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Rod Building … A.SAVA

Ultimate BFS Casting Reel…

Written on July 4, 2015 at 8:57 am, by

You might have seen I was on the path of trying to find out which reel would Bait Casting Finesse better for the small lures. And by small lures I don’t mean a 4″ unweighted senko, or a 1/8oz spinner bait, or a 2″ minnow or jerkbait, by the small stuff I mean lures of  ..continue reading »

Shimano Aldebaran BFS XG mod from 8:1 to 6.2:1

Written on March 25, 2015 at 8:57 am, by

First of all I have to say I really love the Aldebaran, and lately it’s one of my favourite reels, after modifying it to a 6.2:1 gear ratio, as my intent for this reel is smaller minnows, deep divers, and other cranks that are more fitted for lake trout, and the river fishing I do  ..continue reading »

To travel blanks – Phenix Redeye Travel Series

Written on December 23, 2014 at 9:33 am, by

We fishermen are impossible to leave home without our fishing tackle, no matter where we travel. The hardest thing to do is to be able to fit a rod in our bag, because their’s always room for a reel and some lures in out travel case. I’m looking for a travel series of blanks to  ..continue reading »

Matagi New Stuff 2014

Written on February 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm, by

Finally the new Matagi catalog is here, with lots of novelties both from Matagi and from Fuji. Some might seem weird, but who’s here to judge?! After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!. I’ll start with the new Matagi proprietary items: A new series of quick lock if I can call them  ..continue reading »

All new ALPS products

Written on February 2, 2014 at 10:58 am, by

Last year at Efftex Vienna, I discovered the new reel seats from ALPS, AGC reel seats, made from both, the regular low grade graphite reel seats are usually made out of, and the new MVT (Micro Vibration Transmission), which is some sort of high modulus composite, probably making them the most sensitive reel seats ever  ..continue reading »

A.SAVA – CustomX Concept

Written on March 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm, by

Rodbuilding, I get really diverse projects, from the simplest ones to projects that really activate my imagination to be able to finish them. The vast majority aren’t dificult to realize, other than higher attention to details and finish, but now and again I get this amazing projects, that really get me going, testing my dexterity  ..continue reading »

MHX Blend – Go To Crank Bait Rod

Written on January 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm, by

I’m one of those who couldn’t yet get used to the fiberglass, for crankbaitin’. I might use fiberglass up to medium-light, but over that power fiberglass tends to get really heavy and bulky, and really slow maneuvering sticks. I’ve tried my best to get used to e MH Lamiglas Fiberglass Crankin’ stick, but our relationship  ..continue reading »

Perfect Gift for an Angler

Written on January 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm, by

I’m not talking about a huge number of rods, but in the last few months I’ve had a few rods ordered by the oposite sex for men anglers. May I say… They are happy anglers now. I say this, because no matter how much of an avid angler you are, you’ll always prefer tackle as  ..continue reading »

Work Accident

Written on December 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm, by

This was our last quest for huge pike this year (2012). As I did on the few last trips, I was in the company of Razvan Mihuta. It was already much colder, the grass was much scarcer, water was clearer, and the weed was almost no where to be seen. The pike were more funkier  ..continue reading »

The Rod’s Action – Ex-Fast, Fast, Mod-Fast, Mod…

Written on October 31, 2012 at 6:52 pm, by

You must see this everywhere: rodbuilding blogs, mannufacturer websites… Even so I’m going to go ahead and write these few lines. I’m writing this because the naming used to describe the action of a rod is one of the worst inspired on the planet. Anglers all over the planet get these descriptions wrong, at least  ..continue reading »