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Offline BAUMANNATOR

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2015, 12:09:51 AM »
Very gentlemanly of you. I have used this set-up with both conventional and fixed and really feel it is going to stay. The design of the gatherer (reversed LC) really is strong and controls the line quickly. I think she has a winner there.

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2015, 05:43:49 PM »
Good afternoon Gents.
I have arrived back in Nigeria after an awesome two weeks in Struisbaai.
(I will do a fishing report soon).


This little Town is such an amazing place, peace and tranquility, yet a fishing mecca.
If you have not yet visited Struisbaai, make a plan.
I suppose there's a reason they hold the Nationals at Struisbaai every once in a while.


I have to firstly commend Brandon on the quality of his handy work.
This rod is truly a piece of art, and the finishing beautifully done.
Because of the oval mid-section, it gives the rod a lot of back bone.
The rod is rated at 5oz, and it did not have any problems casting a 5oz weight and bait.
I even casted 5oz plus a live mullet on one occassion (just a gentle lob).


With an 8 month old baby, we did not fish as much as we would have liked to.
My wife managed 2 lessers, a blaasopie and a barbel on the outfit.


The rod is nice and light, and together with the braid is very sensitive.
We did not get any wind knots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Something that hassled me a lot in the past.


Thanks a lot to Brandon for delivering such a splendid rod on such short notice,  :+ cred:  to you.   :tkx:


The rod was paired with a Shimano Sustain 6000.
I have to agree with other reviews on this reel, it is a very smooth reel.


The only problem is, I'm considering getting myself a grinder setup as well  :envy

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2015, 05:54:04 PM »
Very chuffed you are happy with the rod!




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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2015, 05:55:24 PM »
Unfortunately I do not have more pictures.

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Re: Custom saltwater spinning rod
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2015, 05:58:14 PM »
Yes thanks Brandon.
That image you put in front of the grip looks awesome.