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Best Answer J Francho , January 09 2013 - 04:17 PM

Contact Mike at DVT: http://www.delawarevalleytackle.com/

 

He's a friend of mine, and will do you right.

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#1 Leviathan

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Posted January 09 2013 - 03:47 PM

Anybody have a good tip on where to purchase a quality custom baitcaster rod for a good price? Would be much appreciated. Spent 650.00 on my reel , hoping to save on my new custom rod!
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Posted January 09 2013 - 03:55 PM

Do a google search. There are builders all over the us. Some use blanks from the same companies and some don't. I had Ryan Cook who owns Cooks of Oregon build my 2 customs.
Why on earth spend $650 on a reel though? That's insane to me.
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Posted January 09 2013 - 04:00 PM

Daiwa Z series lifetime warranty , had to have it . But nevertheless thanks for the tip, but some of the custom websites look very sceptical. Any specifics and price range on your custom rods?
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Posted January 09 2013 - 04:00 PM

Wow. For 650, it better include a lifetime supply of 5 fish limits.

This link has a list of rod builders in FL

http://www.bassresou...-south-florida/

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Posted January 09 2013 - 04:10 PM

The Z is worth the price, its a animal :)

DVT is a Bass Resource sponsor that does custom rods.

Matt from Otterrods does exceptional work, had my built from him.
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Posted January 09 2013 - 04:11 PM

Both are on Mhx blanks. Fuji reel seat,batson grips, and Alps micro guides. I paid around $150 plus shipping. Mhx blanks are very introductory level but get great reviews and that's how I made my choice. They also have a high modulus blank.
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Posted January 09 2013 - 04:17 PM   Best Answer

Contact Mike at DVT: http://www.delawarevalleytackle.com/

 

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Posted January 09 2013 - 05:00 PM

spending $650 for a reel........the rod would have to be built on a St. Croix SCV or North Fork HM.  Anything less would be an insult to the reel!



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Posted January 09 2013 - 06:51 PM

Contact Mike at DVT: http://www.delawarevalleytackle.com/

 

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Posted January 09 2013 - 06:59 PM

The Z is worth the price, its a animal :)

DVT is a Bass Resource sponsor that does custom rods.

Matt from Otterrods does exceptional work, had my built from him.

X2. Otter custom rods would be a good choice for a rod that would look and fish well enough to complement the "Z".

I did some pricing out of a custom rod through a popular locally custom rod builder. The price with what I wanted amounted to over $350 plus shipping. The "looks" of the rod seemed to be more saltwater based although they were bass rod components. The problem was a tendency to over wrap the guides and lack of modern handle options. I decided to stick with dobyns for this particular rod and continue to research custom builders. At this point I am still undecided about a "true" custom rod.

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Posted January 09 2013 - 07:28 PM

spending $650 for a reel........the rod would have to be built on a St. Croix SCV or North Fork HM.  Anything less would be an insult to the reel!

You nailed that one S Hovanec!


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Posted January 09 2013 - 08:18 PM

Any websites I can select out of their stock for materials I want them to use? Every one seems to just be telling me about themselves.
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Posted January 09 2013 - 08:28 PM

ALX builds my custom rods, google them, and talk to Alex.
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Posted January 09 2013 - 08:36 PM

X2. Otter custom rods would be a good choice for a rod that would look and fish well enough to complement the "Z".

I did some pricing out of a custom rod through a popular locally custom rod builder. The price with what I wanted amounted to over $350 plus shipping. The "looks" of the rod seemed to be more saltwater based although they were bass rod components. The problem was a tendency to over wrap the guides and lack of modern handle options. I decided to stick with dobyns for this particular rod and continue to research custom builders. At this point I am still undecided about a "true" custom rod.

Matt from Otter Custom Rods does amazing work and makes some beautiful rods.



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Posted January 09 2013 - 09:00 PM

Any websites I can select out of their stock for materials I want them to use? Every one seems to just be telling me about themselves.

 

Most rod builders don't do it full time, so there's a good chance they're not going to have fancy websites.  If you spent the money to buy a Z, you should spend the money to get a proper rod for it.  Do a little research on some of the rod building forums and look at pictures, you can probably get a better idea of who to go with.  You can also trust the recommendations that have already been given to you, DVT, Otterrods and ALX all do good work. 

 

You can check out Mudhole to get an idea about components.  Educate yourself before you spend the money.  A good builder will talk to you and answer any questions you may have as well as help you pick out components.






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