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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Re: PK custom rods

Postby timsford » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:15 am

What do you use the 753 spinning rod for? I'm thinking if having one built as it's my favorite length for jerkbaits and skipping. I have an scv 6'3" med/xf already though and I don't know if the blank is comparable but higher in power or if I should just build it on a St Croix 6'6" mh and cut it down 3 inches from the butt end

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:25 am

timsford wrote:What do you use the 753 spinning rod for? I'm thinking if having one built as it's my favorite length for jerkbaits and skipping. I have an scv 6'3" med/xf already though and I don't know if the blank is comparable but higher in power or if I should just build it on a St Croix 6'6" mh and cut it down 3 inches from the butt end


It's for customer. Jig and worming zander. This blank has soft tip but powerful backbone comes very quickly. Light as feather, but very much power. I can tell more after next weekend, when I'm testing this up. Never tried this blank before.

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby timsford » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:50 pm

MardukFIN I would greatly appreciate any more info on this blank. Especially if you or the customer it was built for could try throwing stuff at both the bottom and top end of the weight rating to see how it casts. If I do get it it will mostly be a 1/2oz+ rod for jerkbaits and the occasional 1/2 oz spinnerbait. If you can get any pics of the blank under loads I could see how fast the action is that would be great. If emailing is easiest just shoot me a pm and ill happily give you my info. Thank you for answering what questions you could and for any other help you have time to give. I prefer an extra fast action with a little tip to load and cast well with jerkbaits, since some while heavy are not very good casting lures unless they have a weight transfer system, but a fast action will work. You do some very nice work building rods. I'd like to learn how so I can build rods for myself, friends, and family. It's just not in the cards right now though as I have 3 kids under 6 including twin 2 1/2 yr old girls so free time and space to work are hard to come by right now, not to mention the money. I had a scv med/of spinning rod built for lighter jerkbaits and it has really blown me away. Now I'm hooked on custom rods and most of my factory rods I used to love now all seem to have little things I would change that I had never even thought about before.

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:38 am

Sorry, got too hurry to answer. Yes, i have bending pictures about that XF blank, but this forum is so shitty send pictures so pm me and i'll send you those.

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:17 pm

Trout rod ST1025-W-MHX. Custom EVA grips, white/gold tigerwrap between handles, ATC holographic-TiChrome guides.
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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:24 pm

Next one was intresting. !st time with MHX Musky blanks.

Heres video. After 1st epoxy layer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGqzX1pxyxU

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:31 pm

It's done. MU102H-MHX. American tackle titanium guides. Fuji palming support reelseat. Custom cork handles.
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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:50 pm

Something for own collections. NFC MB 705 HM. Gary Loomis's creation. Awesome blank! 7', 104g. Acid wrapped ATC microguides.
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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:12 pm

Awesome swimbait rod, NFC SWB 807-1 IM.

Best all round blank i've tried so far. Casting range is incredible. 20-200g. Same blank what Edge uses.

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:56 pm

Here's some colour. MB843-PINK-MHX, American Tackle HHRLC guide, neon pink ProWrap color fast thread. I'll post more pics when this is ready. 8-)

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby drift123 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:08 pm

MardukFIN wrote: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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That is a great looking reel seat. Reminds me of the old super stickers loomis used na in the day. I'll have to check out the Alps components for my next rod build

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:34 pm

2/3 NFC SWB 807-1 IM's. Finland 100 yo Theme.

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:35 pm

1/3 NFC SWB 807-1 IM's. Red "Pikehaunter".

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:27 am

3x NFC MB 705 HM

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NFC SWB 808 IM with Ryoga 2020 and NFC SWB 807 IM with 13 Fishing Concept A3.

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Re: PK custom rods

Postby MardukFIN » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:18 pm

Casting BIG baits wasn't ever been this easy! North Fork Composites SWB 808-1 IM. This can cast about anything between 50-300g. And it's light as feather.

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