Deep drop swordfish rod for Codzilla

The American Tackle Company

JTrelikes

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  • Oct 3, 2006
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    Second of the two new rods for Rick Maxa of Fisherman's Landing Tackle.......this one is a deep drop swordfish rod. Built this one on a Calstar BTG6465XXH on a Winthrop "Adjustabutt", with Fuji HBSG silicone carbide guides. This one has his more traditional color combination, but we flopped the color sequence around with the gold for the top wraps. Squeezed in a little Throop Tiger / STTW action between the first two guides with a swordy decal over the top.

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    miaf

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    I see that guys here on the west coast building deep drop rods, don’t use a swing tip guide. Is that by choice or is the swing tip just hard to get out here?
     
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    JTrelikes

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  • Oct 3, 2006
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    4,790
    Lakeside, CA
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    Jim Trelikes
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    Bubba Jean 28
    I always keep a couple of the Alps roller pivot tops in stock, but don't get asked for them very often.....
     
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