is there any custom rod makers that make long rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by flathunter, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    i only fish long rods, they are a must at my spots for throwing heavy weights long distances..iuse 12 fters now.

    does any one make an 18 foot rod, 3 6ft sections that would throw 24 ounces of weight.
     
  2. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    There are a few 15' production rods out there, but I dunno 'bout a custom 18.

    Gotta say, if you can load an 18 with 24 ounces and bait, you da man!:wink:
     

  3. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    I think ol' gator could help ya out there.....he's not around here much anymore though...maybe shoot paul a message, I'm pretty sure they're still good buddies
     
  4. alton

    alton New Member

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    I don't know anyone that makes an 18' rod. You can look at the Meat Hunter rods. They make spinning and casting 2 pc models up to 16'. The highest lure rating is 3oz to 12oz. Please don't get trapped into trying one of the 12' ugly sticks with a rating of 6oz to 24oz what a joke, an honest rating would be 1oz to 4oz. Good luck.
     
  5. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    I agree about the ugly stik, I had one of them, and I'd say that 8oz or so would be the max. I never tried more than six, the rod was just too heavy for me to like it much.

    The Meat Hunters are probably the best chance you've got, unless you get a custom built surf rod. I'd google custom surf rods and see what you can find.
     
  6. alton

    alton New Member

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    Diawa makes the EMCAST model in a 3 pc 15' model with an 8oz to 12oz rating. I would imagine this is a pretty stout rig.
     
  7. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Jack;
    I put the word out for ya on the 18' rod on some rod building forums and I'll let you know what they come up with..:wink:
     
  8. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Here is a 16',so far ..


    BigWater series blanks come standard in a Honey Yellow finish.

    BigWater Fiberglass Blanks
    Model
    Number Power Length Line
    WT Butt
    DIA TIP
    DIA
    F2-080 2-PC HEAVY 8'0" 20-40 0.900 11.0
    F2-090 2-PC HEAVY 9'0" 20-40 1.100 12.0
    F2-100 2-PC HEAVY 10'0" 20-50 1.125 14.0
    F2-120 2-PC HEAVY 12'0" 25-50 1.180 14.0
    F2-140 2-PC HEAVY 14'0" 25-50 1.200 15.0


    F2-160 2-PC HEAVY 16'0" 30-60 1.450 15.0


    F1-070 1-PC HEAVY 7'0" 20-40 0.750 10.0
    F1-080 1-PC HEAVY 8'0" 20-40 0.980 10.0
    F1-090 1-PC HEAVY 9'0" 20-40 1.100 11.0
    F1-100 1-PC HEAVY 10'0" 20-50 1.300 12.0
    F1-120 1-PC HEAVY 12'0" 20-50 1.350 12.0
    F1-130 1-PC HEAVY 13'0" 20-50 1.400 12.0
     
  9. bubbajum

    bubbajum New Member

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  10. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    hes got a good price on the Blanks.:wink:
     
  11. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    From what your explaining, we have them all over here. There spaced about 70 yards apart on the sides of about any road. good god man, How far do you need to cast?
     
  12. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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  13. Trooper

    Trooper New Member

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    Can anybody give me feed back and/or opinions, good or bad, on the Big Water Fiberglass Rods/Blanks?
     
  14. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Welcome to the Boc,Trooper.Nice to have you on board.:cool2:

    I had some very respectable rod builders out west tell me about them.

    ( Big Water Blank) Trust me these guys don't deal in anything but top knotch blanks, and surly would'nt recommened it, if it was'nt one. Thats why I posted about them earlier.:wink:

    You can go here and check them out


    http://www.cuiproducts.com/Blanks.cfm
     
  15. Trooper

    Trooper New Member

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    Hey, Kenny thanks for the response. Can you advise me where I could buy the Big Water Series Blanks? Evidently, the company doesn't sell direct. I tried to email them and called and left a message, no response, yet. I'm trying to upgrade my equipment and I have built several dozen bass rods, so I'm looking for the blanks. I'm not as mad at the bass as I used to be, I think we have come to an understanding. So I have directed my frustrations back to catfish and stripers, mainly flatheads, but they are all good. Thanks again.
     
  16. Trooper

    Trooper New Member

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    Can't PM yet :confused2:
     
  17. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Good deal I hav'nt heard anything yet but I will..:wink: