PK custom rods

When production rods are not enough, it's time to go custom. Come share your experiences building and/or ordering a custom rod and tell us if you'll ever go back to off the shelf.
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PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:15 am

Newest precious, MH843-MHX. Alps MVT reel seat, Kigan ZHD guides. 7', 96g (3,37oz).
Blank 49g
Reel seat 29g
Guides 1,7g
Corks and wrap/epoxy rest 16g

Much lighter than 843 NRX!

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Re: Marduk's custom rods

Postby sarcazmo » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:54 am

I like those MVT seats. I wish you could get them without the insert. INterested in trying the new spinning seat they came out with.

Nice build.

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Re: Marduk's custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:08 pm

sarcazmo wrote:I like those MVT seats. I wish you could get them without the insert. INterested in trying the new spinning seat they came out with.

Nice build.


Thanks. i like it too. Only con was its weight, 29g. PacBay Minima is 22g. About same is Fuji SK2.

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Re: Marduk's custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:33 pm

New from factory. HM-MB843-MHX again. Also birch bark in hadle.
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Re: Marduk's custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Tue May 10, 2016 3:05 pm

EVA gripped MB843-2-MHX. 120g. 7'.
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Re: Marduk's custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:05 am

EVA grip testing. Blank is ATC Bushido DS69/4-10.
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Re: PK custom rods

Postby dirtygeary » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:48 am

Looks great, custom wins again.

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Postby MardukFIN » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:16 am

dirtygeary wrote:Looks great, custom wins again.


Thanks. Thats for sure!

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:23 am

Here's more. Started to put signature lately every rod i've made.

This is HM-MB753XF-MHX. Titanium NIA/NIRLF guides from ATC. Fuji VSS reel seat and custom cork rear handle.
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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:29 am

American Tackle Bushido SWB710 12-25. Custom handle from birch bark. American Tackle nanoplasma ring lock guides. Fuji PTS reel seat.
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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:34 am

American Tackle Bushido SWB710 12-30lb 4oz. Custom cork handles. American Tackle full titanium NIRLC guides. Fuji PTS reel seat with cork hood.
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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:38 am

Heres that ATC Bushido DS69/4-10. I'll put better pics when compelety done. Tiger wrap was fun!
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Re: PK custom rods

Postby SteveSchmelzle » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:12 am

nice rods!!!

love where you are from (I was born in Turku).

I'm guessing you do split grips to keep weight down?

Could never imagine spending $$$ on a custom rod and purchasing an EVA split grip rod.....

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:43 am

SteveSchmelzle wrote:nice rods!!!

love where you are from (I was born in Turku).

I'm guessing you do split grips to keep weight down?

Could never imagine spending $$$ on a custom rod and purchasing an EVA split grip rod.....


I did it for myself! :lol: Tested how to cut and glue EVA.

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby SteveSchmelzle » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:05 am

great way to learn...and reap the benefits :) :) :)


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