is a page filled with nice things people have said about DLST and the stuff I
turned up, super happy and you even managed to get the
Fuji butt caps which is ace.
thread colour really is good, as much as I appreciate
a simplistic look on a rod, this gives it something extra
without taking over.
Dave, I received my rods today. They are superb! Really
pleased! Thanks a lot. Ill send you a picture when
I catch my first decent Z on them!
Dave received rods today. Absolutely amazing craftsmanship
as I have come to expect with you. Better than what I
expected. Many thanks once again for an amazing service.
rods arrived today, over the moon with them 1st class,
I can't wait to get out with them, thanks very much
arrived all safe and sound.
job mate, I look forward to christening them soon!
delivered safely yesterday Dave; really chuffed with them
thanks very much!
job, quality build as usual can wait to try it out on
the Ouse after those huge chub, I let you know how I get
rod arrived today Dave and I just wanted to say that I
am extremely pleased with it, thank you very much.
be back in contact with you in a few months when I have
the money for a heavy jerkbait rod, thanks again.
arrived yesterday and I am very pleased with them looking
forward to trying them out very soon.
Just a quick note.
Picked up the rods this morning.
In a word.
work. Thank you.
All the best Dave.
Cant speak highly enough of the quality of work.
Rods arrived this afternoon. They look and feel splendid
exactly what I was looking for. Can't wait to get them
on the bank and see how they feel with a fish on. I'll
keep you appraised of how I get on with them.
the rods this morning. Excellent craftsmanship.. Won't
hesitate to come back should I require any more rods or
recommend you to a friend.. Hopefully will christen them
this weekend with a few good fish.
Thanks once again for the latest set of rods finished
the usual highest standard. Love the retro snap lock fittings!.
Just to say thanks very much for building my rods, fantastic
job as usual.
All the best
anybody out there browsing through this website, maybe
considering taking up zander angling on a more serious
note and still searching for the perfect rod blank that's
up to the job of tackling those big head thrashing fenland
zander, look no further than Dave Lumb's Custom built
P-1 rods. Dave built me a pair of these what can best
be described as proper fish playing tools way back in
the early nineties. I was so impressed by the rods action
and lack of bounce when playing zander that
since then I've added another one to my collection.
season 2011-12 I took seven Fen doubles to 13lb+ and many
good sized back up fish using the custom P-1 rods without
a single hook being thrown. These rods when coupled with
a good quality and stretchy monofilament main line without
any doubt have been the downfall of all my big zander.
Dave also supplies a hook proof large meshed landing net
that is ideal for the zander angler, another highly recommended
piece of kit.
again Dave many thanks
thought I would drop you a short email to say that the
Loch Tamers turned up safe and sound. Everything I was
hoping for ;)
accommodate the multis perfectly.
the rods today in perfect order. You've done a lovely
job with them and cant wait to use them.
rods from courier this morning.
Thanks, they look superb, the spec is spot on.
Can't wait to try them out, will let you know how I get
Thanks again for building them.
Just wanna say the rod [Custom Chimera Avon Specialist]
is great, pure quality. Well built, light in weight, ideal
for what I want, can definitely feel and see the different
between this rod and rods I have bought off the shelf.
Just a few lines to say thanks for the rod [Custom
Chimera Specialist]. I am delighted, can't wait to
use it. I went fishing yesterday (Friday) and came home
to find it had been delivered. No comments from my wife!!
as yet!! Thank once again.
very much, the rods [Two Torrix Specialists] arrived this morning. They
are everything I expected and I'm looking forward to putting a bend in them on
Thanks once again
my rod [10ft Stalker] ................................. wow!
a fantastic piece of kit, I am really chuffed mate.
Many thanks and good
luck for the forth coming season.
the rod [Axiom 7013] today, thanks very much, looks great, really appreciated.
Received the CS12-SU Barbel Rod with thanks last week and very pleased
Tried it out on the Wye Sunday and had an enjoyable day's fishing
landing 29 barbel
to a best of 11lb and a solitary chub of 4lb10oz. Must of had a total weight of
around 230lb, packing up at 6pm for a rest !!
The CS12-SU is an absolute
pleasure to use, with the power to cast heavy feeders whilst retaining a lovely
playing action, I will be using it for all my barbelling, and will get my order
in for another when funds allow.
Took the new rods [P-1 and Z-1] out at the weekend and had these two...
The fourteen [on
the Z-1] fought more like a carp than a zander, gave the rod a good working, the
perfect predator rods in my book,
Proper fen river zander..
Just had my first zander trip of the new season. I know its still a little
early but I was getting "very keen" as they say.
rod that you made for me over the closed season [A custom built P-1]
is excellent and performs equally as well as do the other two that you made some
years back. In my own opinion these rods although note clearly intended for zander
tactics, being perhaps much more dedicated pike rods. I do find these the best
I have ever used for zander. So far I have zander to 14lb 12oz on one of them.
Having been at
the zander game for over twenty years now, and having tried during this period
most of the mass produced "purpose built zander rods"from the well known
larger manufacturers. Not one blank has ever given the required action I have
always been looking for in a zander rod. But the blanks you have used on my rods
easily absorb the savage head shaking and lunges of a big zander thus stopping
the hooks from being thrown usually just prior to netting. They can cast a 4oz
lead easily across any Fenland river you care to mention and are a dream to fish
Just a quick
note to say how pleased I have been with the P-1s you made up for me. I have been
using them now solidly for the past 5 years and cannot fault them in any way whatsoever.
They have been tireless workhorses and have done everything required of them even
though they have been punished beyond their capabilities. I have now had fifteen
20lb+ pike on them using various methods.
it be short to long range fishing, live or dead bait fishing or even wobbling,
they have performed brilliantly.
have total confidence in these rods whenever I use them, which I can honestly
say I have never had before with any other rod that I've used, and what's more
the build quality has remained as good as when I first bought them.
class rod, well done!
The blank and
a few other bits arrived this morning. I am very impressed. I have been using
an American Star rod for a few years and the steeliness in the Axiom blank is
just what I was hoping for. Thank you for the quick service.
The heavy weight
Axiom blank (6235) arrived safely on Friday.
The blank is splendid, and
as this is the second Axiom blank you have sent me in almost as many weeks I am
now regretting not getting a set of three at the start!
be back for the last Axiom blank!
quick note to thank you for the Chimera rods you built for me. I am delighted
with them. They are just as I like a rod to be, well built and without frills.
you again and tight lines.
I have sent
you a pic of a 31lb 12oz caught with a Loch Tamer P-3. We had 3 other rods out
and I was able to steer the fish away from them, I was in complete control of
the fish at no point did it go where it wanted to go.
Ive attached a
photo of a fish of 25lb
6oz caught on one of my P1s this afternoon. This was caught at range with
the P1 wound to the max and so hopefully Ill be able to reach a few more
with the BB350.
again, your rods are the bollocks.
I bought an Axiom 6824 from you in June. Thought I'd wait until I had caught
a number of fish on it...
...it's just what I wanted i.e. a really good
all-round biggish lure rod. Casting action is smoooth and copes with everything
from Lil'Ernies to the odd Mag Dawg. For what it's advertised for i.e. Dawgs,
Depth Raiders etc I've found I don't need to work at getting distance so everything
can be nice and controlled with no overruns. The thing I like most is that you
are completely in control of the fish with this rod. The hooks don't pull but
it has the 'grunt' to control a big fish in a weir stream. Finish on the blank
is excellent; it's Sage or Winston quality in fly rod terms. Only problem is I
want to take it everywhere - I'm sure it would be ideal for big plugs for bass.
So it's a great rod, and I' also grateful for the no-nonsense friendly advice
you give on tackle.
purchased a Sledgehammer 1 from you about 18 months ago. I have caught some nice
pike whilst using it and have found some other uses for it. I hope you are not
offended but I have been using it for boat fishing off the Kent coast. Best pollack
so far 8lbs on a lure, also bass to 8lbs on live sandeel. The rod has performed
excellently and some of my sea fishing pals are talking about buying their own
P1 rods you made me really are the "mutts nuts" so thanks for producing
such a good pike rod. Enclosed is a photo
of a nice fish caught on a P1 and 50lb Power Pro.
photo of my new pb. 27lb
caught on the power prowler I bought this summer. The
rod was well up to the job as she gave me an excellent fight.
a couple of decent bends in the new Fooler today. Awesome piece of kit coupled
with a 5500 and some Spring Dawgs + Salmo Sliders.
Dave I have just received the Sledgehammer 4 you have just made for me, and wanted
to thank you for making such a nice job of it. Having had some rods made before
with other people it's nice to find someone who can make a high quality rod and
give it a good finish. Again many thanks for all your help and advice.
got a pair of your P1's (without any doubt the best pike rods I've ever used )
and was wondering if the rings are braid friendly or not.
If you could let
me know I'd appreciate it.
(The rings seem to be fine
with braid by the way.... D.L.)
Just thought iIwould let you know. My 14 year old son caught a 25lb pike
last week using one of your Duellist rods. It is a fish of a lifetime for both
of us as we mainly lure fish for bass. I originally bought it (2nd hand ....but
I have bought your Raider direct) for bass plugging and it is 2nd to none for
this when a fixed spool reel is needed (still prefer the Raider when conditions
permit). It can obviously cope with decent pike as well. I have given you a mention
in previous B.A.S.S. publications .
thanks, all the best,
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