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IronClad
01-03-2015, 12:43 PM
Built this over christmas. Its a Rainshadow XST1383F. 11'6 8-12 medium /fast with an alps triangle aluminum reel seat and american tackle guides. I threw a new patriarch on there for added bling :D

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This was an awesome experience and alot easier than i thought it would be. Cant wait to build another!

alucardbear
01-03-2015, 12:49 PM
That's real pretty. Did it take long to build?

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IronClad
01-03-2015, 12:51 PM
Started it xmas day and was finished on monday (rod finish totally dry)

CAL.NDN
01-03-2015, 01:26 PM
Nice bro

CAL.NDN
01-03-2015, 01:27 PM
You have seen the magic of 8-12 rod in action on monster salmon in high flowing water lol ;)

salmonid
01-03-2015, 03:34 PM
Lookin' pretty sick!

Curious why you didn't go with carbon fiber grip all the way?

Maybe too slippery?

Best,

IronClad
01-03-2015, 03:56 PM
I was going to but i didnt have a way to cut a 12 inch piece into a 5 inch piece. I also liked the way fetha styx did on this rod we had so i coppied it a bit. Digging the fat grip i ended up with. Very comfortable to grab

CAL.NDN
01-03-2015, 04:22 PM
Pretty sweet bro I would sling it. Nice bobber down set up there bro

salmonid
01-03-2015, 04:23 PM
I was going to but i didnt have a way to cut a 12 inch piece into a 5 inch piece. I also liked the way fetha styx did on this rod we had so i coppied it a bit. Digging the fat grip i ended up with. Very comfortable to grab

Right on, I have mixed feelings about the carbon grips.

I do like how they don't bind in the rod holder (compared to cork) when loaded up with a big nook though.

Also, that blue is great! Nice job.

I can see it now "Matt's custom rods"?

CAL.NDN
01-03-2015, 04:34 PM
I'm getting used to the carbon handle it's nice to sling for hrs. Still like the way the cork feels. Mabey just used to it for so long. The only down side had was it was slippery the first time I used in the rain. The next couple times I realy didn't notice it as much. The first time I thought I was gona lose the rod was realy awkward at first.

salmonid
01-03-2015, 04:40 PM
I'm getting used to the carbon handle it's nice to sling for hrs. Still like the way the cork feels. Mabey just used to it for so long. The only down side had was it was slippery the first time I used in the rain. The next couple times I realy didn't notice it as much. The first time I thought I was gona lose the rod was realy awkward at first.

Yeah that's what I'm afraid of as well, some noob or even me, dropping it in the river!

Good that you get used to it though. I was using a buddy's last summer for a few days, so not too many hours on it.

CAL.NDN
01-03-2015, 04:41 PM
Yep just took a few trips in the rain.

IronClad
01-03-2015, 04:44 PM
Would love to start my own rod buisness! And i agree on the grip. My lami was weird at first but got used to it fast

LURKER916
01-03-2015, 10:38 PM
Looks great brother!
When u start making custom trout rods lemme know.....

49erbassman
01-04-2015, 02:43 PM
Sweet azz rod. I want to start building my own rods but no damn time for more hobbies. That just means less fishing.


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Valley Fisherman
01-11-2015, 01:09 AM
Great looking fishing rod. I'm just getting used to this custom rod thing myself.

XPL051v3
01-13-2015, 10:47 AM
Sweet looking! Curious as to how much it all cost - your time of course?

-Xzi

IronClad
01-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Im about 350 into it (not including reel purchase) with all the tooling and stuff. time wise i have about 6 hours total

docauonline
03-09-2015, 05:43 PM
Good! I Like it! :rolleyes2: