Welcome to 2017, y'all! I hope everyone had a good and safe New Year's celebration. I am looking forward to all the exciting things 2017 is going to bring to our shop. For starters, this year we will be offering ready-to-purchase rods in our on-line store. You can view our store at www.baldguyfishing.com/store. This blog gives you the specificiations and details of our first ready-to-purchase rod.
The backbone for this rod is built on the MB843, Mag Bass rod blank by MHX. The blank is 7', one (1) piece, medium-heavy power and fast action. It is rated for 10-17 pound line and 1/4 - 3/4 ounce lures. This MHX blank is made of multi modulus materials, which helps the rod have the ideal material in the best possible position in the blank. This MHX series of blanks is as much as 40% lighter and more sensitive than other graphite blanks of similar standards and quality. This blank is lightweight enough to fish all day and has the backbone to be a dependable fishing rod for years to come.
The handle needs of this custom rod are taken care of by the MHX WINNDRY® split grip fishing rod grips. These aren't your typical grips. No EVA foam or cork here, these are made with Winn's patented WINNDRY® polymer material. Professional and pro staff anglers were involved in the process of testing and providing feedback for the various prototypes, until the design was right. You will not be disappointed in these grips. They will provide a comfortable, tacky, anti-slip grip for all anglers and in any weather conditions mother nature throws your way. This will provide more control, especially when fighting fish, and will provide comfort that lasts all day.
The fishing reel will be held in place by the deluxe casting reel seat by American Tackle Company. These reel seats are manufactured to be extra sturdy and to have the durability to last a lifetime. We put our own Bald Guy Fishing® touch on this seat by blacking it out to streamline the design of the entire build and give it that cusom look. It was also given a coat of finish epoxy to provide the durability needed to help catch fish for the life of this rod.
The fishing line will be fed through CRB casting guides. This guide set is a concept style layout and the guide rings are press-fit into the frames. The frames are made of 316 stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance, strength and durability, and are coated black to match the aesthetics of this build.
Looking towards the aesthetic side of this build, we kept it simple and clean. For thread we chose black and green to match the MHX WINNDRY® grips. These colors look really sharp together and provide the perfect amount of contrast to really pop on the trim bands and guide wraps of this rod. For the lone dual foot guide we utilized an olive branch inlay in the center of the two guide feet and accentuated the wrap with a few single strands of contrasting thread. For the single foot running guides we chose a simple two-color guide wrap in black and green threads to keep with the color theme.
This rod was completely assembled and customized by hand at Bald Guy Fishing® and is ready to fish its new home waters. This rod can be yours for only $265 (price includes domestic shipping). There is only one so don't delay, order today and start fishing a custom.
May your lines be tight and your rods bent,
The Bald Guy