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#11792200 - 08/23/16 08:41 AM Custom Rod Maker
Salsa® Offline
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
Want to say a HUGE thanks to Frank..."Custom Rod Maker" for the custom rods you have made for our customers to use! thumb There is 30 in all.

Frank made several trips back and forth to Tawakoni from Tyler area making revisions and doing testing so that we could have the perfect Hybrid/Striper/WhiteBass rod. It's hard to find anyone that will go that far out of his way to get things right. Kiddos bud!

If anyone is in the market for a TRUE custom rod, Frank is your man.

Custom Rod Maker: (903) 245-8187
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#11792293 - 08/23/16 09:28 AM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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Interesting. Can you post a pic ?
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#11792329 - 08/23/16 09:45 AM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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Registered: 04/03/08
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Loc: Brookshire, TX
I am curious.

What blank and length did you choose?

Is it an all around slab, topwater, deadstick, and swim bait rod or multiple rods for various applications?


Edited by big D (08/23/16 10:54 AM)

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#11792388 - 08/23/16 10:23 AM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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I'd be interested to see some. Does he have a website or page?
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#11792810 - 08/23/16 01:58 PM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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7' Medium Action...it's an all functional rod for slabs, swim baits and live bait. And...even though I haven't tried it it's gonna be a KILLER dead stick Rod!

One thing is is for sure..customers LOVE IT...and ask to make sure we have them on their nxt trip! thumb

I'll post some pics up later.


Edited by Salsa® (08/23/16 02:07 PM)
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#11797202 - 08/25/16 07:56 PM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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Registered: 07/04/15
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Loc: Flint Texas
Thanks for the good word Salsa. I just got back from Tulsa late last night had to make a quick trip this week. But I am getting back on your next set of rods for your other boat. Hope to have them done in a week or so depends on how much overtime I have to do at my real job. Wish I could afford to quite that full time job and build rods and fish all the time but wife won't let me. She says I have to many hobbies that cost money. So I have to work to support my hobbies.

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#11803135 - 08/29/16 03:57 PM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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Pics? Website?
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#11803376 - 08/29/16 06:15 PM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
Custom Rod Maker Offline
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Registered: 07/04/15
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Loc: Flint Texas
I have a Mac and cannot figure out how to attach pics to this site. Please send me a PM and I can email you some pics. and any info you might want eek2

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#11803410 - 08/29/16 06:41 PM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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I don't have any pics of the actual rods at the moment but here are the custom butts that are built to fit in our bee ready rod holders for live bait fishing.

Triple epoxy so the Eva foam doesn't wear out on take downs but only foam around where customer holds rod for excellent grip.

We love these rods


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#11803418 - 08/29/16 06:50 PM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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Look nice thumb
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#11803482 - 08/29/16 07:38 PM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
Custom Rod Maker Offline
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Registered: 07/04/15
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Loc: Flint Texas
Salsa the blue and orange webbing on the butts are a hybrid sleeve made of fiberglass and carbon fiber with 4 coats of 2500 psi epoxy on top. I don't think the bee ready rod holders will ever damage them in this area. These handles will last for a long time and will show little wear.

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#11803759 - 08/29/16 10:05 PM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
Salsa® Offline
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
U da' man Frank!!!
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#11805623 - 08/31/16 02:57 AM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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Registered: 06/04/10
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Looks good. I wish this forum has a section for rod building. I like to steal other people's ideas....uh I mean admire their work. LOL!!
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#11805673 - 08/31/16 06:39 AM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Inspiring work.
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#11805832 - 08/31/16 08:28 AM Re: Custom Rod Maker [Re: Salsa®]
Salsa® Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
The blanks on these rods are much like a Waterloo or similar speckled trout Rod. It's best compared to a "popping Rod". Handles hybrid and white bass well with a good overall parabolic bend.
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