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Gunsmoke said:
Well, if it isn't the world's second best fisherman.

Who's second best? We should have entered that FLW kingfish tourn. Look at the weights of these kingsters. Those 3 or 4 smokers we set free at eastern were at least 45 pounders. Winner won 12 Grand. Bet they didn't catch a single one jigging. What are you going to do with all your shrimp? My freezers are full.

Here's the link to the go-fast king fish tourn.

http://kingfishseries.flwoutdoors.com/tournament.cfm?cid=10&tid=5609
 

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Hey Rodbuster aka Gunsmoke,

You've a reputation to up hold and you can't break any rods trading for shrimp.....

We almost broke one loading all that beer. One of cases got away from him as I was tossing them to him. He opened his big mouth this spring and promised somebody 350 pounds of shrimp for a wedding reception. So he's been obsessed about his shrimp trading this summer.

The case hit one his prized cape fear rods that was parked in a gunnel rod holder. Luckly it hit right above the reel. He loves those cape fear rods and they are getting very hard to find as cape fear is shutting down.

Speaking of rods, I'm the one paying for the custom spinner you are making for him. I'm the one that sent you the deposit check. I trade him rods and reels for boat fuel and hunting trips. I also bought him that tuna max he shattered lifting sash weights. He told me you might be able to upgrade the standard blank to a super seeker. From what I understand those are unbreakable.

If possible, could you duplicate that order and have them ready by the third week in Oct. I've got my first head boat trip in many years planned for the last week of Oct. I'd like to have two onboard in case I bust one of them. If I break one of them I'll give Rodbuster the broken one to mount on his wall of shame where he hangs the snapped ones. If you can build two in time, I'll send you another down payment. Make them exactly the same as he ordered it. Email me at ([email protected]) or PM me.
 

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Txseadog,
Just sent you a PM.

Smoker,
Enjoyed dinner tonight. That was a great place. My steak was perfect. I think I answered your above questions. Boy, those fishing widows were sure blabbering tonight. It's going to feel funny not floating on water this weekend. Come over about 5 on Sat and I'll open a bottle of blue label so we can put on our game face before heading downtown. It supposed to be a sellout.
 

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txseadog said:
Mrbill,

These new blanks are suppose to be the cat's meow but I don't think any blank is unbreakable -- especially when someone straps them to a forklift.

This morning I found an old Sport Fishing Magazine in my basket next to the crapper. (March 2006) On page 54 is an article by Andy Hahn titled "Graphite or Glass?" It's a must read for rodbuster. Very good info about the construction of rod blanks. I am guilty of high sticking like 90% of the other stand up fisherman. Very good info about rod construction. It explains why rods break.
 
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