Bait stick for Saltypup

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by SALTYDAWG, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    My 10 year old grandson is signed up for a 3 day july tuna trip with me this year and he's just a little fart so I wrapped him a 3/4 scale tuna stick. The blank is a GUSA SW 65H that I took 8" off the butt end so it's now a SW58H LOL I scaled it down to fit him 13" from butt to reel seat center. I was able to use small diameter hypolons after cutting off the thickest part of the blank, So the for grip fits his puny little hand well. Mounted a Cofe'ed Penn 975LD He should be ready to go. I cant wait to see him hooked up to an albacore with it LOL
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  2. fishnfool
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    What a great grandpa. Sweet little setup right there. He should knock the crap out the Albies with that.
  3. el capo
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    Are those perfection guides?
  4. Sofia Rose
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    He's a lucky pup!

    Nice job Bill, as always.
  5. Johnnyfish
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    Very impressive, Bill.
  6. drseiler
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    reminds me of a ton of great times fishing with my Grandpa. He can't get out anymore I wish we could fish like that one more time. Nice work. Your a good Grandpa.
  7. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    pac Bays, And yes they are shit too. This rod was one in the batch that got me on the perfection rantLOL
  8. fishnbuddy
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    Wanna be my grandpa Bill? I'll catch lots of albacore with a nice custom rod too. If you have any grandson openings let me know!! Awesome custom job on the rod!!
    ...fishnbuddy
  9. Zombie
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    Bill nice rod. Not sure if I'm more impressed with the rod or the fact that you were a Grandfather at 41. LOL.
  10. el capo
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    I am interested in some of this alps equipment I see.I do like some of the concept sic guides that fuji has out right now.Every time I make a rod with perfection a mandatory inspection is made personally so that I dont get some crooked guide.Pain in the ass but I guess it goes to show that you get what you pay for.Where do you buy these alps products?
  11. flamekeeper
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    Great rod Bro. I'm sure your grandson is pumped up.he will enjoy it for the years to come,He might even give it to your great grandson..lol.
  12. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    Yeah, Back then I was single and still chasing young women, When he learned to talk and started calling me grandpa, I settled down and grew up, Man I've gotten old in just 10 years LOL

    I order the Alps stuff online at acidrod.com
  13. marlyn
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    fuckin a grandpa!you build rods and have a diesel flybridge skippy,your a grandsons wet dream.
  14. No fences
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  15. Hooops
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    Bill - think I'm on that trip (ST Trip?) - looking forward to fishing with you and seeing your grandson bend that new rod...
  16. WreckinBall
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    Nice goin', Bill. Get that kid a "Saltypup" waterslide for his sticks, 'cause you know you're gonna build more of 'em.
  17. YANK N CRANK #2
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    You are a kick ass grandpa!!
  18. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    Yep, ST Jult trip on the Pac Voyager
  19. The Bushman
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    Very cool Bill... I'm sure he'll love it!!
  20. Eye Problem
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    Nice, how is Mclovin anyway?

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