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Very cool custom swimbait combo I picked up.

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Couldnt pass this deal up.  Never used, perfect swimbait outfit.  

Start with a Daiwa TD-Z BBS. Send it off to ZPI in Japan for a custom white pearl paint job. Add an Studio Ocean Mark handle. Then have all the Aluminum parts anodized blue by Big Phil in Chicago.

Now for a custom itchy stick. Start with a Lamiglas blank XLB 90 1MH 8' 15-30 lb 1-6 oz. Have it custom painted white at the factory. Then it's off to itchy for some super work on a great casting grip, cut down to 7'8, intricate butt wrap, painted reel seat, spiral wrap guides with blue thread and blue inserts.

Pictures do not do this rod/reel justice.

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Nice....I was shocked when it went up for sale on Tackle Tour; that dude seemed crazy about that combo....it was his avatar for cryin' out loud. When somebody spends that kind of time putting together a unique combo like that, it is always surprising if it goes up for sale. He must have hit hard times, because I know he loved that combo.  I can't believe he never fished it; I truly love high end gear and take the utmost care of mine, but not fishing it is an abomination.  You better give that puppy a workout!

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Robert that is bad A $ $ But...... I know the blue line matches the reel and all but I think 20-25lb maxima fluoro in CLEAR might be better :D

Did I mention that combo is bad A $ $ !!!!!!!

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Robert that is bad A $ $ But...... I know the blue line matches the reel and all but I think 20-25lb maxima fluoro in CLEAR might be better :D

Did I mention that combo is bad A $ $ !!!!!!!

Sorry for the OT reply: but what are you doing up so late Matt? I guess it's just after last call. if I go out and get shittty, I'm generally doing something else at this time of morning :D.

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All I have to say is DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!  That is a sick looking setup.  Hope it fishes as well as it looks. :D

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That is a very good looking combo, but looks don't catch the fish. Hope you catch alot of fish on it man. Enjoy the HE?? out of it.

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That is absolutely beautiful!  I know a lot of people like the stealth black on black looks which are nice also, but I personally like the white look better.  I am very curious how much something like that would cost to have done (not how much you paid) but that is a lot of custom work.  I'm guessing 1-1.5k?

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I don't like the color of the blue anodized stuff but the rest of that reel is SAHWEET!

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I'm surprised he sold that.  He even used the reel in his avatar.  Nice pick-up Redline.

BTW, when is that frog rod by Otter Rods supposed to be done?

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Thanks for the comments guys. When it was posted for sale he sent me a IM, I made him an offer and told him if it doesnt sell, this is what I'm willing to pay. I'm honestly shocked it didnt sell. He put an incredible mount of time and money putting this outfit together. To recreat this outfit now you are looking at well over 2x what I ended up paying for it.

Matt, as soon as I got it I took the line off. ;) Still trying to decide what line will go on this outfit. For starters, I'll be using this rod and reel to throw that custom bait you made for me to use n Brazil. Finally going this November, as last years trip was completely ditched due to bad weather. :D

The action on this rod is perfect for larger swimbaits. As mentioned I'll be breaking it in during my peacock bass trip. In the meantime, I'm sending the reel to D.R. to upgrade the drag and bearings. Then the real will be purrrrfect. ;) The rod is balanced perfectly by the way, and with the spiral wrapped guides its built to perfection.

Micro,

The custom frog stick should be done in the coming month. I ended up getting the Megabass Slant Bridge handle (actually I found 2 of them :D ) so that will be incorporated into the build. I wasn't expecting to get my hands on that rod til sometime late this year anyway. As soon as it is built you can be sure it will end up here with a full detail of the build.

Which reminds me, I need to start building a reel for that rod as well. :D

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D.R. is the resident reel guru over at TT.  I'll send you a PM.

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Just what you clearly needed Robert, ANOTHER custom rod and reel.  ::D

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Just what you clearly needed Robert, ANOTHER custom rod and reel. ::D

hahaha.  I know.  I'm limiting my purchaes to stuff stuff that is hard to find or just different now.  This definitely fits the bill. :D

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I'm surprised he sold that. He even used the reel in his avatar. Nice pick-up Redline.

BTW, when is that frog rod by Otter Rods supposed to be done?

Does anyone have a website or email address for Otter Rods?

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I'm surprised he sold that. He even used the reel in his avatar. Nice pick-up Redline.

BTW, when is that frog rod by Otter Rods supposed to be done?

Does anyone have a website or email address for Otter Rods?

I too was curious, just curious, but I did happen to find this one,

Steezy this may interest you, a little out of my range. enjoy :D

http://www.megabassusa.com/Destroyer%20Rods.htm

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I'm surprised he sold that. He even used the reel in his avatar. Nice pick-up Redline.

BTW, when is that frog rod by Otter Rods supposed to be done?

Does anyone have a website or email address for Otter Rods?

Matt's website, http://s163.photobucket.com/albums/t288/Otterods/

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ArcticCat500, way to much hype on the megabass website, not for me.

Chris W, if thats the website for Otter Rods then the website is pityful, maybe they think they dont need to advertise and simple word of mouth does it for them. Wish they at least had an email address.

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