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I built a rod for a friend's son for last Xmas. Kid is 12 but we built it normal size so he could grow into it. Father didn't want a small kid-size rod that his son would outgrown quickly. The kid already has caught fish on it. Most kids can handle a full size rod.
 

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BillyFun's catch of the day

Here is what BillyFun (Bill Dunn) fishes for. I belive that the rod in the picture was built for BillyFun by our esteemed moderator "J_AkuHed"
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This post edited by Neptune 05/20/2008
 

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re: BillyFun's catch of the day

Thanks Neptune. Jim would be the guy I would trust with a rod for my son.

He's my youngest and my little boy. He tops out at 6' 6" and probably 250. He's a Plano Texas Fireman/Paramedic. He's also an Air Force vetern and spent a year in Afghanistan.

I'd be thinking of an 80 or 100 lb stand-up rod with an acid wrap.

Any suggestions? He'll be with me again this year on the Royal Star. He's a much nicer and more personable guy to be around than me.

Bill
 

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Have him put his elbow on a table, with his hand in a fist standing up. Measure from table to knuckle. I use this measurement to center the reel on for my bait and tuna sticks. Jig rods can be longer for better leverage.
 

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re: BillyFun's catch of the day

BillyFun said:
He's my youngest and my little boy. He tops out at 6' 6" and probably 250. He's a Plano Texas Fireman/Paramedic. He's also an Air Force vetern and spent a year in Afghanistan.

My my, that's a big'un!

So for a rod he can "grow into", we're talkin a PG&E telephone pole with a 2 ton winch mounted on it, right? ;)


FISH HARD!
 

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re: BillyFun's catch of the day

Howzit Billy! Now a days the length of the butt is dependant on fighting style. I know that you like to use a belt and lay the rod on the rail, if this is his style then the length would be more or less the same as your rods. However, should his style of rail fishing be under the arm or leg then the butt length will vary 2"-6" longer(lenghts of 12"-16"), even more so that he can comfortably reach the rail and fight the fish. Since he's a big boy, maybe even longer!
BTW, how did that hybrid Acid Roller spinner work out for you last year?
 

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Hello Bill,

I fished with you and your son last year on the Royal Star. I am the tall guy with the SD firemen group. Your son and I are about the same height. I recommend a 6.5' rod (CalStar GF7460H or the Seeker SS-CTSF63xxxh) with a 12" butt section (includes the gimbal and hypalon) and a 16" hypalon foregrip.

This set-up works for the rail or harness. It has worked for me!

Have fun!

- Jeff
 

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BillyFun,
Thank your son for me for his service to our Country and his continued service in his new service to our citizens. He deserves the best outfit money can buy.
God bless America and all our young boys that keep us free and safe!!!!
 
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