What's a Switch Rod worth?

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  1. Loteck Joe

    Loteck Joe Over The Hill Gang Member

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    I have a switch rod I'd like to sell and I don't know what it's worth. It's a 10' 8", Batson RX7, 4 piece, 5 weight. I built it myself and did a pretty darned good job. It comes with an Okuma SLV reel, a custom built Scandi 5 weight line built by the guy who helped design the blank, and aluminum tube and home-made rod sock. I've never fished it, so it brand new. I've never even cast it.
    What do you all think this combo is worth? Here are a couple of pics.

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    PM or email me if you can offer any info.
    Thanks,
     
  2. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Can't guess what it would be worth, but it is a sharp looking rod for sure. Wouldn't mind having something like that in the arsenal.
     
  3. Mark Speer

    Mark Speer It's all good.....

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    Very nicely done! Unfortunately a custom is usually worth more to the one who built it than to one looking to buy it. I would offer it around $250 -$300 and work from there. Just set a price that you won't go any lower than and if you can't get what that is then keep it. Again it is a very nice looking switcher...if I didn't already have a herd of them I'd be interested.

    Best of luck.
     
  4. Loteck Joe

    Loteck Joe Over The Hill Gang Member

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    I'd be really tempted at $250.
     
  5. James Waggoner

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    How does one spend so much time building a rod and lining it and not cast it? It's a custom, go ahead and cast it, enjoy the fruits of your labor...be able to say "it's a great casting rod and it looks good too!". No one's going to care if you cast it, it's still new. The last switch rod I built I was casting it with the guides taped on, to see how well it felt before I invested a whole bunch of time in it.

    How can you sell a rod you never tried?

    James
     
  6. Andrew Pope

    Andrew Pope Dodging tailing loops!

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    Man that is a purrtty fly rod!
     
  7. Loteck Joe

    Loteck Joe Over The Hill Gang Member

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    My wading abilities have completely deteriorated. If I get as much as ankle deep, even with a wading staff, I loose my balance. The Scandi line is designed to load with water tension and not designed to aerialise. I have been dependent on the reputation of the blank manufacturer and the line builder, and the rod combo has actually been sold.

    That's how.
     
  8. Blake Harmon

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    Sorry to hear your wading abilities are on the downhill... Just caught a glimpse of the switch. Beautiful, I'm happy for whoever was lucky enough to purchase!
     
  9. chrome/22

    chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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    How can you sell a rod you never tried?"




    Now thats funny.......:rofl:


    c/22