Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
MattinOK

Something to brag about.

Recommended Posts

Looks like Christmas in May is here for me! I have been talking to several builders, and getting estimates for a custom rod. I settled on EJTaylor, because he does beautiful work, and also because he gave me a truly unbelievable good deal on this rod. Sorry for the pictures. I'm still not completely used to this new camera. It is 6"8 Light 1/4-5/8 oz with a moderate (more like mod-fast IMHO) built on a Castaway blank. Never trying a CastAway blank before, I was pleasantly surprised. It really is quite sensitive. I cast a pitched a 1/4oz. jighead around, and with my eyes closed I could tell when I was going through grass, sand, or gravel. American Tackle Aero spinning reel seat, custom made cork/burl cork handle, splits with no foregrip, marbling, a tiger wrap between the splits, a beautiful gloss blue finish, and chrome Alconites in the New Concept layout. It also has my class rod inscription: "Matthew Luce, A Beka Academy, Class of 2012". It balances perfectly with my Shimano Sedona 2500. Let me tell you all something. If you have ever even thought about getting a rod from EJTaylor-- do it! He is wonderful to deal with, and I would order another custom in a heartbeat if I had the money. Now for the fun part-- Pictures! :)

Picture072.jpg

Picture077.jpg

Picture073.jpg

Picture075.jpg

Picture074.jpg

I never realized how much difference custom made. I could have gotten a fairly nice off-the-rack rod for this price. It almost feels like it has some inherent "mojo" to it from being hand made.  ;D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You'll never look at a factory rod the same way again... 

Congrats!

(nice work, Eddie!) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×