Kai Iwi Lakes Trout fishing Competition

By Graham Case
on July 08, 2019

Kai Iwi Lakes Trout fishing Competition

Congratulations to Melanie Haycock, who was the winner of the Overall Heaviest Trout for the Northland Fish and Game annual competition. The Offshore Custom Sportfishing rod that she won as part of her prize was a Micro Series, 4-6kg, 10-50g, 6'3, Spin rod.  Designed with” Microwave Line Control System” guides by American Tackle Company. This guide system allows for free running of the line through the guides creating less drag and friction enabling longer more efficient casting control, also converting, ‘pushing line energy’ through a guide ring to ‘pulling line energy” preventing the line from travelling beyond the larger stripper guide and thus avoiding wind knot tangles.  Finished with Fuji GRC19 rounded rubber gimbal knock, longer butt length 15” slimline eva and Alps Graphite Reel Seat. The colour of the bindings is Gunmetal Grey and Silver highlighted with purple in the Basketweave. Tight Lines Melanie.

Innkeeper reaping the rewards with the new On Top Lures PE2-4 Stickbait

By Graham Case
on June 07, 2019

Innkeeper reaping the rewards with the new On Top Lures PE2-4 Stickbait

This is what they had to say.....

Aaron loving the new setup On Top Lures 8' 2 piece rod PE2-4 30-80g created by our mates at Offshore Custom Sportfishing Rods by Rodwork NZ

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH

By Graham Case
on May 27, 2019

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH

***On Top Lures 8ft, 2pc, PE2-4, 30-80g ***

This has been over 12 months in the making, in collaboration with On Top Lures,  we are excited to release our second Stickbait rod in the OTL range. Imported from the USA, constructed from Toray Graphite for strength, durability and sensitivity, this blank has a moderate fast action and casts like a rocket. Running all Fuji componentry, graphite reel seat, lock nut, K-guides and bound on tip, X-Flock shrink wrap butt section and slimline forward grip. This rod has been designed for targeting NZ Kingfish and Snapper in the shallows, but being a two piece rod it will also be ideal for travelling. The two pieces are equal in length at 1270mm. Part of our testing program was undertaken by Innkeeper Sportfishing Charters in Exmouth and the following review is Brendon's thoughts on his experiences with the rod.

PRODUCT REVIEW

Hi Dianne and Graham

It was great to catch up with you earlier in the year and discuss rods while being shown your whole operation. Janelle and I were both impressed with how clean, tidy and well laid out your rod building set up is. It’s also great to see how passionate you two are with every rod build and the knowledge you shared with us. 

I’m always excited to be fishing with a new product and putting it through its paces, so I could not wait to get back to Exmouth and get the new 8ft On Top Lures Series rod wet. Being a 2-piece rod, this was no problem to travel with. I have paired it with a Shimano Saragosa SW6000 running 15kg braid and it is a casting machine with very little effort. We have been casting poppers, stick baits and large soft plastics landing Queenfish, Coral trout, Spangled Emperor and sight casting Mahi Mahi. To top this off Janelle has been switch baiting Black Marlin around the 40kg mark with the 15kg braid and also with a top shot of 6kg. This is fast becoming a very versatile rod for my charter operation here even cutting down the amount of rods I need to have onboard. 

 Kind regards, Brendon Hawker Innkeeper Sport Fishing

"NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH" On Top Lure Series Stickbait PE8 8' 2pc 100-170g

By Graham Case
on March 27, 2019

"NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH" On Top Lure Series Stickbait PE8 8' 2pc 100-170g

After months of testing by Mike from On Top Lures, and with kingfish of up to 30kg. we are both excited to launch this New model to the market… On Top Lures Series- 8’ 2pc PE8 100-170gram. This collaboration began close to 12 months ago with importing a number of blanks from the USA.  The blank has a medium-fast action and is constructed from a combination of Toray graphite and E-Glass. Fuji reel seat with lock nut, K-Guides and bound on tip. Guides are under-bound, x-flock shrink wrap butt and slim line forward grip. This model is only available direct from On Top Lures or Offshore Custom Sportfish Rods

New Offshore Custom Sword/Game Rod

By Graham Case
on September 03, 2018

New Offshore Custom Sword/Game Rod

Our latest Sword and Gamefishing Rod, a top of the line, class act.

Built on a Calstar 50-120lb E-Glass blank, with Winthrop Roller Guides and top, Alps Standup Bent Butt, and finished with black and gold bindings, this is a classy set up that has got the grunt to do the business.

 

About the Blank:

The fiberglass blank of choice by custom rod builders.  These traditional, high quality rod blanks have set the performance standard for anglers worldwide. The blank has an extra fast action, is 5'6, and finished in black.

 

About the Guides

 

The Excel Series of Roller Guides sports a new frame design developed from input by experienced rod builders and world class fishermen.

Every Roller Guide frame is precision machined out of solid aluminium bar and incorporates titanium Roller riding on two stainless steel, teflon sealing ball bearings. Bearings are marine greased and protected with delrin end caps that contain grease seals.  There are no welds, seams, bends, sheet metal or sharp edges to chafe the line in the Roller Guides.  Double wide wind-on opening to accommodate large leaders.

No metal-to-metal contact eliminates noise, vibration and premature wear.

With ample clearance, allowing large knots to pass through easily.

  

About the Trolling Butt

The curved standup Alps butts are CNC machined from 6061 -T6 marine grade aluminium then given a hard anodized coating, with a "No Spin Pinning System" to lock the collar, hood and gimbal on your rod.

Whats New from Offshore Custom Sportfishing Rods

By Graham Case
on September 03, 2017

Whats New from Offshore Custom Sportfishing Rods

Sword Rod

Our newest design is our Offshore Custom Sportfishing Standup Sword Rod.

Looking for a new rod to chase Broadbills, check this out.

Built on a Calstar 50-120lb E-Glass blank, with Alps RX Roller Guides and top, Alps Standup Bent Butt, and finished with black and gold bindings, this is a classy set up thats got the grunt to do the business.

About the Blank:

The fiberglass blank of choice by custom rod builders.  These traditional high quality rod blanks have set the performance standard for anglers worldwide. The blank has an extra fast action, is 5'6, and finished in black.

About the Guides and Top

RX Roller guides are the flagship of Alps Roller guides, Precision CNC machined from 6061 T-6 marine grade billet aluminium, the frames of these roller guides are not only strong but extremely corrosion resistant.  all other critical parts are SS316 stainless steel.  Each axle pin has a custom teflon bushing that will reduce friction, and a Japanese ball bearing to nearly eliminate any friction, for outstanding roller performance.

About the Trolling Butt

The curved standup Alps butts are CNC machined from 6061 -T6 marine grade aluminium then given a hard anodized coating, with a "No Spin Pinning System" to lock the collar, hood and gimbal on your rod.

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