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kevin bogans custom poison rods

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Doesn't he wrap that on a Forecast blank??

 

That or gator glass I think. When Vince starts with "I HAD the FC 70 MH BUILT, I take that to mean that...well...he had it builtheadscratch.gif.. now I quit too.

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The fish poison blanks are one of my favorite togging blanks.

 

I wrap all my own rods, so I use oversized tip tops, which may look gaudy, but i never catch the top eye.

 

Kevin will build a rod to any spec's you want for the same price (except if parts are more expensive, then you shoulder the cost)

 

As for togging, i really like the 8' FISHPOISON, Medium power 15-25 rated e-glass. no problem fishing 12 ounces (no problem with the rod that is, i'm weak) and i've swung 8 pounders with that rod. Also a good cod, offshore seabass (what's that?) and even tuna jigging rod. Friggin thing is a horse.

 

word homies. everyone get the sand out of your panties and play nice.biggrin.gif

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I'm pretty sure those blanks he uses are from Batson Enterprises. I know he's a dealer for them.

 

I've been using their components and blanks for many years with no problems in both fresh and salt.

 

That's a great price for those rods. Those blanks won't disappoint.

 

I use both the 80ML and 80M quite frequently bottom fishing.

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Forecast is a Batson product.

 

I wrapped a fluke stick for a buddy 5 or 6 years ago on a Forecast blank. He beats on it a couple times a week all season long and loves it.

 

Not dissing Kevin or Batson.

 

I quit. cwm27.gif

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View PostExactly, so how are they labeled as a "custom" rod?headscratch.gif Not saying they're not a value at that price, but it's far from a true custom.

 

 

i cant believe someone thinks like i do....its a expensive, simple, non custume, glass rod,,production rod....headscratch.gif

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Each to their own...

 

as long as the rod is built right. Sounds to me this builder is flexible in making what you ask for.

 

Also, Capt Neil from NY builds on these forecast blanks too.

 

Personally i wouldn't use a tip top smaller than a ring size 10.

 

Fancy wraps and grip inlays look handsome and get lots of compliments for sure but don't catch fish. They do add a significant amount of $ to the rod cost with the labor involved.

 

Good luck in your quest.

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i fished with a gentlemen that had two 8 foot fishpoison blanks he wrapped him self, they looked to be working well for him, typical e-glass action, he was under the impression they were lami blanks. either way the looked ot ahve a medium/fast action.

 

on the other had a few other guys had some of bogans other rods both composite and graphite, nice builds nothing fancy but nicely finished and from the prices ive heard a great value.

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View PostI Google all of my knots, They def. go thru the guides better after you Google them !!

 

 

Being that you share DNA with MickRazz, nothing that you do to your knots comes as a surprise.

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You're not going to find a better rod for the money. Kevin has been doing this for many years and the rods he builds are based off of generations of fishing experience. If your knots are getting stuck in the guides of a rod he recommended for you, you're doing it wrong.

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View PostFancy wraps and grip inlays look handsome and get lots of compliments for sure but don't catch fish. They do add a significant amount of $ to the rod cost with the labor involved..

 

 

I try to avoid this stuff, but I just can't let it go.

 

When you build ona $20 blank, use Fuji guides @ $8 for a set, teh handle cost @ $15 - you can sell a rod for $175 > $132 in labor

 

When you use a $120 blank, use $40 Fuji guides, and $15 on the handle, $132 in labor = $307.

 

If I put a Dec WRap on a $175 base price rod, I would charge $150, putting the cost @ $325.

 

SO you could spend $325 and have a pretty wrap on a lower quality component rod, or spend $307 on a better quality component rod. I would much rather spend the significant amount of money more on a better blank and better guides which has no artwork.

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So,... is FishPoison a blank or just what Bogan's calls their finished rod?

Last I checked, Kevin Bogan's did not carry Lamiglas or Fuji products.

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