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8 weeks ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Good to hear you are still catching some big snook on some some great gear Tyler!
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2 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Hey Mark, I use the Bushido LS7/8/15 for a variety of techniques in saltwater. It does taper ver fast towards the tip section and will sling a shrimp beautifully. Especially knowing that you customer will be using a very small diameter line it will cast even better. I have landed some monster redfish, snook, flounder, sea trout, with the occasional shark in the mix.
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2 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I just saw a post by HFF Custom Rods on FB with the HCC reel seat. They look amazing! Looks like they had a good stock of them as well.
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3 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Well said Don. It is astonishing that a fish almost consider god in other parts of the world is cast aside by most anglers as "trash fish". I am glad to see that the popularity is growing in places like New York and the Mid West. The techniques some of these anglers use is incredibly sophisticated. Just the rigs I see tied on is enough to send me down the rabbit hole. Now I am tying hai
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3 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
The classic Ambassadeur.
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3 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Hey Angelo, Most of the fishing I do is offshore either trolling or bottom fishing. #1 While trolling at high speeds I now prefer non-roller guides due to the fact that once you are on braid backing there is a potential for the line to become synched in between the frame of the guide and the roller. #2 The longer blanks will assist you in maneuvering around the motors to avoid any chaffing. #
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3 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Hey Charles. Have you tried the Virtus XHD's? I do prefer them over the Turbo guides because of the elevated frames and heavy duty bracing arms. Just trying to see of you are flexible on guide options.
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3 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Hey Kyle, I find that the American Tackle DS69/8-15 or 4-10 works great for small cranks. It has the perfect tip for running those lures true in the water. This blank is extremely versatile for myself in a variety of applications.
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3 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I would take a look at the Vortex Airs. Really close to the Minimas and I have no issues finding stock of them.
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3 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I have a 8wt and a 7wt waiting for me at home. I was more than impressed with the ascetics this blank provides. Paired up with one of the 3KFST fly seats it will definitely turn some heads.
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3 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Sharon I would get as much information from your customer as possible to make the right decision in the blank. I agree with Bill. Just because a blank was designed for a certain application does not mean it will not be perfect for other styles and techniques. Perfect example are sea trout rods. I happen to use a drop shot blank for my trout fishing inshore. Not designed to catch big inshore speci
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4 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
What a great show! I definitely got to meet some fantastic rod builders in the American Tackle booth. I even got to shake hands with some of the guys i watched saltwater fishing while growing up. Cant wait to see you all aging next year.
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5 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Hey Danny. I would take a look at the AXBR8XXXH from American Tackle. I personally don't shark fish from shore anymore due to certain licenses and regulation but I know several acquaintances who have used these blanks exactly for this application. It sounds like your customer will need the length to position the rod over the breakers. With the proper reel seat that blank will pair up very nicely
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5 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I just saw the pictures of all the fish you were able to harvest from your outing with Mardi Gras themed rod. Love the color combination you used for the tiger wraps. I need some more practice with those. I hope you enjoy all that fresh fish!
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5 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I would take a look. at the ATREX12-2PC. The split is 50/50 on this blank and they have another option in a 12'6" as well. They also have an ascetic appeal to them with the 1k carbon matte weave in it. I have been looking at these for casting heavy Subdarters and poppers in the surf for spinner sharks, jacks, and the occasional tarpon. I wish I could get some Guanacaste Rooster fish again!
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5 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Lee the SWB710/12-25 is perfect for this application. If you feel more comfortable not overweighting the blank there is the 15-30lb class in this model rated for a 4oz bait. I use these blanks for big glide baits and swim baits due to the fact that there is a more parabolic bend without such a fast taper. Some of those glide baits and swim baits can get pricey. It is not uncommon to see some of t
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6 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
If 8lb monofilament is the line diameter you are looking to utilize on this build I would at the MW20 set. They also make a finesse version with the snagless frame. The multiple awards given to this component speak for themselves. These guides functionality and durability are far superior (especially for the price) to many other options I have used in the past.
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6 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I usually use aluminum reel seats on my saltwater builds but i recently was intrigued by the CRSD-18B-3K The carbon tube is CNC machined and the threads feel incredibly clean. I wanted to reduce the weight on this specific build so I know I made the right choice on going with this reel seat. I figured it would also help transfer some of the sensitivity thought the graphite blank into the seat.
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6 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
No syringes needed here. I have measuring cups for eyeballs. I dump it into the cup and pray for the best results. I am wondering why I am still waiting two months later for this darn rod to dry. Any suggestions lol.
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7 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
How light are the plastics and jig heads? Will you be using a popping cork as well?
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7 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I will be the one with the vuvuzela walking up and down the isles.
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7 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Thank you guys for the opinions. I really appreciate all the feedback I received from this topic. I will end up using a hook keeper on this specific build just to curse myself later on by getting the line wrapped around it while a big kingfish is peeling drag of the spool.
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7 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I am building a rod for stinger rigs and live baits that will utilize a tandem hook rigs. My question is how many of you would use a hook keeper on a similar build? Even though there would be one of the two hooks not held by a keeper, I would still prefer to have something secured to the rod. I was thinking of using one of the AT Deluxe Hook Keepers for these deadly rigs.
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7 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Charles I would take the time and look at some of the ATXGC series. I find that it serves as a fantastic blank in that 30-50lb range. It has enough sensitivity to feel those mangrove snapper, lane, and vermillion bites but strong enough to change the direction of a fish surging to the structure. Those grouper, big red snapper, cobia, and aj's don't stand a chance.
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7 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I personally like to use the 3KFS. I love the carbon it adds to the build and the black aluminum hoods are the way to go for me. The other option that came to my mind is the AL8. That fly seat I would use on a heavier outfit utilizing larger reels. It defiantly has a classic look to them and wont put a dent in the wallet.
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8 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Go with the MicroWave 25's. So even if they aren’t so savvy in line to line connections they will not have an issue with their leader knots. With the 25 size you are getting a larger stripper guide and all the benefits that come with the Microwave guides.
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8 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Hey Dan, I really do enjoy taking home a couple pompano for the dinner table. It is hands down one of my favorites. For my pompano rigs I like to use something in a medium power with a moderate-fast action in 10'. The reason I prefer those specs. is when the pompano run the troughs further from the beach i like the rod to load more, achieving little extra velocity on that 2oz sinker. The blan
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8 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I set one of buddies up with a narrow light weight jigging reel, braided line, and a Bushido Nanophene Ultraload in medium action and he say's it is the best fluke/tautog outfit he has ever fished. It is in the 20-40# class blank but it is light enough to hold in your hands all day without so much fatigue but sensitive enough to feel the more subtile bites on the bottom. The blank is 7' and only
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8 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
I personally thought your rod amazing! So much amazing detail went into your build. I love the handle and the feather inlays. It also had a classic look and and theme to it. Very classy!
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8 months ago
Ancelmo Fernandez
Hey Justin. If you are considering the those two reels for options, I would first ask myself "what techniques will I mostly be using this outfit for". If you answer is plugs, jigs, and spoons I would definitely look at using the 6500. The 7500 i would use for more baiting purposes where you are not casting as much. Those extra ounces make a big difference when you are making multiple ca
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