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Lightest most sensitive blanks?
Posted by: Tony Papazian (---.sanjose-01-02rs16rt.ca.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 15, 2002 11:46AM

Which blank manufacture makes bass blanks that are lightest & most sensitive blanks?

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Re: Lightest most sensitive blanks?
Posted by: MaryLouVandeRiet (---.mesh.net)
Date: December 15, 2002 12:29PM

Tony.........
I have used the AllStar Titanium Bass fishing rods for the last three years.
I have both worm and spinnerbait rods, and found them to be the lightest and most sensitive of all my Bass fishing rods.
I did not build them, as I bought them, before I started to build my own fishing rods.
You might want to talk to Sharon Johnson at the AllStar Rod Co.

Mary Lou

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Re: Lightest most sensitive blanks?
Posted by: Tomari Custom Rods and Tackle (---.nash01.tn.comcast.net)
Date: December 15, 2002 05:00PM

Weight is a subject of much discussion. Personally,I always weigh my blanks before,during and after the building process.I use the Pitney Bowes Digital scale model#G799. Expensive but very accurate.I have the weights for a variety of blanks and componets if anyone wants these.
Tom
Tomari Custom Rods and Tackle

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Re: Lightest most sensitive blanks?
Posted by: Andre Egli (---.224-203-24.hull.mc.videotron.ca)
Date: December 15, 2002 11:13PM

Tom, I'd personally be very interested in your data and I suspect many other forum members would. Why don't you go ahead and post it? While the very concept of sensitivity is open to debate, weight is weight! Thanks.

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Re: Lightest most sensitive blanks?
Posted by: Tony Hill (---.068.popsite.net)
Date: December 16, 2002 07:26AM

Really, weight to power (or stiffness) is the real measure.

One 7' blank may weigh half of another, but if it is a #4 fly blank compared to a 40# Muskie blank, it does you no good.

I have been very pleased with Rogue, Loomis, and the Titanium blanks. But there are many other blanks that have favorable weight to power ratios.

You can always pay the $$$ for Loomis GLX...

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Re: Lightest most sensitive blanks?
Posted by: Mike Naylor (---.state.md.us)
Date: December 16, 2002 08:27AM

Having some represenative blank and component weights listed on this site somewhere would be a fantastic resource. One could never do everything, but maybe a ring size 25 high frame of several makes, 6' 2-6 lb graphite blank of several makes, etc. How much less do Fuji titanium guides weigh vs. Fuji Alconite, or Pac Bay? That kind of thing is a real pain to track down.

Please send your list to me please Tom...

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Re: Lightest most sensitive blanks?
Posted by: stan mclean (---.ne.client2.attbi.com)
Date: December 17, 2002 11:23AM

i like st. croix legend elite blanks, they are the lightest i've found. they put their blank weights are right on the website, a lot of other blank manufactors don't. i know weight isn't the only issue in sensitivity. i don't think loomis sells their glx blanks to us lowly rod builders. i think you would like the LE blank. good luck.

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