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  1. SALTYDAWG

    UC Reaper turtle rod

    UC 900 Reaper with turtle shell inlay
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    Sword Fish Deep Drop

    Just finished these for our fearless leader Aliwood Hussany, I designed and built the first one that he's been landing swordys with and he wanted two more, Built on my SD70XXH blanks with some cut from the tip and but section for the perfect action according to Ali
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    United Composites 40XO

    Just finished this one CX40XO, rated 80 - OMG Winthrop Terminator adjustabutt, Alps ball bearing heavy rollers, this thing is stout!
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    last couple for 2019

    And the first 2 off the dryer for 2020, fancy painted green Seeker and a purple nerple GF 765 XH
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    GF 875XH

    875XH Winn grips over EVA, some loud marbling and color matching Nike and soccer ball, I just builds them like they want em :confused::gay::D
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    SD 70 XXH Blue flame

    Just finished this one, one of my SD 70 blanks, Alps components, some marbling and flaming skull photo wrap
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    Rail Dawgs Available

    Just a heads up, you can now buy Rail Dawg Fore grips for your rail rods from Casey at Voodoo Rods
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    #2 for Batson Fred Hall Show Raffle

    last one for the 2020 Fred Hall Batson give away RCJB84XH
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    RCJB 84XXH for the Batson Booth

    1 of 2 I will be doing for the Batson booth at Fred Hall show
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    Rainshadow RCJB 84 XH

    Retirement rod for Ed 37 years of service, first actual custom rod I've done in awhile
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    For Sale 1965 Ford Ranchero Restomod

    65 Ranchero restomod, 92 Ford 5.0 HO EFI motor, AOD overdrive trans,16 inch pusher electric fan, TCI Mustang 2 front end, 8 inch Ford rear end, power front disc rear drum brakes, custom bed with hinged hatch, Iditit tilt wheel, Lokar shifter and kick down, GPS Speedbox to original speedometer...
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    A batch of Rainshadows

    A few for the Fred Hall Show 2020 various models, simple guide wraps with Throop tigers, experimented with some nylon thread I've been wanting to try
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    For Sale 1936 Ford Hotrod

    1936 all Henry Ford original steel 2 door humpback sedan, 2000 miles on frame off restoration, Motor is an EFI LT-1 350 out of 94 Corvette, tranny 4L60E electronic over drive automatic, Ford 8 inch rear, Mustang 2 IFS front end, power front disc brakes drum rear, tilt wheel, custom upholstery...
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    mixed bag

    this weeks work so far
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    Mixed quiver

    Mixed bag for Bill Moore, Calstar 800H, Seeker 90J , Seeker RAC 8 and a UC 85 Wahoo, old school simple diamonds
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    For Sale 2013 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic

    1 owner 28000 miles, upgrade cams and clutch, Bassani pipes, New tires, quick release tour pack bracket $10500 OBO
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    A few funny painted seekers

    Some misc. seekers with funny paint jobs
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    Another raffle rod for Batson

    To be raffled off at the Fred Hall Show, another RCTB 70XXH rail rod with Rail Dawg, Alps guides and some flaming skulls
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    Rail Rod for the Batson Booth

    just finished this one for raffle at the Batson Booth for the upcoming Fred Hall Show, RTCB 70XXH (SD70XXH) with the original Rail Dawg fore grip
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    RCLB80M Sea Chicken themed

    Rainshadow RCLB80 all Alps components, sea chicken themed bait stick. I had forgotten what a pain in the ass madera thread is to work with
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    A gaggle of faux baloney

    Just finished this set for a yacht, figured out something new in the photo wrap dept
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    For Sale New custom United Composites 76 Raptor

    Brand new, customer flaked so selling,all Alps components, will add your name if wanted $425 shipped
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    GF 765 XXH

    This is probably the 8th one of these I've built this month 765XXH 100-200 bent butt, I guess they're the hot ticket for kite fishing the big local bluefin, this one is camo marbled
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    first semi photo worthy rod in a while

    Took a break from the private label stuff for a bit to knock out a few customs, this one is a Rainshadow RCJB 84XH, allAlps components and some new experimenting with some multi level photo wraps mother of pearl and gold barbed wire
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    Rumors of my demise part 111

    Just about done with my longest "Rod" build, started her 10 months ago May 2017 and here she is today, just need to send her out for upholstery (I cant do that myself) everything else I did myself right in my driveway
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    Fred Hall Raffle Rods

    Just finished these up for the Batson daily raffle at Long Beach Fred Hall next month. RCLB 80Ms 20-50lb 8ft bait sticks, tried something new with my photo wrap and I'm really liking the new procedure
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    Bronco themed 70HP

    UC CP 70HP bronco theme and colors
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    Rumors of my demise part deau

    for those interested, here is an update on the "Rod" I'm building, got her painted this week and starting final assembly, she has a sexy ass dont ya think? By the way, dont paint a car in short sleeves, shorts and flip flops, it's been 3 days, acetone baths and several showers and I still look...
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    SJ 90F Jig tosser

    Been doing so much private label stuff lately, finally had some time to do some picture/post worthy customs
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    Rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated

    Bumped into a guy that said he thought I quit the business or died or something because he dosent see me post my rods here anymore LOL Nope, still here, doing a lot of OEM stuff lately that isnt really picure and post worthy, I am however building a very special "rod" that I'll post for those...
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    New Rail Dawg policy

    Due to a fishing rod company stealing my design and "trying" to knock off my Rail Dawg fore grips, and to a couple of hack builders that have put my grips on shoddy looking rods and tried to sell them on ebay as Saltydawg built rods, I will no longer sell Rail Dawgs to other builders, no...
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    Rainshadow RCJB84XXHs

    Rainshadow RCJB84XXHs 50-100lb bait sticks
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    Rainshadow Prototype RCTB 80XXH

    for you rail rodders that like longer than 7 footers, here ya go, this is the same as my SD70XXH or the RS RCTB 70XXH but in an 8 foot blank so you can cut down to 7.9 or 7.6 foe a longer rail rod same great action as the SD 70XXH
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    Here's where I've been the last 3 and a half weeks

    All the latest models of Rainshadow rods out the door to the racks at Charkbait!
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    Applying rod finish demo

    for the few guys that missed it at the Fred Hall, here it is
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    Mutant Spinning Rod

    Rainshadow RCJB 84XH, gucci Apls seat, Batson triangle EVA fore grip, Alps double footed spinning guides transitioning to All American acid rollers and top
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    headed for a yacht down south

    these 10 various Calstars are headed south to live in luxury on a yacht in Cabo
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    a few from this week

    RCKJB 508-500, Rainshadow Judge 80 M, Calstar 7400H and a 6480
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    Abatch of Rainshadows for the Fishing Syndicate label

    first batch for this label Rainshadow RCJB 96Hs 30-60lb 8 footers in bait and jig stick style and a couple Saltydawg SD70XXH rail rods, a couple hundred to go with the new and most popular Rainshadow blanks
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    Rainshadow RCJB84XH Raffle rod

    This one will be raffled off at the Violators MC Dago clubhouse at their spring fling at the end of the month
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    A couple for Tuna Tom's quiver

    Just finished, a UC predator and a Rainshadow RCLB 80M for Tuna Tom, pics dont pick it up good but the overwraps are a really deep cobalt blue thread I got from Batson, really nice stuff
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    A few from this week

    Some Yacht rods and gaffs, a couple Rainshadow jigsticks, with a couple more on the dryer out the door
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    Couple of Judges for the Batson booth

    These Judge 80Ms are going to the Batson booth at Fred Hall next month
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    8ooL I took extreme pleasure in building

    One for Mikeylikesit to go with the fuck Obama rod I built him 7 or 8 years ago
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    A few for Duane Diego

    Finished these up for Duane to take to PV in a couple weeks, A Rainshadow Tuna Popper 10H and a Rainshadow the Judge 80M and 2 Saltydawg SD70XXXXH prototypes
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    Long awaited Rainshadow 60lb rod

    Introducing the Rainshadow RCJB84XXH bridging the gap between the RCJB 84XH and the RCTB 70XXH this blank is really nice, great for 50-60 bait or yo yo applications
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    Starter set Denver Bronco colors

    Just finished for a Bronco fan, SD70XXH rail rod, Super Seeker 70XH jig stick and a Rainshadow RCJB 84XH bait stick
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    Raiders theme 76 Viper

    Just finished this one, Alps Gucci reel seat Rail Dawg and Alps heavy guides, hope this thing fishes OK customer wanted an 18 inch rear grip along with the 18 inch Rail Dawg
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    Seeker SA-896 salmon rods

    2 piece salmon rods headed to Alaska
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    Pro Gear PGC 800M

    Thats right Pro Gear Reels are back along with a line of rods, built right here in Spring Valley CA. I've built almost 100 of them in the last 2 mos, 14 different models 7-9ft , bait, bass and jig sticks, all Alps componants, not positive about the origin of the blanks, but they are really nice...
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    Rainshadow RCJB84XH

    RCJB 84XH painted white, Boozefighter MC 70th anniversary theme for their national SGT at Arms
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    Who says rod shops aren't dangerous!

    Well, I have sliced myself and been stitched up, and caught my freshly bandaged stitched hand on fire and broke the stitches loose slapping the fire out, but I have now topped that..... 3 weeks ago I was walking across the shop carrying a handful of tools, dropped a screw driver on the floor and...
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    More Rainshadow prototypes

    These are the 8'10" jicksticks RCJB106H and XH 30-60 and 40-80lb class, all Alps components and this new shrink wrap with no X flocking is really nice, has a suede leather feel and not slippery at all like X wrap
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    A couple Rainshadow prototypes

    Rainshadow is coming out with 4 new blanks and here are the first 2 RCJB 96H and XH these are 8 footers cut down to 7,9
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    76 Viper

    UC 76 Viper for the imfamous Soda Viper
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    Rail Dawg update

    To the guys that are using my Rail Dawg grips on their builds there will be a delay in their availability. I miscalculated my reorder date on the hose I use for the outer skin and it will be 6 weeks before the new batch gets here. I only have enough material for my rail rod builds until the new...
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    A couple more Rainshadows

    Rainshadow RCJB84XH and a RCLB80M
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    76 Raptor for Jiggyn

    UC 76 Raptor rail rod for Jerr
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    A couple more UC Rail Rods

    Just finished these United Composites CX70 Viper and CX70 Gladiator
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    United Composites 80 Tilefish Spinning

    This one was a fun one, customer wanted split grips on front and back, which originally I thought sounded gay LOL but kinda like how it looks, plus gives more real estate for bling. 80 Tilefish blank, Alps gimble and Gucci reel seat and Tich zirconium guides, and the fore grips are the new...
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    A couple more United composites

    Trying to get back at it after cataract surgery on both eyes, one eye came out good but the other they fucked up and have to redo, but not for 3 mos after completely healed, so I'm wrapping with only one headlamp, I guess thats why they call it medical "practice" anyway...... a UC 70 Viper and a...
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    Anybody know Lowell Dickson?

    Looking for a guy named Lowell Dickson, he sent me a sample rod and had me build him a matching rod 2-3 years ago, sent payment with the sample rod but no contact info, was supposed to contact me when he was in town for a fishing trip but I never heard from him. His new rod and sample have been...
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    WICKED TUNA STICKS

    Just finished these, Seeker Wicked Tuna blanks, Aftco #4 Stora bent Butts, double under wraps and 2 over wraps in size E, and it looks like Aftco wants to compete with Winthrop and have come up with these machined aluminum rollers, I'm not sure what the price of these are because the customer...
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    Phenix 760X2H with a nice turd cutter

    Phenix 760 Alps seat and guides, and a nice turd cutter
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    UC CE 1000 Delmar

    Just finished this one, first one of the Delmars I've built, nice action
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    Matching set of 4 fish killers

    matching set, 2 Rainshadow RCJB 84XHs, 1 of the new Rainshadow RCJB 10H 10ft 2 piece popping rod and a Seeker 93 Glass Ulua. These 10 ft popping rods are super nice, break down to 7ft
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    Has anybody noticed??????

    I'm not sure whats going on with rod finish lately, I have used Classic for years but it seems they've changed their formula, the last gallon I got is so thin, it's almost unusable, the resin is actually thinner than the hardner, also, the hardener has a bluish look to it instead of the usual...
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    Swordfish standup rods

    Just finished these for Ali, he's targeting local swordys stand up style, blanks are modified SD70s, Alps bent butts, XH guides and roller tops
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    Rainshadows RCJB84h and XH and the new RCJB10H 2 piece jig stick

    Rainshadows RCJB84h and XH and the new RCJB10H 2 piece jig stick This new jigstick is nice, 2 pc, breaks down to 7ft. 3ft handle section and 7ft rod, real nice fitting and a very stout rod
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    A couple for the 2016 BDOutdoors Yellowtail Shootout

    These will be raffled or somehow given away at the upcoming BD Yellowtail Shootout, Batson donated the blanks and components, both are RCLB80 Ms 20-50lb 8foot jig tossers
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    Another 10 footer

    Another 100J 10 foot jig tosser, this yellowtail surface iron bite thats been going on for a while sure has got a lot of people ordering the long rods, I've built more 9 and 10 foot jigsticks in the last year and a half than I have in 20 years
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    100J Swinging Friar

    Calstar 100J SDPadre theme. Calstar amazes me, they cant crank out a 7 ft blank that is straight to save their lives, but this 10 foot glass blank is straight as an arrow
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    5 Models of Rainshadows to Fisherman's Landing Tackle

    1/3 of the way through this order, Fishermans Landing Tackle will shortly be stocking 5 models of Saltydawg built Rainshadow rods, for starters they will be RCJB 84H 30-60, Rclb 70M 20-50, RCJB84XH 40-80, RCLB 80M Jigstick 20-50, and Rail Rod RCTB 70XX (this is the same blank as my SD70XXH)
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    Tres Calstars

    Calstar 700H, 700XH and a 800ML, Alps tri seats, Winn tape grips, unknown guides, Madera neon thread, voo doo marbling pigments
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    Cousins 859H

    Just finished this one, Cousins 859H blank rated 15-30 but feels way stouter than that, Winn grips, Alps disco seat, some kinda titanium plated guides (supplied by customer) and some marbling in the colors of the grips
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    United Composites US 90 Monster

    90 Monster for the infamous Codzilla (Rock Cod Rick)
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    A couple more out the door

    Tuna troller for Boozefighter raffle, and a Rainshadow RCLB70ML with matching gaff
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    Couple of Batson gaffs

    Just finished these, Batson gaff kits are the shiznizzle, all parts fit together really well, making assembly a piece of cake
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    FOR SALE 2009 Ford Ranger Sport

    1 owner excellent condition, 65000 miles, V6, auto, sirius radio, CD, tow package, loaded, new tires $13500 OBO Call 619 518 6737
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    A batch of Rainshadows out the door

    Headed to a CharkBait near you, this batch are some RCLB80M jig sticks and some RCJB 84XHs, other half of this order will be RCLB 70Ms and MLs and RCJB84Hs and will be done next week
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    SD 70XXH yo yo rod

    Usually build these as rail rods, but with the soft tip and all the back bone and lift they have, will make a perfect yo yo rod for turning the heads of them big yellows
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    Couple more Rainshadows

    These just finished, RCJB 84XH and a RCLB80M
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    A long rod kinda week

    3 more of the 8 long jigsticks I've done this week
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    Super Seeker jigsticks

    Just finished these, 2 Ulua 93-10s and a 6480XH
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    Faux Baloney Stand up rod

    Calstar GF 700L stand up rod, Aftco gimble and seat, Winthrops and some SDPW Faux Baloney
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    Rainshadow RCLB 70XL

    This one will be raffled off at an upcoming Boozefighter MC event
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    Rainshadow CB70M bass rod

    This one is a bitter sweet build, started it for a good friend 6 mos ago and he was in no big hurry so neither was I, had the blank painted and handle built for a while, well he passed unexpecdedtly a couple weeks ago so I had to finish it up. Rainshadow CB70M, painted Peckerwood MC blue, Alps...
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    Rainshadow RCLB 70ML

    Just finished this one, RCLB 70ML , Alps seat and guides, dorado colors, still playing with my new marbling technique
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    H.A. raffle rod RCLB70M

    Built this raffle rod for an upcoming Riverside Hells Angels event. Rainshadow RCLB70M painted white, red and white threadwork (of course) and some decal work
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    Rainshadow RCLB80M for BDOutdoors raffle

    Just finished this one, going to be raffled or donated by the BD crew, not sure when. RCLB 80M Jig stick, cord grip and turks, painted silver blank, Alps XN guides and some marbling with a new technique I've been messing with
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    Semper Fi 870

    Just finished this one for a guy as a gift to his retired Marine father, had fun building it, hope its not too girly for an old marine
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    United Composites CE 1000 Monster

    Just finished this one, real nice blank
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    Rainshadow RCJB 84H

    Just finished this one RCJB84H 30-60lb , grooved blue hypolon grips, Alps gucci louvered seat and metal wind check, swirly lace dragon scales, tiger over marbling and some custom Alps blue zirconium XH guides
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    SD 70XXH Rail Roddage

    Saltydawg SD70XXH , Alps seat and guides, Rail Dawg grip
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    Alps Printer for sale

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I found a brand new Alps printer so I will be selling my old one, it's an Alps MD1300, still works good, have the drivers and cord, these things work best on an older computer with parallel ports (there is a way to run on newer USB ports but was way above my...
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    Rainshadow RCLB 80M donation rod

    Just finished this one for a donation rod to Batson Enterprises, not sure what charity but I'm sure a good one. 8ft RCLB 80M 20-50, Alps bling seat and components, some marbled swirly scales and pin stripping
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    Couple Seeker Rail Rods

    Just of the dryer Seeker OSP 4X (pretty impressive feeling blank) and old standard 6463XXXH, Alps seats and gimbles, Alps chrome heavys with blue zirconium inserts and some faux baloney
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    Rainshadow Spinner

    RCJB 84XH spinner
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    Dual purpose double Dawgs

    Calstar 765H and XHs for the rail or harness, Rail Dawgs at both ends, I guess the harness guys wear out the rear grips on the rail......not any more :D
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    A couple SS jig tossers

    Super Seeker CBJF80 H and 80XH
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    United Composites 76 Viper

    76 Viper rail rod
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    couple more out da door

    A Cousins 70XH something or other, set up as some kind of marlin caster or something, dont really know what it's for, built to spec, strangest action I've ever seen on the blank, size 16 tip and a 5/8 in butt diameter, really slow taper, and it was a super rush job, blank and components dropped...
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    Saltydawg SD70XXH

    The Alaskan, built this for an Alaskan buddy of the infamous Soda Pop, one of my SD 70 XXH blanks, painted white, Alps seat and heavy chrome guides, Rail Dawg fore grip
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    Rainshadow RCLB70M

    another RCLB70 M out the door, all Alps components and some rasta colors, these Rainshadow RCLB70Ms are becoming a very popular 30 lb blank
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    Rainshadow SWB70H

    another one out the door
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    Shimano Torsa 20 for sale

    Torsa 20, excellent working condition, little boat rash, loaded with 80lb JB $350.00 call 619-518-6737. Cash, credit card or paypal $8.00 to ship anywhere U.S.
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    IGFA 80

    Just finished up this beast, damn things sure eat up a lot of thread and finish
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    UC 76 Viper

    Another rail rod for Bill Moore
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    UC 100 Wahoo

    Out the door
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    1st 4 0f 15

    1st of a matching set of 15, these are BT670s, a little boring but pays the bills :D
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    Static cling &%#%^&

    Anybody else in So Cal with this strange weather we're having getting a static problem? the past few days at my shop it has been insane, trying to get tag ends through my tie off pulls and the thread flies all over the place and sticks to the blank etc. I've seen it before, but never this...
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    Super Seeker Rail Roddage

    3x5 and a 80XH, first time I've ever built an 80XH as a rail rod and other than having to run 10 guides and a #28 reel seat, it feels like it might do the job, I'm curious to see how it would handle a cow though :D
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    1st 4 of 8 rod set, Seekers 6470s and 6460s

    finished these this morning, 4 more to go
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    Rail Roddage

    Big tuna season must be getting close, rail rod orders are starting to come in, here are 3 I did the last couple days, A Saltydawg SD70XXH Marine theme and a United Composites Invictus and Gladiator
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    Hum drum week

    Nothing very flashy, just a hum drum week at the Saltydawg shop. One note, the one with the diamond wrap is a new Seeker E-Glass Ulua, nice blank, this particular build the customer wanted it cut down to 9ft 3in and all taken from the tip section, this thing is a beast
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    YUK!!!!!!

    This is what ya get when the customer describes what he wants and youre too busy to talk him out of it, I'm all for the red white and blue theme but this is hidious lol Seeker SJ90F Jig Stick and Rainshadow RCLB80M bait stick
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    US 90 Monster

    Just finished 90 Monster jig stick
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    Cow season getting close

    Starting to get rail rod order already, here's a Saltydawg SD70XXH
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    Grape Soda

    Just finished Calstar 700H for the infamous David Rouse AKA Soda Pop
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    SS 1x3

    Super Seeker 1x3 for Goldy, cook on the Prowler
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    Couple more out the door

    Super Seeker 6480 and a Calstar 7400. First 7400 I've seen, like a faster action 700H, nice action
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    Cousins SW1009 Jig Tosser

    Just finished this one, first Cousins blank I have built, pretty impressive I have to say, very nice blank, the straightest 10 ft blank I've ever seen
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    SD 70 XXH

    More bikers getting into fishing, SD70 XXH decked out in Saddletramp blue and white
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    Blank painting how to

    Dont know if you guys venture any deeper than the forums, but here is a how to I've promised a few guys for a while in my BDOutdoors column http://www.bdoutdoors.com/rod-building-painting-blanks/
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    Harnell 173

    Custom painted two tone red and orange flake, down locking red Aftco seat all metallic wraps
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    Tiburon SST 8/50 smart shift for sale

    Excellent condition, backed with JB spectra with 100yd 30lb top shot $300, will ship on your dime
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    Super Seeker 6465s

    just finished this set
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    Set of trollers

    Calstars 760 and 765Ls, Winthrops and some fauxballoney.... Seem to be having trouble uploading the pics, heres a link to them posted on facebook
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    24 in 13

    24 of these done in 13 days, I'm taking a breako_O
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    1st 2 of 20

    1st 2 of a 20 rod set, these 2 are BTG6480 jig sticks
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    Another Harnell 172

    Harnell 172 painted pearl white, down locking easy tight seat, spiral wrapped, Hells Angels colors and logo
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    Harnell 172

    Just finished this hot rodded up Harnell 172, painted white blank, down locking Forecast easy tight seat, acid wrapped, HellsAngels colors and logos (built and posted with permission)
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    Rainshadows RCJB84H and a RCLB80M jig tosser

    Fresh off the dryer
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    93 Ulua jigstick and a 6470XH Marlin Caster

    Just finished these two
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    BTG 90J

    Just finished this one, had to "try" and duplicate one of JT's olive branchathon master pieces LOL, holy crap Jimbo, 35 JTOBs on a single rod, I'm spent LOLo_O
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    Rainshadow bass stick

    Marine theme IP842 Rainshadow
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    A couple of Rainshadow RCLB80Ms

    Just finished these RCLB 80Ms, one deckhand jig stick style and one split grip with reel seat sort of old school surf rod style
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    Trout rod spinner

    Just finished this for a club brother, Rainshadow IP842 6-12lb spinning set up
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    Yellowtail Shootout Raffle Rod #2

    Raffle rod #2 for the 2015 BDOutdoors Yellowtail Shootout. Batson Rainshadow RCLB80M Jig Stick
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    BDOutdoors 2015 Yellowtail Shootout Raffle Rods

    1st of 2 Batson Rainshadow RCLB 80M Jig Sticks for the 2015 BDOutdoors Yellowtail Shootout, Batson donated the blanks and components. Cord deckhand style grips XBXNLG guides, some marbling and I'm really liking the look of raw nylon over metallic, this one is Gudebrod dark green nylon over gold...
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    Trollers for the Moorzilla

    Just finished these up for Saluki
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    A couple more Rail Rods, SD70XXH and a SD70XXHP

    A couple more Rail Rods, SD70XXH and a SD70XXHP
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    Saltydawg SD70XXH Rail Rod

    Rail Dawg, Alps seat and guides, and some marbling
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    Rainshadow RCLB 70M 20-50lb Jigstick

    Just finished Rainshadow RCLB 80M 20-50lb Jigstick, cord grips, Alps guides, turkshead and marbling, I'm really liking the effect of raw nylon thread over metallic gold for the candy apple look on the top wrap
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    RCLB810M Big Bait Bass Stick

    Just finished this one, RCLB810M, painted white with 2K clear coat, Alps trigger and cameleon guides, royal blue and silver tiger
  146. SALTYDAWG

    United Compsites 76 Viper rail rod

    Purple nerple United Compsites 76 Viper rail rod
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    Calstar 875 bling

    Just finished this one, fun build, thanks to Gutstix for the basket weave. Painted candy apple red blank, marbling on all the ramps, Marine anchor and nylon red wraps with no CP over top of gold for candy apple effect
  148. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix PSX 808 rod from hell

    Finished this one up this morning before I take off on a run, got a little of everything, tiger, chevron, marbling and some laminated EVA grips. This rod was one of those ones that ya get every now and then where everything that can go wrong does, had to cut off the chevron once, dryer motor...
  149. SALTYDAWG

    SD70XXH Rail Rod

    Headed for the east coast SD70XXH all Alps components
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    Enter the Dragon

    Just finished this one, SD70XXH rail rod, marbling and a "faux" dragon weave, the effect is a negative photo of the dragon, photo wrapped over the top of red dragon scales
  151. SALTYDAWG

    A United Composites kinda week

    here's what went out this week, 6 United Composites CX76 Vipers, 1 United Composites CX70 Gladiator, 1United Composites CX40X..... oh, and a Saddletramps MC themed Seeker 6460
  152. SALTYDAWG

    Charger theme Rainshadows

    RCJB84XHS and a RCLB70M
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    Calstar 800M Marlin Casters

    Rush job, started Wed, these will be heading to Cabo I think
  154. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow family affair

    Just finished these, husband, wife and daughter set RCLB 70Ms, RCJB 84Hs and a RCLB 80M jigstick
  155. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadows

    Here are 3 of the entry level Rainshadow rod kits sold at the FHS finished up, RCLB70XL, RCLB80M and a RCJB 84H
  156. SALTYDAWG

    Jonothon I have your blanks

    Looking for Jonothon, he dropped off two Black Hole blanks to me at the Long Beach Fred Hall show to have me build, he called me a day or so later while I was driving so I couldnt talk about the build, told him to email me with description of how he wanted the rods built, but I never received an...
  157. SALTYDAWG

    Another pile of Rainshadows headed to Charkbait

    The second half of the Charkbait Rainshadow order, RCJB 84XHs, RCJB 84Hs, RCLB 70Ms, RCLB 80 and 810Ms and MB846s and ISWB946s, now I can take a break and pack up for the Fred Hall Show next week
  158. SALTYDAWG

    Couple more for the Fred Hall show

    A couple for Fisherman's Landing Tackle'sbooth at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show next month, Calstar 700XH with my favorite Allijos Rocks photo wrap, and a Cousins 809H XF with a flip flop pearl painted seat, some marbling and Alps guides
  159. SALTYDAWG

    Raffle rods for Fred Hall

    Couple of Rainshadows that will be raffled off at the Batson Booth next month at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach
  160. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow RCLB70M

    Just finished this one for a HAMC riverside patch holder, glad to see more bikers getting into fishing
  161. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadows, inshore, spinning and bass rods headed to CharkBait

    Just finished these, various spinning, inshore and bass stuff for the Rainshadow Custom series at Charkbait, some of these new generation Rainshadow blanks are sweet!
  162. SALTYDAWG

    NEW Custom Series Rainshadows headed for Charkbait

    Just finished headed for Charkbait, Rainshadow custom series, so far, RCLB 80 jig sticks, RCLB 70 Ms and Ls, RCJB 84 Hs and next week will have a pile of inshore, bass and spinning
  163. SALTYDAWG

    My next couple weeks

    A pile of Rainshadows, handles done, ready for threadwork, Charkbait will have finished Rainshadows in a couple weeks
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    Rainshadow SPG843 Spinner

    Just finished this little 8-15lb spinner, tried a different technique on the marbling, going to have to do more of it, I like the effect
  165. SALTYDAWG

    Couple more Rainshadows

    Couple of RCLB 70Msset up as jig sticks
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    Bass rod on an unknown blank

    Not sure what blank it is, real deep burgandy color, nice action, dressed up with some Alps bling
  167. SALTYDAWG

    Batson Rainshadows IMMP70MH and RCLB80M

    Couple Rainshadows out the door IMMP70MH and a RCLB 80M
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    Bill Batson making his Calif rounds

    Bill Batson CEO of Batson Enterprises was here at Saltydawg rods last evening showing off the Batson line, great guy and great products, I am now fully stocked with Batson blanks and Alps components, if you missed him here yesterday he will be at M&M rods today at noon and at the BD rod...
  169. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Vipers and Raptors

    Out the door and headed to the shelf at CharkBait
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    Calstar triplets

    Just finished these this weekend, Calstars 700H, 765M and a 270L
  171. SALTYDAWG

    Irish Pride Rainshadow RCLB70M

    This one is actually the fanciest rod I've built in a month or so with all the shop rods I've been doing Rainshadow RCLB70M all Alps components, raw nylon over metallic for the candy apple effect
  172. SALTYDAWG

    Marbling Contest

    Hey guys, Bullards is sponsoring a marbling contest, with some great prizes from Batson for the winners, check it out https://www.facebook.com/groups/521550601323705/561587423986689/?notif_t=group_comment_reply
  173. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites CP 70Hs

    UC CP 70Hs and H-Fs started Monday morning, finished and ready for delivery this morning. 11 rods in 3 days, my back is in knots, I'm taking a couple days to ride my motorcycle :D
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    Couple more Rainshadows

    RCLB 70 M and a RCJB 84XH
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    Purple Nerple Rail Rods

    An SD70XXH and a SD70XXXH, All Alps components, ready for some cow rustling
  176. SALTYDAWG

    2nd Annual Saltydawg Rods 15 day on the Excel

    OK guys, still a few spots left on the 2nd annual Saltydawg Rods/Okuma Reels 15 day trip May 4-19 2015 price $4830 all inclusive Call 223-7493 or email me @ [email protected]
  177. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites CP 70HPs

    Headed for the rack at CharBait, have some US 80 Wahoos about done and head there too
  178. SALTYDAWG

    More Rainshadows out the door

    Just finished these 3 RCLB70XL spinning, RCLB 70 ML and a RCJB84H
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    Batson, Alps, Rainshadow complete line now available on my website

    http://www.saltydawgrodbuildingsupplies.com/index.html The link takes you to the Batson website and I have an excel order form with complete instructions for the computer illiterate like myself :D
  180. SALTYDAWG

    Cow season must be getting close

    I started getting a lot of orders for rail rods the last couple weeks, cow season must be getting close :D here's a SD70XXH, Batson EZ tight seat and heavy duty guides, clean and simple wraps in white and cobalt blue
  181. SALTYDAWG

    WTF!!!!

    What is up with the Cox Contour add that just pops up full blast scaring the shit out of me??? about every 10 minutes or so the fucking thing comes on when I,m scrolling through the forums, it's even more annoying here than it is on TV:slap:
  182. SALTYDAWG

    Abalone, swirls, marble slices and boobies

    Here are a couple that kept me busy for 4 days, Calstar 800L slice and diced EVA grips, 2 tone Alps seat, faux baloney swirls, Alps rainbow insert guides, marbled with photo wrap nekid mermaid. Then a Calstar 756ML laminated EVA rear, RAil Dawg fore grip, Alps heavy guides marbled and photo...
  183. SALTYDAWG

    A couple Rainshadows out the door

    Just knocked these out Fri and Sat, finish dries quick in this 100 degree heat :D an RCKJB700-325 for Jon Scobey, marbled out, touch of pinstripes with his favorite thread color Cobalt Blue, down locking Alps window seat and my very last set of Fuji HNSG guides. The other is a RCJB 84XH...
  184. SALTYDAWG

    SD 70XXXH

    Here's one going out the door, SD70XXXH, Alps seat and heavy duty guides, Rail DAwg with a honeymoon photo wrap
  185. SALTYDAWG

    Check it out guys!

    First stage of the website is complete http://www.saltydawgrodbuildingsupplies.com/products.htm all Bullards products and will be adding all other components soon :D
  186. SALTYDAWG

    Jason gets a jigstick

    Just finished this one for one of our fearless leaders, Jathon :gayfight: Seeker SJ 90F extended a foot on the ass end to make it a 10 footer
  187. SALTYDAWG

    Some more Rainshadows

    Here are 3 more Rainshadows I finished up this weekend, 2 RCLB 70Ms and a RCJB 84XH, marbled and tigered
  188. SALTYDAWG

    SD 70XXXXH for Soda Pop

    My little buddy Soda Pop AKA Knucklehead AKA Dave Rouse needed a new Rail Rod to go with his new Okuma 50 reel, built him up a SD 70 4X with Rail Dawg and the new Alps heavy boat guides. I did this one a little different, painted the blank white with acrylic lacquer, then printed all the logos...
  189. SALTYDAWG

    Enter the Dragon

    Rainshadow RCLB70M, all Alps components, USC colors and the dragon is a photo negative wrapped over the top of some burgandy dragon scales
  190. SALTYDAWG

    More thinning the herd, Alps and Forecast reel seats

    I have a shitload of these things if anyone wants some $25 ea or 5 for $100 Alps Triangle size 22 in silver, cobalt blue and black and gold Forecast easy tights size 22 and 24 in red and orange Shipping $5.25 in US
  191. SALTYDAWG

    A pile of RCLB 80Ls

    Just finished these for Batson Enterprises for give aways, RCLB80Ls blanks and of coarse al Alps components, black and gold tigers
  192. SALTYDAWG

    A few recent

    RCJB84XH spinner, and a couple of RCLB70Ms for a couple SO Cal MCs
  193. SALTYDAWG

    Thinning the herd, Perfection and Aftco seats and gimbles

    Trying to make room for inventory I might use in the next 5 years, custom colors Aftco and perfection reel seats and gimbles Seats $10.00 ea gimbles $5.00 ea or 1st $200.00 takes the whole lot
  194. SALTYDAWG

    Need a little help finding an old componenet

    Hey guys, I have an up coming project to build and old style rod, I'm matching one that has the old style removable butt. When I took the job on I thought I had the old style collett/ferrell but as it turns out, I only have half of it and cant find the locking nut. I've thrown dozens of these...
  195. SALTYDAWG

    RCJB 84XHs pimped out in Stars and Stripes

    1st of two for Kenny (flamekeeper) #2 is drying RCJB 84XHs painted white and cleared with 2 part 2K clear, cork grips, Alps Centr Lock seats, blue zirconium insert guides and a shitload of photo wrap work
  196. SALTYDAWG

    RCLB 80 Jig Stick

    Just finished this one for Jerry (Poncherello) Rainshadow RCLB80M 20-50lb jis stick, cord grips, marbling and Batson braced chrome guides
  197. SALTYDAWG

    Looking for some EVA

    Hey guys, I have a job coming up where the customer wants some multi colored inlay designs in his grips, I've seen somewhere, a while ago EVA in square block form in different colors but cant remember where, anyone know where I can get some?
  198. SALTYDAWG

    Double duty double Dawg set

    Just finished these, combination Rail/Harness rods, he fights in a harness until the fish settles in and then uses the rail, and to keep from wearing out the rear grip on the rail while in the harness I double Dawged these. Saltydawg SD70s cut down to 6.8 a XXH, HP, XXXH and the new 4X
  199. SALTYDAWG

    Alps heavies are here

    The long awaited Alps heavy duty guides are here, I'll be building a couple personal Rail Rods with these bad boys
  200. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawgs for everyone

    Well I have finally got a source to buy the outer sleeve of the Rail Dawg grips in bulk, cut to size, so now all I have to do is inject the core material and label them. No more waiting for back ordered Napa hoses to fill orders, which I could barely get enough to fill my rail rod orders. Rail...
  201. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix Abyss 807 spinner

    Kind of a light blank for double footed Fuji guides, but it's what the customer wanted, pimped out Alps seat with some red EVA and marbling
  202. SALTYDAWG

    Mini Trollers

    4ft mini trollers, Alps seat, gimble and mini roller guides
  203. SALTYDAWG

    First of 3 Harnells

    first of a set of painted Harnells, this one is a 173, got a 171 and 172 to go
  204. SALTYDAWG

    Aftco Uni Butts for sale

    Aftco #4 uni butts straight 2 silver and 1 black with collettes $50 ea
  205. SALTYDAWG

    More thinning the herd, Madera thread set For Sale SOLD

    This is the complete set of Madera poly 40 colors in the chest of drawers, 360 colors, all spools full $200
  206. SALTYDAWG

    Wonder Weaver for sale

    Wonder Weaver weaving jig with instruction DVD $125.00
  207. SALTYDAWG

    4 rod dryer for sale

    This is an old Custom Power Wrap dryer, new motor and support wheels, I'm switching to the smaller Flexcoat dryers $150.00 pick up at my shop, will ship (minus the plywood backboard) on your dime
  208. SALTYDAWG

    Big thanks to Doc, Owen, Randy Search and Mark Blabaum

    Randy Search dropped off a big surprize, they built me a replacement rod for the 1st world rod that I won in the Texas show raffle, that I donated to Project Healing waters. This rod is getting hung on my Mantle. Mark did his awesome would grips, Owen and Doc did the spider weaves and tiger and...
  209. SALTYDAWG

    Hey thread junkies

    Stay tuned, there is a new thread coming down the pike, I just tried the first samples and it is nice, like Madera (as in you have to CP it for the silicon content) but it also comes in size D. I love the way Madera wraps, but always thought it was too small in diameter to use on heavier rods...
  210. SALTYDAWG

    Seeker SJ90F

    Just finished this one, this is my all time favorite blank for a 9ft jig stick the Seeker SJ90F
  211. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow RCLB 80M

    8 ft jigstick, cord grips, Alps guides and some marbling. These RCLB 80Ms are bitchen20-50lb jigstick blanks, so much so, I ordered one for myself. This one is for Simon, winner of the BD football pool
  212. SALTYDAWG

    RCLB 80M for the Batson booth at Fred Hall

    This is one of two I'm building for Batson display and give away at the Fred Hall show, RCLB 80M, with a dorado photo wrap, some fauxbaloney and pinstriping, this was a really fun build after about 3 mos of really boring builds
  213. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow RCLB70XL

    Nice little blank, this one is for a buddy, in Violators MC colors
  214. SALTYDAWG

    Stocking up

    Been a little slow the last couple weeks so I'm building up inventory to sell at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show. I'll be not only selling the Rail Rods this year but some entry level lighter stuff as well, Rainshadow RCLB 70L, RCLB 70M, RCJB 84H and RCJB84XHs. I have a shitload of Gudebrod Aqua...
  215. SALTYDAWG

    Black Hole Vertical jigger

    Just finished this jigger, Black Hole 180 g 1000-2000g jig weight, Alps gimble EVA grips, Fuji graphite seat and Alps blue zirconium guides and top acid wrapped. This blank is such a perdy blue, that I just did some simple wraps and some pinstripes as to not distract from how cool looking this...
  216. SALTYDAWG

    Clemens lathe on ebay

    I dont know anything about this other than I stumbled on it browsing through flea bay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fishing-Rod-Building-Wrapping-Lathe-Fly-Rods-Spinning-Surf-Boat-Casting-Rods-/131077063663?ssPageName=ADME:X:EEF:US:1120
  217. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 700X3H

    Just finished this one to be fitted with a Makaira 16, Alps seat, Fuji guides and some simple chevies
  218. SALTYDAWG

    Big Daddy Signature Series goes to Squidco

    Squidco will now be selling my Don "Big Daddy" Burnside Signature Series rail rods, and this will be the standard 'off the rack" colors, Alps pale gold seat, Bullards yellow pearl metallic trim and Pac Bay gun metal metallic, and Bullard black. One of the rods in the pictures is the brand new 7...
  219. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow RCJB 84H Build

    Cant say enough good stuff about these Batson blanks, I fish one of these myself, damn good 40lb stick
  220. SALTYDAWG

    Another Big Daddy Don Signature series

    This one in gold and greens, will be raffled off on the Intrepid 14 day trip in Jan
  221. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 700XH

    Just finished Phenix 700XH Alps components, chevrons and marbling
  222. SALTYDAWG

    Sculpture complete

    My sculpture of epoxy drippings has outgrown my mixing table, so time to start a new one, next time I think I will start it on a string of LED lights and make a lamp LOL. A friend of mine wants this one for a end table ornament :eek:
  223. SALTYDAWG

    Marbled RCLB 70M

    Just finished this Rainshadow, did some capt G flavor on the butt wrap, wound some bullard pearl over the tuna decal and marbling with a size D sacrificial
  224. SALTYDAWG

    Another SD70XXHP Big Daddy out the door

    Another one for returning customer Ron Walker
  225. SALTYDAWG

    Don "Big Daddy" Burnside Signature Series Rail Rods

    My new Big Daddy Signature Series Rail Rods are keeping the Fedex guy busy, here are this weeks finished rods
  226. SALTYDAWG

    Introducing the Don "Big Daddy" Burnside Sinature Series Rail Rods

    I'm proud to announce the endorsement of Don "Big Daddy" Burnside of my new Rail Rods. Don has logged more days long range fishing than some captains in the fleet and his opinion and field testing of these blanks played a big role in the final product. I have 3 Rail Rod options SD70XXH...
  227. SALTYDAWG

    For Sale 2003 Harley Davidson Road King 100th Anniversary edition

    03 Road King 100th Anniversary gold key edition. 47K miles, 88 CI carberated, K&N filters Thunder Header 2 into 1, factory tachometer, 16in Chubby apes, Runs and looks great $9500 OBO Call 619-518-6737
  228. SALTYDAWG

    Thinning the herd, Reels for sale

    I'm selling some reels that I dont use anymore, all are in good working order and spooled with JB hollow of varying sizes. payment cash pick up or Paypal as gift with flat 10 shipping anywhere in US Avet Pro EX 4/02 $210 SOLD Avet HX 5/2 $210 SOLD Avet LX 6/3 $175 SOLD...
  229. SALTYDAWG

    Saltydawg Rods Maximus Trip

    Short report as I drank the hotel water in PV and have a dose of montezuma's revenge:shithappens::_diarrhea_: 2nd annual Saltydawg Rods Maximus trip is in the books. Had a great time again on the Maximus, lots of upgrades on the boat made for a comfortable trip. Fishing was great, tuna, Sails...
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    Saltydawg Sd70XXHP Rail Dawg Special

    Just finished this in the nick of time for my buddy Bill Moore to use on our Maximus trip next week
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    Rasta Phenix popping rod

    These 2 piece Phenix popping blanks are pretty sweet
  232. SALTYDAWG

    Rasta Rail Dawg Specials

    A SD70XXH and a SD70XXHP, Customer wanted Rasta colors, heavy on green, the Allijos Rocks photo wrap with his boat name Tenacious. Hope he likes them
  233. SALTYDAWG

    A couple raffle rods for my Excel 15 day trip

    Here are 2 to be raffled off on the Saltydawg 15 day trip in Feb on the Excel, A super Seeker 3x5 and a Black Hole 3rd Generation Cow Killer
  234. SALTYDAWG

    For Sale 30ft Grady White Marlin

    Putting this up for a friend that dosent do internet 30 ft Grady White Marlin 30K firm, repowered and parked a few years ago, Trailer included Call Dan 619-540-5724
  235. SALTYDAWG

    Reel seat installation with masking tape arbors, Video

    After the discussion here a couple days ago on the process of using masking tape as arbors for reel seat installation, and seeing as I hate typing, I decided to have the wife video my process. This is how I do it and I have never had a reel seat spin using this method, I have however had one...
  236. SALTYDAWG

    A mixed batch

    Just finished this set with 2 days to spare, and now it's raining....so much for putting some miles on the harley the next couple days if it dosent dry up. 3 bent butt (ALPS) Super Seeker 6463XXXHs and 2 straight butt 6463s and 2 Calstar 700XHs standard bait sticks
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    Introducing the Saltydawg SD70.5 XXH

    Got a couple more Saltydawg OEM heavy blanks They are 7 1/2 ft versions of the 70XXH and the 70XXHP here is the first one, I was going to build it for myself, but this customer wanted a Calstar 775 that was backordered so he opted for the SD 70.5 XXH rather than wait
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    Phenix 70X3H Caamo

    Camoed out Phenix X3h
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    Rainshadow shark rod

    Just finished this one, blank is a Rainshadow RCTB70XXH 50-130lb, Aftco Stora Butt with a suede black shrink wrap over the aluminum rear section, Aftco Wind on ball bearing silver and gold guides and top, photo wrap of Mako shark
  240. SALTYDAWG

    760XH and 6463 4X

    Couple of Rail rods, and an attempt to blend colors that dont go together LOL, shouldnt have trouble finding these in the rack
  241. SALTYDAWG

    RCJKB 84XH

    For my little buddy Knucklehead/soda pop 40-80lb, Bullard thread, finish and pigments, Alps seat, Fuji BHNNG guides
  242. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow 84Hs

    Just finished these Rainshadows for raffles on a Spirit of Adventure trip coming up. These RCJB 84H are a great 40lb blank. I sure wish I could find a camera setting that captured the effect of the tiger wrap, I got lucky and this really moves, just 2 colors, teal and black under with black over...
  243. SALTYDAWG

    Dos Phenixs

    Couple of Phenixs, 809XH and 700XH, Fugi guides and seats some marbling in red, silver and navy blue
  244. SALTYDAWG

    Tres Rainshadows

    Just finished these up for one of the best Captains in the fleet Rainshadows RCLB70m, RCJB 84H and XH, in Redskins colors
  245. SALTYDAWG

    Pin up girl Hiram

    Just finished two more for this customers harim, Rainshadows 84H and 84XH, Alps components, the rest is self explainitory :D
  246. SALTYDAWG

    Bass rod and kudos

    Rainshadow CB80H nice little blank, tiger is just 2 colors, Bullard Inca Gold metalic and Fishhawk Chestnut nylon all size A 1 sacrificilal. Acid wrapped with micros. Holy crap! my hat's off to the guys that build a lot of these,, those tiny little single foot guides are a nightmare to work...
  247. SALTYDAWG

    Couple of SD70XXHs

    Just finished these 2 a SD70XXH and a SD70XXHP, Alps seats, Batson heavy duty guides, Rail Dawg grips and Bullard nylon thread. Good thing the customer will need to tell them apart in the rack, I used Flex Coat CP on one and the latest batch of formula D and the other, dont know what happened to...
  248. SALTYDAWG

    PEI Rail a Giant Rod

    Finished this one a couple weeks ago, it is now over in PEI with our fearless BDOutdoors leaders (Ali, Jason and Brant) they are going to try and land a giant bluefin west coast rail style. The rod is a Saltydawg SD70XXHP, Alps reel seat, Batson heavy duty (SIC) guides, Rail Dawg grips. Good...
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    Predator wrap hybrid

    Was going to cut this one off and start over, but the wife thought it was cool. Cross wrap is a #33 in the Clemens Bible, added some teeny tiny baitfish on the same axsis printed on the Alps. Blank is a SD 70XXH, Alps seat, Rail Dawg Batson heavy duty, Bullard nylon thread
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    Super Seeker 1x3 pin up girl

    SS 1x3, Alps seat and gimble, titanium turbos and a Fuji HGST top, Some branch work and photo wrap pin up girl
  251. SALTYDAWG

    Deep drop Swordfishers

    Blanks are SD70XXHs Aftco stora butts, long and short curved, Aftco wind o roller bearing rollers and some marbling and olive branching, Bullard nylon thread
  252. SALTYDAWG

    Couple more Rail dawg specials

    Couple more Saltydawg RAil Dawg Specials out the door a SD70XXH and a SD 70XXHP Alps compnents, yadi, yadi, yadda :D
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    Calstar 770H

    Nothing too fancy, 770H, Alps seat and guides, Rail Dawg fore grip, Bullard Inca Gold and nylon black
  254. SALTYDAWG

    A couple of Phenixs

    Another 760X2H for Charles and an unknown Phenix blank done in Rasta colors, I'm gonna dub it a 420XH LOL
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    Phenix 760X2H

    Fresh off the dryer ready to ship to Georgia.
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    3 more Rail Dawg Specials

    3 more, out da door
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    A couple of SD70 Rail Dawg Specials

    SD70XXH and a SD70XXHP Alps components, black, metallic silver and metallic gold 9004. Kind of a "Blackhills goldish" sort of effect
  258. SALTYDAWG

    A cluster of Calstars

    Just finished these, 2 770XXHs and 1 770XH, Alps seats, Rail Dawgs, Fuji guides and marbled up in color to match Avet green
  259. SALTYDAWG

    Nuttin fancy

    Since getting back from my 8 day trip last Friday I've had nothing but plain ole black on black rods to build, 12 of them to be exact, so this is these are the first in a couple weeks that were even a little fun. Rainshadow RCLB 70M and a Phenix 809XH all Alps components and all Bullard size D nylon
  260. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster on the water report

    Reporting from the RR3 with the new wi fi set up, we've been on the bluefin grounds the first 2 days, picking away at the schoolie size BF 25-35lbers, lotsof small YT on the paddies, good bunch of guys and great capt and crew. I will check in periodically and add to this thread
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    My favorite photo wrap

    This was the first photo I ever used in a photo wrap 5 or 6 years ago, and is probably my favorite. Blank is a modified (extended 6 in.) Rainshadow RCJB 84XH, Batson braced chrome guides, some tequila sunrise marbling. I built it for Brant, but I really like it and am going to fish it on my 8...
  262. SALTYDAWG

    Couple of jig tossers

    Going to Todd the new owner of the boat "Voyager" a Seeker SJ90F and a Phenix Abyss 1009
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    Lets see your drippings

    We posted these a few months ago, here is my last 3 mos worth of epoxy drippings, over 2 feet tall, I had to chisel it loose from my mixing table LOL. I've had 2 customers this week say I should sell it on ebay
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    A gaggle of rail rods, using Bullard nylon size D

    Just finished these for a guy that wanted to order them now for a trip next year, gotta love the no rush jobs :D 2 super seekers, 2x4 and a 6463XXXH and 2 United Composites, Invictus and a Viper. Considering the recent demise of Gudebrod, I did these with almost all Bullard size D nylon thread...
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    SD70XXHP Rail Dawg Special

    Rail Dawg Special for Johnny Bakos, in his green, silver and black color scheme
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    Clemens lathe for sale

    I picked this up last year for a second station, but I discovered I dont want to be that busy to need 2 rod building stations and this gem is just collecting dust. Fully operational Clemens, 12 ft of bed, 8 spool carrage, 3 rod supports $600 + shipping(which if I remember right is around 100...
  267. SALTYDAWG

    Another Saltydawg Rail Dawg Special

    SD70XXHP, Alps seat and gimble, Rail Dawg fore grip, Fuji CHBNG guides and top. These blanks are getting great reveiws from everyone that has fished them
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    Gudebrod who?????

    Just in, and just in time Bullards now has all their colors of nylon in SIZE D :D
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    A pair of Rainshadows

    Cant say enough good stuff about these Rainshadow blanks, a RCLB 70M and a RCJB 84H, 30 and 40 lb sticks, Alps seat and guides, some swirly girly lacey scales and marbled under wraps
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    UC SW710XH 2J Rasta Rod

    Just finished this one, 2 peice popping rod, Raasta colors
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    Big Daddy Don Burnside give the Raildawg Special A+

    Just got a call from Don Burnside, the first besides myself to fish my new Raildawg Special rods and his exact words were "the fish didnt stand a chance" Great news and thanks Don for giving it a shot :D
  272. SALTYDAWG

    UC CE 70XXH spinner

    Just finished this one, nothing fancy, first Throop Tiger I've done in a while, 2 color, 1 sacrificial Dark green and white, Alps seat and gimble, Fuji NSG guides
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    Excel gets a Rail Dawg special

    Just finished this one in time for the Excel to punish it on the next couple of long trips starting tomorrow SD70XXHP, Rail Dawg grip, Alps seat, Batson chrome SIC heavy boat guides.
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    Excel gets a Rail Dawg special

    Just finished this one in time for the Excel to punish it on the next couple of long trips starting tomorrow SD70XXHP, Rail Dawg grip, Alps seat, Batson chrome SIC heavy boat guides
  275. SALTYDAWG

    SS 3X & 4X

    Couple of Super Seekers a 3x and a 4x rail rods, some simple diamonds that turned out like semi tartans, not really sure why, either the nylon thread or the CP, they look kinda cool in person though, almost like I planned it that way :D
  276. SALTYDAWG

    Stingray grips????

    I have a customer that wants stingray grips on a rod, I remember seeing them before, but cant remember where, anybody know where to source the stuff?
  277. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 4X Rail Dawg

    I've been building a few of these 6463XXXXHs lately, this one the customers instructions were "I want blue and yellow, and do some of your marbling stuff"........ here's what he gets, hope he likes it
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    SD70XXHP Rail Dawg Special

    Another one getting ready to ship, I love these colors Pac Bay GM gray Metallic and Bullard black, Gudebrod pale gold
  279. SALTYDAWG

    Double Dawg SD70XXHP for Big Daddy Don

    Don Burnside will be the first to fish the new Saltydawg SD70XXHP (other than me), cant think of a better guy to put it to the real deal test. He like Rail dawg grips on front and rear because he switches between harness and rail style fishing and while in the harness he wears out the rear grips...
  280. SALTYDAWG

    Double Dawg SD70XXHP for Big Daddy Don

    Don Burnside will be the first to fish the new Saltydawg (other than me) SD70XXHP, cant think of a better guy to put it to the real deal test. He like Rail dawg grips on front and rear because he switches between harness and rail style fishing and while in the harness he wears out the rear grips...
  281. SALTYDAWG

    Marlin Casters

    Just finished these for Fisherman's Landing Tackle Calstar 670s, marbled out with bullards pigments and Bullard thread
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    Another RCLB70M

    Colors did come out true in the pictures, but this is a Lakers theme in prple, yellow and white
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    Rainshadow RCLB70M

    Just finished this one up for a buddy's dad to fish Baja, no special reason or story behind the photo wrap other than I thought it was a cool picture and it worked well on a 360 wrap
  284. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites US80XF

    Did this one rush job over the weekend US80XF Alps trigger seat and guides cork grips, tiger is Pac bay GM metallic and Bullards black
  285. SALTYDAWG

    Soda Pop Rod 11

    Another soda pop rod for Dave "Soda Pop" Rouse, SS 6463XXXXH, colored white with a billboard worth of soda logos, Batson SIC chrome guides and Rail Dawg. He wont have any trouble finding this one in the rack
  286. SALTYDAWG

    Maximus boat rods

    10 more going south to the Maximus, inshore bait rods, Rainshadow RCJB 84XHs, 1 Varmac GC 3-8 Spinner and a UC Gladiator Rail Dawg
  287. SALTYDAWG

    Sammie's Flannel Jammies

    Customer wanted this pattern, reminds me of flannel pajamas LOL Super Seeker 2x4 and 3x5 flanneled out with Rail Dawgs
  288. SALTYDAWG

    Mixed quiver for Birdsnest Bill

    Just finished these up for mr Birdsnest Bill, Black Hole 80G spinner, Seeker 6463XXH Rail Dawg, and a Phenix 700 X2H
  289. SALTYDAWG

    Kayak gaffs/fish draggers

    Making use of some scrap blanks, these shorty gaffs can be used as fish draggers at the dock or gaffs for kayakers, even put a small cord leash on the butt end for the yakkers
  290. SALTYDAWG

    World Rod 11 progress

    The World Rod 2 has just returned from Japan, with some world class G Urushi in the split grip area. For those that have forgotten, or havent heard, this rod will be going to all corners of the globe to different rod builders for them to add their touch of class to it. The finished project will...
  291. SALTYDAWG

    Truline restore, before and after

    This is the oldie I posted the other day, after finding out more info on it I decided to keep it original. I found out that it was one of the first hollow blanks done by Truline after they switched from solid glass, which means this one was built probably 1959-1960, it also is pre Varmac reel...
  292. SALTYDAWG

    Next Truline project

    I have a little free time before the show and I think I'll do something with this old Truline. This is one of the real old ones from the late 50s early 60s, the blank is in great shape and I have a set of brand new original guides for it, trying to decide if I should restore it back to original...
  293. SALTYDAWG

    Truline D-8 facelift

    Just finished redoing this D 8, was pretty rough when I got it a couple years ago, blank refinished with Bullards CPxtra, some batson chromed braced guide and deckhand cork grip. Probably try and sell this one at the Fred Hall next week
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    Saltydawg SD 70XXH Plus

    This is my other OEM Rail blank, a little faster action and a bit more lift than the SD 70XXH. Both will be on display at the Fred Hall Show in a couple weeks. I did a skull weave on it and was about to cut it off and start over, but decided to try something I have been thinking about..... using...
  295. SALTYDAWG

    A Raptor and a Viper

    Just finished these 2, the Raptor he wanted my standard wahoo skin wrap, the Viper he said he liked my dragon scales and my mother of pearl and he liked blue and gold, built for the rail with a Rail Dawg, but he'd leave the design up to me..... muuhahahahaha, I get bored sometimes, so I really...
  296. SALTYDAWG

    Sid the Kid spinner

    Just finished this little girls spinning set up. She wanted a Pug theme rod and aqua is here favorite color. Started with a GUSA 603 blank, primed and painted aqua blue, with 2 coats of 2K automotive clear, Fuji guides, some pug foot prints and a little biddy photo wrap of a pug puppy, wrapped...
  297. SALTYDAWG

    The Saltydawg Rail Dawg Special

    Just finished up the first Saltydawg SD70XXH Rail Dawg Special for display at the Fred Hall Show in a couple weeks. 16in rear grip, Alps seat, 18in Rail Dawg fore grip and Batson (SIC) BSUSG guides and top. Come on by my booth at the show and pull on this rod
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    The Saltydawg Rail Dawg Special

    Just finished up the first Saltydawg SD70XXH Rail Dawg Special for display at the Fred Hall Show in a couple weeks. 16in rear grip, Alps seat, 18in Rail Dawg fore grip and Batson (SIC) BSUSG guides and top. Come on by my booth at the show and pull on this rod
  299. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites 100 Monster

    Just finished this one for Kevan at United Composites, 100 Monster with a Steve Tomiaka cord sleeve grip, turks, Batson chrome braced guides and a little pinstriping
  300. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites US 80 Mega

    Scales and stripes
  301. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow RCLB70M

    RCLB70M, Alps guides and seat with some mother of pearl
  302. SALTYDAWG

    760XH Stand up

    I dont build a lot of these anymore, stand up style roller rod, cord rear grip Alps seat, and Aftco rollers, nothing real fancy on the wraps, except I found another color combo I really like. Pac Bay GM gray mettalic, Gudebrod old golde and black
  303. SALTYDAWG

    Pair of Gladiators

    Just finished this pair, United Composites Gladiators. These will be fished rail style for Goliath groupers, hence the Rail Dawg fore grips
  304. SALTYDAWG

    Introducing the Saltydawg SD 70XXH

    I've been working on this for a while, OEM rail blanks designed specificly for rail style fishing and Rail Dawg Grips, after a few months of samples I got what I was looking for. I only have 1 sample as of now, but a whole pile is on order and will be here in a couple months. I will have one...
  305. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 809XH

    Nothing fancy, but this one the customer dictated what colors he wanted, and I wasnt sure how the combo would look, but I think I like the combination, creme, med gray, charcoal and black
  306. SALTYDAWG

    Scales with barbed wire twist

    Something a little diferent in the spiraling dragon scales, these two are United Composites, an Invictus and a Viper, Alps seats, Rail Dawgs and Fuji HBSG guides
  307. SALTYDAWG

    Set of 4, and a plug for Formula D

    Nothing too fancy on the wraps, but wanted to plug the coming soon Formula D thread locker/CP. I started the threadwork on these Sat afternoon, and because of Formula D, they are done and dry. 1 coat of FD on each layer of thread and I was able to wrap the next layer within 10 minutes, one final...
  308. SALTYDAWG

    Vacation is over

    After 2 weeks of fishing and sick with the flu last week, time to get back at the grind. Here is a batch for Charkbait Custom Series, 2x4, 1x3, Calstar 700XH and a United Composites CP 65H.
  309. SALTYDAWG

    Asta la wee wee

    and soyanara, leaving bright and early in the AM for 14 days of fish catchin on the Intrepid. See ya'll after Jan 20th :D
  310. SALTYDAWG

    And now, shades of gay LOL

    You all may remember a blank I was experimenting with a while back, well here is the finished product, it's going to be raffled off next week on the Intrepid westcoastfishing.com 14 day trip, and is the last rod I needed to complete before I leave Sunday on the same trip. Finished all my rod...
  311. SALTYDAWG

    Charger rod, in memory of Norv LOL

    Another Rail Dawg Invictus in Charger colors and theme
  312. SALTYDAWG

    Happy Birthday Doc

    Happy birthday you old fart, hope you have a good one
  313. SALTYDAWG

    Shades of gray

    Just finished this one, a raffle rod for the Intrepid 14 day trip next week, UC invictus, Alps seat and SUSG guides and top. I used to do a lot of these fades. This one is 4 shades of gray to black, in hind sight I should have just used 3 greys to black because you can barely see the 4th and not...
  314. SALTYDAWG

    Girly 2x4

    Just finished this 2x4 rail rod, all Alps components and a Rail Dawg fore grip. She wanted hot pink and neon green, I dont think she'll have any trouble finding this one in the rack :D
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    Yet another wahoo rod

    Same wrap different colors
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    Wahoo wrap

    This wahoo skin wrap is starting to become a customer favorite, Blank is a Rainshadow RCJB 84H 30-60lb. I tried something different on the guide wraps, customer wanted blue and red with black, so I split the underwraps
  317. SALTYDAWG

    Clay is gay bass rod

    Here ya go Clay, as requested, bright green painted blank with a variety of gay foo foo stuff LOL. The mad man from Japan has beed hanging around the shop off and on last week, so we got some G urushi and a custom painted reel seat, some scales and pink pinstriping, Alps guides held on with some...
  318. SALTYDAWG

    Not rod building, but new pinstripe canvas

    Just picked this up yesterday, yanking off the gay ass windshield and replacing with a tinted stubby, then brushing up on my pinstriping and custom paint skills. 2003 100th anniversary addition Road King, got a sweet deal on it :D
  319. SALTYDAWG

    Couple of girly rods

    SS 2x4 Rail Rod and a SS 1x3 HBSG guides, Alps seats, lots of purple, pink and some mother of pearl
  320. SALTYDAWG

    The wahoo wrap

    This is one I havent done in a while, and I have two of them to do this week, the wahoo skin wrap, too bad the sun isnt out, this thing looks alive. blank is a Rainshadow RCJB 84XH, really sweet blank, Fuji HBSGs, Forecast easy tight seat. Oh, and the last picture is Turk, interogating some dude...
  321. SALTYDAWG

    Mini Trollers

    On the shelf at Charkbait soon, these 4 ft mini trollers 30-50lb with these trick new Alps mini rollers
  322. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow CB80H

    This customer said lots of red with a little gold, I used two different reds Bullard metallic and Gudebrod nylon candy apple, the camera dosent really capture the contrasting shades, but in the sun in person, it looks pretty cool
  323. SALTYDAWG

    Other half of the pair

    This is the dad's version, in his colors of the blue one I posted yesterday, another Invictus. I had a strange craving for some Candy Corn candy the whole time I worked on this one LOL
  324. SALTYDAWG

    Another Rail Dawg Invictus

    This is half of a father/son pair the other is drying and in different colors, both United Composites Invictus, Alps seats, Alps BSUSG guides and Rail Dawgs all marbled out and ready for some cow killin'
  325. SALTYDAWG

    Kermit rod

    This one is for Steven, a down syndrome kid that wears a saltydawg T shirt night and day until his mom throws them away LOL he loves to fish the piers, but freaks out when he actually winds a fish in and throws his rods in the drink, so I built him a new rod, with his favorite character "Kermit"...
  326. SALTYDAWG

    For Sale Avet EX 50/2

    Avet 50 narrow loaded with JB 200lb hollow like new condition $375 plus shipping PM me or give me a call 619 518 6737
  327. SALTYDAWG

    Vertical jigger rebuild

    Not sure what blank this is, it was sent to me by a customer that wanted it redone because he didnt like the action (too tip heavy) and wanted it wrappped conventional rather than spiral wrapped, it had some trick looking bling that I was able to save and he wanted the Alps seat which was loose...
  328. SALTYDAWG

    Best Jig Stick Seeker SJ90F

    This blank is my all time favorite for a 9ft jigstick, Cord deckhand style grip, turks head, swirls and scales and some mother of pearl, guides are Batson braced with a Perfection 24H tall for a stripper and some pinstriping
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    Soda Pop Rail Dawg

    This one is for D.R. AKA Knucklehead, AKA Soda Pop United Composites Viper, colored white, soda pop billboard
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    Rail Dawg Viper

    Just finished this one, Viper witha 16 in rear grip, 18 in Rail dawg fore grip, my last set of Fuji USG guides and the coolest underwater tuna shot I've ever seen for the photo wrap
  331. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites CP70HP Mega

    Just finished this one for CharkBait, sweet 50-80lb blank
  332. SALTYDAWG

    Charger Viper

    United Composites Viper Rail Rod in Charger colors, Alps seat, Fuji HBSG guides
  333. SALTYDAWG

    Another batch for the Maximus

    Here's 4 of 6 more fro the Maximus, Rail Dawg Gladiators heading south for some super cow killin'
  334. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawg season has begun

    Just finished this one UC Invictus, nothing too fancy, been experimenting with "ghost pinstripping" and I'm liking the subtle look. I spent this morning building up the Rail Dawg rods I have to get done by Thanksgiving:zelfmoord
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    Double Dawg for Big Daddy Don

    This is for Don Burnside, rail/harness rod, Don is pretty tall and likes to fight fish switching from rail to harness, he wears out the rear grips while in the harness when up against the rail, so............ we double dawged a modified United Composites CX70 Invictus.
  336. SALTYDAWG

    Tres' Abyss

    Back in the swing after a week of fishing, 3 Phenix Abyss, 808, 809 and a 909, just single wrapped black wraps, but the grip sections were fun to do. All Alps guides and seats
  337. SALTYDAWG

    And with this I bid you adeau

    Finished this one last minute for Silvia, Dallas Cowboy theme. And now, as much as I hate to, I have to jump on a plane to Puerto Vallarta for a week of "R&D" Tough work, but has to be done :D
  338. SALTYDAWG

    New Rail Dawg shirts

    My nephew does fishing art and just dropped off some shirts he did for me for my Maximus Rail Dawg trip
  339. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Rod for the Batson Collection

    Just finished up this one to go in the Bill Batson collection, now I getta get him hooked up on a cow yellowfin
  340. SALTYDAWG

    Something I've been playing around with

    I've been playing around with some stenciling and dye concentrate, still experimenting, but getting some encouraging results. This one is two colors on a white blank, did the entire blank
  341. SALTYDAWG

    Excel gets a Rail Dawg

    Just finished this one for the Excel, Kite rail rod. United composites Gladiator blank that I colored white with a pure white shellac based primer and then coated with CPXtra, Fuji USG guides and top and Alps Centra Lock reel seat
  342. SALTYDAWG

    Blackhole 3rd generation cow killer Rail Dawg

    Just finished this one for me to fish next week on the Maximus, the blank is a 3rd generation Blackhole, Rail Dawg fore grip, Alps seat, Fuji USG guides and top. I tried to go with the maroonish brown color of the blank with the thread colors, all Bullards metallics with the top wrap Gudebrod...
  343. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites US 78 Mega

    Scales, branches and pinstripes Alps components
  344. SALTYDAWG

    Funny stuff

    RETIRED HUSBAND After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife...
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    Calstar 800XH photo wrap

    8ooXH, deckhand grip with Xwrap, turkshead, photo wrap
  346. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 660X2H Rail Dawg

    Just finished this one, sweet blank, might have to get myself one of these for a yo yo rod
  347. SALTYDAWG

    Boobies and scales

    Just finished this quickie, Mermaid on some scales, Alps guides and Batson Forecast grip kit, these pre made grip sets are great
  348. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawgs headed south to the Maximus

    Just finished the first 3 of 16 going down to Puerto Vallarta as boat rods on the Maximus
  349. SALTYDAWG

    Crazy wraps

    Just finished this one, random swirls and chevrons over guide feet and all on first 2 guides
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    Saltydawg 4th annual June 8 day trip

    Let the trash talking begin, the 2013 Saltydawg 8 day trip will be 6/20-6/28 2013. $2115 call the Red Rooster office 619-224-3857 or contact me at [email protected] for info
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    Black Hole Jigger

    Just finished this one 450g Black Hole Cape Cod special, Cork and EVA grips Alps, gimble, Fuji seat and Fugi SVSG guides, split grip area diamonds buried in a spiral capped with some branchwork
  352. SALTYDAWG

    Dos Mas Railio Dawgitos

    Nothing fancy, an Invictus and a viper ready for cow season
  353. SALTYDAWG

    Tres negros' Rail Dawgitos

    Built these start to finish yesterday, just put the last coat of finish on, 2 Vipers and an Invictus, Rail Dawgs and Alps, black on black
  354. SALTYDAWG

    Couple more Rail Rods

    Nothin fancy, UC invictus and a Viper, Rail Dawg and Alps seats and SIC heavy guides
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    Super Seeker 6463XXXH

    Just finished this one and it's twin 2X brother that is still on the dryer. Alps seat and gimble, Rail Dawg fore grip and Fuji HBSG guides
  356. SALTYDAWG

    Set of gaffs

    No, not a Biden joke LOL set of matching gaffs, Steve Tomiyama's faux basket weaves and some faux abalone
  357. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawg Season is here

    3 more ready for cow season, 32 to go before Thanksgiving. these 3 are a SS 2x4 and Calstar 770H CharkBait Custom Series with WT roller tops and a United Composites Viper
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    Rail dawg & a couple Rainshadows

    UC invictus Rail Dawg, Alps Seat, Batson SIC guides and a couple Rainshadow RCLB70MLs
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    A gaggle of IGFA 180s

    finished these over the weekend. Seeker IGFA 180 broomsicks, (these blanks weigh about 3lbs apiece) WT Excel rollers, #6 Aftco bent Uni Butts and just some simple "old school" wraps, but ON MY GOD these things burnt up some thread and finish LOL I burnt up a brand new 4oz spool of Gudbrod #246...
  360. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawg 770XXH

    I'm loving these old school wraps I've had a run on lately, also a lot of the "old timer" longrangers are crossing over to Rail Dawgs :D
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    Short video on refinishing a rod blank

    A few have asked for this so I had the wife film it while I refinished a blank with Bullards CPXtra http://youtu.be/Sg1oZHn41aw
  362. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar 660XXH

    Just finished this one, stand up harness rod complete with Winthrop Excel rollers
  363. SALTYDAWG

    Nuthin' Fancy

    UC Rail Dawg Invictus, Alps seat and gimble, Fuji HBSG. the under wraps are Bullards metallic pearl sealed with a new experimental CP with a splash of orchid pigment, trying to match the colors of the belly of a yellowfin
  364. SALTYDAWG

    Catalina Classic, something new from Alps

    This is another raffle rod for the Catalina Classic, components donated by Batson Enterprises, again. Brand new light rollers are saaaweeeeet!!!!, these are some precision little rollers , machined from aluminum, not plastic and transition down to single foot. The blank is a Rainshadow RCJB...
  365. SALTYDAWG

    Batson RCLB 70M

    first of 4 rods donated to the Catalina Classic, by me and Batson Enterprises, as usual, Bill Batson stepped up big and got the kits to me in 3 days because of the rush to get them done. This one is the RCLB 70M set up like a Marlin caster, these blanks are saweeeet!!! , Alps seat and guides...
  366. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar 670 Marlin Casters

    Just finished this pair for the Catalina Classic Tourney donated by Fisherman's Landing Tackle
  367. SALTYDAWG

    2 more Catalina Classics

    Built these for Fisherman's Landing Tackle, donations for the Catalina Classic Tournament
  368. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix Recon 804

    Just finished this bass stick Pnenix Recon blank is sweet, I wish they wouldn't paste their decals all the way up to the stripper guide though, at least the logos are centered on spine. Forecast trigger seat and Alps guides. I'm experimenting more with Capt G's method of doing a tread over wrap...
  369. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker CJBF 100

    Jigstick in Charger colors, simple compressed diamonds, and a "Reel Newbie" buffed out butt cap, I gotta say again, thats a pretty neat trick and makes the butt section of these 10 footers look better than using a crith cap
  370. SALTYDAWG

    Fishing rod, or Fairy wand

    Am I the only one who gets asked to build these sissy rods LOL:evilimu:
  371. SALTYDAWG

    Zane Grey #2

    One more for the raffle at the Zane Grey Tourney
  372. SALTYDAWG

    Zane Grey Raffle Rod

    This is the first of 9 or 10 raffle rods for the Zane Grey and Catalina Classic tourneys, got a couple more drying. finally back in the swing after being fishing for 8 days, although rod wrapping with infected spectr cuts all over both hands is a bummer lol
  373. SALTYDAWG

    For Sale Avet 30 wide

    Avet Pro EX 30 partially filled with JB hollow 130#, Excellent condition $275
  374. SALTYDAWG

    howdy girls

    Reporting live from the Excel. Full speed small tuna and yellows, couple nice groupers before daylight, one for me. Couple dozen skinniest, left them biting and are headed offshore to look for kelps. The big Excel is my new favorite boat:-) you all make some good rods now lol
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    live from the Excel

    Great boat boat and crew. Somewhere down on the ridge, started early this morning, couple of nice grouper all ya want smaller tuna and some. Nice yellows, couple dozen wahoo. Leaving them biting and heading offshore to look for kelps. This free wifi is cool, wish I'd of brought the laptop...
  376. SALTYDAWG

    good morning guys

    Reporting in from the Excel 200 miles offshore :-) (
  377. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites CP70ML Spinner

    Just finished this one CP70ML spinner, split grips, Alps seat, Fuji titanium guides, simple Kastorf style diamonds. All deadlines done, taking the rest of the day off and jumping on the big Excel tomorrow for 8 days of fishing :D
  378. SALTYDAWG

    It's not gay, it's for a girl

    Just finished this one for my good buddy Tommy, in appreciation for some dental work he had done to his grill, going to his dentist's wife. She wanted the purple prism swirl on pearl white dragon scales. I told her I wasnt sure the white scale would work, but after some trials and errors I found...
  379. SALTYDAWG

    Role call, Big Als Excel trip

    Anybody else on the Big Al's 8 day trip on the Excel leaving next week?
  380. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 65XH

    just finished this one for Charkbait, I'm now building "made to order" customs for their customers too, not sure what the "Fishdawg" means, but it's borderline copyright infringement I think LOL
  381. SALTYDAWG

    OMG Sharks beware

    I posted this rod a while back and the customer shipped his reel to me to build a case that the rod and reel will fit into for travel. The reel showed up, an Accurate 130, and he wanted to get pictures of the rod with a load on it, he thinks he's going to fish it stand up for sharks with 100lbs...
  382. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 760X2H

    Nothing fancy, I like the action on this blank, might have to build one for me :D
  383. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow RCLB 70M

    This one is headed for FLA. RCLB 70M photo wrap
  384. SALTYDAWG

    Couple more

    last 2 for this weeks deadlines, now I can take a breather rest of today and tomorrow for Doc's BBQ. These are a Calstar 700H and United Composites US 70HP, Alps reel seats and guides and simple diamonds
  385. SALTYDAWG

    3 more United Composites

    US 70HP, US 70H and a CP70ML
  386. SALTYDAWG

    Midnight oil and 2nd try

    This is the one that got the razor blade, had to bust butt to redo it and keep up with my deadlines, but I am happier with this one. Calstar 800H, deckhand style, Alps guides, pattern 63 in the "Bible" with some pinstripe vine work. I tried the sanded butt cap that was posted here by a new guy...
  387. SALTYDAWG

    Gotta break out the blade &&*^%&*(^&*

    CRAP!!!!! havent had to cut one off in a while, this one is headed for the blade. The CP went cloudy and the pinstriping wrinkled on this one
  388. SALTYDAWG

    Pair of Calstars

    Calstar 700MH and 700H 2 more of the 9 I need to get out by this Fri, 5 mo to go, 3 of the 5 get crosswraps:zelfmoord :D
  389. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar 700MH

    Just finished this one 700MH Alps seat, gimble and guides, modified/simplified snowflake crosswrap pattern, probably closet to #18 in the "bible"
  390. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Invictus

    Sure are a lot of rail fisherman jumping on these United Composites CX 70s rail blanks. Just finished this one, simple old school wraps, with a touch of new school JTOB, Rail Dawg and Fuji HBSGs
  391. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites US 80 Mega

    Just finished this UC 80 Mega, the kid wanted cord grips in dorado colors
  392. SALTYDAWG

    Operational

    Got er all done and functional, still have a lot of bells and whistles to add, but I'm putting finish on in a clean room now :D
  393. SALTYDAWG

    Just gotta move in

    Got the clean room done, gonna epoxy the floor this evening and start moving things in Wed, cant wait to get it all organized finally
  394. SALTYDAWG

    A pair of Monster Mags

    United Composites US 80 Monsters, Alps guides, Fugi graphite seats marbled in blues and white and blues and silver
  395. SALTYDAWG

    Pair of Calstars

    800XH and 800H simple wraps
  396. SALTYDAWG

    Getting close

    To finishing my new shop addition, a clean finish/drying room. I got it all wired and insulated this weekend, called Bill Moore sunday and said I was ready for drywall, and he showed up yesterday with a truckload of drywall, showed up this morning and busted his ass and completely hung it all...
  397. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Wahoo Jr, Rod assembly

    Just finished this one, this customer sends me full blueprints of what he wants, and I do my best to make it 3 dimensional LOL
  398. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites US 80 Wahoo

    In the greasy, grimey gopher guts pattern LOL Alps guides, Steve Tomiaka Faux Basket weave grips
  399. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix PHX C804 & United Composites Mega

    Just finished these up for a 10 yr old kid that is a fishin' little fool, he was on my 8 day trip and was hooked up constantly, even won the jack pot. The Mega his grandpa got him for getting good grandpa, and the phenix bass rod he used his jack pot money on, after he gave a big chunk of it to...
  400. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawgs, weaves and chevrons

    Just finished these 2. The spinner is a 2 piece Black Hole Cape Cod special, SVSG guides and a "JB" weave. The rail rod is a United Composites CX 70 Invictus withe Rail Dawg, Alps SUST guides, chevron under the stripper and a "JB" weave
  401. SALTYDAWG

    Git yer CPXtra right here!

    OK gentlemen, I am now the west coast distriutor of Bullard's CPXtra and have a shitload of it in stock :D
  402. SALTYDAWG

    More heavy gear for CharkBait

    CharkBait is loading up on the heavy stuff with Rail Dawgs, here is four of a batch of 3x5s, and 770s
  403. SALTYDAWG

    A Chevron Fest

    Started this 10 rod set monday after returning from 8 days of fishing:Dynamite: I'm seeing chevrons in my sleep LOL glad this job is done, gonna be nice to work on some single customs again
  404. SALTYDAWG

    Any Sila Flex/ Browning fans?

    Re organizing for the shop upgrades I'm thinning out some of the stuff I will probably never use. I ran across this Sila Flex kit rod, virgin, never has had guides on it. 2 piece 10.5 ft surf rod, cork and original reel seat and ferral in great shape. 1st one that wants to pick it up or pay for...
  405. SALTYDAWG

    Addios Muchachos

    Just put my last 2 builds on the dryer, now time to finish packing to jump on the Red Rooster 3 tomorrow for 8 days of fish catching. We will be posting daily, if not here on BD check for Capt. Andy's daily report here http://www.redrooster3.com/reports.htm. You girls all play nice while I'm...
  406. SALTYDAWG

    I'm seeing RED

    and black and silver LOL been churnin' and burnin' and abusing the 5 hour energy drinks all week, but I will make all my deadlines a whole day before I leave Wed on my 8 day trip. I'll be delivering this pile of rods to Charkbait Monday morning. I've burned through over 4000 yds of metallic red...
  407. SALTYDAWG

    Great green gobs of greasy grimey gopher guts

    LOL United Composites Gladiator and Invictus Rail Rods, Batson SUST SIC guides, ALPS seats and Rail Dawg fore grips. Rods you dont need covers for when they sit in the rack, the bird shit will never show up LOL. Drew, next one I'll need you to bring me some welding goggles before I can wrap them :D
  408. SALTYDAWG

    An all BIDNESS Gladiator

    This one is for me, all business United Composites Gladiator Rail Rod. I get these blanks special order from United Composites, Jet black. I will be pairing this with a Okuma 30 or possibly 50. Wanted to use Batsons BSUSG guides, but I have just enough of them to fill customers orders, so, as...
  409. SALTYDAWG

    This was a fun build

    This will be fished for bluefin and sharks, Aftco Stora butt with flocked heat shrink on rear, looks like suede, leather fore grip, originally it was going to get a weave of a shark's tooth on the ramp, until Terry Henson's article on bug inlays, I inlaid an actual shark tooth in the ramp...
  410. SALTYDAWG

    G Urushi Gaff

    This is another raffle item for the BDOutdoors Yellow Tail Shootout, a Steve Tomyiama quick and easy basket weave handle and my 1st attempt at Capt. G's Urushi. I wishe I would have read the whole article on this technique instead of just look at the pictures :D I ended up using too thick pieces...
  411. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow RCLB70M

    This one is to be raffled off on my June 8 day trip, photowrap is of Alijos Rocks. A magical place where we usually start our first day of fishing. RCLB 70 blank, Alps guides and seat, pinstripes, Trelikes/Dawg marbling with Bullard's pigments
  412. SALTYDAWG

    A couple parrot rods

    Customer gave me a picture of his two skittle birds and said he wanted rods to match the colors, so here's what I came up with, this is the JTrelikes/Saltydawg marbling technique with Bullards oigments, none of that shit that Mudhole sells was used
  413. SALTYDAWG

    Boycott Sleazy dealers (MUDHOLE)

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/rod-building/430156-huh.html
  414. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 700X3 Dorado wrap

    Another dorado photo wrap on a 700X3, found a new do do photo for the photo wraps, cant tell in the pic but it almost looks alive
  415. SALTYDAWG

    More purple

    OK, I am officially over purple color scheme rods, not to mention about out of purple threads LOL
  416. SALTYDAWG

    Purpled another nerple

    United Composites Invictus Rail Dawg, Purple Nerpled out
  417. SALTYDAWG

    Harvest Gold 770XH

    Calstar 770XH Rail Dawged, HBSG guides tiger/marble, branches, fades and pinstripes
  418. SALTYDAWG

    SD Marlin Shooyout Rods

    Just finished these 4 Fisherman's Landing Tackle is donating them to the tourney. 2 Seeker 670s and 2 Seeker 6460s
  419. SALTYDAWG

    The RodCrafter's Journal coming to a newstand near you

    Just FYI as of this weekend the latest issue of the RodCrafters Journal will be available at a few tackle stores, starting tomorrow you will be able to get the latest issue at East County Bait & Tackle in Lakeside Fishermans Landing Tackle in Point Loma And acidrod will have them next week
  420. SALTYDAWG

    BD yellowtail Shootout Raffle Rod#1

    This one will be raffled off at the Yellowtail Shootout Tounament next month, got one more rod and a custom gaff in the works for the tourney as well. This one got a yellow tail photo wrap and a sweet basket weave grip done by Steve Tomiyama, we whipped this grip out in about 20 minutes, stay...
  421. SALTYDAWG

    Clean finish room addition

    Finally got started on the shop addition, framing almost complete on my new 10x24 finish clean room
  422. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Raptor & Viper

    Just finished these for the head honcho at CharkBait! Blanks are United Composites, Alps seats Batson BSUSG SIC guides and top the lighter (Raptor) hypolon grips and the Viper got a new "Half Dawg" Rail Dawg fore grip, Charkbait colors with a lacey, marbled, dragon scale swirl
  423. SALTYDAWG

    Just starting to gain confidence in Gudebrod...

    I've been stocking up on Gudebrod since they have been making a comeback and the thread seems to work good, the backorders are getting filled faster and it looks like they are coming back, glad to see it, but...... I got a brand new 4oz spool of metallic red and when I grabbed the bottom of the...
  424. SALTYDAWG

    The Purple Nirple

    Blank is a purple SS 65H, Alps Forecast Easy Tight seat, Fugi HBSG guides, some Japanese purple prizim tape with some JTscales in Justace 919 purple metallic and some magenta metallic pin striping. Kinda girly looking, but it's for a girl, hope ya like it Megan
  425. SALTYDAWG

    Stealthy Invictus

    Another United Composites Invictus Rail Dawg rod, all black with Batson BSUST SIC guides, with a touch of pinstriping
  426. SALTYDAWG

    The VIPER

    Just finished this one for myself, United Composites Viper 80-100lb Rail Rod, nothing fancy on the wraps Guides are new USG style Batsons I special ordered with SIC rings, I have them in black and chrome so now have another option, these guides are great for heavy rail rods
  427. SALTYDAWG

    White Lightning

    Unknown heavy blank, Alps unibutt, Aftco WO rollers and all white wraps
  428. SALTYDAWG

    Paid some serious dough

    for this piece of paper
  429. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 838L

    Bass rod with a Jesus theme, I didnt tell the customer the last Jesus themed rod I built gernaded on a big fish :D
  430. SALTYDAWG

    Dorado photo wrap

    Not sure what the unmarked blank is, customer wanted dorado photo wrap and colors
  431. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Zeus 5 Jigger

    Just finished this one, pencil thin UC Zeus blank, Alps trigger seat , Fugi SIC guides, acid wrapped, not sure what the customer is targeting with this rod, I just builds em like they want em :D
  432. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawgs at CharkBait!

    Finishing up a pile of rods for CharkBait and they will have some Calstar 770s in stock now with Rail Dawgs. There"s a fun little UC 702 spinner in the mix too
  433. SALTYDAWG

    Check out Rail Dawg Juniors

    I all the time get customers that like fishing the rail with their lighter gear and want to put a Rail Dawg on a 40 -50 lb rod, but the original Rail Dawg is a bit bulky for lighter sticks. Well here is what I came up with for lighter rods and they will work for the heavy stuff too, these are...
  434. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawg 770XH

    Just finished this one and I'm curious how it will perform with the really cool looking Alps triangle seat. I'm not sure I would want to fight a giant tuna with a set up that has a round reel clamp clamped to a triangle. I'm sure I'll get the chance to ask when the customer brings it back after...
  435. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Wahoo

    Nothing too fancy, but this Throop tiger really moves and changes color similar to a real wahoo. Size A irredecent white metallic, ice blue and purple metallic under and nylon size D black over the top with 1 sacrificial
  436. SALTYDAWG

    The Green Monster

    United Composites US 100 Monster
  437. SALTYDAWG

    Candy apple Knucklehead

    This one's for Dave "Knucklehead" Rouse, Rail Dawg United Composites Invictus, scales and swirls in Pac bay metallic red , gudbrod metallic orange, and Gudbrod nylob #335 with no CP
  438. SALTYDAWG

    Here comes the Journal

    Start watching for the mail man guys, here's a sneak preview
  439. SALTYDAWG

    Shout out to Texas

    Hope all you Texas folks are safe, looks like a tornado is knocking the crap out of you guys. Our prayers are with you
  440. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar "candy Corn" 770XH

    Just finished this one and for some reason had a craving for candy corn the whole time I was working on it LOL Been doing some more experimenting with my labels overlaying colors over metallic gold and silver and I'm liking the results, its cool to be able to match the labeling to the color scheme
  441. SALTYDAWG

    World Rod #2

    Starting the 2nd world rod, Bill Batson at Batson Enterprises donated the kit with some quality Alps components, thanks a million Bill. Shipping it out Monday to Mark Blabaum for some of his bitchen looking wood grips, stay tuned for progress and where it will be headed next.. The finished...
  442. SALTYDAWG

    Easter egg tiger

    Just finished these 2, matched colors from customers other rods and he wanted a little something more than just plain bands, so I used his colors on a tiger, kinda looks Easter eggish to me :D
  443. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Gladiator

    This is the 1st built version of the Gladiator, this one's set up for harness fishing, very impressive blank, real soft tip for such a beast of a rod, shuts off about 18 in with some serious backbone
  444. SALTYDAWG

    More upgrades to the CRBG

    The Custom Rod builders Guild have now brought two new board members aboard. Doc Ski and Jim Trelikes have been voted in and will be helping us improve the Guild and Rod Crafters Journal. In a yea and na vote, they got a resounding "hell Ya" :D Congrats guys
  445. SALTYDAWG

    Bumble Bee blanks

    nothing fancy on the builds, but thought you guys might want to see these Phenix blanks, kinda trippy looking
  446. SALTYDAWG

    Marine themed rods

    Just finished these 2 for a retired marine, Varmac GC2-8 and a GC3-8, Alps seats and guides, Tiger wrap in red gold and black with a small Marine insigna and little photo wrap of Iwo Jima (SP?)
  447. SALTYDAWG

    PEI Rod #3

    3rd and final rod for the BD PEI contest, this one got a groovy flat top hypolon grip rather than leather, and silver and black with a touch of gold cause I dont do anything in Raider theme colors :D
  448. SALTYDAWG

    PEI Rod #2

    Finished up # 2 and #3 is drying
  449. SALTYDAWG

    Thinking of going solar, any thoughts?

    After just getting a brand new roof and just getting my electric bill from the good old SG&e I decided to check out a few of these solar deals that make SDG&E buy back, yadi yada yada, anyway I think I found a decent deal through a company out of OC called Verengo Solar. Anyway, it is 0 out of...
  450. SALTYDAWG

    First of 3 PEI rods

    I'm doing these for our fearless leaders http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bluefin-tuna-contest-race-to-prince-edward-island/ anyway, United Composites supplied the blanks CX 40 XOS, Aftco supplied the stora butts with both size bent butts and ball bearing WO rollers and United Composites...
  451. SALTYDAWG

    The complaint dept LOL

    Well, I've actually expected this to happen before now, but the fact that it is now just happening makes it even more obvious that this is just a trouble maker. After selling over 1000 of mine and JT's marbling DVDs, with nothing but positive responses, from everyone, including some of the best...
  452. SALTYDAWG

    Narcio Roofing

    Well I had my roof redone about 5 years ago by that piece of shit Freddie at 4 Js roofing and it leaked every time it rained and I never could find Freddie. Laz at Narcio roofing would come by everytime it rained and patch a new leak, Finally just had Laz strip and re roof the whole house. He...
  453. SALTYDAWG

    A pair of Swizzle sticks

    United Composites "Invictus Rail Dawg" and a Calstar 800M
  454. SALTYDAWG

    Tree hugging BS now effecting rod builders

    Hey fellow Calif. rod builders, did you know we cant buy denatured alcohol anymore? What a bunch of pure shit!!!! I'm a fucking paint contractor and cant even get the stuff anymore. Just shows you how fucking stupid the liberal tree hugging law makers are, actetone = OK denatured alcohol no...
  455. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Invictus Make a Wish rod

    This one is the new United Composites CX 70 XXH Invictus that is becoming more popular for rail fisherman. I have SS2x4s and Calstar 770s and more and more people are having me build the United Composites Invictus after pulling on all of them, my Calstars and Seekers are now back up rods to the...
  456. SALTYDAWG

    Last of the FLT Show rods

    The last 13 of the Fisherman's Landing Tackle rods going to the Fred Hall Show, there's some 2x4s and 1x3s a 3x5 and even a Rail Dawg 2x4 in the pile
  457. SALTYDAWG

    Help some heros

    Hey guys, 2 of the receipiants of a couple of the contest rods are at Project Victory (Brain Trauma Center) were very excited to receive the rods and are actually beginning rod builders, and apparently working on rods is very theraputic for them. Silvia already loaded them up with finish, thread...
  458. SALTYDAWG

    Fauxbalone extreme

    finally back in the swing after the Texas Show, here's a couple I just finished, a marlin caster for Fisherman's land, and a flashy one for Drew Cole. Drew likes the really bright colors and I told him I wanted to try doing an entire blank with my faux abalone, and he said go for it on his...
  459. SALTYDAWG

    Texas Rod Show continues to pay off

    I met the good folks from Rossco's Outdoors at the Texas Rod Show, and they sold all the marbling DVDs that I brought, just this morning they called and ordered another stack of DVDs. I f you're in Texas check them out, great people to do business with
  460. SALTYDAWG

    JT has got him a website

    Check it out Jtrelikes has a bitchen new website, congrats dewd http://jimtrelikes.com/index.html
  461. SALTYDAWG

    Texas Show in the books

    The Texas Rod Show is wrapped up and today was bigger and better than yesterday, great ttime had by everyone, stay tuned for a detailed report with the professional pictures, I only had time to snap a few today. Flying back to So Cal first thing in the morning and back to work
  462. SALTYDAWG

    Texas Rod Show Day 1 BIG Success

    Attendence today at the show exceeded our wildest expectations, even though it was raining all day, tomorrow should be even better. First live video feed will be at 11:00 AM tomorrow
  463. SALTYDAWG

    Texas Rod Show setting up

    Got quite a bit of the set up process done tonight, going to finish up in the morning and open the doors at 10 am. Check the link on my other post for live video feed of the demonstrations tomorrow and saturday. This thing is shaping up real nice
  464. SALTYDAWG

    Texas Rod Show live video feed

    OK guys and girls here is the link to the live video feed There might be some set up going on this evening, tomorrow all the demos will be live. <iframe src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/10379715" width="800" height="476" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none...
  465. SALTYDAWG

    Texas Rod Show Rod build off contestants

    Here is the list of people who signed on to the Rod Build off Contest to be cross referenced to the list that Silvia put up of rods received. Doc Ski (Doc is bringing to show) Jim J.akuhed Brent Akari Oscar Valensuela Josh Dupre Sean (whitefish) Chad Gangnath Tom Dulan Bob Clamkin Jon Vadner...
  466. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 6463 XXXXH meat stick

    Just finished this one for a guy that was on my 14 day trip, he had hooked and brought all the way to gaff the biggest yellowfin I have ever seen and then it broke his leader. He had fought the fish for over 2 hours, in a harness with a 760XH that was bottomed out for most of the fight. He felt...
  467. SALTYDAWG

    For Sale Avet Pro EX30/2

    Thinning the herd selling this Avet 30 great condition, half full of JB hollow 130 $275 Bill 619 518 6737 or email [email protected]
  468. SALTYDAWG

    And the bullshit continues

    For everybody receiving the anonymous emails saying the Mark Griffin at acidrod bailed on the Texas show, it's all bullshit, and coming from the weasel in North Carolina. Mark Griffin and acidrod have personal issues that came up and that is the only reason they will not be attending. Nobody at...
  469. SALTYDAWG

    A weeks worth of fun

    Just finished this batch headed for the Fred Hall Show to be sold at the Fisherman's Landing Tackle booth. Super Seekers 6465s, 6470s and 6475s. I had fun with these even though they were super plain, it's fun seeing how fast you can turn them out once you get rolling. Also, like to thank...
  470. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster Report

    We spent yesterday's morning bite cutting off everything we hooked looking for two more good ones that we could fit in our last fish hold, Hector Lopez and Bob Michener had the best two fish and thats the ones we took to finish off the tuna portion of our trip. I must mention and highly commend...
  471. SALTYDAWG

    Rooster report

    Another very good day of Yellowfin Tuna fishing today along with a few Wahoo to keep everyone on their toes. We have sent along a photo of Red Rooster III regular Bob Michener and crew member Nick from todays action. The 15-18 knots of wind we have had the past two days has backed off to a...
  472. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster on the water report

    WE are starting our third day of fishing this morning, the fishing to this point has been very good on the mid range 90-190 pound Yellowfin Tuna. Our Largest Yellowfin Tuna SO FAR is 247 pounds caught by Scott Harper, he was baiting a large mackerel at the time he hooked the fish. I would say...
  473. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 700X4H Rail Dawg

    Finished this one up before I left to go fishing
  474. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster Report

    Good fishing today on mid range fish for us, basically 70 to 130 pound fish made up the bulk of our catch today. Bill Cambell had the largest Yellowfin of the day for us and it was approximately 185 pounds. Great day, very nice start to the trip. Our weather was perfect kite flying weather...
  475. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster on the water report

    We are still headed south in 15-18 knots of wind but very little sea state. It has been a nice ride down to this point, the weather and water temperature are beginning to warm as we travel south. We have spent two hours each day having seminars preparing for the fishing Adventure a head...
  476. SALTYDAWG

    I'm Back

    Just got back this morning , another great trip on the Intrepid. We opted to go a different direction than the other boats that went to the Hurricane and Buffer zone and went to PV El Banco, fished the porpoise and birds. All quality fish, the biggest went 332 lbs. My 2 biggest about 140 and a...
  477. SALTYDAWG

    Intrepid 14 day trip

    Just got back this morning , another great trip on the Intrepid. We opted to go a different direction than the other boats that went to the Hurricane and Buffer zone and went to PV El Banco, fished the porpoise and birds. All quality fish, the biggest went 332 lbs. My 2 biggest about 140 and a...
  478. SALTYDAWG

    Happy birthday Doc Ski

    Hope you have a good one my friend, and wow, you really are getting to be an old fart :D
  479. SALTYDAWG

    GUSA 703

    Just finished this bass rod for Tommy Gomes, green GUSA 703 blank with a Capt G flip flop pearl Fugi seats, some marbling and madera thread wraps
  480. SALTYDAWG

    Rod Build Off Contest check in

    OK guys here is a list of the participants in the Rod build off contest. Everyone on the list can chime in on this thread and report their progress on their contest rod. Once again I'd like to thank the vendors that donated the blanks and components United Composites Acidrod Fishermans...
  481. SALTYDAWG

    Truline face lift

    Just finished this one, belongs to Ed Zieralski the sports writer, we were going to restore it original, but after stripping it down finding no model # we decided to upgrade it with Alps seat and guides and he wanted Pittsberg Steeler colors
  482. SALTYDAWG

    Marbled out Calstar 800H

    Just finished this Calstar GF 800H, Xwrap covered cork tape deckhand style grip, turks head, Fugi BHNLG guides and a lot of marbling. I have one more Truline I am finishing up and then closing up shop till last week in Jan after my 14 day trip :D
  483. SALTYDAWG

    A couple United Composites spinners

    United composites Us70M and CP70M, built for CharkBait's Custom Series
  484. SALTYDAWG

    Shop upgrade

    Finally got around to setting up this 2nd Clemens lathe I got from Bud Ettel when he retired, Now I have a designated weaving bench :D next will be my clean temp controlled finish room and I'll be set
  485. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster report

    Just in from Christina FISH REPORT TO: Outdoor writer FROM: RED ROOSTER III CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES DATE OF TRIP: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, - MONDAY, DECEMBER 19TH 2011 LENGTH OF TRIP: 10 DAYS AREAS FISHED TRIP/CHARTER MASTERS: TRIP 27 Izorline Charter FISH COUNT: 325YELLOWFIN...
  486. SALTYDAWG

    Damn Tues

    Kansas City scrups have shut out your boys for the entire 1st half, wassup wit dat, now that you're my new hero, I was jumping on the packwagon, but dayumm LOL
  487. SALTYDAWG

    "Gold Member" Too far outside the box?

    Been wanting to do this for a while, completely guilded this blank (CX70XXH) with varigated gold leaf with 3 coats Bullards CPXtra then Inca Gold under wraps, Gold bullion over wraps, metallic blue trim, Enter, "GOLD MEMBER" LOL Learned a lot on this one, I may try another later with the real...
  488. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites factory tour

    Video tour of the newly reopened United Composites factory http://youtu.be/6iEtSTsdmCc
  489. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster on the water report

    Good evening folks. Not much on the Tuna today. Coditions turned for the worse with a lot of green water. We did have a great day on Dorado that made up for the lack of tuna. Foating objects pay off good down here, with nice size dorado to go with full speed action.We have one more day and...
  490. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster report

    Good evening folks. Yesterday was a frustrating day with sign of fish but no bites. Literally no bites. We left that area and started offshore. We found ann area that offered 30 to 80 pound tuna. Pretty good action with 47 decent size fish for the day. We headed up early in need of bait and...
  491. SALTYDAWG

    Nice Yellowtail on the Rooster

    Christina just sent me this off the new RR3 computer Angler's name is Nick with a toad YT caught on the ridge
  492. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Rail Rod

    Just finished this one. Peter and Kevin at United Composites supplied the blanks and components to get a few of these awesome blanks out in the long range fleet to be put to the test on big fish this season. Since the long range boats I fish are the Intrepid, Red Rooster and Excell thats who I...
  493. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster on the water report

    Good morning folks. Yesterday was a nother great day. Different fish though. We had action fom daylight untill 3 in the afternoon. The same grade of fish as we ahve seen on the upper end of the Ridge , but biting. Yellows were mixed in as well to add more color. No exotic bottom fish. In...
  494. SALTYDAWG

    Keep an eye out, STOLEN RODS

    Everybody keep their eyes peeled on fleabay etc, this is the rod I built for a certification program and apparently, it and a few others were stolen 2years ago at High Point, I was under the impression that it was being displayed all over the country at expos. I'm not sure if I would have ever...
  495. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster on the water report

    Christina at the RR3 office just emailed me this Good evening folks The overnight stay at Cedros paid off well with great yellowtail fishing all morning. Decent size fish with the action that waas perfect for the first day of fishing.Yo-yo jigging and flyline with good surface action made...
  496. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 760L

    Nothing too fancy, cork split grips, Alps seat and Fugi guides
  497. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar 700M Make over

    This one is for Jason our fearless leader, it had a couple of broken guides so he told me to replace all the guides and "brighten it up a bit". well........:rofl::rofl:
  498. SALTYDAWG

    worlds smallest 12 cyl engine

    10 minute video but really cool http://www.wimp.com/tiniestengine/
  499. SALTYDAWG

    Bass rod on a marlin boat

    This was a raffle winner at the Catalina Classic for a custom rod and the guy wanted a bass rod with the boat name and logo
  500. SALTYDAWG

    United Composites Cow Killer

    This is the UC CX70XXH I just finished for myself to fish my 14 day trip next month, Used a set of my USG Fugi's I have hoarded :D some marbling, dragon scales and swirlies
  501. SALTYDAWG

    Another 3x5

    Super Seeker 3x5
  502. SALTYDAWG

    A gaggle of Calstars

    Set of 6 GF 700s and 760s in various line classes. Only 5 in the shot cause thats all the nails in the side of my shop, and you get the idea :D First time using Pac Bay Stay True thread and I like it after getting used to it on this set and since my Gudebrod NCP thread supply is really low I...
  503. SALTYDAWG

    Stolen Puppy

    This Border Collie pup isnt mine but I've been baby sitting him a couple times a week for his owners. Today he was stolen out of his owners fenced yard in Lemon Grove. he's a real friendly little dog and there is a reward for his return or if anybody see's him or knows anything call me.
  504. SALTYDAWG

    Aftco RDT on a UC CP70XH

    Just finished this one, these futuristic reel seats are pretty neat. Built on a United Composites Challenger Platinium CP 70XH, I built it to an over all length of 7ft 6". Gold and garnet JTDS with lacey swirls and half olive branchs
  505. SALTYDAWG

    A Thanksgiving 2x4

    Thanksgiving colors anyway. Rail Dawg 2x4 in golds and nylon brown over metallic gold with no CP gives the brown a sort of candy apple look and a tiger/marble with 1 size D sacrificial
  506. SALTYDAWG

    2 more Australia bound

    Just finished these 2 Calstar 670XH and a United Composites Predator, Rail Dawgs and Fugi LRSG guides, nothing fancy on the wraps as he wanted to copy a previous rod I had done
  507. SALTYDAWG

    Looking for a couple guides

    Anybody have a couple #12 Fugi HNSG guides? I need a couple to complete a set
  508. SALTYDAWG

    Congrats Jim Trelikes

    Jim has just been added to the Members Spotlight on the Guilds website.... http://www.rodguild.com Congrats buddy
  509. SALTYDAWG

    Predator wrap with a twist

    This one is one of the new United Composites Challenger Platinum CP 70HP Mega, sweet blank. Predator fish cross wrap that I fudged and closed all the way out and applied a spiral of pin stripping
  510. SALTYDAWG

    Australian Rail Dawg Bling UC CX 70 XXH

    Just finished this one for another "down Under" customer. It's a United Composites CX 70 XXH with a 16 in Rail Dawg fore grip, Fugi HBSG guides. Tigered marbling, pinstripes and olive branches
  511. SALTYDAWG

    Tons of components FOR SALE

    Hey guys I told this guy I would let you all know about this stuff, it's all stuff he aquired for Pea Bod's widow and he's selling it cheap. I was just there for 3 hours and just got through the boxes and boxes of guides and Gudebrod thread, he has TONS of this stuff, Boxes and boxes of reel...
  512. SALTYDAWG

    Big Daddy Don comes over to the darkside

    LOL Just finished this one for Mr Don Burnside, he's gonna be "Rail Dawgin' it". Just wish I could talk him into fancying up his old school wraps :D this one is a Calstar 770 XXXH cord rear grip, Rail Dawg fore grip and Fugi HBSG guides
  513. SALTYDAWG

    Tackles Days

    Come on down to Fisherman's Landing Tackle tomorrow (Sat 11/5) Me and Jim Trelikes will be at a booth right by the front door doing rod wrapping demonstrations
  514. SALTYDAWG

    Prayers needed for Silvia Davis

    Silvia is having breast cancer surgery today guys and can use all the prayers we can send up
  515. SALTYDAWG

    One going to the land down unda

    Just finished this one, going to Australia. Phenix PHD660XH silver Aftco Uni Butt modified with a black sleeve to kill some of the silver and tie into the black Rail Dawg fore grip, Acid wrapped with Neptune spiral rollers,, red, white and blue with Aussie and American flags with the inscription...
  516. SALTYDAWG

    JTrelikes has given up another secret

    Stay tuned for the next issue of Rod Crafter's Journal. Jim has given up his top secret method of installing hypolon and EVA. This is a method everyone that builds rods will benefit from, makes installing grips a snap, almost fun, with no messy clean up, boiling, micro waving or even reaming...
  517. SALTYDAWG

    Hold down the fort

    I'm outta here. Fishing Guadalupe Island for the next 6 days, be back next week :D
  518. SALTYDAWG

    2x4 Raill Dawg

    Cow tuna season is about to kick off, here is another 2x4 Rail rod and it's twin 3x5 is on the dryer
  519. SALTYDAWG

    Huge Thanks!

    To..... Acidrod Fishermans Landing Tackle United Composites Varmac/Squidco Batson For stepping up and donating blanks and components for the Rod Build Off. I've got 12 kits out in the hands of builders and 2 more waiting to be picked up and 8 people that committed to build a rod for the...
  520. SALTYDAWG

    765 H tag teamed

    Just finished this one, Customer had a drawn out diagram of the thread colors and progression he wanted for an 8 axis chevron. I didnt think it would all fit before closing out so I told him he might have to settle for a 4 axis. Laid out a 4 axis and had the first few passes done when JT came...
  521. SALTYDAWG

    ROD CRAFTER'S JOURNAL

    Let me make some important announcements related to the RodCrafters Journal. First, there are really some major changes coming in the Journal. You are about to see a substantially upgraded publication. As the saying goes, ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet.’ Second, Kevin Graybeal has...
  522. SALTYDAWG

    2 more Rail Dawgs

    The honey colored rod is an unknown blank redo, stripped roller guides and fore grip and installed Rail dawg and ringed guides, and a new calstar 770XH Rail dawg
  523. SALTYDAWG

    Batch of marlin killers

    4 rod set, 2 700H mackeral casters and 2 7465 XH trollers , nothing fancy on the wraps
  524. SALTYDAWG

    Need a couple guides

    I'm in desperate need of a couple Fugi LRSG #12s, anybody?????
  525. SALTYDAWG

    Faded johnson

    LOL no my johnson hasnt faded, 7460M dorado colors , I'm really having fun with the overlay feature of my Alps in printing labels
  526. SALTYDAWG

    Another bright one

    Finally caught up on my marble jobs, this one is a SS 2x4 with Rail Dawg HBSGs
  527. SALTYDAWG

    Ganggreen

    Just finished this 2x4 Rail Dawg, I'd guess this customer will have no trouble picking it out of the rack LOL, oh my God this thing is loud :D
  528. SALTYDAWG

    There's a new Rail Rod in town

    and it's a United Composites CX70XXH. Just finished this one and I'm going to build one for myself, I like this blank a lot, built with a Rail Dawg and Fugi HBSGs and Alps reel seat. Gonna be a cow killin mo fo
  529. SALTYDAWG

    ROD BUILDERS BUILD OFF

    OK guys, I have been helping organize the Texas Custom Rod Builders Show in Feb. and here is an idea we've come up with, a custom rod building contest, here's how it will work... I will be getting sponsors to donate components and kit these rods up for the contestants, the builders will build...
  530. SALTYDAWG

    Texas Custom Rod Builders Show!

    Texas Custom Rod Builders Show February 17th and 18th 2012 Lake Jackson, Texas www.TexasCustomRodBuildersShow.com Texas is rolling out the red carpet to all rod builders next year. Meet and visit with rod builders from all cross the country. We will have manufacturers, rod builders, outdoor...
  531. SALTYDAWG

    SS CJBF 100 Jigstick

    Just finished this Super Seeker 10 ft jigstick for a longrange deckhand, lots of marbling on a 10 footer
  532. SALTYDAWG

    Here ya go Doc

    This one is for Doc's 71/2 day trip next month, Really an honor to help the old dude out :D tried something different, incorporating marbling and photo wrap to hide the ugly seem on this great photo of the rocks, If I had more time, I would change it, as after working the bugs out on this one, I...
  533. SALTYDAWG

    Marbling DVD and Sap disclaimer

    We have some geniuses out there that have bought just the Trelikes Sap for 4 bucks and are PMing complaining that there were no instructions with the Sap.......DUH! Ya gotta buy the DVD and the first jar of Sap is free, the instructions are on the DVD. I have a sneaking hunch that these...
  534. SALTYDAWG

    Twisty, swirly, lacey, Super seekers

    Theres actually 3 of these but one is still drying, 3 more donations from Fisherman's Landing Tackle to the Catalina Classic. SS 6480s cut down, I've been wanting to try an aged copper look with metallic golds and copper thread and figured the colors would go good with Super Seeker red blank. I...
  535. SALTYDAWG

    1 1/2 dayer on the Prowler

    Just got off the Prowler on a day and a half sloooooow fishing trip. Buzz and the Prowler crew busted their humps and did a great job and we found a few but none of the boats did real well. we got 23 bluefin in the 15 lb range and I got jackpot with a 28lb yellowtail off a patty. Good group...
  536. SALTYDAWG

    Set of 3 for the Catalina Classic

    Marlin Casters donated by Fisherman's Landing Tackle to the Catalina Classic Marlin Tournament, these 3 are Calstar GF 800Hs, got another set of 3 with different design in the works for the same tourney. But now I'm jumping on the boat Prowler for a couple days of fishing, be back Fri :D
  537. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar 540 marbled out Jigger

    This one sure ate up some thread, pigment and finish. 10 footer 30-50lb rig
  538. SALTYDAWG

    Fishybuzz'e 3000th rod, and a couple others

    Here is a unknown honey colored redo, stripped rollers and added Rail Dawg and Fugi HBSGs, and a new 770XXH Rail dawg and Fishybuzz's new Phenix PHD 700 3X Rail Dawg, complete with pink tip (he always likes to gay up his tip wrap LOL)
  539. SALTYDAWG

    3M cold shrink for sale SOLD

    I havent used this stuff since I developed Rail Dawgs and found these buried in a box. 2 18in and 1 12in. first 75 bucks gets them, or I'll auction them on fleabay
  540. SALTYDAWG

    Hey Saluki, is it gay?......

    To drive a mini van?? My truck is in the shop and they gave me a Toyota mini van for a loaner, and I like it. I feel like I should pee sitting down now, but this thin is cool :D
  541. SALTYDAWG

    Need help finding a guide

    I need a Fugi LRSG #20 for a repair, any body have one ? dosent have to be new. I've got a ton of #8s, who cracks the insert on the stripper guide? Fishybuzz duz :D
  542. SALTYDAWG

    Some cork work

    This was a fun build, I dont get to play with cork very often. Phenix 706MH. nothing fancy on the threadwork, all metallics, which is a pain in the butt
  543. SALTYDAWG

    3rd Annual Saltydawg Rods 8 day

    Linda Palm gave me the dates and cost of the 2012 Saltydawg 8 day trip, discounted price next year $1895 leaves 6/13/2012 returns 6/21/2012 to reserve a spot call Christina 619-224-3857
  544. SALTYDAWG

    Scales, marble and crackle

    Just finished this one, customer supplied the unmarked blank, I think it's a Phenix. 10 footer with a cool crackle finish on the blank. Customer wanted silver, blue and black marbling under guides and over the top of a JTDS for a butt deco wrap. kinda tricky to sparsley marble over the dragon...
  545. SALTYDAWG

    Niffty new gadget

    Hey guys just thought I'd share this with you if you havent seen them, Neptune is making these cool variable speed dryers with a, kindy cheezy looking, but vary functional chuck. I bought it for the variable speed function for marbling and it works great, also works for days like today when I...
  546. SALTYDAWG

    Grn eggs&Ham's ugly step brother

    This one is for the same customer as Green eggs and ham, same design, but with metallic red, blue and black , It actually looks better than the pics appear, gotta deliver them and there's no sun for good pics yet
  547. SALTYDAWG

    Green Eggs and Ham

    Just finished the first of 2 Calstar 760Ms this one in greens and yellow, the next one, still drying, same design in black, blue and red
  548. SALTYDAWG

    2 more for Willy

    Hercules 65XHs
  549. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 2x4 Rail Rod

    Red, white and blue 2x4 Rail Rod
  550. SALTYDAWG

    Seeker 909??? rebuild

    One of my east coast customers sent me this thing, said a builder back east had built it and he hated it and wanted me to redo it, it's supposed to be a 909 Seeker, but with a #16 tip size I dont think so, unless he hacked a foot off the tip end, but it's still a little over 8 ft so who knows...
  551. SALTYDAWG

    700H fishy wrap

    Just finished this one, these crosswraps are my least favorite type of build because I suck at them. #34 in the Clemens book except fish going down the blank instead of across, which spun my pea brain at first, but a quick call to my buddy JT and he talked me through the layout :D
  552. SALTYDAWG

    BT 670-8 Marlin Caster

    Another Marlin Caster
  553. SALTYDAWG

    Hercules 700M

    just finished this Hercules, customer wanted just plain Gudebrod candy apple wraps with no trim whatsoever, and called me back and said put some of that marbling on it, I was a little concerned how it would look, red blank and red wraps without trim bands, but I was pleasantly surprised, 7...
  554. SALTYDAWG

    Calico Killer

    Just finished this one, Rainshadow blank, dont remember the model, customer wanted no labeling so I didnt pay attention to what it was. He wanted a calico skin base wrap and I threw in some marbling in the exposed section of the reel seat. K series guides, I dont get the hub bub on these things...
  555. SALTYDAWG

    Marbling DVDs are here

    Marbling made easy DVDs are here and going out today The kit comes with an instructional DVD and a jar of trelike sap for $25.00 Replacement jars of the Sap will be$4.00 They will be in Fisherman's Landing Tackle, Lakeside Bait & Tackle and Squidco here in San Diego this weekend Bullard's...
  556. SALTYDAWG

    Soylent Green

    Just finished this Calstar 800H, customer wanted green, gold and black wraps with coordinated marbled butt wrap, 6 different pigments used in this marble job
  557. SALTYDAWG

    SS 2x4 Rail Dawg

    Just finished another 2x4 Rail Dawg, nothing too special, but choices are limited when you only have black and yellow to work with
  558. SALTYDAWG

    A new "Oh Shit" moment

    This is a first and I hope last, I was getting ready to glue on a tip top with hot melt glue and after heating it up like molten lava I fumbled the stick and like a real dumb ass, my reflexes kicked in and without thinking I grabbed it before it hit the ground, not sure why it was so important...
  559. SALTYDAWG

    A couple cow killers

    Been real exciting around here last week, a shitload of repairs and some real plain jane builds, these 2 were the most exciting builds all week LOL
  560. SALTYDAWG

    Mass Marbling

    Just finished this set of 6, 2 more drying. I am now officially burnt out on marbling in blues LOL
  561. SALTYDAWG

    Varmac GLC 1-8.6

    Just finished this one, the 1st of a 5 rod matching set, These Varmac blanks are pretty impressive for the price. I used the exact same pigments marbling this one as I used on the Predator I posted earlier today except this one was marbled on blue underwraps instead of black on the Predator
  562. SALTYDAWG

    Marbled out GUSA Predator

    Just finished this one for the guy that did the camera work and editing of JT and my marbling DVD. He needed a good 50lb stick by this Saturday to take on a long range trip. I've had this Predator blank rat holed away for a few years and figured it was time to build it for a good guy
  563. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 80XH split grip???

    Just finished this for an east coast customer and he wants to use it for flinging jigs at wahoo on a winter long range trip out of San Diego. I've built other rods for him in these colors and Throop Tiger wrap, so he wanted the same colors and tiger. I mentioned since he wanted split grips that...
  564. SALTYDAWG

    Marbling Made Easy

    OK guys, here is what JTrelikes and I have been working on the last couple months and the camera work and editing is done and we will have the DVDs real soon. The DVD has our method of marbling, 30 minutes of step by step instruction and will come with a small jar of our secret sauce. The kit...
  565. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawged 2x4

    Super Seeker 2x4 cut down to 6' 10" (dont ask me why) Rail Dawg 18" fore grip, titanium turbos
  566. SALTYDAWG

    Les Paul Sunburst/ Calstar 700l

    This customer has me build his rods to match color schemes on his guitars, this one, Calstar 700L he sent a picture of the guitar and wanted to try and match it without looking like USC colors, I thought of doing some cool marbling, but his other rods I had done tigers so he wanted to stick with...
  567. SALTYDAWG

    Truline OG 61R before and after

    Just finished the face lift on this old girl. Blank refinished with Bullard's CPXtra, red and yellow thread I used Holland like original, the black is Bullard's, and Fugi BLNG guides to replace the originals
  568. SALTYDAWG

    Graphite USA SW 65 XH

    Just finished this one I did for trade for the old black Truline 650R. He wanted a stick that he could catch yellowtail with. I've had this blank for a few years, blue 65 xh, ALPs triangle seat, Fugi BHNLG guides and some JTdragonscales, marbled swirls
  569. SALTYDAWG

    SS 6470 XH Swordfish Caster

    Just finished this one for the rack at Fisherman's Landing Tackle. Swordfish caster, photo wrap of swordie and lots of olivebranch work
  570. SALTYDAWG

    Seeker CSW 808 Mermaid wrap

    First rod I've done since coming back from my 8 day fishing trip, vacation is officially over :D Fugi SIC guides, trigger seat and EVA grips with a 360 photo wrap dressed out with some JT olive branch in Bullard's blacker than black and Bullard's Saphire mettalic all size A. those olive bracnhs...
  571. SALTYDAWG

    Truline fans, check out these gems

    Just took these in to rewrap, Tried to buy them from the guy and offered to build him 2 new modern rods for them, but he wants torewrap with Fugi guides. The black one is one of the ones made in the 50s and the octy is 68ish. I'll post some pics when they're done, just wont be as cool with Fugi...
  572. SALTYDAWG

    Saltydawg Rods 8 day trip on RR3

    Just got in from a great trip on the Red Rooster 3, Special thanks to Linda Palm for not canceling the trip and letting us go with only 15 people. We got boarded, got bait and headed for Alijos, next day we started seeing bluefin sign and that afternoon found a school that wanted to bite, all...
  573. SALTYDAWG

    I'm back

    Had a great trip, I'll post the whole story in the longrange forum later after I get some more pictures from the other guys, gotta give my fellow builders a sneak preview, here is my pile at the dock, 3 bluefin tuna about 30lbs each, 3 yellowfin tuna 75-91lbs and a shit load of yellowtail...
  574. SALTYDAWG

    Addios Amigos

    Going fishing, be back 6/24, ya'all make some perdy rods while I'm gone :D
  575. SALTYDAWG

    Tiger marbling

    OK I'm officially bored, with 24 hrs before my 8 day trip leaves, so I'm playing with bullards pigments and Trelikes sap
  576. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 2x4

    Just finished the last rod before my trip, 2x4 inca gold Bullard dragon scale, marbling on underwraps, gold pinstriping and labeling, titanium turbo guides
  577. SALTYDAWG

    More marbling experiments

    I have all my rod deadlines met and dont leave on my 8 day trip till Thursday so I'm playing with mine and Jim's new marbling technique and jizz juice :D
  578. SALTYDAWG

    Pimped out 3x5 Rail dawg

    Just finished this 3x5, got a similar 2x4 to finish up and then I'm outta here on an 8 day trip. These 3x5 blanks are such beasts I felt the need to sissy this one up a bit :D
  579. SALTYDAWG

    New marbling technique

    Me and JTrelikes have been tweaking marbling techniques and have come up with an additive to go with Bullards pigments and a new application technique to achieve a more calculated result. Here is a sample of what the results look like. JT & I will be posting more in the near future. :D
  580. SALTYDAWG

    Marbling, weave and JTOBs

    Just finished this swordfish baiter, it was a redo, stripped down and redone , all Bullards thread and CPXtra for the refinishing of the blank, some marbling, olive branching and a swordfish weave
  581. SALTYDAWG

    Extremely light load 8 day on the Red Rooster III

    Hey guys, due to a couple deaths, a couple more unexpected surgeries and some family emergencies I've had 7 or 8 last minute cancellations on my 8 day trip on the Red Rooster, leaves in 10 days 6/16-6/24, As of right now there are only 13 going, but Christina assures me the trip is still a go...
  582. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 809H

    Just finished this one, Pattern #62 in "The Bible" with a slight variation to go with the colors the customer chose
  583. SALTYDAWG

    Another 3x5 Rail Dawg

    Just finished this 3x5 Fugi HBSGs, and a Rail Dawg fore grip
  584. SALTYDAWG

    A little of everything

    This is one of the new Varmac graphite composite blanks GC D7-4 I built it to raffle off on my 8 day trip, until I noticed that I put my tie off tucks on the wrong side on the last 4 guides (it's acid wrapped):_diarrhea_: oh well, looks like I finally own an acidrod :D. Some dragon scales...
  585. SALTYDAWG

    I'm guessing this might be woth something someday

    I bought a Clemens lathe and some other stuff from Bud Ettel last week who is retiring from rod building, he gave me a stack of Clemens books too on my way out. I got to looking at one of them looking for a pattern I need to learn and found a letter to Bud from Dale and also the book itself is...
  586. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawgs, Chevrons and weaves

    Just finished these 2, Super Seekers 3x5 and a 6463 XXXXH Rail Dawg grips, chevron under stripper guides (Fugi HBSGs) a YFT decal and initials JB weaves between 2nd and 3rd guides. Thanks to Jim Kastorf for giving me the left list for the initials, my P2W program was screwed up until yesterday...
  587. SALTYDAWG

    Maggie's marbeled Giants rod

    Ali and Jason and the BD crew had me build this for Maggie for all the hard work she does for BD Calstar 800ML Alps guides New York Giants color scheme (the flash made the pics look light blue) and some marbling in Giants colors Hope ya like it Maggs it's well deserved
  588. SALTYDAWG

    Old Glory, Wahoo Jr

    Just finished the first of a set of 3, this one is a Graphite USA Wahoo Jr, the other 2 are GUSA Predators. He wanted Red, white and blue scheme with the EGA logo. Had a couple brain farts on this one, doing the alternating red and blue overwraps, couple times during the build I spaces out and...
  589. SALTYDAWG

    Phenix 700M

    This blank has a nice bend and feel to it, but oh my God this thing is thin. Nothing fancy, basic diamonds in the customers colors, all Madera, he even sent me the thread to make sure I didnt screw up the color match LOL
  590. SALTYDAWG

    Who needs a PacBay lathe?

    I just aquired another Clemens machine and dont have room for 4 machines, so this PacBay machine has to go. 50 bucks gets it or I would consider donating to the right cause or a kid
  591. SALTYDAWG

    Tony the Tiger's 850M Spinner

    Calstar 850 M spinner, I tried to talk the guy out of cork grips but he was set on them, major pain in the butt fitting cork to a rod with that large diameter in the butt section, not much meat to shape, probably less than 1/8 inch thickness of cork, had to custom make winding checks from rubber...
  592. SALTYDAWG

    Saturday's work, a flock of Phenix

    Built up the handles on these Fri eve and did the thread and finish work yesterday, with the final coat of finish at 3am this morning. nothing fancy, but the bass rod the customer said do whatever I want on it as long as his basic diamond in Charger colors was on it so I had some fun with the...
  593. SALTYDAWG

    Purple Nerple in a photo box

    Just finished this purple version of the Dragon scales and moonbeam wrap and for you guys that keep saying how does the photo box work, here ya go. I like the side of my shop in the sun better for pictures
  594. SALTYDAWG

    Green Eggs and ham

    JT Dragon Scales, moon beams etc Phenix PHD 700XH acid wrapped, Alps seat with bling rings
  595. SALTYDAWG

    3x5 with diamonds and stripes

    Not sure what this customer is going to fish for with this, it's a Super Seeker 3x5 rated 100lb to Oh My God LOL he wanted cord grips fore and aft, turks head, all rollers, with the diamond swirl crosswrap in black, gold and metallic red. Gold underwraps and metallic red overwraps and last but...
  596. SALTYDAWG

    A couple of quick ones

    Thanks again JT for inventing the dragon scales wrap, Now we can add some flair to some inexpensive builds. These 2 are for a charter master for raffle rods on a Spirit of Adventure longrange trip, he wanted to keep the price down and just go for basics, I threw in some quick scales and...
  597. SALTYDAWG

    Photo wraps, scales and pinstripes

    This customer wanted a yellowtail photo wrap, scales and pinstripes in Magenta, black and gold, wa la, another sithy stick LOL
  598. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawg 6463XXXH eliptical chevrons

    Just finished this one, first time I ever tried these eliptical chevrons, had to call my buddy JT to get the lowdown on laying them out
  599. SALTYDAWG

    Diamonds and swirls

    Just finished this one, did some experimenting with cross wrap half diamond half swirls. I like the effect, but next one I wont do with metalics on a bare blank
  600. SALTYDAWG

    Rods for soldiers, More scales and moonbeams

    This RFS rod kit came with an Alps purple seat so I sissied it up with magenta scales and purple moonbeam swirls, I sure hope there are some female soldiers in the program LOL These pictures show the effect a little better, those bubble looking things in the stripes actually move
  601. SALTYDAWG

    Dragon scales and moonbeams

    Just finished this one, another for Rods for Soldiers, tried something new, Capt G had sent me some kalidescopie looking sheeets of mylar in several colors so instead of scales and abalone I cut strips of this stuff and inlayed it with the scales. WOW! this thing has movement, cant see it in...
  602. SALTYDAWG

    How many is a lot?

    I was talking to a couple of rod builders a week or so ago and one of them said to me, "you build a lot of rods, I see them posted on BD". I told him for every one I post on BD I build 5 or 6 others that I dont post pictures of because they are either rods that are just plain jane or rods that...
  603. SALTYDAWG

    Truline D-8 redo & CPXtra reveiw

    Just finished this D8 nothing fancy at all but just wanted to show you guys where Bullard's CPXtrs really shines. This D8 was in pretty scruffy shape and I refinished it with 3 coats of CPXtra and it was a snap. Cleaned and sanded the blank and got all the crud off it, put the first coat down...
  604. SALTYDAWG

    2x4 Rail Dawg

    Just finished this 2x4 Rail Dawg, nothing too fancy but fun after 4 boring black on black rods, and now 3 more B on B and a bunch of repairs to do before any more semi fun builds:_diarrhea_:
  605. SALTYDAWG

    Scales, stripes, groovy grips and armpit slots

    Just finally finished this rod after 3 days of the worst flu I've ever had, hard to wrap all metallics when yer shakin' like a dog shittin' peach seeds. Any way, got er done, it's a GUSA SW 70XXH for yo yoing. JT came up with an idea to grind an armpit slot in the rear grip which I thought was...
  606. SALTYDAWG

    SS 3x5 Rail Dawg Rod

    Just finished this 3x5, it's a shame to "gay" up such a bad ass blank with these girly colors LOL
  607. SALTYDAWG

    Oregon Duckstick

    Just finished this GG 90J jigstick, Oregon theme with photo wrap of a favorite catch, I'm assuming :D
  608. SALTYDAWG

    Any of you guys actually fish?

    We've got some spots open on my 8 day trip on the Red Rooster 3 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/san-diego-range-fishing/287084-2nd-annual-saltydawg-mark-fretwell-memorial-8-day.html
  609. SALTYDAWG

    Rat Rod finished

    Just finished Clay's Rat Rod, it still needs to dry for a day or 2 so the finish I used on the final coat will go all the way flat it's still sort of semi satin now but will go all the way flat. Between the split grips and front of fore grip deco is a 360 degree wrap of rusted diamond plate...
  610. SALTYDAWG

    I'm having a lot of fun with a build

    I'll have some pictures up soon, I'm building a rod for a guy that wants a "Rat Rod" theme and at first I was like WTF? I used to do a lot of custom hot rod stuff, but apparently since I left the custom car game there is a new thing called Rat Rods, which is basically a hot rod that looks like...
  611. SALTYDAWG

    Here's one to never do again &^%$&**(

    Sealing and finishing some wood grips with CA glue on my wood lathe, like I've done a gazillion times, drip it on and sand with 320 sandpaper while turning high RPMs. Forgot I was wearing my brand new $400 glasses, with the new acrylic lenses, now have tiny little melted spots in my...
  612. SALTYDAWG

    Another Rod for soldiers, with a new twist

    This is a bass rod for the RFS and when I got the unknown blank, I whipped it a bit and noticed it had a real slow parobolic action and I had a flashback to when I was 5 years old and used to cut green bamboo stalks at the bluegill pond and attach a line to them and catch sunfish, because this...
  613. SALTYDAWG

    1 for the Rods for Soldiers

    Just finished the 1st of 2 rods I'm doing for Pat's RFS program (and hopefully more) This one is a tuna stick the un marked blank feels like probably a 40-50# stick with a nice feel. Gave it my Dragon scales/abalone swirl with all Bullards thread (I love this stuff) threw in a "groovy fore grip"...
  614. SALTYDAWG

    I'm going to be rich!

    I've been getting a ton of these emails lately, this one is a response to my response of "Fuck off". Are there actually people stupid enough to fall for this shit? The Barristers' Chambers: Marcus Andreen & Associates E-mail: [email protected] Fax: +44 203 004 2365...
  615. SALTYDAWG

    Tiger theme high school rod

    Just finished this one for Bigger boat (David Bandy) Calstar 6480, he wanted his high school logo and theme on the rod but didnt want it to look gay (oops LOL) He sent me the logo and a photo of the back of a tiger to work with. My first thought was to do a Throop tiger wrap in black and orange...
  616. SALTYDAWG

    Rod building gets like a job when....

    You take an order for a custom rod and the customer sends you pictures of his existing rods to match, and the colors dont go well together, and there is absolutely no balance to the design:_diarrhea_:
  617. SALTYDAWG

    Groovy grips complete

    Here's the completed set of 6455XX with the groovy flat top grips, nothing fancy, but I never get tired of black and gold
  618. SALTYDAWG

    Amasing, saltwater use for fuel

    this is pretty amasing stuff
  619. SALTYDAWG

    Grooovy grips

    Got an order for 5 Calstar 6455XXHs, no big deal, until I looked at the work order.... Called for the foregrips to have finger grooves ground in the under side and a 6 inch flat spot ground on the top side, yikes! I remember my good buddy JT had just done finger groove in a rod he had built so...
  620. SALTYDAWG

    Scales and swirls

    Graphite USA SW 70XXH American Tackle titanium guides. JT dragon scales Pac Bay metalic red, Gold is Pac Bay old gold, Black is Bullard's blacker than black. The "Lucky Seven labeling is a combination of metalic and standard inks in the over lay mode of my Alps printer
  621. SALTYDAWG

    Now this is some lathe work

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnv0DAR_gWA&feature=player_detailpage
  622. SALTYDAWG

    Calico Killer

    This one is a Phenix 809H, cork split grips, Fugi trigger seat and Alps guides, Customer wanted a Calico Bass skin wrap. Thread is Pac Bay gold metalic and Fish Hawk Chestnut nylon with just the section between the gold bands of the wraps CPed and the bulk of the wraps no CP to get a 2 tone effect
  623. SALTYDAWG

    Dragon scales abalone swirl

    Just finished this one GUSA 711H . experimented with abalone inlay in a dragon scale, I like the possibilities of the effect but not wild about the colors but the customer wanted the aquamarine green metallic, I think it would look better with a different color on the dragon scales
  624. SALTYDAWG

    GUSA 7o Monster Mag swizzle stick

    another spiraling TDS with some fades and multi strand TOB
  625. SALTYDAWG

    Seeker 670 with Dragonscale experiment

    Just finished this one. I was inspired by JT's kelpweed rod, decided to try and cut a relief in the grid underlay of the dragon scale and lay a spiral band of thread in it, I like the possibilities and will be doing another more elaborate version next week, also having a lot of fun with the...
  626. SALTYDAWG

    Graphite USA URS 70ML

    Just finished this one, after doing nothing but black on black rods this week, this one is the only one even worthy of a photo. The kid wanted blood red and ocean blue colors , his name and a dorado sticker. lLooking at it after complete, it looks like it needs a spiderman crawling up the...
  627. SALTYDAWG

    Another 2x4 Rail Dawg

    I just did a set of 8 rods for this customer about 2 months before I unveiled the Rail Dawg grips, so he ordered this 2x4 with Rail Dawg
  628. SALTYDAWG

    Who did the Yoda weave?

    Somebody a while back posted a picture of a Yoda weave, I cant remember who it was, just that it was a nice job. I have a customer that saw it and wants one and I cant find the picture
  629. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 3x5 #2

    Just finished the my 2nd 3x5 build. Rail Dawg, Fugi HBSGs Customer wanted just black and yellow, I was bored so I olive branched the heck out of it. Figured out a new feature on my Alps printer so I can now match my trim colors and print labels that are opaque in colors other than metallics
  630. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seekers off to Alabama

    the last of the batch of red, purple and gold rail rods ' about to be packed up and shipped to Alabama. I absolutely hate the color choice,:barf: but the customer loves how they turned out and thats all that counts :D
  631. SALTYDAWG

    3x5 for Fishybuzz

    nothing fancy, fisshybuzz is a "vanilla" kinda guy LOL. this is the first of several of the new Super Seeker 3x5s I have to build, probably get to do the next ones with a bit more flash :D I did get the new Rail Dawg logo dialed in on this one, replaced the homemade rubber stamp with a nicer...
  632. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 6470XH Swordfish Baiter

    Just finished this one for FLT photo wrap of swordfish with another variation of the Trelikes olive branch
  633. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 3x5

    Just delivered this morning the new SS 3x5 blank, this thing is a freakin beast, this one is a customers, but now I want one for me :D need to sell some more Rail Dawgs I guess
  634. SALTYDAWG

    6463XXXH rebuild

    This rod came from the east coast and was set up acid style. He wanted it stripped and rebuilt conventional with a Rail Dawg grip, only other instructions were colors red, purple with gold trim. I gave him a tiger and a variation of an olive branch I've been working on PS these super seeker...
  635. SALTYDAWG

    Mutant Spinner part deaux

    Just finished the 2nd mutant spinner with the triangular fore grip installed right side up this time LOL.
  636. SALTYDAWG

    Playing with olive branchs

    I've been experimenting and like some of the possibilities with multiple threads and alternating 1 and multiple threads
  637. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawg R&D on the Intrepid

    Thur. February 10, 2011: "THE RAIL DAWG" Salty Dawg," Bill Haven," has a new for-grip that replaces the soft Hypo on your Rail Rods. This system is ultra tuff and withstood the abuse of many big fish fought using the rail. The new grip didn't tear or hurt the rod in any way like the softer...
  638. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 2x4 Rail Dawg

    Another Rail Dawged 2x4 for Fishermans Landing Tackle, Dragon scales are PavBay magenta metallic trimmed in gold with gold pinstripe and a tuna photo wrap
  639. SALTYDAWG

    Alaska is hard on gear

    Just got a tube delivered today from Alaska, with a note asking if I could refurbish these:eyepoppin:eyepoppin
  640. SALTYDAWG

    Mutant spinner and major screw up

    Just finished this spinner/hybrid, Calstar 700XH, down locking Perfection seat Fugi SVSG guides and Neptune acid rollers and top with a triangle shaped fore grip. Copied a picture sent to me of a rod Scott Throop built, talked to Scott and he told me the exactt colors he used. Now for the fuck...
  641. SALTYDAWG

    Who sells Winthrop

    I need to put together a price for a customer that wants Winthrop rollers and a Winthrop adjusta butt, Their website dosent have any entries in the dealer section
  642. SALTYDAWG

    Red Rooster Rail dawg

    This one is going on the Red Rooster 111, it's a Seeker 6463 XXXXH, Fugi HBs, Pac Bay channel lock seat and 17in narrow Rail Dawg
  643. SALTYDAWG

    little help from one of you san diego guys

    I need to borrow a Stella 20000 spinning reel or equivalent for about 10 minutes to static test a hybrid spinning rod I'm building for a customer. It needs the exact size reel because it's a rod that goes from stripper guides (3) choked down to (4) neptune acid rollers, so static testing has to...
  644. SALTYDAWG

    I'll never throw back another AJ

    I caught and kept about a 40lb amberjack on my 12 day a couple weeks ago, I've caught them before and thrown them back, but had this one processed at 5 Star with the rest of my tuna and just thawed out and cooked a couple shoulder fillets tonight, HOLY CRAP! this stuff is freaking better than...
  645. SALTYDAWG

    770XXH Rail Dawg

    Just finished this one for Fisherman's Landing Tackle for display/sale at the Fred Hall show
  646. SALTYDAWG

    Hey Owen

    You OK dude? I just saw on the news that Australia is getting hit with the worst cyclone in over a hundred years, 190MPH winds, YIKES!!!!! Hope you guys are alright
  647. SALTYDAWG

    Super Seeker 2x4 Rail Dawg

    Just finished this Rail Dawg 2x4, Titanium turbos, 360 degree photo wrap tuna at gaff fitted with small diameter 17in Rail Dawg fore grip
  648. SALTYDAWG

    Old men vs wise ass kids

    This is too funny
  649. SALTYDAWG

    Another Rail Dawg

    Just finished this one thats going on the RP for some hardcore abuse, I'll try and get pictures after the season to show how durable Rail Dawgs are. I have one on the Intrepid as well.
  650. SALTYDAWG

    Graphite USA 703

    Just finished this for the heir of 5 Star Fish Processing, Charlie, this kid can be seen almost any day fishing the docks or riding his bike to the docks with his rod in a rod holder LOL and he's usually wearing a dirty old Saltydawg shirt. I decided since it was his birthday Mon. and the first...
  651. SALTYDAWG

    I'm OUTTA HERE!

    See you all in a couple weeks. Jumping on the Intrepid this morning for 12 days of tuna fishin fun, you all play nice while I'm gone:waglleybooty:
  652. SALTYDAWG

    First feather inlay.....

    ....and Terry Henson's crown is safe LOL This is a St Croix 2pc 4wt 8.5ft I got from Orca, its a really bitchen root beer brown color in the sun. I used some stuff I had that my gramps left me like the agate insert #12 and #10 stripper guides and a low profile nickel plated hook keeper (these...
  653. SALTYDAWG

    SJ 90F and I'm done for 3 weeks

    SIGH...... all done until I get back Jan 19th. Now I can make topshots etc for my trip. This is a Seeker SJ 90F Jigstick, cord grips and turkshead , some orange dragon scales and faux paua shell
  654. SALTYDAWG

    770XH Rail Dawg

    I built this last night for my 12 day trip next week, nothing fancy, black on black , black reel seat and Fugi HBSGs and the new and improved, slimmed down Rail Dawg fore grip. Amasing how fast you can twist out a rod with just 1 color and no trim bands at all 1 hour and 15 min total time into...
  655. SALTYDAWG

    Pimped out fish dragger

    Just finished this fish dragger, with some dragon scales, a dragon complete with red rinestone eyeball and some faux paua shell
  656. SALTYDAWG

    GUSA SW 65 XH

    Just whipped this one out for my insurance agent for fishing local yellowtail and albies
  657. SALTYDAWG

    Rail Dawg prototype rod complete

    Just finished the first rod with the patent pending Rail Dawg grip. Super Seeker 6463 XXXH. I used pewter metalic to match the pewter color Perfection reel seat because I had one laying around, first over wraps gold metalic and Fishwak nylon garnet over that with no CP so I got the candy apple...
  658. SALTYDAWG

    Christmas gift from my son

    My youngest son said he has trouble buying gifts for me because when I want something I go and buy it, so he never knows what I need. Well he's seen me taking pictures of my rods sitting on screws in the side of my shop. He built me this photo box that fits on my drying bench, lined with LED...
  659. SALTYDAWG

    Boating accident, OUCH!

    BOATING ACCIDENT ON AREA LAKE INJURES ONE - 12/21/10 Two brothers that went to Gillham Lake Saturday learned a lesson in low water safety when the boat they were riding in flipped over after hitting a submerged object in the water. The accident occurred at approximately 1:15 Saturday...
  660. SALTYDAWG

    Introducing Rail Dawg Grips

    I've been working on these for a while now and finally got them ready to start using. Patent pending and just received the trade mark papers today. These grips are for west coast rail style fishing, they are tougher and cheaper than cold shrink and I make them so the install just like a standard...
  661. SALTYDAWG

    Jig tosser

    My favorite jigstick blank, Seeker SJ 90F, cord grips, turks, braced ss boat guides. This is #4 in an 8 rod set, 4 more in this pattern next week and then I'm taking a break until I get back from my 12 day trip Jan 19:hali_ruahahaha:
  662. SALTYDAWG

    Red dragon scales and pinstripes

    Graphite USA URC 70H-F blank, plum colored from factory so I used red metalic and gold and a deep blood red madera. I had fun with this one, cause now I have a rack full of boring ones to build
  663. SALTYDAWG

    Looking for a Clemens rod support

    I know this is a long shot, but just maybe. I modified one of my rod supports on my clemens for working the tip area and now I'm short one support with wheels and I have some 9 & 10 footers coming up to build. Any body have one laying around???
  664. SALTYDAWG

    Draggin' Rod troller

    I needed a troller for my upcoming trip so I built this Graphite USA URS 60XXH green blank I had laying around, Did it up in green with a Jtrelikes dragon scale wrap in green, metallic magenta pinstriping and lettering and called it the "Draggin' Rod, get it? LOL
  665. SALTYDAWG

    7465XH Dragon scales

    Just finished this one for myself while waiting for back ordered guides on customer rods. Jtrelikes showed me the basics of his new Dragon Scales wrap and I incorporated it into some of my stuff. Underwater tuna photo wrap, dragon scales with some pinstriping
  666. SALTYDAWG

    Acouple more 770XXHs, Twins

    These are 2 of an 8 rod set, these 2 are Calstars 770XXH Now if I could get my #12 HBSG guides that are back ordered form every supply place in the country, I could finish the other 6
  667. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar 770XXH with tuna skull

    Another 770XXH Fugi HBSGs and a new twist to my skin wraps. I got the idea from Doc when he said a squid skin wrap might look cool. I thought that would be cool and then thought a whole squid with the eyeball would be real cool. This customer wanted Raider colors and a tuna skin wrap, I told him...
  668. SALTYDAWG

    Stay away from the yellow label stuff

    Holy crap, I usually get up and take the dogs down to 7 11 and get a cup of coffee every morning and then come back and work on rods. This morning they hadnt made coffee yet and there was only a pot of the yellow label "Ginseng enhanced" stuff, so rather than wait I filled my 32oz cup up and...
  669. SALTYDAWG

    A couple done yesterday

    Did these yesterday while watching football, the Charger stopped being fun to work on mysteriously at about 2:00 :shithappens:
  670. SALTYDAWG

    Another 770XXH rail rod

    This sure is getting to be a popular rod, 4th one I've built this month and have 3 more to do before Christmas just waiting on back ordered guides
  671. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar 770XXH Rail Rod

    Just finished this one 770XXH Fugi HBSG guides, cold shrink for grip, Black and metalic copper tiger and wraps
  672. SALTYDAWG

    Calstar 7460 bent butt

    Nothing to special, black and gold, bent butt, wind on guides.
  673. SALTYDAWG

    Rainshadow 822.5 Calico wrap

    Here is the first Calico Bass skin wrap on a XSB822.5 spinner, minima real seat, split grips, Fugi SIC guides with new concept spacing, fun build, metalic gold fade into chestnut A thread was a PITA down at the tip end of this skinny little thing LOL
  674. SALTYDAWG

    Need blood doners

    I'm sure you've all heard about the catasrophic motorcyle accident last weekend,, where several members of the Saddletramps motorcycle club members (and personal friends of mine) were killed out in Ocotillo in a freak accident. several more are still in the hospital. I used to ride with the...
  675. SALTYDAWG

    Mini troller

    Built this mini for a serviceman in Japan, he wanted something like a whopper stopper. Cut down GUSA 65HP to 4.5 ft Gave him the wahoo skin wrap since he's the guy that gave me the close up images of fresh caught wahoo
  676. SALTYDAWG

    Saluki's Christmas rod

    I finished this one last week but couldnt post it until after the CBloodydecks Christmas party last night. Brandon (saluki) always dresses like Santa Claus at these parties and gives out gag gifts, well this year, the bloodydecks staff wanted to out "Gag" him and asked me to build the "gayest"...
  677. SALTYDAWG

    Couple Trulines

    Just finished these restorations, the green and gold one is an M 80 and the black and white one is a D 8
  678. SALTYDAWG

    Black Hole in action

    I cant wait to hook into a cow with this rod, here is a couple pics dead lifting 50lbs and it didnt come close to bottoming out
  679. SALTYDAWG

    2nd annual Saltydawg/Mark Fretwell Memorial 8 day

    Saltydawg Custom Rods/Mark Fretwell Memorial 2nd annual June 8 day trip on the Red Rooster Leave 6/16/2011, returns 6/24/2011 Price $2095. Contact Lee Palm Sportfishing 619-224-3857 or [email protected] This as always a great trip and will be a little different this year without Mark...
  680. SALTYDAWG

    "Black Hole" Cow Killer

    do to blanks being back ordered for customer rods I had a chance to build one for myself, for my upcoming 12 day trip. It's the legendary Black Hole nano technoligy blank, Alps seat, Fugi HBSG guides, and I did some new pinstripe patterns to incorporate with a "Trelikes branch" I chose the...
  681. SALTYDAWG

    Dodger weave rod complete

    Just finished the dodger weave with a tiger wrap and the customers color
  682. SALTYDAWG

    Colaboration rod

    TrelikesDawg Custom Rods LOL This is the rod the All Outdoors Radio gave away that Me and Jim Trelikes calaborated on. Calstar 270 Jim did the guides with his marbeling and I did the butt wrap in my "Fauxbalone" and the decal and finish work