Ive been reading and watching you tube rod building videos about the importance of a rods backbone. My rod is store bought. Im extremely happy with it. This post is a question about if I can get more distance on my cast with a custom rod. I need another 20 feet to reach the other side of the sand bar. I was thinking a 14 ft rod would do it but Ive googled them and they aren't really a USA product. Here is what I have: a 8 yr old daiwa saltiga ballistic surf 13'3" 3 piece 7 eyelet rod. cast wt is 2-10 oz with 5 oz the sweet spot. The ferruls are v flex, 17-40 line wt, and 28.5 to the center of the reel seat. So can a custom rod get me the distance if I stayed with this rod length or even possibly a 12' custom. Thanks for the input and if the answer is yes about the custom rod could you guestamate a ballpark price. Thank you for your expertise and time.