texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Ryan1905, Nitro2021, Shadfish, TheMurph, Takeum
117594 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 110,828
hopalong 108,416
Bigbob_FTW 84,444
Pilothawk 82,398
JDavis7873ģ 67,414
Mark Perry 67,063
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics1,145,751
Posts15,628,104
Members142,594
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Rod parts / Supplies #13171818 05/31/19 12:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 128
H
HappyNest Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
H
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 128
I am starting to play with custom rod building. I know I could go on line but I would prefer too visually compare parts and talk to someone with experience. Where is rod parts and supplies sold in both Austin and Dallas?

Re: Rod parts / Supplies [Re: HappyNest] #13172087 05/31/19 03:49 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 296
F
FishTheBite Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
F
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 296
I don't believe that what your looking for exists. It just seems to be too small of a market. But as someone who has taken up the hobby also I hope I am wrong and there is a retail outlet in Austin!

Re: Rod parts / Supplies [Re: FishTheBite] #13172204 05/31/19 05:44 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 128
H
HappyNest Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
H
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 128
I was hoping maybe a larger bait store with a good selection of parts. However your probably right that it is a very small market.

Re: Rod parts / Supplies [Re: HappyNest] #13172855 06/01/19 11:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,195
0
03svtsnakevert Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
0
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,195
As far as rod parts you can find some very basic guides at academy...but thatís about it...everything generally will have to be ordered online for things like handles, reel seats, etc

Re: Rod parts / Supplies [Re: HappyNest] #13172957 06/01/19 02:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 128
H
HappyNest Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
H
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 128
I picked a set of spinning guides up at Academy but they seem larger than I would like and are double footed. My basic problem at this point is what to order for the application. I watched a video and he showed taping guides on and shaking the rod to test it but I really donít want to purchase a plethoras of sizes to figure it out. Iíll keep looking for videos as I am sure someone has one that will help.

Re: Rod parts / Supplies [Re: HappyNest] #13173038 06/01/19 04:58 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 128
H
HappyNest Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
H
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 128
In Austin I found Jasonís Fishing Tackle and they had a lot of stuff.

Re: Rod parts / Supplies [Re: HappyNest] #13173345 06/01/19 11:53 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,195
0
03svtsnakevert Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
0
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,195
Originally Posted by HappyNest
In Austin I found Jasonís Fishing Tackle and they had a lot of stuff.


Are you talking about Jensonís?

Re: Rod parts / Supplies [Re: HappyNest] #13173857 06/02/19 05:56 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 7,347
The Tacklesmith Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 7,347
Try Barlow's Tackle Shop in Richardson.


Thank you,
Shawn Smith


TTS Unlimited.... www.ttsunlimited.webs.com
The Tacklesmith ... www.thetacklesmith.webs.com
LED Boat Lighting
Back with the 2 way bass boat alarm https://youtu.be/XGtLRNE7mm0
Dobyns Rod Dealer

Grand Prairie, TX


Re: Rod parts / Supplies [Re: HappyNest] #13180296 06/09/19 05:43 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,610
P
psycho0819 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
P
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,610
Finding any kind of selection in Dallas/Austin will not happen. Mail order is about the only way to get what you want. Fishing Tackle Unlimited in Houston area has a decent selection of stuff, if you find yourself down that way.

As to which components for what application, ask 20 people and you'll get 20 different answers on what is best. Mudhole has rod kits that are a great start for a beginner to get their feet wet (it's how I started). As you build one or two of them you'll get a better understanding of the components involved, then the possibilities become literally endless. I've been hobby building for about 4yrs now, and have developed my favorite components for given applications, but it is hugely personal preference.

For instance, some will say to use the smallest ID reel seat that will fit the blank. I have large hands, and a size 16 reel seat is simply not comfortable in my hand, so I opt for size 17 seats on my builds and arbor up to them from the blank diameter. I've grown partial to Fuji VSS spinning seats where some prefer Aero, or other kinds. Hence the custom aspect of building.

You can immediately start knocking out quality rods at a fraction of their retail value (in the custom market), but as you build and experiment you'll find your personal preferences.

Warning, it is an addictive hobby. You likely won't save money over buying store bought rods, but for me it isn't about the money. It's about knowing I built the rods I use, and they are built to meet a specific application.

Notice, I do not speak to decorative wraps or the artistry that can also be a part of building rods. Some builders out there are just that, artists. While I like my rods to be unique and somewhat attractive, for me they are about function first. I've seen many builds out there that I would be apprehensive to fish on a regular basis just due to the time and effort they require to build.


If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3