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hey guys you all know i fish alot!!!!! just wanted to tell ya you need to stop by Mel-Bros tacklebox right below boone dam and give ole travis(fishhook) a holler....he is now building custom rods to your choice....he can make anything and i would put them against any GLOOMIS blank out there...he is using MHX blanks and they are very light and sensitive....just thought i would throw it out there and let you guys know about his custom rods before all these fishing shows start up here in the next few weeks... i have personally bought 2 of them and there is another guy on here (country) that has bought some and i bet you he would say for the money they are the best thing since sliced bread!!!!!!! so before you go and buy a custom rod from joes or someone else that is making them stop by Mel-Bros at boone dam and give ole travis's rods a look.....i think you will be very impressed!!!!!!! he makes them all from A-rig rods to shakey head rods to crappie poles!!!!!!!! great prices on them also!!!!!

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guys ol guy is not kidding these rods are truely amazing and I decided to give you some eye candy to prove it, I can feel the blades turning on a double willow leaf spinnerbait, and with a rig rod I set the hook on a bag of redman! check out the pics

 

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thanks for chime n in there country!!!!! they look as good as any rod i have ever seen or used!!!! im sure they gonna get a beat down the remaining part of this winter and this spring.....ole trav  makes on heck of a rod in my opionion!!!!!!! i have bought custom rods from several people over tha yrs and these have to be some of the best i ever bought

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Brian, how much are we talking for a spinning rod?  I've got one in mind I'd like to have...

 

As for Burns, I went to a fishing show a few years back and was talking to him about a rod.  Told him I didnt have the money with me to buy today and he blew me off like cut grass on my driveway.  Guess he didnt know that I was serious and would have put a check in the mail the next day....guess he'll never know.....

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Why on earth would you buy a new rod Dale? You using them for decoration in your living room? :D

LOL...yea, I still find time to pitch jigs to coffee cans.  Look dude, kids take time (if your a dedicated father) and I enjoy it.  One day, they will be older and I'll have more time to fish again.  Right now, I'm doing right be them and attending every thing they are a part of.  I don't want parenting regrets.  The fish will still be around....I have most of them trained anyways....

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LOL...yea, I still find time to pitch jigs to coffee cans.  Look dude, kids take time (if your a dedicated father) and I enjoy it.  One day, they will be older and I'll have more time to fish again.  Right now, I'm doing right be them and attending every thing they are a part of.  I don't want parenting regrets.  The fish will still be around....I have most of them trained anyways....

That's the way it ought to be and the way I try and do it !!!!!!!!! Great Job

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Brian, how much are we talking for a spinning rod?  I've got one in mind I'd like to have...

 

As for Burns, I went to a fishing show a few years back and was talking to him about a rod.  Told him I didnt have the money with me to buy today and he blew me off like cut grass on my driveway.  Guess he didnt know that I was serious and would have put a check in the mail the next day....guess he'll never know.....

i am sure you know there are so many diff rods,lengths,handles and guides you probably need to call travis @ 341-5409 and tell him what you are lookin for

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:21ltk5w: im telling ya guys i have about 6 or 7 joe burns rods and travis's rods are a better feeling rod....i just bought number 3 today.....dale like country said there is so much you can do with a rod....im sure whatever you have in mind travis can build it..... he is building alot of 7-2 and 7ft damiki spinning rods right now...7-2 med light and 7 ft med...... that 7 ft med is what i bought today and it will be a all around rod with many uses...could be used for a damiki, drop-shot, small crank like a bandit, small jig and and shakey head..... dale just stop by his shop there at the old kennys tackle shop and tell him what you want....im sure he can build it....many different reels seats like graphite handles like the old tennessee handles and etc...im telling ya guys i would put these on the market with a GLOOMIS any day of the week.....and i think they are twice as good as Joe burns rods.....just my opionion.... i know the blanks are alot better that he uses...joe use to use rainshadow blanks and travis is using MHX blanks.....most of his rods are running around 100 bucks...but i think that all depends on what type stuff you get on them...they are higher priced handles, reel seats, guides and etc.....but for the money i dont think you will beat these rods anywere!!!!!!!!! :21ltk5w:  and i also know if you want one he can make it pretty quick too...he is making 2 or 3 about everyday........i say get um while there hot boys cause i bet cha in a month or 2 there will be a waiting list for um!!!!!!!

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for myself a custom rod was never anything i wanted! the reasons were i felt you were buying something in a grab bag, could not see or feel, use it, but when running into these by knowing travis and being able to look at rod from raw stage to watch it being built changed everything, i basically replaced almost all of my rods at 1/3 of the cost of a g loomis, i personally like the g loomis classic full cork, lite and sensitive like no others and the mag bass series rods are right around 300 plus or minus

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well boys like i said you better get um while there hot!!!!!! i have heard some great things about travis and his rods..... i also heard something else about them thats why i say you better get um now while the getting is good!!!! they may be very hard to get soon....hearing ole travis may be moving on up in the rod building world!!!! i think his future is looking very good in tha rod building buissness!!!!!! stop by and give im a look i bet you will want one or 2 or heck maybe a half dozen!!!!!

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trying to figure out what your looking for in a rod for a particular technique can be a time and money consuming proposition. a little time spent talking to custom rod builder can shorten the process. with off the self rods, there are usually a suggested technique labeled on the rod. this is a great starting point to find the feel your looking for, but personal preference is huge when it comes to rods. having a rod with the right feel for YOU will build a lot of confidence. i think this kind of confidence will help you catch more fish. there's a lot of situations where custom rods can excel over off the self rods. your level of feel(bite detection), how hard you set the hook, or how you fight and land fish, are all things that can be considered in how you want you a rod to preform. also the aesthetics of a rod are important to a lot of guys. it might just be mental, but if a rod looks good too....well that can't hurt, can it? the word "custom" sometimes makes folks think they're expensive, but often customs are actually cheaper than comparable off the self rods. having a rod built for you with your preferences and tendencies in mind will be much more useful than going thru 3 or 4 rods over as many years trying to figure out what you want, and will save money over the long term. sounds like travis( I've only met him once, but seemed like a good guy) is building some nice rods. you might save yourself some time, money and frustration by giving him or some other good rod builder a call.  just my :2cents: 

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trying to figure out what your looking for in a rod for a particular technique can be a time and money consuming proposition. a little time spent talking to custom rod builder can shorten the process. with off the self rods, there are usually a suggested technique labeled on the rod. this is a great starting point to find the feel your looking for, but personal preference is huge when it comes to rods. having a rod with the right feel for YOU will build a lot of confidence. i think this kind of confidence will help you catch more fish. there's a lot of situations where custom rods can excel over off the self rods. your level of feel(bite detection), how hard you set the hook, or how you fight and land fish, are all things that can be considered in how you want you a rod to preform. also the aesthetics of a rod are important to a lot of guys. it might just be mental, but if a rod looks good too....well that can't hurt, can it? the word "custom" sometimes makes folks think they're expensive, but often customs are actually cheaper than comparable off the self rods. having a rod built for you with your preferences and tendencies in mind will be much more useful than going thru 3 or 4 rods over as many years trying to figure out what you want, and will save money over the long term. sounds like travis( I've only met him once, but seemed like a good guy) is building some nice rods. you might save yourself some time, money and frustration by giving him or some other good rod builder a call.  just my :2cents:

indeed he is building a good rod...i would compare them with a GLoomis..... in fact the numbers on tha blanks are the same as a GLoomis...as in 844 which means its a 84 inches and a 4 power... which is a 7ft heavy action...so if you have a rod you really like he can match it..... i know i have bought 3 in the past month and i intend to buy more of them when i can afford to get them.... prices range from 100 bucks up....depends on what you want on them as far as guides, handles and etc....he makes a mean spinning rod with the handle like a old tennessee handle....its a fiberglass composite and feels awesome!!!!! everyone needs to check them out before buying another rod...

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The blanks he is using are MHX blanks and you can look them up on the net under www.mhxfishing.com they come with a lifetime warranty and it doesnt cost you much at all to replace the blanks if they break....like i said check um out and see what you like....if you have an idea talk to travis about them and im sure he can make whatever you want....he can even build a rod with the handles like a cashion rod... look and feel awesome...in my opinion better built because they arent built in bulk.... he builds um one at a time!!!!! just like ranger boats......NOW THATS HOW LEGENDS ARE MADE!!!!!

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