I was wondering what are the best blanks to make custom rods, and who on Long Island makes good custom rods. I know that Rod at J & R makes good rods, but I dont have 4 years to wait. I need three rods for 50's and one or two 30's. I would like all roller guides and will be using them for chunking and on the troll.
I am not a member, but I know a few members. Where is the meeting, is it at the wharf? Do you have some pictures you could email me for now, I would appreciate it. Also where is your shop in Sayville, so that I could come buy and discuss pricing and see some demo's. My email is [email protected].
I would appreciate it if I could get some rcommendations on blanks to use?
I don't know if I can make it down there tonight, I have a few things to do. What time is the meeting, I live right a round the corner, maybe I can catch you there before you leave. Otherwise, I will just have to swing by your shop one day.
Sorry, I didnt have time to make it down there last night, But I would like to come and take a look at your rods. I am hoping to come down to your shop one day. What time and days are you usually there?
Hey, Rick, here's a plug for Capt. Neil's rod work. It is outstanding, plus he's a gentleman who is always willing to help people. We need more people in the world like him.
He is also a very good speaker. If you missed him the other night, be sure to catch him some other time. Neil came down to talk to my fishing classes last fall and did an excellent job on the topic of fluke fishing. He's probably better when it comes to rodbuilding. I hope this recommendation helps you.
Witch do you want? Chunking rods or trolling rods? These are two entirely different tools. Some stand up rods are capeable of both. Be carefull not to confuse the two. The west coast method of using stand ups around 7' are powerfull and make it easy on your body and reels when chunking. Here in the east, traditional trolling rods fit the bill when dragging baits or lures. Good Luck!
mark flynn has a shop "flynns" custom tackle in wantaugh ny. his shop is right across from the LIRR. north side. mark built at sea isle for years. he is amazing. his prices are amazing. and he stands by his work.
if you could try to hook up with capt Neil,I checked out his rods a few times at the shows this past winter.Right now I have enough rods for a small party boat,but in the future if I should need anything different I will see capt.Neil. He has some beautiful sticks,and I too am a Seeker fan.