Rod rest

Post by LuckyLuca » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:27 pm

A little bit of spare time this morning so I thought I'd fashion a few more rod rests.
This time they have threaded bar to allow fitting to any bank sticks.

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I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

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Re: Rod rest

Post by RBTraditional » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:50 pm

Very nice indeed👍🏻
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Re: Rod rest

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:49 pm

Very nice indeed. I must find some antlers and give it a go.

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