This is a LakeLady Custom Rod™, a 5’6″ spinning rod. The rod blank is Batson Immortal IMMS 68MXF modified by cutting the butt section for a 5’6″ titanium pearl finished carbon fiber blank. The rod was set up for a Shamino Stradic 1000 HG spin reel.
The custom 8″ rear grip is from a texalium woven graphite tube with burl cork trim. The reel seat is a Forecast NPS size 16 spin seat. There is no foregrip on this rod. The handle materials were shimed with urethane foam then reamed to the exact diameter of the blank, then bonded together with special Kardol epoxy. A dimpled CNC trim ring was installed above the fore grip.
Ten ALPS XTCY spin guides in dark anodized chrome frames with toes ground with zirconium ceramic inserts with a matching tip top were chosen for this rod. The guides are wrapped in the Morton Equal Angle System, with Forhan guide thread lock on single footed guides. The guide thread wraps are Bullard gunmetal metallic threads. Bullard red metallic accent and trim threads are installed.
A 6” dragon scale aesthetic with 4 metallic colors was added above the inscription area. The dragon scale is outlined with jungle cock eye feathers. The rod is inscribed with a gold metallic decal “Fisherman Jim”. A small hookkeeper has been installed. All thread wraps and inscription areas are coated with three coats Diamond II rod finish. The rod was designed and signed by Guild Certified Professional Rod Builder, Kris Kristufek, with serial # 1206, for JM, Chicago, Illinois.
The custom rod sock is embroidered with “Fisherman Jim” in script and the LakeLady Custom Fishing Rod logo.
Thank You! We are honored that you purchased your new custom fishing rod from us. If anything is not as you expected or needs to be addressed, please let us know immediately.
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