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#12838779 - 07/23/18 12:28 PM Custom Rod Builders in Dfw?
Isaiah Bock Offline
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Registered: 04/13/17
Posts: 136
I live in McKinney. Any custom rod builders in DFW?
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#12838885 - 07/23/18 01:25 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
FlatBack4 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 194
Loc: Fairview, TX
Just curious, what customizations would you ask for?

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#12838909 - 07/23/18 01:41 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
salex Online   content
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 942
Loc: NE Texas
Al Seidler in Richardson. He has been making custom rods for 50+ years. He has the old school attitude of doing it right or don't do it.

972 354 6044.
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#12838953 - 07/23/18 02:15 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5891
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Cooper Custom Rods in Red Oak. He does great work. He repairs my more expensive rods after I rough them up too much.
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#12838957 - 07/23/18 02:17 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Sounds like you just need to go to southwest service in Dallas. They carry GLoomis, Edge, Falcon, and the higher end Diawa and Abu. Look on their half price rack and bring cash....and haggle.
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#12839018 - 07/23/18 03:00 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
salex Online   content
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Registered: 03/24/09
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Loc: NE Texas
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Sounds like you just need to go to southwest service in Dallas. They carry GLoomis, Edge, Falcon, and the higher end Diawa and Abu. Look on their half price rack and bring cash....and haggle.


FYI, Al Seidler is the one who does all the rod repair for Southwest. He has been doing their work for 10+ years. There is a reason.
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#12839035 - 07/23/18 03:16 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Go to Lake Fork and see Ron Grantham of Reel Time Rods, his shop is at Pope's Landing on the west side of the lake on Hwy. 17. Turn east when you see the car wash. Gives you a good reason to go to Fork.

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#12839049 - 07/23/18 03:28 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: salex]
Mike Keenan Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
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Loc: San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
Originally Posted By: salex
Al Seidler in Richardson. He has been making custom rods for 50+ years. He has the old school attitude of doing it right or don't do it.

972 354 6044.


No clue Al was still doing this, he did some work for me years ago and the rod is still being used today. He's very set in his ways but again does perfect work
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#12839600 - 07/23/18 10:33 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: FlatBack4]
Isaiah Bock Offline
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Registered: 04/13/17
Posts: 136
Still looking at blanks but probably a Loomis blank. Fuji reel seat , either titanium or Fuji alconite guides,carbon fiber full handle. All blacked out rod
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#12839742 - 07/24/18 06:46 AM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
JWalls Offline
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Registered: 11/26/14
Posts: 131
Loc: Glen Rose
Cody in Weatherford makes some awesome rods. He was doing rods exclusively but has started painting lures also. He was working on some custom rods last time I stopped buy.

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#12839744 - 07/24/18 06:51 AM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
TBassYates Online   content
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Registered: 12/21/01
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Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
Kevin Smith - Shamrock Rod Services 817-219-3049
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#12842620 - 07/26/18 10:09 AM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10094
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I have built a couple of high end bass rods for myself. After you buy all the premium components and spend about 25-30 hours building it you will have a better understanding as to why the good rods are $500. roflmao

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#12844242 - 07/27/18 01:10 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: TBassYates]
cde21 Online   content
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Registered: 02/28/12
Posts: 468
Originally Posted By: TBassYates
Kevin Smith - Shamrock Rod Services 817-219-3049


another vote for Kevin! He repairs all my stuff, and he made my father a custom rod with A&M logos that is awesome!

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#12844248 - 07/27/18 01:15 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: ko bass attack 27]
flukeman83 Online   content
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1183
Originally Posted By: ko bass attack 27
Go to Lake Fork and see Ron Grantham of Reel Time Rods, his shop is at Pope's Landing on the west side of the lake on Hwy. 17. Turn east when you see the car wash. Gives you a good reason to go to Fork.


+++ a million on this.

I have 2 GREAT customer rods by Ron ...... BOOMER & SOONER ......
WHITE rods with RED lettering and RED n GOLD guides .... full cork handles
Boomer is 5-6 Med
Sooner is a 5-6 Med Hvy stout
and these will set a hook .............

Ron does absolutely great work

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#12844260 - 07/27/18 01:26 PM Re: Custom Rod Builders in Dfw? [Re: Ken A.]
Huckleberry Online   happy
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 18045
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I have built a couple of high end bass rods for myself. After you buy all the premium components and spend about 25-30 hours building it you will have a better understanding as to why the good rods are $500. roflmao


You sure will! It will also open your eyes to the rods on the store shelf that are way overpriced. Many of the rods on the shelf have less than $50.00 worth of components and are sold at a 300% to 400% mark up.

for (1) #10 guide - the one on the left is $3.79 (Black Alconite) and the one on the far right is $19.59 (Titanium Torzite)
A rod could have a set of guides worth only $20 - $30 bucks versus one with $200.00+


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