New Custom Skipjack Rod

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by puddle jumper, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    This is my latest rod, I went a little on the fancy side with this one, Plan on using it for skipjack and live bait fishing,, IM6 graphite, 7' , med power, fast action, balanced with micro guides out to the tip,, along with the new Phlueger Presedent XT reel,"super smooth", I used it with a different reel last week on small cats "up to 8lbs" and the rod did great, very sensitive and comfortable to fish with, cant wait to try out the whole rig. :wink:
    Puddle
     

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  2. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Couple more pics..
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    Puddle
     

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  3. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Good looking rig. Now to find the skipjacks
     
  4. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    nice :cool2:
     
  5. catman79

    catman79 New Member

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    very nice setup
     
  6. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    i have the Bass Pro im6 10ft with a Shakespeare agility series reel... i love the setup.
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    John thanks for sharing the pics. That should be a balanced set up.
     
  8. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    very nice bro!! wouldn't mind having one myself
     
  9. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    John, Now you did it! I'm going to hafta build one for skips here, I'm thinkin a 9' since we cast from the bank mostly, Sweet job on the contoured handle and inlays. How much time did it take on this one?:big_smile:
     
  10. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    I agree, I was just telling dave the other day I needed a new longer spinning rod for skippys. the little 6'6" ultra just isn't enough, The 8-9' would work real well too..:wink::big_smile:
     
  11. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    (Sweet) Great job John
     
  12. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Kenny, I got the 2 models I already use for crappie, SH1024-2 or the SH1084-2 both will be ideal for Skips, and crossover to crappie too!:big_smile:
     
  13. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Hey Leland,
    I cheeted on this handle its a full wells fly rod handle with a cork ring to set it off, I get them in numbers they also cut up real nice for split grips on stiper rods,,,:wink:
    Ive needed a good spinning rig for a while so it was nice to finaly get this one done,, Ive been using the forhand wrapes on the guides whitch after you get used to it for me is a lot faster than doing the under wrap then over wrap, all in a all with drying time it took me about four days total " little bit here and there "
    Ive got a really nice set of flok grip rods going now they should be nice, first time working with the shrink wrap but I like it...:big_smile:
    Thanks guys,
    Puddle
     
  14. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice looking rod, John.
     
  15. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Leland, What do you think about the HS1023F- 2- HS1025F- 2-for a good spinning rod for channel cats.
     
  16. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    Very nice looking rod.....I use 7ft 6in MH Falcon for skippy's....but they've seen there better days.....might have to get you to build my next one.
     
  17. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mike,
    It would be my priveledge,,
    Just shoot me a pm when you get ready,,,:wink:
    You know I would love to come fish with you, maybee we can work something out...:big_smile:
    Puddle
     
  18. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Looks like a sweet combo John! Very nice.
     
  19. festus

    festus New Member

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    I saw a fisherman using an Ugly Stick for skippies a few weeks ago. This is a 9' rod, 2 pieces, action Medium, line weight 4-20, lure weight 1/8-3/4 ounce. He was using two trout magnets with a dipsey sinker tied on the end of the line and it would cast with the best of them. It would also be good for crappie, bass, sauger, well, about anything where a long cast is required from shore. I'm thinking about buying one myself, it's $39.99. If I do, I want a reel with at least a couple of spare spools, one maybe with 4 lb. test, another with 6 or 8 lb. test and another with about 12 lb. test.