When doing a review of a custom rod it is difficult to discuss price. There are a variety of reasons this is the case but mostly the difficulty is in the word custom.
There are not 1,000 Pure Custom Rods coming off the production line all with the same guides, reel seats, rod blanks, winding checks, and other parts. Even the binding on the eyelets is custom made down to the type of binding used, colours etc. A rod with standard stainless guides (with everything else identical) will be much cheaper than a rod with torzite guides which are titanium.
Each. Rod. Is . Different.
I chose a blank which is now very difficult to get and as such these are more expensive than other blanks. In six months time as they become even more rare the price may be 2 - 3 times higher than it is now, so today my rod with identical parts to yours in six months time may be 1/2 the price of your rod.
All of these things impact on price so what I paid for mine will be relatively meaningless as you may want different parts. Having said that, the price of the custom rod was SIGNIFICANTLY less than I anticipated and not much more than the best stock rods I have bought off the shelf. In short, for what you get, these are well worth the money. And the performance! Whoa read on!'
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