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Big D Edition CT1045-2 | 10’4″ Salmon Trolling Rod | Heavy | 15-40 lb.


Stryker’s CT1045C-2 is the mid ship rod of choice for trolling heavy lead or divers. Parabolic action with strength that allows your gear to work.

Available on backorder


The Stryker Rods team would like to announce a special release of our trolling line-up to celebrate and thank our owner Duane Leavitt along with his friends and family.

The rod affectionately called the “Big D Edition”, was suggested by close guide friends of Duane to give people an option for a custom rod with a special meaning behind it. Each rod features our composite trolling blank outfitted with our custom carbon fiber grips and blacked out zirconium guides. The rod is accented with metallic gold and silver thread throughout and each rod has a custom-made silver foil label.

These rods, priced at $350.00, look absolutely stunning and are available in either CT945C-2 or CT1045C-2 configuration. The production of these rods will be a limited run and we are anticipating them to go fast so do not hesitate if you are interested in adding one to your arsenal.

For this promotion Stryker has teamed up with Eugene based Charity, Bags of Love, and will be donating $50.00 of each rod sold, directly to their organization. For 15 years, Bags of Love has supported children of Lane County suffering from abuse, neglect, poverty, homelessness, or disaster. A Bag of Love provides every child with the essentials: clothing, toiletries, toys, books, school supplies, and a handmade quilt or fleece blanket. For a child in crisis, a Bag of Love delivers support and comfort at the time he or she is most vulnerable. Contact Bags of Love at (541) 357-4957 to learn more about their mission.

As we continue to grow as a company and form new relationships it is very important to all of us at Stryker Rods to give thanks to all that have helped us along the way. Without the aid of our friends, family and community we would not be able to turn this dream into a reality.


*Note that the product images show the CT945C-2 model.

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Blank Key

Helpful tips for understanding our blank naming system:

  1. The initial letters in the name indicate the intended purpose of the blank.
    KDR= Kokanee Downrigger, MB=Mag Bass, SB=Swimbait, SH= Steelhead, etc.
  2. After the letters there are a series of numbers pertaining to the blank length.
    SH1065-2= 10’6” blank, MB704= 7’ blank, LSW663= 6’6” blank, etc.
  3. Next is the power of the blank compared against other Stryker blanks in its category.
    MB705= 5 power SU1208-2= 8 power, DS704= 4 power, FL702= 2 power.

Other helpful tips:

  • Any blank with a "-2" at the end is a two-piece blank. If there is no "-2" then it is a one-piece blank.
  • Any blank with an "HM" at the end is a High Modulus blank.
  • Any blank with a "T" at the end of the name has an outer wrap of carbon fiber twill.

Finish options:

  • We currently do not offer any coating finish for our blanks. Our blanks are manufactured with either a raw non-sanded finish or a sanded finish.
  • All blanks except for saltwater, some inshore, surf, and trolling rods will come sanded unless otherwise noted.
  • You can specify whether you want sanded or non-sanded finishes in your order notes if you prefer something different from our standard stock.

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