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"The thin blue line"


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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:16 PM

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"The thin blue line"- This one is a build for a soon to be retired police officer in NJ. He decided to buy himself a retirement gift so we did this one up with black wraps with a thin blue metallic accent, thin blue accents in the burl cork grip, a nice window style carbon fiber seat which goes along nicely with the theme of the rod, as well as his badge # near the grip.


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#2 mikechell

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:02 PM

Very nice!

And a fitting tribute to a life of service to the community.  You can pass along my deepest gratitude to him, and all Law Enforcement.


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#3 Piker20

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 06:00 PM

Is there a special reason for having the hook keeper on that section and not above the handle??
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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#4 steeldrifter

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:39 PM

Customer requested a 2nd hook keeper on that spot. he said he likes to break the rod down while still strung up and moving from spot to spot. Personally I don't think having a 2nd hook keep right there is going to make a difference, but customers gets what they want lol ;)


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#5 Dave G.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:04 AM

Looks great Steve ! What are the stats on the blank ?


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#6 mikechell

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:00 AM

I missed that hook keeper location !!!   That's my idea !!!

I wrap the leader around my reel and hook it to a guide up the rod.  That allows me to keep more line out for the next time I pick it up and start to use it.  Boat fishing mentality.

I want a keeper up there so I don't have to put the hook in a guide.


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#7 Piker20

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 12:34 PM

Umm, I do like the idea for breaking down the rod. Never seen that before though. As Mike, tends to be a guide that is used.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

Based Scottish Highlands. UK

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