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I am thinking about having some custom rods made for my boats. I need some referrals to artisans who won't break that bank! Haha! Thanks in advance!
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Check out Bryan Connley. He hade several for me. Great rods.
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Check out Bryan Connley. He hade several for me. Great rods.
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Kevin Bogan Pt Pleasant NJ
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I have rods this guy made over 20 years ago he is a one man band a true artist and only makes amazing things that won't break the bank, I know thats kinda an oxymoron but its true the guy does it as a hobby not a business true love of the art.

http://fisherdesigns.weebly.com
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Kevin Knox builds awesome rods

http://www.anglersenvy.com/index.php#.VcnmT_lVjX8
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Connley Rods

http://www.connleyfishing.com/default.aspx
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Originally Posted by intervention76 View Post
Check out Bryan Connley. He hade several for me. Great rods.
x however many we are up to.
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JB Customs Rods, www.custombassrods.com. Best I have put my hands on
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Shore Tackle and Custom Rods.
Excellent rods for every type of fishing.

Top quality bits, flawless workmanship, personalized support from some seriously fishy dudes.
Love these guys.

http://www.shoretackleandcustomrods.com/
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Kevin Bogan in Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ.
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Originally Posted by intervention76 View Post
Check out Bryan Connley. He hade several for me. Great rods.
x9 On my inshore and off shore Connley rods, have been great.
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Why the love for Connley?

Take one out in the sun and inspect it. Everything fits. The guides line up. There isn't a bunch of glue or epoxy smeared on the blank. The wraps are tight. There are no rattles or loose parts. It is evident that Connely takes craftsmanship seriously.

I own two set of rods build by Connely. They have are wrapped with a design unique to my boat and each set of rods is identical. When new I couldn't tell one from the other.

The guys in the shop answer the phone. When asked they answer questions and make suggestions based on the intended use.

Recently I had a set built that got delayed. The shop overnighted the rods c/o one of the ferries to North Cap just so I would have them for the trip. When I opened the tube, I found a set of Connely's pliers as "a hey thanks for the purchase."

In short, I told the shop what blanks and components I wanted and how I intended to use the rods. The shop delivered. Class act.
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x however many now for Connley.

Me made me 8 rods a few years ago and they are still awesome!
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Have had 6 rods and a gaff made from Connley. Everything is top notch and Bryan is a great guy to deal with.
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Thank you all! Really truly appreciate the nice feedback.
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I bought 4 rods from Connley last year and I'm very happy. Great quality and pleasure to work with
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I have 8 rods from connley and 7 rods from Kevin Bogan. Both are very good.

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