CMS CUSTOM RODS

TUNA TIME IS HERE!  GET READY!

  Stop in and check out our different lines of custom tuna rods.  Charlie Ponte, the original creator of the Chatham Special, has been building Chathams for over 40 years. Through word of mouth and great performance, Chatham Specials have become a favorite among serious tuna anglers.  Chatham Specials consist of an 80 lb. class Calstar blank fitted into a 130 lb. aluminum butt.   The prices below are with Aftco guides and Winthrop X-Caliber guides. They allow the rod to bend, which greatly reduces the number of pulled hooks and allows the rod to fight the fish for you.  They are available in five different lengths; the regular 7'6" overall length and the Chatham xxlong which is 9'8" overall.  The standard length is practical for most situations.  The Chatham long is usefull when there is an obstacle that the line needs to clear such as a swim platform or if your swivel rod holder is set back from the transom.  We can make them up with any color scheme you can think of or you can take a look at a few of our many stock colors. 

AFTCO GUIDES                                                                           
Chatham Special Regular              7'6"                           $676.00
Chatham Special Medium              8'0"                           $686.00
Chatham Special Long                   8'6"                           $714.00
Chatham Special X-Long               9'0"                           $731.00
Chatham Special XX-Long             9'8"                           $760.00

X-CALIBER
Chatham Special Regular               7'6"                           $759.00
Chatham Special Medium               8'0"                           $769.00
Chatham Special Long                    8'6"                           $799.00
Chatham Special X-Long                9'0"                           $822.00
Chatham Special XXL-Long            9'8"                           $867.00

 New to the scene is Charlie's latest creation, the Stellwagon Special.  Stellwagon's come in two different models: a 80-130 lb class and an 80-150 lb class.  Stellwagon's are very versitile rods.  They are light enough to fish stand-up, or they can easily be put into a swivel rod holder to fight bigger fish.  They are made on Calstar blanks and have been rising in popularity with the charter captains over the past few years.  The prices below are with Aftco guides and Winthrop X-Cabliber guides.


AFTCO GUIDES

STELLWAGON 60-130     Short #4 Curved          6'0"          $540.00

STELLWAGON 80-130     Short #4 Curved          6'0"          $544.00

STELLWAGON 80-130     Long #4 Curved            7'0"          $560.00

STELLWAGON 80-130     Long #4 Curved            7'6"          $577.00

STELLWAGON 80-130     Long #4 Curved            8'0"          $598.00


X-CALIBER GUIDES

STELLWAGON 60-130     Short #4 Curved          6'0"          $630.00

STELLWAGON 80-130     Short #4 Curved          6'0"          $635.00

STELLWAGON 80-130     Long #4 Curved            7'0"          $649.00

STELLWAGON 80-130     Long #4 Curved            7'6"          $659.00

STELLWAGON 80-130     Long #4 Curved            8'0"          $689.00

                              

Stock Colors

Black over Gold with Mettalic Red Trim
Black over Pewter with Gold Trim
Black over Green with Gold Trim