Last week I reviewed the Avet SX. Like I mentioned this is one of my all time favorite all purpose reels for any level fisherman. As a reel is no use by itself this week I am going to review a rod to perfectly match the Avet SX. There are a lot of options out there from production rods to custom rods. For today I’m going to review a custom rod build, one that I have built multiple times through my business DK Custom Rods. Let’s review KiddsOnABoat favorite Reef Rod for the Avet SX.

Click the image for details on the United Composites blank model #US 70 H-L. It was able to catch this 15 pound red grouper with little fight!

Kidds On A Boat Favorite Reef Rod

As I am a custom rod builder I’m personally picky with what products I put out into the field. The KiddsOnABoat favorite reef rod is built on a United Composites USA blank model # US 70 H-L. This rod is rated for #20-30 pound monofilament line or #30-50 braided line. The blank is made out of high quality graphite and is very light. Another great feature is that it has a fast action and a lot of backbone. This helps when you are fighting a fish near a structure, reef/pylon/artificial reef/boat wrecks/etc., you have the ability to maneuver the fish more easily away from the structure. At 7’ long it is easy to store yet long enough to keep a fish from getting under the boat.

Kidds On A Boat Favorite Reef Rod Design

Being a 100% Custom rod build you’re able to pick exactly which components you would like on it! Because it’s custom things can range from what type of handle material you would like (cork,burl,foam), guide type and color (titanium,stainless steel), reel seat type(aluminum or graphite), and best of all you can pick what ever colors you would like for a personalized wrap!!! You can have a Custom rod built with colors to match to your boat. I have a number of clients who prefer to have their rods built in the colors of their favorite sports team. Some purchase rods for their girlriends and wives.  I even built a rod in the them colors of Lily Pulitzer. So the sky is the limit on what you can create!

Who Is It For

This rod is an excellent option for everyone. I suggest this rod for pier fishing, kayak fishing, jetty fishing, and boat fishing. It’s a rod built for the novice angler all the way to the expert angler. I have sold many rods built on this blank and I continue to get excellent feedback on its performance. My customers love how it seems so light yet never has trouble stopping the largest of bottom dwellers!

Kidds On A Boat Favorite Reef Rod- Pros & Cons


  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Easy to store
  • Can be built in conventional or spinning if you would like
  • Can be made in exact matching sets
  • Any colors you would like
  • Personalized for each customer
  • Great gifts


  • Can be a long lead time to be built as each one is made to order
  • Being that it is truly a one of a kind item the price Varies on the options and upgrades that are chosen
  • You’ll want more than one


There are other blank models that I have personally built on before like Rainshadow, Rodgeeks, and Phenix. Each of them has their own personal attributes. I will review some of them in the future. Should you have questions on those three blanks in particular please feel free to leave your questions in the comments below and I’d be happy to chat with you about them. Or, you are always welcome to e-mail us at

Is it worth the money

Of course I am going to say YES that the KiddsOnABoat Favorite Reef Rod is by far worth the money. United Composites is my all time favorite rod blank company. I have been using them for many years and their quality is unbeatable in my opinion. While a production rod from, say, Bass pro shop, will run you less money the rule of thumb is always you pay for what you get. When it comes to your fishing equipment you want quality for optimal fish fighting. As this is a custom rod build prices will vary. But this particular build can run you anywhere from $400 to well over $1000. As I mentioned above, you would pick all components for your particular needs which can add to the build cost.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking to get out on the water an do some all around fishing you simply can’t go wrong with Kidds On A Boat Favorite Reef Rod. Like I’ve said, this is one of my favorite all purpose rods and is one I recommend hands down for anyone looking to get into the sport or take their fishing to the next level.

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