The Wait Was Worth It!

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The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by Fishing4Fun » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:21 am

Ever since buying my first Exscence DC I knew I would be adding a second. Not having a rod to pair it with I searched out several US and JDM rods but I could not come up with the right fit. :lol: Decided that going custom was the best way to accomplish this. I have always been a fan of black and gold but since the Exscence DC has some shades of grey in it I knew I would need to incorporate that in there as well. I tossed a few gold trim pieces on the reel to match the rod and was able to create a pair that will spend many years together! Parts were sourced from Mudhole and Matagi to add further appeal. A special thanks to Vinnie for doing the build and knocking it out of the park! :D

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:26 am

Impressive work. That will be hard to put down.

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by i_am_R2 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:46 am

Awesome looking combo =D>

What techniques are you going to use it for?

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by pharmboy2010 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:01 am

Beautiful! Like it came from the factory as a combo. Just a heck of a lot better!

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by cortman » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:35 am

Beautiful combo. Love the gold accents!

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by Bootytrain » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:12 pm

Wow that combo is a stunner

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by Zimbass » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:42 pm

There is only one way to describe that combo.......... CLASS =D> =D> =D>

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:03 pm

Vinnie is the man!

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Post by Finesse68 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:39 pm

That's one beautiful combo you have there, dig the gold accents.

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by DirtydeucegooseUSMC » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:01 pm

That is really sharp looking. I've been contemplating another custom build lately. You may have just tipped the scales.

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by dhottle » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:29 am

Sweet looking combo. Enjoy as I'm sure you will.

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by Fishing4Fun » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:02 am

i_am_R2 wrote:Awesome looking combo =D>

What techniques are you going to use it for?
This will a dedicated jig setup. It will handle anything from 3/8 to 3/4 oz. I may use it for a other apps like paddle tail swimbaits on a jig head from time to time but this will be its primary use.

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by Fishing4Fun » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:11 am

Thanks for all the kinds words everyone! :)

I forgot to mention a few other things in the original post that are worth mentioning so here are a few more tidbits :)

Blank: MHX Hi Mod 7'3 Heavy Fast Action
Guides: Fuji Alconite Series (wanted to keep the Black/Gold theme without incorporating much silver
Balance: Right on or ever so slightly ahead of the fore grip piece

The next weekend when the weather is nice I am hoping to get a few more pics of the outfit in better lighting as well as hopefully with a few fish too. ;)

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by spookybaits » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:24 pm

Damn that's a sharp looking setup! Well played man =D>

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Re: The Wait Was Worth It!

Post by Jdmbiggie » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:41 am

sweet combo n colors

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