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Customs rods - the process

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Well, we have some builders, so post this is "Tacklemaking",

too. Custom will probably cost more than over-the-counter,

but you can specify your components and go with spiral guide

placement if you like.

My #1 recommendation is to be patient and keep an eye on

our Flea Market. Great deals pop up all the time.

8-)

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You can't commission a custom rod cheaper than the retail price... in fact, it's usually 20%-40%MORE expensive.  Unless of course, you steal the blank and supply it to the builder.   ;D

but to answer your other question, the pros of a custom are that you have exactly what you want from an ergonomically fitted (to your hand) grip, any size shape material grip and handle length/configuration.  The rod can be balanced to your specs, you pick (with guidance) the guides and components.  Your colors, wrap designs, and any inscription or other "decorative" extras you might desire.

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You can't commission a custom rod cheaper than the retail price... in fact, it's usually 20%-40%MORE expensive. Unless of course, you steal the blank and supply it to the builder. ;D

but to answer your other question, the pros of a custom are that you have exactly what you want from an ergonomically fitted (to your hand) grip, any size shape material grip and handle length/configuration. The rod can be balanced to your specs, you pick (with guidance) the guides and components. Your colors, wrap designs, and any inscription or other "decorative" extras you might desire.

X2, there aren't any custom rod makers who are going to build you a rod for less than it would cost factory price, otherwise everyone would buy custom rods instead of factory. The only way to get a custom loomis cheaper than factory costs is if you make it yourself and you have a wholesale discount.

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