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WAFT Iron Feather
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:55:23 AM »
What happens when the reel seat of your WAFT Iron Feather breaks?Replace it with a Fuji 22mm Trigger of course!


Rebuilt butt section: 21.5mm butt extension, 22mm Fuji Trigger, Heatshrink covering EVA, Stainless Steel Rubbing Ring, Wooden Butt Cap.




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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 10:59:49 AM »
 :win: .. Mangi , some excellent rod repair skills you have there  :appr:

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 01:26:36 PM »
mangi why didnt they give you a new waft!!

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 01:51:02 PM »
nice work ...

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 03:25:10 PM »
mangi why didnt they give you a new waft!!


Not my rod, fixed it for a friend.


I am talking under correction here, but his confidence in the stock standard reel seat is shaken.  He wanted a more reliable, "trusted" reel seat fitted onto the rod.

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 09:47:34 PM »
Nice work. One of these days we will read about the new rodbuilder Mangi's customs in the magecines. Well done

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 08:29:21 AM »
Nice work. One of these days we will read about the new rodbuilder Mangi's customs in the magecines. Well done


Haha, not any time soon I'm afraid, but thanks for the compliment!


Going to post a few pics of my final builds now.  Have to concentrate a bit on my "day job" and take a break from building rods.

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 07:37:49 PM »
Dis my stok wat Mangi reg gemaak het. Lelike besighyd as jy n 20kg smoothound aan die anderkand het wat wil lynvat maar jy staan met die katrol in jou hand!!

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2015, 06:39:31 AM »
What went wrong?

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2015, 07:12:18 AM »
Realseat broke!! The eyes is also not the best...


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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2015, 07:27:21 PM »
Exactly the reson why I don't like the trigger winches. The normal winches is just motch stronger. Which guides do you have on the rod?

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2015, 07:49:04 PM »
I have had a few wafts , including a iron feather I bought second hand , I actually stil have the iron feather . My seat is fine .


I do suspect , that for one , it's a crappy real seat .
And two , because of the design of this specific reel seats ,your reel foot that fits inside the  seat , is very shallow , too shallow IMO .


So the damage occurs when you remove your reel from the rod ,  if you loosen up the seat  and your reel would get pushed or 'falls' towards you , the reel foot wedges the seat open and eventually will start to tear on the sides , I make a point of it to push the reel upwards towards the tip of the rod , push it up . As I said mine is stil fine after n number of years , the guides couple be better , I had to replace my tip eye .

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2015, 09:21:48 PM »
Exactly my point lenny. For me I don't feel any difference between the trigger or the normal reel seat. Maybe I am just to use to the old shcool stuff. On the other hand many guys who prever to use a trigger has smaller hand.

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Re: WAFT Iron Feather
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2015, 11:09:10 AM »
I have never had a problem with my Fugi trigger reelseats. Its nice when casting big baits and more comftarble to straight stick..
Like lenny said, mine broke on the side. Was on the first fish so it was not from wear and tear.
I only replaced the tip guide with a fugi Alconite.
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