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Whiteriver Blanks
Posted by: Brian Patterson (---.coatsv01.pa.comcast.net)
Date: February 13, 2002 09:19PM

I know somebody who wants me to build them a rod on a Whiteriver blank. He had one a year ago but it broke into 6 pieces and then the 2 of the peices split in half ( it looks really sad ). He said it was a great casting rod, it was a 7/8 or a 8/9 9ft. Are they still in business or are they gone. If they are gone, what rods have a similar action. Any info is appreciated

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Re: Whiteriver Blanks
Posted by: Kevin Malpass (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: February 13, 2002 09:22PM

I have never heard of this type blank. Do you know who the manufacturer was?

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Re: Whiteriver Blanks
Posted by: Bill Doherty (---.rdu.bellsouth.net)
Date: February 13, 2002 10:00PM


White River is the brand name for Bass Pro Shops own fly fishing equipment. You can get White River fly reels, rods and accesories. I have no idea who makes the blanks or assembles the rods for Bass Pro Shops. Wish I could help.

Bill Doherty

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Re: Whiteriver Blanks
Posted by: Buzz Butters (216.114.19.---)
Date: February 14, 2002 08:36AM

Bass Pro Shop blanks, and rods are all made overseas. I have spoken with a former sales rep to Bass Pro. If you knew how much their top of the line blanks cost them to make, you would be, ah,
surprised. They are built overseas, nuff said.

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Re: Whiteriver Blanks
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: February 14, 2002 09:47AM

Overseas components and blanks are not necessarily bad. In fact, some are quite good. Most of the makers will build to whatever level the buyer asks for. However, I would agree that the specific blank in question is not what I would want to build a custom rod on.

I was thinking that BPS fly stuff is labeled under the "Crystal River" brand. But then I really don't keep up with the factory rods much anymore.


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Re: Whiteriver Blanks
Posted by: Don Kelly (---.lebnon01.pa.comcast.net)
Date: February 15, 2002 09:39PM

Crystal River rods are HORRIBLE!!! I have a five weight that absolutely @#$%&

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