Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby Boonethelunkerlander » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:48 am

ya if the lure does not cost at least half of what your rod did, why even bother fishin with it :lol:
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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby kbookert » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:10 pm

Cal wrote:Dude... only $6.99? where's the fun in that? :lol:



They catch fish! ;)
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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby GamblerHydra » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:24 am

That has got to be the best custom stick I have ever seen. Reallly fantastic work !

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby catch'em-all » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:00 pm

Thanks GH, really appreciate it!! :D

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby scachamer » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:49 am

That's a real beauty! :D

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby TNGAMBLER1 » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:03 pm

Boonethelunkerlander wrote:cal, could you please get me in touch with the guy who made that rod, i would like one like it but in a different color


Boone,its a loomis blank,,,,you could finally get a good rod

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby TOPWATER » Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:47 am

Very nice rod,

Cal you have it going on, thats for sure. Ill have to break down and figure out this picture posting thing one day.

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby 5bites » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:47 am

What kind of finish is on that reel seat? I like it but was wondering about it's scratch resistance. Not that I would beat up a rod like that. :D

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby catch'em-all » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:40 pm

5bites wrote:What kind of finish is on that reel seat? I like it but was wondering about it's scratch resistance. Not that I would beat up a rod like that. :D


The finish on the reelseat is a special edition finish offered by Fuji on some of their seats. There are a variety of colours, but Cal did choose the nicest one. It is very durable, and under normal fishing conditions, it should be fine. I wouldn't say it was scratch proof though. Something sharp and applied with force could likely scratch it, and I would expect the tip of the trigger to wear through over time if it is left to slide around on the bottom of a boat.

p.s. Thanks to all for the compliments!! :D

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby 5bites » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:26 pm

Thanks for the info catchem! Are those rare or is their somewhere you can order them?

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby matrix » Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:59 pm

Cal wrote:
matrix wrote:Gotta love the body tilt on the Dorum :D

Cal, I've always wondered abt solid grip rods....does ur casting hand hurt after a while?

Matt


Matt, actually, the rod is surprisingly comfortable to use. It probably helps that the CB843 is a very soft blank. If I were cranking deep divers all day, it might be an issue. Mark and I were going after more the look of the rod more than anything else anyway ;)

kbookert wrote:Cal I have the same HMNG Duct Popper. Have you had a chance to use it? I threw mine a few times to check out the action of it. I am going to give it some more work this weekend. I have a two day tournament on Clark's Hill.


KBT,

Yeah.. I actually bought it in both sizes. I've thrown the larger one, just to check it out and am actually a little disappointed in the action. I like my poppers to make a nice "bloop" sound and this one doesn't do that. I'm sure it'll work though. The splash it makes is more natural than that "bloop" to which I'm accustomed, but I didn't really buy them to fish. :)


Oops I missed ur reply Cal. Thanks for the info. :D

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby catch'em-all » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:26 pm

5bites wrote:Thanks for the info catchem! Are those rare or is their somewhere you can order them?


They are not very common. I got Cal's from Summer Moon, who is a dealer for Merrick Tackle. Merrick also carries a variety of coloured doo-dads like winding checks, butt plates and trim rings in different annodized colours.

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby teamstratos » Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:11 am

Thats one of the best looking rods I've ever seen! :D

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby 5bites » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:50 pm

Thanks again catchem. I looked it up. Wish they had an actual catalog.

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Re: Bored - custom stick, certate 2004 & cool bait picts

Postby Mizmo » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:47 pm

Wow Catch that is a great looking rod... I've been playing with the rod building stuff but not even close to that one - awesome. One question I have is that I've been trying to make my own decals but no luck. I was wondering if the ink used is metallic ink??? This area is a mystery to me. Anyway, a beautiful rod, I wish I had that type of talent. I suppose I need to find a rod smith to enhance, learn, and build upon my rod building endeavors, eh – great job.


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