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Mini getting ready to get some more allstar rods, im looking for a rod for popper type lures have you used the ast783c? what do you think big guy.

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The best Topwater rod made. Light, fast, tremendous hookset and so easy to walk a spook or sammy with. And you can chug, spit, walk or pop with it to...lol

The rod was designed by a guy that knows a little about topwaters....Zell Rowland.

Here is a few pictures of Zell and Mac while he is doing rod handles in Springfield a few years back.

Mini

Zell signing the Pop-R that Bill drew on am AST783C Topwater rod.


The Artwork...this is just an expample of what Bill does on his custom rod handles.
 

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Mini,...last summer when i was down at the BMC in Birmingham, AL., Zell was there working for Skeeter and Yamaha. Their booth was directly across the aisle from where I was sitting. A dude came up with a rod and he wanted me to put a Pop-R on the handle for him...I said,.."Sure,..no problem...any specific color pattern you like?",..he said, "No,..just whatever you think would look best!!"....so I though to myself,..."I'm gonna blow this dude's mind!!"..LOL
,..so I did a really sweet lookin' Pop-R in a blue shad pattern (with light sides) and before I sprayed it, I said to the guy,.."Come with me,..I'm going to hook you up!",..we walked over to Zell and I said,.."Zell,...would you be kind enough to sign this gentelman's Pop-R before I spray and seal it?!"..of course he did and the expression on that dude's face was priceless!!
Man, he was beamin'!!!!...He and Zell talked for a few minutes, and I sprayed the handle to seal it and I took it back over to the guy and he was beside himself.....LOL...he told me,.."That was the coolest thing anybody's ever done for me,....I can't thank you enough!!"...I said,..."Sure you can,..you just did,.....I've known Zell for a couple of years and he loves doing that for people too,...glad we could make your day!" The dude just walked away staring at that rod,...ahahaha
That was a "classic" Classic moment!! Zell rocks!

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Thanks Mini.

Mac.
does your offer still stand for doing my allstar rods some day when you are up here, or Im down there,
The baaspro rods you did for me are a big hit up here.

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Bob,...you don't even have to ask....just remind me the next time we hook up to bring my pens!!..LOL No problem at all BigDog!!

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