Sportsman series

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  1. NIrodneck

    NIrodneck Active Member

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    This rod was built for a customer who contacted me about repairing a tip. The rod he brought in was a inexpensive Cabelas starter rod. Where the rod was broken and how, would have required a inner plug and outer sleeve, the repair would cost close to what the rod was worth. He then decided to have me build him a rod along what I refer to as my Sportsman series. Just a no frills, quality fishing tool. With this package they can have a production cork grip or one of my plain carbon fiber grips, YFLY aluminum seat, minima 4 SF guides and tip, PacBay snake style stripper, custom decal, and one color thread wrap. This customer chose the PacBay Quickline in the 5wt. Dave is a retired firefighter so I threw in a single trim color on this rod.

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    Thanks for looking
     
  2. Rob Ast

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    How is the quickline blank? Is there something else you would compare it to?
     
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    I have been curious about the quick lines as well?
     
  4. John Weston

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    that is a very nice rod you did. wow.
    Outlaw :cool:
     
  5. NIrodneck

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    I really like them. Pacbay also gives the CCS numbers for these blanks,which is very helpful. Those numbers are very similar to the discontinued z-axis and the blank weight is only marginally heavier. The gloss black finish, ferrule fit and straightness is top shelf, for a blank 1/3 the cost of other comparable blanks. Generally my go to blank for people.
     
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