Billy 40

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About Billy 40

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    Building custom rods
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    Custom Rodbuilder/supplier, author of Decorative Wraps

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  1. now that you saved so much on that $2.50 rod, you can give it to a rodbuilder to refinish it for you for $300
  2. Triniron4 used his XC 733 for another big pool, this time $1500. He's also hit a $2500 and won a fishfinder, all using his Rodgeeks XC 733, 17-30# 3-10oz rating. Update on what I have left from this batch of rods: 733 black (3), red (1) 734 Black (1)
  3. located where?
  4. Truth is they are never going to be "perfect". THEre's always something else that could be done. YOu have to balance what is acceptable and is what is not. YOu cna be sure that each model will be similar in actiona dn power, and from teh lightest to heavier, there will be a step up in power which is almost identical. TEh models aren't goign to jump all over teh place, and the specs will match teh 7'3s. Trust me on this, nobody wants them in production more than Rodgeeks, and more than I do. $$ talks, but I do not want a subar product on teh market, I rather not come out with them. And Rodgeeks feels teh same way
  5. Will have hopefully the finial batch of prototypes tomorrow, been trying since last June. They will be ready whenever I say they are, no idea when that will be.
  6. THere are no compsoites that will throw such light lures, whih have teh power that these have to land big fish. I'm thinking PErmit, Snook, Tarpon, which are pically all graphite rods, the 730 I am hoping carves a niche out for those fisherman. Up here, blackfish jigging in shallow water, fluke jigs where you are not rapid fire bouncing, and up to 3oz bottom fishing, like porgy and sea bass. THrowing SP Minnows at Bass from a boat, Albies. WE'll see when they comeo ut what people use them for.
  7. Definitely do. Try this, and expect to get stuck if it's sticky, just don't pull hard and stick your sinker in teh bottom. When it's windy and current running normal, down teh boat - cast out and up current about 40-50'. WHen the sinker hits bottom, let out a rod length worth of line, then point your rod tip towards teh back of teh boat. THE sinker will be in front of you and out, but the line will enter the water 15' down the boat. Line watch, you'll see teh bites as the line jumps up into teh current (towards where the sinker is). WHen you get the right bites to swing at, you might need to turn teh handle a couple of times to catch up, or swing like a madman to catch up on all that belly. IT's an art doing this. I'm not sure I want to post this in public, but this is how I am succesful fishing in wind. And in general I always line watch, it's made me a much better fisherman. I rarely ever feel any bites on my rod tip, only when there is a small amount of current ad we are fishing straight up and down and I can't put a lot of belly in the line.
  8. What are you feeling for? Do you wait to feel a bite? Wanna become a better Blackfisherman? Learn how to line watch, especially when it's really windy. If I'm in the mood to get blown all day, I love fishing when it's windy, I tend to do really well if I can stay out of the cabin. Conversely, when the sun is in my face and I cant' see my line, like it was a couple of days this week - I have a hard time knowing when to swing.
  9. Yesterday was not nearly as bad as Thursday. I Wasn't out, my friends were. I had to get some rods done yesterday, MikeY's was one of them. Today was flat in teh morning, we surfboarded home in SW swell. Not lighting up tomorrow. In general. Just go. Every single chance you get. Eff teh weather. Obviosuly within reason, if it's NE 25 yeah sit home, even if they are wrong and it's nice out, it's reall ynot worth chancing it. But people puss out way too much. IT's Blackfishing, you are goign to get an ass kicking sometimes. I like it less and less, and I do not fish up i the bow much anymore. IT's not worth it to me to catch fish like I used to in cold/wind/bouncing.
  10. FAIL. IT was dead flat in teh morning, adn it built as the day progressed. Just go fishing every chance you get, seriously. They blow the forcast constantly, adn it's rarely as bad as you think it's going to be. CAnt catch from teh computer. HEre's my report from today, an 11 y/o and a woman first tim eblackfishing, along with 2 other teenagers and a schoolteacher and her husband - all first timers on a boat - they came today and didn't puss out. Fun time fishin today on the Ocean Eagle. Fish didn't bite too good, but a group from a private scool in Brooklyn St Ann's was there. I fished next to an 11 year old nad his Mom, taught them a few things - they only lost 1 sinker all day and the boy had 5 fish and 2 keepers. It amazes me that you an tll a woman and kid fishing for teh first time for Blackfish how to catch them and not waste $30 in rigs, but a "Seasoned" fisherman will not get it after years of repeatedly being taught the same thing and they repeatedly lose rigs and do not catch well.
  11. FAIL. IT was dead flat in teh morning, adn it built as the day progressed. Just go fishing every chance you get, seriously. They blow the forcast constantly, adn it's rarely as bad as you think it's going to be. CAnt catch from teh computer. HEre's my report from today, an 11 y/o and a woman first tim eblackfishing, along with 2 other teenagers and a schoolteacher and her husband - all first timers on a boat - they came today and didn't puss out. Fun time fishin today on the Ocean Eagle. Fish didn't bite too good, but a group from a private scool in Brooklyn St Ann's was there. I fished next to an 11 year old nad his Mom, taught them a few things - they only lost 1 sinker all day and the boy had 5 fish and 2 keepers. It amazes me that you an tll a woman and kid fishing for teh first time for Blackfish how to catch them and not waste $30 in rigs, but a "Seasoned" fisherman will not get it after years of repeatedly being taught the same thing and they repeatedly lose rigs and do not catch well.
  12. I'm glad you guys like these. I've had nothing buy positive feedback from everyone that uses them, and builds on them.Every aspect of them is ideal - teh action, tip, power, prices, color options, the company. There are more coming out that I think will be appealing for many types of fishing outside of this area, and I've got more plans for the future with ROdgeeks and XC blanks.
  13. I sell teh blanks and have them in stock, the 732 is $85, with neon Green it's $100. I'm taking orders now for my Spring builds now, I'll probably build 15-20 rods from basic to over the top. All my prices are listed on my website.
  14. multiple post sorry
  15. multiple post sorry