"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better."

- Pat Riley

Contact IRC


The story...


Returning customer A.K. desired a bait casting rod that could handle the largest salmonid species in the world, the mighty Taimen.  This ferocious fish can live into its 50's and weigh in excess of 80lbs!  The IGFA record holder being just under 100# was caught in 1988 (Wikipedia).  A.K. offered me the luxury of time and a request to build a custom rod that would elevate his game during his spring, 2013 trip to Mongolia.  I was up for the challenge and, having built several rods for this client, knew exactly what would meet / surpass his expectations....

Build Specifications:

Blank: Custom CTS Elite 904.3

Reelseat:  Alps Aluminum Trigger

Reelseat Insert: N/A

Stripper Guides:  Batson Alps Titanium Casting

Running Guides:  Batson Alps Titanium Fly

Guide Wraps:  Dark Green Nylon, Black NCP, Metallic Steel, Metallic Green, Medium Green NCP

Winding Check: Custom Stablilized Spalted Green Dyed Burl

Hookkeeper:  Lg. Chrome Bent Wire

Decals:  Decal Connection, Chinook Salmon Decal

Cork: Natural, Green Burl, Rubberized Burl, Burnt

F.Butt:  Stabilized Spalted Green Dyed Burl

Special Inclusions:  Olive Branch Wrap

The Photos:





With this rod, the adventure ends, but another awaits my attention....

© InfinityRodCreations.com , Infinity Rod Creations™, All Rights Reserved 2008-13