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Found 26 results

  1. Probably a long shot.. Looking to see if anyone has a used 10ft cts baycaster 2-4oz 1 piece rod or any info on how I might be able to find a blank would be much appreciated.. Thanks in advance.
  2. As the title states, looking for a rod between 9’6-10’6. My main rods were all blown apart by my tonneau cover breaking free and blowing them up in the rack the other night. My preference is the odm NXE-105 but I’d go as long as the NXE-116 for the right deal. Can pick up in the philly, Delaware, jersey areas. Let me know what ya got - tight lines
  3. Looking to buy 9-10 foot CTS rods - surf and jetty, bay caster, vapor trail, etc looking for lightly used to new condition rods, will pay above acv for the right rod. Philly/ jersey /New York area or willing to ship. Broke a few rods - help me out.
  4. I just picked up a VS250—thanks to HusonFirst! Now I need a rod for it. This is my bigger water and Montauk combo but it be nice to still be able to throw 1oz BTs and smaller swimmers if needed. Looking for a Lami GSB 132m or 120m with newer style guides. Open to 132L too. Also open to other rods: Legends, Avids, CTS, etc. Would like to pick it up this week. Heading to Montauk on Thursday night. Can pick up in PA, NJ, and Long Island.
  5. Looking to see what is available. Fast action, need something to throw down to 1.5 oz on occasion for Tarpon, etc. but need enough backbone for around bridges. Probably something in the 3-8 range that can handle around 25-30 lbs. of drag. CTS S8, jigster, nano, rh customs. Shipped to Philadelphia or meet up. Not trying to go above $350. Rod must be in good/great condition.
  6. Built by CMS Tackle. Spinning. Lightly used. Very minor blemishes. Still looks fantastic. It was 12ft. Cut a foot off the butt. Now it’s 11ft. Cobalt Blue blank. Rated 3-6oz. Will cast 1oz SP Minnows nicely. 4oz will go very far. Has Fuji K guides, x-flock grip, Fuji reel, Red/blue/silver dec wraps. 24inch butt to reel stem. $200 pickup SE MA
  7. ISO 2 piece vapor trail. 11’ 3-6. funky custom colors welcomed. cash Paypal (Or trades) meet up in jersey/philly
  8. Bought this rod and reel over the winter with cabin fever in anticipation for warmer weather. Threw a few bloodworms with it and that was it, it wasn’t the only winter purchase and just don't have much of a need for it and could use the money to put towards a work truck. $450 OBO
  9. I note, on the CTS site, that CTS' heavy surf rods are available with a choice of either a 50/50 split or a 70/30 split. Ksong has mentioned that BH's chief designer feels that 70/30 splits are stronger. Is there a consensus here on this? Assuming that you're talking of a Heaver-ish rod, like the 1306 I was looking at, is there a real gain in strength by choosing a blank with a 70/30 split?
  10. Cts

    Question on CTS blank. ? I want buy some cts blank cts s7 11’ , 2 pieces 2 -4 oz. just wonder rh customtackle still sale it. Or where I can buy it, Thanks
  11. I started this build for a buddy of mine. It’s a 12’ CTS vaportrail 3-6oz he will be using at the canal and surrounding areas. Here are are some pictures for now. Just got done doing the underwrap today. Layout will go rv25-rv16-kw10m-kw8 kw8 x how ever many to the tip top. Tip top used is a Fuji KG ring 8
  12. Electric Pink CTS Vapor Trail 11', rated 3 - 6, carbon fiber seat, 25 1/2" butt to stem, like new to mint condition. $475 picked up cash Ocean County NJ, add $30 for shipping and PP fees.
  13. Here is a recent build I just finished today for a client. 11’ cts vaportrail 4-8oz using KLH single foot titanium torzite guides. Sorry if some photos came out not as nice.
  14. Anyone know how i can get my hands on a CTS blank preferably a heavier one i can use to throw big plugs like GRS and trolling style lures. Ive tried the website but the biggest 11ft blank they had only throws 3-6 oz plugs
  15. CTS 9’ Surf and Jetty CB903-1, 2-4oz. I’ve had this for 4 years I believe. Had a spill with it first season. Pics show scratches on blank and dings in resin. Fortunately limited to the area near the label and no structural damage. Outside of that rod is in great shape. Been used over the past few years plugging the beaches and the canal. Fast action for sure and a ton of backbone for a 9’er. $170 cash pick up/meet up in MA. I live on the South Shore and head to central MA frequently. Could also head to canal area or Bristol Cohnty.
  16. Looking to buy a lightly used, quality 9ft rod. CTS custom or surf and jetty would be my first choice, but I am willing to see any other quality rods that may be available. Looking for a more moderate action 9ft rod with a rating somewhere close to 1/2- 2, or 1-3. Trying to get away from fast action rods like TFO and st Croix. After getting used to my vapor trail its been hard to go back to a real stiff rod. Will be paired with a VS 150. I live in the philly/NJ area.
  17. Looking for a quality inshore rod , 7 - 8ft to pair with a new Stradic Ci4 4000. Anything for sale? Looking for something with a moderate action rated .5- 2oz or so. Mostly throwing smaller metals and lighter jigs. Would be willing to trade plugs for it as well.
  18. 9' 1pc. rated 2-4oz. (CB903-1) Fished a few times this spring pretty close to mint condition $325 local pickup
  19. Going to redo my CTS CB901-2 rod. Originally it's built using KL guides, but riding in the trunk proof too much for the KL guides, a few of the guides are loose, including the stripper guide. I want to rewrap the rod with more better, more durable guides. The reel on this rod will be a shimano stradic FJ 5K with 20lb braided line with lure weighting in 2oz or less. I am thinking KW for first one or two guides and maybe step down to micros. I have also hear good thing about the new KLH guides, are they more durable and perform better than the KL guides? I am also thinking the brand new RV guides, love the design, only thing negative is the price at this point. One to two RV guide seems to cost more than the entire guide train. Need some ideas from the FUJI gurus. Thanks.
  20. I'm looking to buy a surf rod mostly for beach fishing rated from 1/2 to 3 oz. I have a slight shoulder problem so would highly prefer a lighter rod. Please post price and pictures of the rod. And 2 piece only, I don't have a space to store a 1 piece rod.
  21. Looking for a Vapor Trail 11' 3-6 oz. Please let me know if someone is looking to part with theirs.
  22. For Sale (no offers or trades) Used a handful of times New-never casted 50lb Sufix 832 Offshore knob Single pick up bailless NO box or bag (Hunter Reel Bag can be added for an additional cost) See pictures for cosmetic condition it's a 9/10 in my eyes! $750 Buyer pays Shipping/Insurance and PayPal fee. First "I'll take it" gets it. Thank you!
  23. Hey Everyone, Have read through several older threads pertaining to Century Slingshots and have a couple of very specific questions that I was unable to find answers to. I've fished the SS1265 and love the rod, but felt I was a little bit under-gunned trying to turn a larger size fish in current. Was in MA at the time and definitely wondered if life would have been more difficult at home in a boulder field. What I'd like to do is move from a rod with medium power (ss1265 is rated 12 - 20# line, 1 - 3.5oz lure) to something mh rated 15 - 30# like the SS1267, BUT hopefully without losing the ability to throw very light bucktails. I throw a lot of 3/4 and 1oz jigs and think that I'm able to stay hooked up sometimes for this reason, so ideally I'd be able to find a rod that has a little more backbone than the 1265, like the 1267, that's especially able to handle the low end of (or slightly below) its weight rating well. Obviously the "correct" solution is to have multiple rods for these two purposes, but I'm wondering what would be the bigger reach, so to speak, trying to throw 3/4 - 1oz with a 1267, or trying to turn a ~30# fish in current with a 1265? Alternatively, is there another rod like a Vapor Trail or S8 that you like for throwing light weights especially well? I've heard that the 11' vapor trail rated 3-6 will throw down to 1oz very well and obviously the GSB 120 1l is an incerdibly popular all-around rod, although I've come to really appreciate the actions on the ss rods... Thanks!
  24. Hello all, I am a Northern California striper fisherman seeking any help that more experienced members can provide me regarding the purchase of a new (used) surf rod. I fish every day, but have only started fishing the surf consistently over the past two seasons. I wanted to list as much information about my preferences as possible below (hopefully you deem it informative and not a waste of your time). I have scoured the search function for information, but am hoping for any updated detail, so please bear with me. I am looking for a new 2-piece spinning surf rod, in the 10ft range. I currently fish a Loomis SUR1266C 1-5oz with a curado 300e (30lb.), and find the setup too heavy for my applications. This new rod will not be a niche rod, but will be an all-around surf/jetty rod. I understand the difference in parabolic (lami's, S8) vs zoned action rods (VT). I have casted with conventional rods all my life, both 7' ultralight outfits up to the Loomis as previously mentioned, so can cast with both full rotation or with quicker motions as need be. When surfcasting, I cast at a 30-45 degree angle (ever slightly more vertical than 45), and I stop my casts pointing at the direction of my cast. When fishing 6 hour and my shoulders are aching however, I do tend to shorten and whip my casts unless someone near me hooks up and gives me faith that there are some fish around. 90% of the rod's application will be fishing 1 oz SP minnows, 1 oz bucktails, and 1.5-2oz metal, and 2 3/8oz super strike little neck poppers. I am hoping to pair the rod with a VS150 or VS200 reel (also yet to be purchased) as the rod will be used in wet applications. I know I will be sacrificing some distance with the VS relative to other performance reels, but I am pounding the surf almost every day and I am tired of going through stradics. Our West Coast fish tend to be much smaller than your East Coast fish, but we treasure them nonetheless. Our fish average 5-12 lbs, with anything in the 15-20 lb range being a big fish, and anything above 20 pretty much making your season. I typically will spend 3-5 hour sessions casting a combination of 75% open surf and 25% precarious footing on a jetty. A great day is catching 2 fish. Double Digit fish days happen once or twice a year, and are rare. Casting distance is a consideration, not because the fish are biting deeper, but because it might allow me to cast from a little further back and thus save me from getting pounded by shorebreak. Admiited I'm not as die-hard I'm sure as many of you casting 100 times an hour for 12 hours straight, but I think I try as hard as most. Given all of the above, I believe I have narrowed my rod choices down to: Lami SSS10MS 2G (1-3) Lami Infinity (1-3) CTS S8 (1-3) CTS Vapor Trail (1-3) CTS Surf & Jetty (1-3) Unfortunately, I do not have the luxury of testing out a variety of rods (most certainly not the CTS), as most rod shops within 1.5 hour driving distance do not carry much in terms of surf rods. So in a lot of ways, I am essentially looking to bite the bullet and buy a rod based on the recommendation of my fellow anglers. The local shop did carry a 10'6 Loomis IMX (1264S) and St. Croix Avid and Mojo (3/4-4). I was unable to cast either of these rods, but held both in hand and still felt like they were all a bit too much rod for me. Also, if it means anything at all, I wish the butt on my 1266C was about 6" shorter, as I am only 5'7, but I would not say I am experienced enough to know any better. Budget is obviously always a consideration, and I am hoping to potentially find one of these rods used. I fish every day, and I do think my shoulders will thank me after a few seasons with a newer, lighter rod. I figure an extra $100 might be worth the wear and tear on my body? So with the above being said, could anyone with experience with any/all of the above comment on their experience? Would a VS150 be too light for any of the above rods (line capacity will likely not be an issue)? As some of you will probably say, I truly believe that I cannot go wrong with any of the above choices. And I'm sure many of you may say to have a long discussion with a reputable rod builder, and I do agree, but let's say for the sake of budget that I will likely ultimately end up buying something "off the rack" or hopefully "pre-owned". At any rate, given the high pricetag(s), I figure it best to at least do a little diligence and try to find the "theoretical" best stick possible for me, and hopefully lots of enjoyment (or less shoulder ache) for the next 20 years, especially when I may never have the luxury of actually comparing one to another in person. Many thanks in advanced, and tight lines to all.
  25. Announcing the 12th Annual Berkeley Striper Club Spring Catch & Release Striped Bass Tournament. This will be our second year in a Catch and Release format for this tournament and the 6th event that the BSC has run as a C&R tournament, dating back to 2011. We are excited to be holding this event again to support our club’s Fisheries Defense Fund. All of the profits generated through this C&R tournament go towards the BSC’s Fisheries Defense Fund which is designed to fund efforts that focus on effective management of striped bass, help provide a clean and productive habitat, and to protect important forage fish in the goal of enhancing our recreational fisheries. This past year we have made significant donations to Stripers Forever, The Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland, the Jersey Coast Anglers Association, Save Barnegat Bay and Monmouth University’s “Stripers for the Future” research, a study funded 100% by the BSC to assess the physiology of air exposed striped bass and develop recommendations of maximum time out of water for released fish. All told, we have donated over $38,000 in the past 11 years to organizations dedicated to the preservation of striped bass. Tournament dates run from May 29, 2015 to June 6, 2015. The awards ceremony will be June 7th at the Seaside Park Municipal Court Room starting at 2:00 and running to approximately 3:30. As we did last year, we will have two categories, one for surf, and one for boat. These are essentially run as two separate tournaments, so the surf caught fish are and boat caught fish are not competing against each other. As with last year, we will also have a grand prize that will be awarded by random drawing. You will not even have to enter a fish to win the grand prize. This year is a CTS 11’ Vapor Trail rod and Van Staal 200 X-Series reel, and a Pelican 45 quart cooler. We also have prizes for the surf and boat categories, generously donated from our sponsors such as Pelican, Tica, Stormr, Penn, Rh Custom Rods, Minn Kota, Grumpy’s Bait & Tackle, FiberStar, Superstrike Lures, Fisherman’s Supply, Daiwa, Kast, The Reel Seat, Tsunami, and many others. prize lists for both categories are below At the awards ceremony on Sunday, June 7th, we will be giving away over $10,000 in prizes. New this year, ONLINE REGISTRATION! No need to mail checks, show up at a weigh station to sign up, or chase down a tournament committee member anymore, though those will still be options to sign up if you so choose. To sign up online, you will need a PayPal account. Go to the link in our poster above. From that page click the “BSC C&R Spring Tournament” link and then follow the instructions on that page. Please make sure you read the tournament rules carefully, as they include instructions on how to submit a fish for the tournament. Thanks again for everyone's continued support. (Note to board admins, TimS gave his blessing for this post. Thanks Tim)