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Postby BMF » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:11 am

That print is sweeeeeeet.

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Postby vano397 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:39 pm

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Here is my sneak peak... I will leave it up to your imagination I guess, but I am doing some kinda fun inlays this year in the cork with a new color pattern that only I have :twisted: Also, It is being built on a TI Medium Heavy 8'6" blank... yup not 9'.
Rated at 1-6 oz lures. I am thinking a great one for bucktails, and gliders, and topwater, and lots of stuff. Might be a little soft in the tip for ripping cranks but would cast smaller twitch lures really well (like little claws and slammer minnows).
Fuji reel seat (the blank diameter wont let me use what I wanted, but is standard and bullet proof anyway) and custom winding checks the let me take down more cork and decrease weight a little more.
The guides will be Fuji Torzite! yes, Torzite, I wouldn't do it because I don't they are necessary for the price of them, but Fuji is sending me a set of K series Torzite guides. These are the guides being put on the new St Croix Legend Extreme rods. Retail on the guides would be nearly $200!

QUESTION, HOOK KEEPER OR NO????
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Postby Will Schultz » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:22 pm

That is going to be one serious twitchbait stick!

Drill a hole in the trigger as a hook keeper maybe? I know someone that does that to all his rods.
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Postby hemichemi » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:30 pm

Why is this thread in the Members Only forum? Isn't our Banquet a good way to attract non-members to come and maybe join?
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Postby Will Schultz » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:39 pm

hemichemi wrote:Why is this thread in the Members Only forum? Isn't our Banquet a good way to attract non-members to come and maybe join?


That's a good question and you're not the first to ask. Bottom line, I'm an idiot and haven't moved it...
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Postby jasonvkop » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:05 pm

Will Schultz wrote:That is going to be one serious twitchbait stick!

Drill a hole in the trigger as a hook keeper maybe? I know someone that does that to all his rods.


That guy must be crazy for drilling into $400 Legend Tournaments!
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Postby Will Schultz » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:28 pm

Custom painted BK Chubbies by Hoginator.

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Custom X Fury - Hoginator custom painted.

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H2O Cranky Nitro - Hoginator custom.

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6" Phantom - Hoginator custom.

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7.5" Phantom - Hoginator custom.

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Postby Will Schultz » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:09 pm

JL Custom Lures

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Postby vano397 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:08 am

Will Schultz wrote:JL Custom Lures

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More info please!!!
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Postby Will Schultz » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:01 pm

vano397 wrote:
Will Schultz wrote:JL Custom Lures

More info please!!!

https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.lamon ... 666&type=3
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Postby vano397 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:35 pm

Will Schultz wrote:
vano397 wrote:
Will Schultz wrote:JL Custom Lures

More info please!!!

https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.lamon ... 666&type=3

nuts, i knew i should have majored in french instead of latin... at least i would have used it once in the last decade [smilie=bangtard.gif]
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Postby Scrappy » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:30 pm

Is it too late for me to agree with Will that he's an idiot? [smilie=brows.gif]
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Postby vano397 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:45 pm

Scrappy wrote:Is it too late for me to agree with Will that he's an idiot? [smilie=brows.gif]

nope, does that mean you don't like drilling??? I've done some testing and kinda like it. You can beat on the seat with a sledge and it won't break at the hole. It would crush the rod first.
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Postby Scrappy » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:16 am

I was referring to this JP:

hemichemi wrote:
Why is this thread in the Members Only forum? Isn't our Banquet a good way to attract non-members to come and maybe join?

Will wrote:
That's a good question and you're not the first to ask. Bottom line, I'm an idiot and haven't moved it...
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Postby vano397 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:03 pm

Here's the finished rod... sorry for the bad pics.

A couple different kinds of cork with a "v" shaped inlay, fuji reel seat.

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Black, grey metallic and pewter metallic thread wraps.

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Fuji titanium "k" style guides with Torzite rings... this one retails for $32

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