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#1 Rocco34520

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Posted October 30 2008 - 7:24 PM

I am thinking about making the investment of buying a custom rod. Who do you think makes the best custom rod today. I have heard alot about Al Goldberg.


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#2 WalkinTheDog

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Posted October 30 2008 - 7:27 PM

I dont know what makes a custom rod the best but ive got a bunch from Mike At M&D's and i love em. I know mant people here have gotten them from mike as well. I got one second hand that was built at CMS and they do a good job as well.



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Posted October 30 2008 - 7:47 PM

I've seen Mike's work and it is great. My first custom will be from him. Maybe Santa will be good to me.



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Posted October 30 2008 - 8:12 PM

I got one this past winter from Mike, and I love it. However, I believe he is no longer building rods



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Posted October 30 2008 - 8:21 PM

CMS make the bast around I got 12 - 14 anywhere from jigging rods to spinning and stand up tuna great bang for the buck. Stop in and see Eric or Charlie Great guys



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Posted October 30 2008 - 8:33 PM

I got one this past winter from Mike, and I love it. However, I believe he is no longer building rods

From what he told me he will be building this winter.



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Posted October 30 2008 - 8:36 PM

Al Goldberg is a fine builder--one of the best, if not the best. And he charges accordingly. Being that he's semi-retired, he can pick and choose. You don't hire Al to build a rod----you sort of commission him.


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#8 Rocco34520

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Posted October 30 2008 - 9:10 PM

Wheres CMS?

Yah i thinking im going to talk to Al and see. You have any idea on the price?


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Posted October 30 2008 - 9:27 PM

cms is in new bedford ma,best thing to do is wait for the shows in early spring and buy one there,I got mine a 1322 conventional 1 pc for around 308.00 with tax,pretty good I thought.matt



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Posted October 30 2008 - 9:27 PM

Wheres CMS?

Yah i thinking im going to talk to Al and see. You have any idea on the price?

CMS in in New Bedford,Ma



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Posted October 30 2008 - 9:57 PM

Wheres CMS?

Yah i thinking im going to talk to Al and see. You have any idea on the price?


Figure about double what you'd pay Mike or CMS---for starters Maybe more if he has to order the blank and pay for shipping.


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Posted October 31 2008 - 12:35 AM

I got a nice 10ft custom rod from Local Hooker Rods. They did a beautiful professional job at a great affordable price. They are based in Chatham and Falmouth. Check it out!

>>>http://www.striperso....d.php?t=592313<<<



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Posted October 31 2008 - 2:04 AM

I get all my rods from CMS excelent builders and very good people


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Posted October 31 2008 - 3:14 PM

I get all my rods from CMS excelent builders and very good people


Would you know the estimated price of rewrapping factory rods at CMS?



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Posted February 06 2009 - 2:16 PM

I got a nice 10ft custom rod from Local Hooker Rods. They did a beautiful professional job at a great affordable price. They are based in Chatham and Falmouth. Check it out!

>>>http://www.striperso....d.php?t=592313<<<

Pauley - Spring will be here soon nuff! Thanks for the compliment! Lot's going on. The ACID-WRAP rods have gotten a lot of attention, both in-shore and off-shore!


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