Andrew K

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  1. here is what we do in the middle of winter....
  2. Back in July i made a post about selling my old 1509's and there were some interest in them so i decided to do it again. Except this time these are all brand new 1509's built by myself and another builder from the Rod Father Bait and Tackle in Hampton VA. I will be up on the 20-22 to fish the Drum Tourney. If anyone is interested please PM me as soon as possible because these are also for sale in the tackle shop. we will take paypal or cash when i deliver the rod, what ever you perfer. If CC is a must, i have one of those cube things and we can do it that way (even though i dont like those things). We can not ship these because of the top section being 9' so you have to pick them up. If you can't make it to AI i would be willing to meet somewhere near berlin/salsibury on sunday. Here is the info on the rods: They are the Batson Rainshadow 1509 in the titanium chrome color. Rated 6-12oz. 30/70 Split (**this means the top section is 9' long**). the handles are all 28.5" to the bottom of the reel seat. The reel seats are all Fuji. All of the guides are Batson/Alps guides except #3 which are Fuji Alconites. I assure you all that the Batson Guides are just as strong as the Fuji's, I have never had one break or crack and neither has Dave (minus the tree episode) and he catches GIANT drag screaming sharks. Anyhow the Price for each Rod is $235. Rod #3 with the Fuji guides is $245. This is how much our tackle shop is selling them for and you will not find a 1509 for that price anywhere else. I personally know builders who can't sell them for less than $400.
  3. we still have a few of these left. ill be up this weekend let me know if your interested. #4 and #3 have been sold.
  4. we have one orange one and then two with red. did you see the picture in the MD section? let me know which ones you prefer ill check to see what we have available.

  5. Did you have I n mind? I'll call you tomorrow

  6. Like i said if you are interested please let me know as soon as possible so i can take it off the shelf. Also, if you are interested in more then one PM me, ill work with you on the price.
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  8. im coming up to fish the tourney friday night. can't pull the days off to get thursday and friday. Bev, i sent in my app, can you mail me the stuff or give it too dave or do i have to check in (find you guys on the beach) and check in on friday when i come up?
  9. Ill be ocean city next week with the family. ill be fishing most nights down on AI with Dave. I will have a full line of Tommy Farmer's Carolina Cast Pro rods with me. If your thinking about getting one of the Cast Pro Series rods or just wanted to cast one, send me a message and we can meet up, ill let you throw it/check it out. I will also have two Rainshadow 1509's with me, both custom built that im looking to sell for $200 each. message me for details.
  10. Coop - i replied to your pm. Everyone else the 1509's are spoken for, if there are more people interested i have a bunch of the blanks and build one for you (price varies depending on components) message me for details.
  11. Hey John,

    they are the Rainshadow SU1509. they are 12'6" rated 6-12oz. Good all around heaver for the beach. they are a 30/70 split, which means the top section is 9ft. that is the only issue with the rod. the handle is long, 32" to bottom of reel seat because I have long arms. i have caught big sharks, striper, rays, and drum on these rods. both two years old but nothing wrong with them.

  12. soooooon. its going to bust wide open dave and your going to land a 10'
  13. Lucky Angler Bait and Tackle with out a doubt.
  14. i dont want to hear that dave, i want to catch a striper! ugh. are the blacks around still or are they done? rich whats going on man, good to hear from you. things are good, real good actually, just not enough time to fish. im working in a new tackle shop part time down here call the Rod Father, we specialize in custom rods, ive got good prices on Rainshadow Blanks and all of the Tommy Farmer Cast Pro Series Production rods and blanks as well. we opened a few weeks ago but check out our facebook page - ill be up this weekend fishing with dave sunday night, ill have all of the Cast Pro Rods with me if anyone wants to throw one stop by and see me. I drive a white Tacoma with a camper shell on it.
  15. you guys save me some fish ill be up this weekend!
  16. ***WEEKEND SALE*** MAY 18 -19 *** SAT AND SUN ONLY!! All built 1509's in stock are $200 - $220 All built 1418's in stock are $200 10% off all Akios Casting Reels in stock ***Quantities are limited so do not delay! Doors will be open at 5am. You will not find a custom built surf rod cheaper anywhere else! Alex and Andrew will be here all day to help you with all fishing/rod building needs! Details: Rainshadow 1509's are 12'6" 6-12oz 30/70 Split - Rods with Batson Guides are $200 - Rods with Fuji K Guides are $225 Rainshadow 1418's are 11'9" 2-6oz 50/50 Split 1343 B North King Street Hampton, VA 23669 5am till the sign turns off!
  17. Im happy to announce the grand opening of The Rod Father, Bait and Tackle Shop in Hampton, VA on May 4th. Tommy Farmer will be onsite as well. The shop will specialize in saltwater gear, live bait, custom built rods, and custom rod building components. Check it out on facebook:
  18. have you figured a way to beach launch it yet??
  19. i thought 2012 was great with big stripers and 10 drum from the beach, i cant imagine what 2013 has in store for me and the everyone else!
  20. EPIC day. 10 were caught down south of Sand Bridge. I got a 45" and a 46" Reker got a 46" and a 45" Buddy Steve got a 47" Friend Melody got a 45" several more were caught buy others. it was a great day on the beach.
  21. My buddy Alex and I got three last night, i got a 46", he got a 48" and 50". all caught on fresh mullet. all in about 20 minute window. full report @
  22. Yes the surf fishing class is 1 to 5 at BBNWR. call me on Saturday ill be there sunrise.
  23. hey all. great fishing and meeting everyone. we stuck it out and only caught some more sand tigers. if anyone got any pictures please send them too andrewfishing @ again it was a blast, and Sam, glad you made it out!
  24. That got your attention didn't it? Fished the beach down at BBNWR yesterday from sunrise to sunset. Was joined by a whole cast of people, Steve, Paul, Neil, being some of the guilty ones. Most of the day was puppy drum, all over, two at a time. biggest being about 15" i think. the important thing to know is that we had a sand tiger blitz at DEAD LOW TIDE. Never have i seen so many sand tigers that close in, in that shallow of water, around 930am. some of these were big too, biggest one being 70inches. this sort of thing kinda re-enforces the idea that I dont like to swim in the ocean. Steve (aka Capt Ron) got his first Sand Tiger, and a beast at that! you REALLY need to read my blog. it was a great day. DO IT. or
  25. if the albright slipped then it wasn't tied correctly, was it mono to mono? i use 20lb to 50lb and 15lb to 40lb and never had one slip if I am "confident" when i tie it. if i dont like the way it looks it i cut and re do it. Dave can back me when i say i have put some large things on the beach HOWEVER - im jealous of you guys up there. i have had a lot going on recently and havn't been able to make it up. fishing down here has been slow the past few weekends with the heat..... ill be up the 21st thru 28 though. get ready dave, sam, jon, and whoever else wants to join in the festivities. need to get my brother another shark this year Dave give me a call next week so we can discuss plans.