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General Bass Fishing Discussion => Rods, Reels and Fishing Line => Topic started by: LgMouthGambler on August 27, 2014, 07:36:51 PM

Title: Here is what's gonna be planted on my soon to be LSCR.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 27, 2014, 07:36:51 PM
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HawgTech finesse handle, HawgTech drag star and tension knob. Abec 5s, and Carbontex drag.
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 27, 2014, 07:37:15 PM
And she's getting a good cleaning now.
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Post by: Donald Garner on August 27, 2014, 08:46:43 PM
That ought to do the trick.  Make sure you take some pics of your LSCR and post them. 
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 27, 2014, 09:19:39 PM
Absolutely!
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Post by: MCS on August 27, 2014, 09:56:46 PM
How longs it gonna take to make? Eta?
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 28, 2014, 05:04:16 AM
Around a month. He has a few to finish first.
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Post by: MCS on August 28, 2014, 07:01:50 AM
Around a month. He has a few to finish first.

Thats not bad.....shoot you order one online and your lucky to get it in 7 business days  lo
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 29, 2014, 06:03:06 AM
She has been completely cleaned and lubed. Now to ship her off for fitting and matching. I'm gonna miss her while she is gone. I know she is in good hands.
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Post by: earldogg on August 29, 2014, 12:37:55 PM
Everytime I see you guys with these sooped up shimano's I say to myself,  "I got to get me one of those". Cant wait to see the new rig.
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 30, 2014, 01:18:07 PM
The 50E series is just unreal. It's been a long time coming for this reel
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Post by: Lee Smith on August 30, 2014, 01:24:00 PM
Can't wait to get that perty thang here, , , I been needin a new HOTROD reel  lo  ;)
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 30, 2014, 03:03:12 PM
Oh crap. That's it, he is gonna fall in love with that reel when he gets it in his hands. Lol
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on September 01, 2014, 06:27:25 PM
I will say that some of the pictures that I have received from Lee have got me tingling over the build. I believe that next week I am going to order some gold anodized sideplate screws for the CU50 from HedgeHog Studios.  ~shhh Dont tell the Wife.  ~shade
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Post by: MCS on September 01, 2014, 07:41:26 PM

I will say that some of the pictures that I have received from Lee have got me tingling over the build. I believe that next week I am going to order some gold anodized sideplate screws for the CU50 from HedgeHog Studios.  ~shhh Dont tell the Wife.  ~shade

U can get more than just screws :D  ;)
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on September 01, 2014, 07:42:58 PM
U can get more than just screws :D  ;)

Yeah, I know. I'm gonna get the Pawl cap too. Will be like $20 for all of it. That's pretty much it. The rest of the dress up stuff I got from Mike at HawgTech.
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Post by: FlatsNBay on September 02, 2014, 06:01:13 AM
You need to get some gold spinning rims for your boat trailer too!   :-*  Then you would be stylin!!   ~roflmao Just kidding! Looks great LMG.
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Post by: West6550 on September 02, 2014, 07:43:17 AM
You need to get some gold spinning rims for your boat trailer too!   :-*  Then you would be stylin!!   ~roflmao Just kidding! Looks great LMG.
Right lol not bad for a Shimano..
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on September 02, 2014, 07:53:59 AM
You need to get some gold spinning rims for your boat trailer too!   :-*  Then you would be stylin!!   ~roflmao Just kidding! Looks great LMG.

They spinnin dawg, they spinnin!!!!!  lo
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Post by: Canesfan on September 02, 2014, 11:50:51 AM
You need to get some gold spinning rims for your boat trailer too!   :-*  Then you would be stylin!!   ~roflmao Just kidding! Looks great LMG.

Don't tempt him.  Next thing you know he'll be wearing his pants down below his arse.
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Post by: Pz3 on September 02, 2014, 12:40:02 PM
Don't tempt him.  Next thing you know he'll be wearing his pants down below his arse.
With a huge gold chain around his neck and a 5lb gold bass pendant.
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Post by: MCS on September 02, 2014, 12:43:15 PM
With a huge gold chain around his neck and a 5lb gold bass pendant.

He already has that LOL.....No seriously he does
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on September 02, 2014, 12:50:38 PM
He already has that LOL.....No seriously he does

I do have the Bass charm, but mine is silver, lol.
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Post by: Pz3 on September 02, 2014, 12:53:05 PM
Im sooooo not suprised lol.
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on September 05, 2014, 08:11:26 AM
Placed the order with HedgeHog Studio. Got me some gold screws and pawl cap for the CU50. Also, placed an order for blue screws, pawl cap, and line guide rail screw for the Zillion Coastal.
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on September 08, 2014, 06:14:39 AM
Lee has been keeping me plenty updated with the different ideas and options he has come up with. It's amazing how he works. The things he has shown me so far are really neat. I'm even more thrilled knowing this is going to come out better than I expected.
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Post by: Lee Smith on September 08, 2014, 07:36:31 AM
You never knew there was so much bling to put on a rod huh?   lo
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on September 08, 2014, 09:09:33 AM
No....lol. Its amazing!!
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on September 29, 2014, 09:40:30 AM
The rod is coming together, and with the pics he has sent me in the finishing process has me all tingly. I will not spoil until I have the rod in my hands. Then you guys get to see the finished product.
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Post by: Donald Garner on September 29, 2014, 10:21:32 AM
He builds a great rod.  Nothing like them on the market.
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Post by: Bigwrench on September 29, 2014, 10:23:09 AM
Absolutely a great rod builder. I need to get him to make me another one for Cranks soon.
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Post by: bobsquatch13 on September 29, 2014, 04:05:41 PM
Be really interested in seeing yours. Lee is in preliminary stages on a 7' 6" heavy powered spinning rod for me, when he finish's yours and any others ahead of me. Spinning rods with that kind of power, 12 -25# line - I use only 16# Sunline Sniper FC, hard to almost impossible to find at the retail level.
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Post by: Pferox on September 30, 2014, 08:07:55 AM
Be really interested in seeing yours. Lee is in preliminary stages on a 7' 6" heavy powered spinning rod for me, when he finish's yours and any others ahead of me. Spinning rods with that kind of power, 12 -25# line - I use only 16# Sunline Sniper FC, hard to almost impossible to find at the retail level.

That is definitely a salt rod, some times you can find them in the mom pop tackle shops, but it is getting rarer and rarer.  I have heard that a couple of Texas tackle companies make them off and on. That style there with a moderate to parabolic action is actually my favorite rod. 

I know Lee will definitely build you one better than any one you can get off the shelf, the best rod builder around.

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Post by: bobsquatch13 on September 30, 2014, 11:57:49 AM
The rod will be used strictly for large mouth bass in the Calif. Delta tidal waters where at least half my fishing is in very heavy weeds, hyacinth and behind tall heavy tulle's. I have some fish over 10# in the Delta with numerous 5# plus and when caught in that heavy stuff need power to get heads up and out. I don't like "broomsticks" though and don't believe this will be that way. I have had casting rods with exact power that work well, I just much prefer spinning rigs for this as I do for everything I can get away with. The blank is from a casting rod blank being made into a spinning rod, as designed spinning blanks just don't have the power I need. Extra fast action is my preference but fast action best I can get with the blank I want. Those heads have to come up fast if you want to get the big ones out of the tulle's, any delay and they will bury themselves in the heavy stuff.
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Post by: Pferox on October 01, 2014, 06:39:24 AM
The rod will be used strictly for large mouth bass in the Calif. Delta tidal waters where at least half my fishing is in very heavy weeds, hyacinth and behind tall heavy tulle's. I have some fish over 10# in the Delta with numerous 5# plus and when caught in that heavy stuff need power to get heads up and out. I don't like "broomsticks" though and don't believe this will be that way. I have had casting rods with exact power that work well, I just much prefer spinning rigs for this as I do for everything I can get away with. The blank is from a casting rod blank being made into a spinning rod, as designed spinning blanks just don't have the power I need. Extra fast action is my preference but fast action best I can get with the blank I want. Those heads have to come up fast if you want to get the big ones out of the tulle's, any delay and they will bury themselves in the heavy stuff.

That makes sense, I don't see much heavy grass any more, just piers and shell beds.
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 01, 2014, 09:51:23 AM
A little birdie told me that the rod is on its way.  ~c~
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 01, 2014, 10:34:48 AM
Just received the reel today. Tonight I will go home and put the gold pawl cap and screws on it. The rod is set to arrive tomorrow.  ~bb
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Post by: steve76 on October 01, 2014, 11:31:11 AM
 I am looking forward to seeing the combo.
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 01, 2014, 06:33:22 PM
The screws and Pawl cap are on. Bring on the rod!
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Post by: Bud Kennedy on October 01, 2014, 06:39:01 PM
You Be Pimpin'
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 02, 2014, 09:29:14 AM
I just got the rod........im speechless........ :shocking:
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Post by: steve76 on October 02, 2014, 09:45:06 AM
 Let's see that baby! Hang on I need to get my sunglasses for the bling.
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Post by: West6550 on October 02, 2014, 12:16:38 PM
Let's see that baby! Hang on I need to get my sunglasses for the bling.
He's been taking pictures but the camera won't capture the blinding awesome!! Lol
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Post by: MCS on October 02, 2014, 12:19:03 PM
He's been taking pictures but the camera won't capture the blinding awesome!! Lol

It did a pretty good job on that reel  ~sun  8) LOL Maybe LMG should turn off the flash  ;PHO)
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 02, 2014, 12:53:04 PM
I was trying to take some pictures here at work, but the lighting sucks. Really need some good sunlight to make this amazingness show. Im a little busy at work, and tonight I am going out to the Funky Budha Brewery for my Birthday. Yall are gonna have to wait till tomorrow. Sorry >:D
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Post by: MCS on October 02, 2014, 12:54:20 PM
I was trying to take some pictures here at work, but the lighting sucks. Really need some good sunlight to make this amazingness show. Im a little busy at work, and tonight I am going out to the Funky Budha Brewery for my Birthday. Yall are gonna have to wait till tomorrow. Sorry >:D

So you do drink better stuff that PBR and Natty light  ~beer~
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 02, 2014, 01:52:56 PM
So you do drink better stuff that PBR and Natty light  ~beer~

Florida Swamp Beer.
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Post by: MCS on October 02, 2014, 02:01:59 PM
Florida Swamp Beer.

Nice. Enjoy
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 05, 2014, 09:49:48 PM
Y'all have been asking for pictures, well here is a few. A full review is to come. I just want a bit more time on the water with it. I will tell you that I am not disappointed at all.
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Post by: Pferox on October 06, 2014, 06:59:00 AM
Beautiful rod, Lee did a fantastic job there.
I like the confederate fish, nice touch.
Where is that red line you were using?  It would look good on that rod, OK, maybe a little Christmassy, but heck.
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Post by: MCS on October 06, 2014, 07:52:41 AM
cool, colors match really well.
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Post by: Lee Smith on October 06, 2014, 08:04:11 AM
Glad you like it Mat!  ~c~  Enjoy for years, and it was an honor to build it for you!!  ;D
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Post by: MCS on October 06, 2014, 08:10:00 AM
So what's the blank? and stats? All I know is 7'
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Post by: Lee Smith on October 06, 2014, 08:25:59 AM
So what's the blank? and stats? All I know is 7'

Phenix Ultra MBX, 7' MH fast, balanced internally.
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Post by: steve76 on October 06, 2014, 08:44:07 AM
 Great job Lee! Enjoy the new rod LgMouthGambler, that thing is killer with that Curado on there.
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 06, 2014, 06:12:32 PM
Took the rig out in the canal behind the house. Threw lizards and speed worms with it. Fished the lizards on the bottom and through the grass to get some feel. Also, buzzed the speed worms across the top of the water. Managed a few decent fish. One smacked the speed worm in watermelon.
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Post by: Donald Garner on October 06, 2014, 07:06:50 PM
Congrats on getting a LSCR  ~c~  It looks great  ~shade
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Post by: Lee Smith on October 06, 2014, 07:54:45 PM
How wuz the feel?  Always wonder about that on my end  lo
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 06, 2014, 08:04:34 PM
How wuz the feel?  Always wonder about that on my end  lo

Sorry Lee, that won't be given away till the full review comes out. I plan on fishing Saturday after work with this one rig only. Want to work a few different lures on it. Then, oh yes, then, the true awesomeness will be given in print.
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Post by: Lee Smith on October 07, 2014, 05:22:34 AM
 lo Keep a man on his toes  ~roflmao
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Post by: Bassinlou on October 07, 2014, 02:32:53 PM
I am witness!! Lee my compliments on such a beautiful rod. All I can say is that LMG really love this thing. He threw for a while on Sunday during our Kissimee Classic. All I would here behind me is " I love this... I love that.... LOL. Was about to say to get a room already!!  ~roflmao
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Post by: West6550 on October 07, 2014, 07:43:48 PM
Beautiful rod dor sure and very detailed.  If it fishes half as good as it looks its awesome at minimum.
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Post by: Lee Smith on October 08, 2014, 05:23:05 AM
Thanks guys, I sure hope if fishes better than it looks, that's the TRUE end goal!  ;D
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Post by: H8R on October 08, 2014, 09:28:18 AM
Nice man! Looks good!
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Post by: ed-disabled-veteran on October 17, 2014, 05:18:37 PM
Man, that is awesome.  Love the colors on that rod and the Confederate fish would have all mu redneck buds drool'n.

You give me something to shoot for after I get my boat in a couple years.  Nice...  Right now I just need to find someone reliable that can rebuild/repair mine and my dad's old 20 year old Lew's reels.  I took them apart and cleaned em up but they still are not working right.  One keeps slipping when you turn the handle after casting and the other just does not cast as smooth as it sbould.  They also need new drags and I am sure the bearings and maybe some gears might need replacing.

Anyway, very nice setup there...
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Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 06, 2015, 08:03:39 PM
Some updates for the Curado. Got a Core50mg7 gear set and some ZR Hitobi bearings. Just to add some spice to it. Gonna cast a little farther and reel in a little faster.
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Post by: Batson-Brands on October 07, 2015, 01:38:34 PM
Very nice rod!! Lee builds amazing rods!
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Post by: Lipripper on October 07, 2015, 04:18:34 PM
Very nice rod!! Lee builds amazing rods!
I haven't got one yet but I will by the time our hard water is gone next spring. ;D