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    Posted: 14 Sep 2011 at 12:17pm
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dont worry - I am one !!!!

just an observtion of the lack of "flair"that the guys I build rods for are after - if you look at some of the cusotm rods built around t6he world - they are detailed, colourful and actually interesting.
 
people ask me to build them rods here in NZ - so I ask "what colours do you want?" about 80% of them say "just black".......boring!!!!
 
A mate of mine said " can you make it look like my Shimano one" ...... I told him to go buy another Shimano as it would be cheaper and look the same.....
 
why are us Kiwis so reseverd when it comes to one off individual things???  
 
 
 
 
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Cos we don't like standing out from the pack. It all goes back to the tall poppy syndrome, which in turn goes back to our forefathers trying to avoid the class structure they escaped from mother england.
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Sounds like the may not know exactly what there options are?
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Originally posted by keep on fishing keep on fishing wrote:

Sounds like the may not know exactly what there options are?
 
nah - they know.....I show them over 50 different colours in the threads I have - bu still black rains supreme..
 
 
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Not just NZ , here in Auss too , some times , I get sick of making the same rod trim [ just like you made for my mate ] arrr , I am working on a nice one now for a bloke , bit more colour but not to flash . OK its your rod .
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its like the ladies say once u go black u never go backLOL i like what bigfishbob saidThumbs Upeach to their own i guess
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The rod is what its all about it defines angling and I totally agree about the boring looking part. I once got told my Xzoga's look like toys which I found funny and weird because toys are cool!LOL But its about the feel of a rod if you don't like it or its plain crap it don't matter what it looks like.
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I always try and talk people out of getting just black or black and gold, if you go with silver guides you can add colour very easily








 
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Originally posted by Dohboy Dohboy wrote:

I always try and talk people out of getting just black or black and gold, if you go with silver guides you can add colour very easily








 
 
He speaks the truth
 
me - "all black thread, I want it all black"
 
altho, with big ass chunky silver fujis and gold reel seat/gimbal would look pretty cool.....
 
I went with the little amount of silver and gold thread too tho.  LOL
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Originally posted by gtrbaby gtrbaby wrote:

dont worry - I am one !!!!

just an observtion of the lack of "flair"that the guys I build rods for are after - if you look at some of the cusotm rods built around t6he world - they are detailed, colourful and actually interesting.
 
people ask me to build them rods here in NZ - so I ask "what colours do you want?" about 80% of them say "just black".......boring!!!!
 
A mate of mine said " can you make it look like my Shimano one" ...... I told him to go buy another Shimano as it would be cheaper and look the same.....
 
why are us Kiwis so reseverd when it comes to one off individual things???  
 
 
 
 
Maybe coz we just wana catch fish not look pretty.. leave that for the missus
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Love going into this shop... Not boring at all! http://www.reelrods.co.nz/index.html
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I don't want to speak poorly of my customers. I give the customer what they want and I build mine the way I want. I guess you hit the nail on the head LBDThumbs Up
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Originally posted by kinaspike kinaspike wrote:

Love going into this shop... Not boring at all! http://www.reelrods.co.nz/index.html


LOL,  just had a look and saw a couple of mine on thereThumbs Up great rod builder and a good buggar to boot!!
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Originally posted by Badfish Badfish wrote:

I don't want to speak poorly of my customers. I give the customer what they want and I build mine the way I want. I guess you hit the nail on the head LBDThumbs Up
I think so...I am boring...I like blue!LOL
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Originally posted by gtrbaby gtrbaby wrote:

dont worry - I am one !!!!

just an observtion of the lack of "flair"that the guys I build rods for are after - if you look at some of the cusotm rods built around t6he world - they are detailed, colourful and actually interesting.
 
people ask me to build them rods here in NZ - so I ask "what colours do you want?" about 80% of them say "just black".......boring!!!!
 
A mate of mine said " can you make it look like my Shimano one" ...... I told him to go buy another Shimano as it would be cheaper and look the same.....
 
why are us Kiwis so reseverd when it comes to one off individual things???  
 
i agree mate i love the stuff the boys do on bloody decks i love doing thread art not into weaving but have done a few wicked things with threads dont think i can build a rod with out some threa art are u in auckland may b we could t up and so some crazy stuff on some rods
i reckon there are a lot of of diffrent items and things to implament into rods
 
kojak did some wicked things with rods really liked the vynal stickers he used on some of his stuff
 
 
 
 
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Kojak built some wicked rods,used dyes instead of paint,white leather with nicknames printed on it,spiral wrapps done with roller guides,lots of experimenting with stuff he found on the net... Guess he was lucky he could choose who he built for and what he built..
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