East Cape Anglers

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  1. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

    Location:
    Baja Sur, MX
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    Bill Burkett
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    22' Twin-Vee Catamaran POLE CAT
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    East Cape Anglers is a local fishing club and I built these two rods for the club to give as awards for a couple of their tournaments. Most of the members know me, but there's always new members that have just moved here, so I thought I'd donate a couple of rods to let them see what I do. Blanks are just Pac-Bay glass that my buddy brought down and most of the parts are stuff I had laying around, so I don't really have much invested. So, it's "almost free" advertising.

    The club holds 4 tournaments each year and the first is held the Friday before Mother's Day, with an Awards Brunch on Mother's Day. It's a ladies only tournament and the first rod is for the winning angler. So, I made a rod that a lady should like. I used a Rod Skinz graphic that is a faux abalone and topped that with an over-wrap, al a tiger, of Voodoo pearl to "lady" it up a bit.


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    The second rod is for their last tournament, which is held around Fourth of July, so the graphics on this one is Old Glory. I'll tell you later what I used, but for now -- any guesses?


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  2. JTrelikes

    JTrelikes I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Lakeside, CA
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    Jim Trelikes
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    Bubba Jean 28
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    Really beautiful work Bill! :)
     
  3. cmepen

    cmepen I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Chula Vista
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    Einar Lohner
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    Cabo Marine 226
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    Those are two killer builds! Beautiful!
     
  4. K. D.

    K. D. Member

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    Kerry Hansen
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    Really Nice!
     
  5. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known "Member"

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    Grant Darby
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    Which one?
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    Somebody(s) are going to be very happy. Sweet rods Bill.
     
  6. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    Calexico, Ca / BAJA,Mexico
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    Alex
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    Bill, Im in thinking to build me a budget 60# trolling rod for the Baja nort sea of cortez, no monsters over here as you know (gonzaga bay area).

    I was checking those PacBay glass blanks and looks good enough, the other option is a Rainshadow RCJB84H Eglass or the FSU60XH

    do you think there will be a noticiable difference on those blanks when used to deep drop loop fishing and mild trolling for YT and big Cabrillas?

    I was actually thinking on using the same guides and reel sea/ accesories on your "free" build
     
  7. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

    Location:
    Baja Sur, MX
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    Bill Burkett
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    Alex, For the kind of fishing we do on the Baja, glass rods are really all you need. I really can't advise you on the blanks you've mentioned, but they're all likely to work just fine for what you're doing. The blanks here were 6 foot models for trolling, you might want a 61/2 or 7 footer for yellowtail.
     
  8. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    Alex
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    thanks buddy, I will get a Eglass or solid glass them, composite rods are cool but if you are casting with them there is no difference, only in price

    saludos from San Felipe
     

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