Hey guys, This is for all builders commercial and hobby. What was you motivation for getting into custom rod building? Have you found that the rods are "better" when you do them. I have talked to several people lately that say they will not own a "custom" rod and the the "need" to have a factory rod. I personally got into it because I did not like the overall quality of some factory rods finish, thought I could do better......and it toook me several years to be able to do that. Now I feel I can put together a nicer package all the way around.....still a tough sell though. I always thought that being able to have a brand XXXXXX rod finished with the components of my/our choosing was a no brainer. I have been proven wrong.