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  1. Doberman

    Hey folks first post, looking to build some striper rods to start.

    I will suggest contacting the rod builders in your area. Billy Vivona is one of the most knowledgeable guys and he posts in almost every rod building forum on the East Coast.
  2. Doberman

    Help Please --- Trying to find a source for reel seat components

    They have everything you are looking for. Located in Japan, so you will have to pay for international shipping. Voodoo sell matagi components. Maybe they can get it for you…
  3. Doberman

    Seeker Drop Rod

    Doberman submitted a new listing: Seeker Drop Rod - Seeker Drop Rod Learn more about this listing...
  4. Seeker Drop Rod

    Northeast Seeker Drop Rod

    Selling a brand new hand crafted drop/swordfish rod built on seeker TS59XXXH blank rated 60-150#. Fuji silicon nitride guides, Winthrop roller tip, Stuart 130 class bent butt. The rod is approximately 7'5" long. Looking for $650 shipped. Friend & Family or pay the tax. Thanks for looking.
  5. Doberman

    Where did the bubbles come from?

    Mix your first coat of finish and then put 10 to 15 drops of acetone in it. Mix again and apply to the thread. Wait until the thread is wet and remove the excess with a brush and let it dry. Then, apply your regular coats of finish. Had the same problem with tiny bubbles in metallic thread. The...
  6. Doberman

    help with Ghost Hunter 200g spinning guide train

    Depends what leader you are running through the guides. If you are casting with twisty leader don’t go smaller than size 16.
  7. Surf Shark Rod

    Surf Shark Rod

    Selling a brand new hand crafted surf shark rod built on seeker wicked 80 blank. Fuji silicon nitride HD guides and winthrop roller tip. The rod is 7’ long. Looking for $550 shipped. Thanks for looking.
  8. Doberman

    Seeker ESM66XH Rod (SSR6660 blank)

    Thanks man! I guess once you start billing rods it is almost impossible to quit 😀. Still building for loyal customers.
  9. Doberman

    Seeker ESM66XH Rod (SSR6660 blank)

    Selling a used hand crated seeker esm6660 rod. The rod was used on one trip only and it's in excellent condition. It is 6' 8" long rated 50-80 lbs. Front grip is 14", rear grip is 13.75" including rubber gimbal. ALPS XTCHXNZG titanium chrome plated guides with zirconium rings. $375 shipped...
  10. Doberman

    Seeker Hercules GTS60XH (Spiral wrapped)

    Selling a hand crafted spiral wrapped seeker hercules GTS60XH. Alps XTCHXNZG (titanium chrome plated) guides with zirconium rings. Alps reel seat and rubber gimbal. The rod is 6' long. Rear grip is 12' (13.5" including the rubber gimbal) long. Front x-grooved hapalon grip is 11.5" long. Stripper...
  11. Doberman

    Alternative to rubber feet

    I put heat shrink few years ago and haven’t had any problems since.
  12. Doberman

    Calstar Grafighter GF775XXH Rail Rod

    I don't have a 875XH blank. The 775XXH was the last blank I had. Moving to a new location and will not be able to build rods for a while.
  13. Doberman

    Calstar Grafighter GF775XXH Rail Rod

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Calstar GF775XXH rail rod. ALPS guides and reel seat. Rear hapalon grip is 14" long + butt cap (16" total). Salty Dawg fore grip 16.5" long. The rod is 7'6" long, rated 80-130 lb. $475 shipped. Friends and family or pay the tax. Thanks for looking
  14. Doberman

    United Composites UC 76 Viper

    Thanks man, appreciate it!
  15. Doberman

    United Composites UC 76 Viper

    Yeah I know Jake. Just clearing out what I have left. I am done with building rods... for now 😀
  16. Doberman

    United Composites UC 76 Viper

    Selling a brand new handcrafted UC 76 Viper rail rod. ALPS guides and reel seat. Rear hapalon grip is 14" long + butt cap (16" total). Salty Dawg fore grip. The rod is 7'6" long, rated 80-130 lb. $475 shipped. Friends and family or pay the tax. Thanks for looking
  17. Doberman

    Blue Glass Seeeker ESM7650 (SSR7650 blank)

    That’s the same rod. I wrapped it. It’s just too long for me.
  18. Doberman

    Blue Glass Seeeker ESM7650 (SSR7650 blank)

    For sell is a brand new hand crafted Seeker ESM7650 rod. Rod features ALPS titanium guides with zirconium rings and Fuji sic titanium top. 14" rear grip (including the butt cap), front grip is 11.5". The rod is 7'6" long. Looking for $500 shipped. PayPal friends and family or add 3%.
  19. Doberman

    Rail Dawgs Available

    https://voodoorods.com/products/rail-dawg-grip-from-saltydawg-custom-rods
  20. Doberman

    60 lb. ROD FOR A OLD GUY

    Seeker SSR7660.
  21. Doberman

    Accurate BV2 400 (REDUCED)

    Reduced $425 shipped.
  22. Doberman

    Seeker Wicked 80 Blanks

    WICKED-80 Seeker Blank. Length: 7ft0in, Line Rating: 80 lbs, Tip: 24, Butt Diameter: 1.210 "For tuna fishermen with a nasty side, Seeker has made these insanely tough rods for you! The Seeker Wicked tuna fishing line of rod blanks include three 7' models; the WICKED 80 supports line up to 80...
  23. Doberman

    Seeker Wicked 80 Blanks

    Selling two (2) Seeker Wicked 80 blanks. $110 each + shipping. Friends and family or add 3%.
  24. Doberman

    Phenix AXIS720X4H Rail Rod (Reduced)

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Phenix Axis HAX720X4H rail rod. Alps guides and reel seat. Rear hapalon grip is 14" long+ butt cap. Front super heavy duty rail grip is 19" long. The rod is 7'2" long, rated 80-200 lb. Looking for $425 shipped. Now $400 shipped. PayPal friends and family or add...
  25. Doberman

    (REDUCED). SHINY GREEN 80 PREDATOR

    How is this not sold yet? Awesome rod by a master rod builder!
  26. Doberman

    United Composites CX70 Invictus Rail Rod

    Selling a brand new handcrafted UC70 Invictus rail rod. ALPS guides and reel seat. Rear hapalon grip is 13" long+ butt cap (15" total). Front super heavy duty rail grip is 18" long. Looking for $475 shipped. PayPal friends and family or add 3%. Thanks for looking.
  27. Doberman

    UNITED COMPOSITES 76 CENTAUR

    Another beauty, Jake!
  28. Doberman

    PLEASE DELETE

    Bump. Reduced to $375 shipped.
  29. Doberman

    United Composites Zeus 4 Jigging Rod (Spinning)

    Selling a brand new handcrafted UC Zeus 4 jigging rod. Rod features Fuji gun smoke guides with silicon carbide rings, Fuji graphite reel seat and gimbal. Rear grip is 16" long including the gimbal. Front grip is 7.25" long. The reel is located approximately 20" from the butt end. The rod is 5'...
  30. Doberman

    Acid wrap questions

    Build on the straightest axis (the butt and the tip high and the belly of the blank low) and you will be just fine. The spine is nothing but a myth. I don't see how a rod with the guides located on the bottom (such as a spiral wrapped rod) will try to rotate while fighting a fish. Just doesn't...
  31. Doberman

    PLEASE DELETE

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Black Diamond Hybrid PHD760H rod. Rod features Pac Bay deep drawn titanium guides with zirconium ring, Fuji sic titanium top and ALPS reel seat. Rear grip (tuna cord over cork tape encased in x-less shrink) is 14" long+ butt cap (16" total length). Front X groove...
  32. Doberman

    Phenix BDH PHD700X2H

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid PHD700X2H rod. 100% ALPS components. Rear hapalon grip is 12" long+ gimbal. Front hapalon grip encased in no flock heat shrink is 15.5" long. The rod is 7' long, rated 40-100 lb. Solid 60 lb rod! Comes with gimbal cover. Looking for...
  33. Doberman

    Shimano Tranx 400AHG

    Selling a new Tranx 400HG spooled with 40lb Daiwa J-Braid. Looking for $250 shipped. PayPal friends and family. Thanks for looking
  34. Doberman

    Triple for Adrian

    Beautiful work Jake!
  35. Doberman

    Calstar GF775XXH Rail Rod

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Calstar GF775XXH rail rod. 100% ALPS components. Rear hapalon grip is 14" long+ butt cap. Front super heavy duty rail grip is 19" long. The rod is 7'6" long, rated 80-130 lb. Solid 100 lb rod! Looking for $450 shipped anywhere in continental USA. PayPal friends...
  36. Doberman

    United Composites UC711H Rod (Swimbait Finatic Blank)

    Selling a brand new handcrafted UC711H rod. ALPS titanium guides and aluminum reel seat. WINN saltwater grips (16" rear, 6" front). The rod is 7'11" long, rated 30-40 lb, 3-6 oz. Looking for $425 shipped anywhere in continental USA. PayPal friends and family or add 3%. Thanks for looking.
  37. Doberman

    Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid PHD700X3H (PRICE NEGOTIABLE)

    Good for tuna up to 150 lbs. Doesn’t have the backbone of a rail rod.
  38. Doberman

    Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid PHD700X3H (PRICE NEGOTIABLE)

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Phenix PHD700x3h rod (unsanded). 100% ALPS components. Rear hapalon grip is 14" long+ gimbal. Front rail proof heavy duty grip is 16.5" long. The rod is 7'0" long, rated 60-130 lb. Solid 80 lb rod! Looking for $450 shipped anywhere in continental USA. PayPal...
  39. Doberman

    Calstar GF775XH Rail Rod

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Calstar GF775XH rail rod. 100% ALPS components. Rear hapalon grip is 14" long+ butt cap. Front super heavy duty rail grip is 19" long. The rod is 7'6" long, rated 60-120 lb. Solid 80 lb rod! Looking for $450 shipped anywhere in continental USA. PayPal friend and...
  40. Doberman

    Seeker SSR7660 (HELP A GOOD CAUSE)

    Reduced again, now $400 shipped.
  41. Doberman

    Seeker SSR7660

    Thanks Blaine. Appreciate your kind comments about my work.
  42. Doberman

    Seeker SSR7660

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Seeker SSR7660 rod. 100% ALPS components. Rear hapalon grip is 14" + gimbal. Front hapalong grip encased in x-less heat shrink is 15.5". The rod is 7'6" long, rated 50-80 lb. Great 60 lb rod! Looking for $450 shipped anywhere in continental USA. PayPal friend and...
  43. Doberman

    Seeker SSR7660 (HELP A GOOD CAUSE)

    Reduced to $425 shipped.
  44. Doberman

    Seeker SSR7660 (HELP A GOOD CAUSE)

    Bump. Will consider reasonable offers.
  45. Doberman

    Spiral Wrapped ATC Bushido BVJ58500 Jigging Rod

    Thank you. PM sent with the paypal info.
  46. Doberman

    Spiral Wrapped ATC Bushido BVJ58500 Jigging Rod

    Trying to pay medical bills. The lowest I can go is $225 shipped. Steve
  47. Doberman

    Seeker SSR7660 (HELP A GOOD CAUSE)

    Selling a brand new handcrafted Seeker SSR7660 rod. All ALPS components including tich frame zirconium guides. Rear hapalon grip is 14" + gimbal. Front hapalong grip encased in x-less heat shrink is 15.5". Stripper guide is size 25. The rod is 7'9" long, rated 50-80 lb. Great 60 lb rod! Looking...
  48. Doberman

    CALSTAR 775XXH

    Excellent work!
  49. Doberman

    JB80XH

    x2 SSR7660. Great 60 lb rod. The blank is ESM7660 and it is 7'8" uncut .
  50. Doberman

    FIRST ONE OF TWO FOR PIETRO

    Beautiful rod
  51. Doberman

    I am looking for a good 2 piece popping blank

    Check out the saltywater tackle race point blanks.
  52. Doberman

    Calstar GF775XXXH Rail Rod

    Thanks guys! Much appreciated.
  53. Doberman

    Calstar GF775XXXH Rail Rod

    For sale is a brand new Calstar GF775XXXH rail rod rated 80-Unlimited. The rod features Fuji guides and ALPS reel seat. Rear hapalong grip is 14" + butt cap. Forward heavy duty grip is 17.5". Looking for $500 shipped anywhere in continental USA. PayPal friends and family or add 3%. Thanks for...
  54. Doberman

    United Composites US80 Tilefish

    Selling a brand new UC 80 Tilefish. The rod features Pacific Bay DM (Deep Drawn) titanium guides with zirconium rings, Fuji titanium top, Fuji graphite seat and ALPS rubber gimbal. Stripper guide is size 25, running guides and the top are size 10. Rear hapalon grip is 11" + gimbal (total 13")...
  55. Doberman

    Spiral Wrapped ATC Bushido BVJ58500 Jigging Rod

    Selling a brand new Bushido BVJ58500 spiral wrapped jigging rod. The rod is 5'8" long and has Fuji guides, seat and gimbal. Rated 60-100#, 10-16 oz. Rear grip is 12" long + gimbal (14" total), front grip is 8" long. Looking for $275 shipped anywhere in continental USA. PayPal friends and family...
  56. Doberman

    Heavy Duty Spinning Rod

    Fuji DPS-LD
  57. Doberman

    80 TILIEFISH

    :appl:
  58. Doberman

    BUSHIDO VERTICAL JIGGING ROD (SPINNING)

    Selling a brand new Bushido BVJ58500 rod rated 60-100#. Ex-ex-hvy power, moderate action. Length - 5'8", Lure - 10-16 oz. ALPS TICH guides with zirconium rings. FUJI seat and gimbal. $325 shipped. PayPal Friends & Family or add 3%.
  59. Doberman

    United Composites 711L Rod (Swimbait Finatic Blank)

    For sale is a brand new UC711L rod. ALPS components including titanium guides with zirconium rings. The rod is 7'11" long, rated 12-20 line, 3/8 - 2 1/2 lure. Looking for $325 shipped. PayPal Friends & Family.
  60. Doberman

    Rainshadow RCJB 84 XXH

    Nice work!
  61. Doberman

    Daiwa Lexa-HD 400PWR-P

    Used only one time, the reel is in like new condition. There is a scuff mark on the bottom of the left side plate. Looking for $150 shipped. PayPal Friends and Family.
  62. Doberman

    Bushido Warior GT Popping Rod 350grm (REDUCED TO $325)

    For sale is a brand new ATC Bushido GT Popping Rod - 7'6", 350 grm, 40-60 #, 6-12 oz.The rod is two pieces butt joint. Rear grip is 16.5" (including gimbal), front grip is 8". Fuji MNAG guides. Tip and the first two guides are size 16 so they can easily pass twisty leader. Looking for $325...
  63. Doberman

    76 CENTAUR RAIL ROD (Sold)

    It'a a beauty, Jake!
  64. Doberman

    UNITED COMPOSITS 76 CENTAUR

    Bump for an awesome rod!
  65. Doberman

    UNITED COMPOSITES CX76 RAPTOR

    Haven't fished a Raptor yet but it definitely feels like an 80 lb stick.
  66. Doberman

    UNITED COMPOSITES CX76 RAPTOR

    Selling a UC CX76 Raptor built as a rail rod. Fuji guides and top, ALPS reel seat and gimbal. 14" rear grip + gimbal, 18" heavy duty fore grip. The rod is new and never fished. Has two tiny marks on the reel seat (see last two photos). Looking for $450 shipped. PayPal friends and family.
  67. Doberman

    TILEFISH FOR GREG

    Nice!
  68. Doberman

    Removing abalone veneer

    I shave the veneer with a razor blade and then use goo gone to remove the glue from the blank. Be careful not to cut into the blank.
  69. Doberman

    Seeker ESM7660

    20 16 12 12 10 10 10 10 10. Tip-3.75-4-4.25-4.5-5-5.5-6.5-7.5-8.5 for spacing. Don't need a 25 stripper unless you use a very large reel.
  70. Doberman

    UC 76 VIPER

    WOW! Amazing work!
  71. Doberman

    Seeker ESM7660

    Fuji guides, hapalon grips, APLS reel seat and gimbal.
  72. Doberman

    UC GUSA80 Mag

    The rod will be used for king salmon trolling in Northern California.
  73. Doberman

    UC GUSA80 Mag

    This is rod No. 7 for a great customer in his favorite colors. The rod features ALPS titanium guides and rubber gimbal and Fuji titanium top and graphite reel seat.
  74. Doberman

    Seeker SSR 7660

    Hey guys, Looking for a Seeker SSR 7660 blank. Does anybody knows who sells it? Thanks
  75. Doberman

    Need help on a roller guide for a factory Super Seeker SS6460XH-6 AR Rod.

    http://www.therodroom.com/shop/pc/Aftco-c60.htm
  76. Doberman

    Blue Seeker SSR 7660

    Amazing as always!
  77. Doberman

    Phenix 929X2H

    Beauty
  78. Doberman

    Spiral Wrapped 76 Viper

    The customer chooses the components :)
  79. Doberman

    Spiral Wrapped 76 Viper

    Fuji guides, ALPS seat and gimbal, Salty Dawg rail grip
  80. Doberman

    CALSTAR GF775H

    Perma Gloss
  81. Doberman

    CP80HP for Vic

    Looks very nice
  82. Doberman

    CALSTAR GF775H

    Fuji (SiN) guides, ALPS seat and gimbal.
  83. Doberman

    United Composites CE1000 Wahoo

    Every time I see your work I am jealous of how good it is. This is an amazing piece of art!
  84. Doberman

    Rebuild for a friend: seeker BS 6485

    Nicely done. Like the JTOBs
  85. Doberman

    United Composites GUSA 80 Tilefish in UO colors

    I have been building rods for three years mostly for friends and local guys in Virginia Beach. Doing it as a hobby :)
  86. Doberman

    United Composites GUSA 80 Tilefish in UO colors

    ALPS titanium guides, Fuji seat and gimbal.
  87. Doberman

    UC CX70 Raptor

    Thanks guys. Jim's art is unparalleled. He is the Master!
  88. Doberman

    UC CX70 Raptor

    Hi guys, First time posting here. Thank you for sharing your work and knowledge on this great forum. Just finished UC CX70 Raptor for a new customer, this is my first rail rod. The customer wanted the rod spiral wrapped. Here are some pictures.