9' 5wt beach cannon

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Tyler Speir, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Tyler Speir Artist

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    Puyallup, WA
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    This is built on a Batson RX-7
  2. Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    Ellensburg, WA
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    I love those ALPS seats! I've been wanting to build a switch around one. By the way, that's when you know you're too far in; when you are designing a rod around a reel seat...:rofl:
    -Ethan
  3. Tyler Speir Artist

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    heh I do it all the time.
  4. Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    By the way, did you refinish that blank to make it gloss? Just wondering because I thought the RX7's only came in gloss green and matte charcoal.
    -Ethan
  5. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Spokane, WA
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    I did the same thing on an RX7 7wt. Only I used the black and gold ALPS and then black thread with gold trim wraps. Looked great.
  6. Tyler Speir Artist

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    Puyallup, WA
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    its on older RX7
  7. Rob Ast Active Member

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    West Pugetopolis WA
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    I put the alps seat in silver on my 690-4 dancraft FT with silver single foot guides, black wraps, silver accents. Great seat.
  8. DCR Member

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    Tacoma, Wa.
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    Awesome work.

    I haven't used any of the alps seats on my fly rods, but they do look good. I do used a lot of the 16's on my downrigger/mooching rods. Great reel seats.