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What are you building?
Posted by: Kevin Landers (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: November 16, 2022 09:32AM

Hey everyone! It's the holidays, and I was discussing it with the team here. We are always interested in what people are building! This helps us focus on new products and improvements to old ones so let's make this a massive thread!!
Use the following template:

What are you building:
What products are you using:
Where are you located:

Kevin Landers

Marketing Manager
American Tackle Co.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Kevin Landers (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: November 16, 2022 09:35AM

Ill go first

Building a tarpon rod
AT LS 8 20-40 blank, MW25 guides, crsd reel seat, doing a simple dragon scale.
Located in Orlando, Fl

Kevin Landers

Marketing Manager
American Tackle Co.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Chris Catignani (---)
Date: November 16, 2022 12:47PM

Building a Carolina-Rig Rod...though it will throw a whole lot more
Rainshadow RX7 IFS904, Alconite LKW, AT reel seat
Also making carbon grips

Nashville, TN

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Leslie Cline (---)
Date: November 16, 2022 01:34PM

Thanks for the spirit and positive energy of this thread, Kevin!

I wish I were Kevin Landers - building rods for HIS fish! Ha! (Fished Marathon a few years back for tarpon and had a blast! My God! Does any fish fight harder than a tarpon?)

Just finished an NFC Delta 706 casting rod with carbon grips and a Fuji guide set up (Alconite, RV-6 and the rest 4.5 KB's and KT's).

Olathe, Kansas



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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Ed Kramer (---.hrbgpa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: November 16, 2022 02:26PM

Building a three piece travel rod, AT844-3.

Using a Fuji reel seat, cork grip from rings, and Fuji KR guides (stock on hand).

Central Pa

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: November 16, 2022 07:16PM

Building 3 freshwater fly rods for a customer.

NFC Alpha beta 4pc blanks, 5, 6, and 7wt

Batson reel seat and single foot guides custom cork grips.

Alamo, CA.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Rick Shaffer (67.213.20.---)
Date: November 16, 2022 07:34PM

Beaver Pitching Rod

Rainshadow Eternity RX10 7'2 Med. Hvy/Fast ETEC72MH-SS
Alps Toray MVT reel seat
Fuji Alconite Guides
NFC Soft Touch Carbon Split Grip

Southern Kansas



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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Randy Rhoades (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: November 16, 2022 10:37PM

Bushido SJ72/6-12

Microwave Air Guides

Fuji DPSD Deluxe Graphite Spinning Reel Seat

Split Grip

Kent Island, MD

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 17, 2022 12:31AM

NFC APFG710-1 Teal.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: El Bolinger (50.233.0.---)
Date: November 17, 2022 10:09AM

I'm building four kids spinning rods - color series from Mudhole.

I plan to build a few real rods after that -

NFC 765 X-ray NEO

Probably Microwave Air Guides

I'm looking really hard to find an offset real seat and grips (hopefully carbon fiber) to match. I've seen a number of posts on a few different forums over the years of people trying to do the same - seems like there's a gap in the market.

Then a rod for swimbaits 1-3 oz - no idea for components yet.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---)
Date: November 17, 2022 05:19PM

Rainshadow IMMS68ML-TC for finesse worm fishing. 6 lb mono or 10 lb braid. Palm swell seat, SSR guides. Built last week but can't use it in this cold weather. I'm a wuss.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.m247.com)
Date: November 17, 2022 10:22PM

I'm building one of my own CTS desigs - The Prime FSA.
A powerful - but castable - 9'0" fly rod.
I had CTS build me a #8.5. I hav rods from #4 - #10.
Fish mostly with the #8 - but want to try a little stronger rod - so 8.5.

Also building myself another #7 because I gave my #7 to a friend.

Also building a CTS 10'6" #8 Affinity-X as a single handed rod - strong caster.
Herb
CTS

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Aaron Petersen (12.144.64.---)
Date: November 18, 2022 07:43AM

I am building a house with a new work area. Sadly this has me too busy to build.

My commemorative build once I move in will hopefully be the C602 if it comes in before 2023.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---)
Date: November 19, 2022 02:50PM

Rainshadow IMMS68ML-TC works. I caught 5 bass last afternoon. I was using an IMMWS62MXF-TC and can't really tell the difference in the bite yet except the longer rod casts further. I wanted the Fast to see if I could feel the bite more than the Extra fast.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Patrick Noll (---)
Date: November 23, 2022 04:47PM

Just ordered a few NFC blanks. Hs-7600 Hm, sj-762 IM, P-703 HM and P-704 HM. We’ll see how it goes. It’s going to hopefully be my smallie go to rods. We’ll see! Covering small cranks and finesse jigs to hair jigs and Ned’s.

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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Jim Berry (---)
Date: November 23, 2022 05:39PM

Building a rainshadow eternity etes72m fuji tvst reelseat and fuji klh guides i have put rods together and let my buddies use for its a go or a no go live in illinois



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Re: What are you building?
Posted by: Steve Chontos (---.delta.com)
Date: November 23, 2022 09:30PM

Building a custom tarpon spinning rod for myself to cast live pinfish under a float. Started with a 7'6" heavy telescopic blank that won't telescope any more. Trimmed the tip down a little and spliced in more butt section to get 8'. The splice is hidden under a Fuji Ergonomic reel seat, going to run Fuji KW Series Fazlite guides and hand shaped black and gray EVA Grips. Been stuck trying to figure out what color thread to use, then I can wrap all the guides and other trim work. Got a brand new Penn Spinfisher reel ready to go.

Steve Chontos
Tyrone, Georgia

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