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17 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:


For water use I prefer a two piece rod for stoutness and durability. I am pretty sure both the Steve's Rod and Detector-ED are good options. I favor Steve's since he is an active forum member! :smile: However, two piece rods can be too long for ease of travel/packing in a suitcase.


Just my thoughts/opinions.

Thank you @Steve Herschbachfor all the details, so it seems I either have to choose if I prefer using a 2 piece for sturdiness in water or a 3 piece solution for an easy go on carrying with me in a relatively small backpack: a combo is unlikely to work perfectly in both ways.

A friend of mine has a Detect ED that I can borrow to try the 2 piece rod, I'll finally try it (in water and tucking it away) and I'll take my final decision.

Thanks again for all the infos you, @phrunt and @steveg (those colored carbon fiber tubes he creates are... "darn sexy"! :D) where able to lay on the table. 

@steveg awesome work on your rods, I'll send you a request in a PM as soon as I figure out what's the prominent feature I will settle with. 

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eagleseye -- sounds good, thank you!  I'll look for your PM, if you decide eventually to send one.  One other thing I would like to let you know, is that I build shafts with customized details, for customers who need such.  So, even if I haven't mentioned something specific that you might want, with your shaft, I'd encourage you to ask the question; there are many things I am happy to do, that can be tailored to your needs, but which I have not specifically mentioned anywhere.  I do these custom shafts on a customer-by-customer basis, trying to meet whatever specific needs anyone might have, but it's impossible to list all the possibilities, in terms of customization.  

For instance -- that three-piece design that I posted the pictures of, earlier?  That specific shaft was a modification of what I'd normally do, but that customer wanted his shaft to fit in a SPECIFIC case, a Pelican 1510, for travel purposes.  He already had the case, so he needed a three-piece that would fit the case (as opposed to finding a case to fit a particular shaft).  SO, I worked with him to get the dimensions of his case, and then I designed and built the shaft to fit that specific case.  Here's a picture of what the final result was -- it's a picture of the shaft disassembled, and fitting perfectly (with his other EQX components) into his Pelican carry-on case (you can see the two shaft sections in the picture, on top; the third shaft section is beneath the other two, in a slot that he cut into the foam).

So, again -- if you need something specific, there's a good chance I can accommodate, with a "custom" build.






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Why, thank you, Steve!  How kind!  🙂


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