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Looking for a Custom Spinning Rod Maker

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by map@neo, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. map@neo

    map@neo Member

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    Can any one recommend a good spinning rod maker? I am interested in having a small (4'8") graphite, super ultra light spinning rod made. Last couple of seasons I started fishing extremely small brooks for our native trout. The banks are very brushy with a lot of overhangs and the casting is short and tight. All my current rods are too long and too stiff to manuver easily. I am having a ball catching little "Brook Trout" in the 6 - 8" range, like when I was a kid (but did'nt know any difference). Looking for a quality product at a reasonable price. Any recommendations would greatly be appreciated. Thank you so much.

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  2. jlb

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    I don't know if Bob would make a spinning rod but his fly rods are excellent.

    http://www.flyrodcrafters.com/servlet/the-template/locator/Page

    jlb
     
  3. Dougbbbb

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    Big Hole makes some nice rods. 406-380-0986


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  4. HotRodA10

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    Contact Ray Hamilton at 509-947-0770. He has been making custom rods for a very long time and his work is second to none. He isn't cheap but he will put any custom wrap, eyelets, or reel seat on your rod that you want. He only uses top notch components. You won't be disappointed, I guarantee it.

    Rod
     
  5. grntitan

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    I made several small ultra light rods myself using blanks and supplies I bought from Mud Hole. I provided a link to their site above. I could never find light enough spinning rods to work with the 64th, 80th and 100th ounce jigs and 2lb test I like to use for Crappie and Bluegill. Just in case you would be interested in building your own. Its actually a fun little hobbie but can be quite expensive if you let it.
     
  6. map@neo

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    Thanks for the info. everyone.

    Best regards to all,

    map
     
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