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How many people use custom rods #13425598 02/03/20 08:02 PM
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I was wondering how many people use custom fishing rods for bass fishing

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Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425660 02/03/20 08:47 PM
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Sort of. I find old Falcon Cara series rods and customize them the way I want them. I am pretty much set now so it's been a while since I have had one done. I change the grips, reel seat if needed, and change all the eyes to the size I like. I have never had a rod built from scratch but it's about the same thing. It' s basically about the blank you like.

Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425760 02/03/20 10:01 PM
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I've built rods for many years. Even before graphite was a "thing" (yes ... I'm an old fart). In my opinion there is no factory rod out there that can compete with a purpose built custom rod. And I am not saying that trying to make a sale. I don't have time nor desire to build for resale.


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Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425767 02/03/20 10:05 PM
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Build my own.



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Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425768 02/03/20 10:05 PM
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I just use a bunch of old cheap junk

Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: Dubee] #13425793 02/03/20 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Dubee
I just use a bunch of old cheap junk


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Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425842 02/03/20 11:02 PM
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I make my rods, not that I am a professional, it is just a fun hobby and great to catch a fish on the rod you made. It is not a cheap way to go; I cannot buy a good blank, seat, grips and guides for what you can buy a decent rod for. But it is customized and quality built when I finish.

Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425854 02/03/20 11:16 PM
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Build my own and sell to a select few people as well. Finishing up one on an Immortal blank tonight.

Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: squib] #13425867 02/03/20 11:31 PM
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I like the immortal blanks that are great

Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425869 02/03/20 11:32 PM
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I have a few custom rods.

Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425890 02/04/20 12:04 AM
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Here are a few I have built, Nothing like a custom rod to match a fishing technique.

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Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425927 02/04/20 12:44 AM
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Custom pool cues make a difference. Fishing poles are all medium to high end store bought stuff.


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Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425929 02/04/20 12:46 AM
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Yes, hard to beat a true custom rod built to your exact needs. I have one for 10xd, frogs, chatterbaits

Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13425951 02/04/20 12:59 AM
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I use fairly inexpensive rods - All Star Classic mainly.

Re: How many people use custom rods [Re: tpvegas2213] #13426163 02/04/20 03:58 AM
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Since some jack hole took most of my rods and all of my tackle a couple of years ago, 90% of mine are now custom made by a coworker. It’s great to get exactly what you want and not just settle. Unless you’re going straight low end factory rods, you can get a MUCH better custom for the money!


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