Sunday, June 24, 2012

Stuff I Like: Keystone Custom Rods

My buddy Don Moorehead of Keystone Custom Rods here in Cape Coral just built this beautiful 7' spinning rod for my dad's upcoming 70th birthday.  Don used a Rainshadow RX8 blank which is perfectly suited for very light braid.  He also added titanium reflex guides and several custom wraps and inlays that you can see in the above photos.  I spent some time casting this rod today with a Shimano Saros 3000 reel spooled with 10# Power Pro.  I was tossing a Zara Spook at the neighbor's docks in some nasty tropical storm winds and it felt like I had a sniper rifle in my hands.  The accuracy of this thing is stunning and it looks like a million bucks.  If you want Don to build you one give him a call at 239-292-5201 or check out his website here.