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Mana'squal 08-30-2017 01:26 PM

Dirty water Midhandle build
 
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Just finished my second gun build.
29" laminated purpleheart and teak.
Neptonics hardware, reverse mech
Riffe low profile reel

Had the gun in the water 3 times now and could not be happier with the performance. Has plenty of power despite it's short size and swings through the water with little résistance.

Only my second build so would love some feedback on areas to improve.

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Burnz 08-30-2017 01:47 PM

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I like that gun :thumps:

Ric 08-30-2017 03:36 PM

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Nice catch, so you built your gun yourself ? just for fun or you are not satisfied with the market offer ?

Mana'squal 08-30-2017 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Ric (Post 2151265)
Nice catch, so you built your gun yourself ? just for fun or you are not satisfied with the market offer ?

Hey Ric,

Little of both. I could not find anything I liked for NJ's always bad visibility. No one seems to make midhandles as compact as the one I made. Also where else do you get abalone inlayed purpleheart guns!? It's addicting, I'll be remaking my first build this off season.

Orbayburak 08-30-2017 08:12 PM

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Nice, I'd love to build one myself one day

fr0sty 08-31-2017 01:58 PM

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That's pretty awesome! Where do you get the wood from and how'd you learn? Also, do you need any special tools?

Mana'squal 08-31-2017 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by fr0sty (Post 2151359)
That's pretty awesome! Where do you get the wood from and how'd you learn? Also, do you need any special tools?

I learned most of it on this board. There a some real craftsman that post so much information here. Always answering questions too. You need a good amount of tools to do it and it take a long time, but it's great taking fish with something you built.

Marco 09-01-2017 05:09 PM

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Nice! Show us some more pics. :)

Mana'squal 09-01-2017 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Marco (Post 2151457)
Nice! Show us some more pics. :)

Gonna give it another try

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150...924/4LOW0c.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150...922/xs6bAY.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150...923/m4jjH9.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150...924/IUgKNP.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150...922/tcMcB6.jpg

jersymudsniper 09-02-2017 12:12 PM

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Nice!

Jersey Jim 09-03-2017 09:31 PM

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Hey Mana, is that the bottom half of a cast iron chiminea from "Blue Rooster", without the chimney attached? I have a cast aluminum one from them. You ever cook any fish on it? Is good for steaming clams.

Mana'squal 09-04-2017 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Jersey Jim (Post 2151588)
Hey Mana, is that the bottom half of a cast iron chiminea from "Blue Rooster", without the chimney attached? I have a cast aluminum one from them. You ever cook any fish on it? Is good for steaming clams.

I have not yet, but now I'm going to try some clams on it!


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