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Offline Bamboes-Vis

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Custom saltwater spinning rod
« on: January 29, 2015, 03:15:21 PM »
Hi guys.


I am seriously considering getting myself a custom built spinning rod for my upcoming Struisbaai trip.


Would it be possible to have this done within the next two weeks, or is it just not enough time?
Who can you guys recommend close to Pretoria?


I already have a shimano exage 110H, and was thinking of something similar but only a spinning stick.
I quite like the rod that Dewald built in this post  http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=19337.0


I will probably use this rod for scratching 90% of the time, but it would be nice to try some lure fishing at some stage.
I was thinking in the lines of using it with a 4oz weight and smallish baits.


I will be using it with braid, and was considering a bionic-finger.
Maybe you guys can also make some recommendations on which blank would be the best?
I have never had a purglas rod before and was thinking of maybe trying one of their blanks.
Would this be a good idea, or are there better blanks?


Can someone maybe give me a ball-park figure on what a build like this will cost?


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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 03:31:40 PM »
In GP there are really only 2 guys worth considering, Fishatic on the forum who is in Randpark Ridge. See this thread for my experiences

http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=18847.0


Or Craig Neil from CDS angling supplies.

You will need to quick though 2 weeks is not a lot of time for a build to go from your day dreams to a reality

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 07:40:51 AM »
In GP there are really only 2 guys worth considering, Fishatic on the forum who is in Randpark Ridge. See this thread for my experiences

http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=18847.0


Or Craig Neil from CDS angling supplies.

You will need to quick though 2 weeks is not a lot of time for a build to go from your day dreams to a reality

Quite correct Half Pint - I think perhaps Brandon may have a quicker turn around time than Craig (just because of the sheer volume of Craig's work)
 
PM me for Brandon's details Bamboes-Vis
« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 07:41:55 AM by Dewald Posthumus »

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 08:20:02 AM »
I have two rods built by Brandon (Fishatic). Quality workmanship.

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 09:01:53 AM »
There is also Koos here on the forum - E.T., he is in Pretoria but I know he is very tied up at the moment - his work is superb.
 
2 weeks is not very long for a quality rod build!!! :shk
 
http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=9178.msg136746#msg136746
 
 
http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=18142.msg306796#msg306796

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 09:02:23 AM »
Thanks a lot guys, I am not yet able to send Personal messages.


Dewald will you please PM me Brandon's details.


Are there any off-the-shelf alternatives that is worthwhile, what will meet my criteria?




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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 09:03:37 AM »
Thanks seventenths.
Will you please send me Koos' contact derails, I cant find it on his blog.

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 09:39:42 AM »
BV... Koos....
 
Cell oh824576002
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email : koos@esnd.co.za

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 10:19:24 AM »
Search for fishatic on the forum names - his email address is in there. Don't want to post all his details on a open forum without his consent?

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 10:57:53 AM »
Thanks a lot guys, I will put a couple of lines out there. Let's hope someone bites  w;k


Let's assume all else fails, does anyone have an off-the-shelve spinning road they can recommend?

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 11:18:59 AM »
Bamboes-Vis

See this thread, very interesting read. All work done By Brandon

http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=17906.0

I have an e-mail address for Brandon. bmcqueen@mweb.co.za

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 03:24:10 PM »
2 blanks to choose from:

1. Blue a Marlin Super Slim 30/50 4.2m
Can cut down from butt end to build anything from 12'6" to 14"
Throws 4oz a LONG way.
2. Oval Rugged Extreme 12' 2-5oz. This rod is capable, in the right hands, of throwing 180m+

Can do a variety of layouts; I suggest Low rider reduction train to K series running guides, all Fuji Alconites.
Cheap(er) option is to use NOG (n series with aluminium oxide rings) running guides after the Low Riders.
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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2015, 11:49:33 AM »
Thanks for all the advice guys.
Choices....choices.......choices!!

I think that the DC oval blank might be the way to go.
will it handle a 4oz weight with n 4/0 hook and a smallish sardine fillet?

what is you guys opinion on bionic fingers?
should a have one fitted or not?

Does someone perhaps know a website or something that shows differend binding options that will help one decide which colour yarn to use on the guides?

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2015, 11:56:31 AM »
I am not a big fan of bionic fingers. I feel you have more controle with a finger hat. If you want something spectacular google rod bindings and select imege. Loads of ideas.
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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2015, 12:23:06 PM »
 DC will easily handle 4 + bait.
No need  fir bionic finger /breakaway canon for 4oz
Especially if you spin with it - will only get in your way.

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2015, 12:54:41 PM »
No need for the bionic finger. I do use a "dropshot soc" when spinning but really a piece of cotton plaster wrapped around your finger is good enough, provide you don't go heavier than 4oz.

I have the DC Oval and it is an awesome rod.

As for the yarn..... it's easy, some black with Blou bul blou works for me!

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2015, 01:05:51 PM »
Charles,
I finally built myself a 10'6" DC.
Plain black bindings.
I did get clever and did a high gloss transparent blue finish on the blank.
Let's see how long that lasts.

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2015, 01:36:05 PM »
As for the yarn..... it's easy, some black with Blou bul blou works for me!
 

Come now, lets not spoil a good fishing rod   w;k

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2015, 01:42:23 PM »
Charles,
I finally built myself a 10'6" DC.
Plain black bindings.
I did get clever and did a high gloss transparent blue finish on the blank.
Let's see how long that lasts.

Sounds great Brandon! You have some pics please?

Eishhh Bamboes-Vis my bloed is blou!

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2015, 10:38:06 AM »
Just an update, I have decided that Brandon will build my rod.


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So watch this space!!!!