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Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: David Miller (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: November 30, 2016 12:19AM

Looking for a rod blank that has more power than the 8-14lb spinning popping rod for going after red drum in small waterways lined with thick grass. .I fish mainly using cork with Gulp shrimp on jig, jigs and spinnerbaits. I am thinking that a casting reel would give me more control in these conditions. Looking at Hydra NG mag bass, Anglers Workshop 10-20 spin jig, liberty mag bass 10-17 and Black Hole 701L inshore. I take good care of my rods so I want something light but still durable for kayak fishing.

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Re: Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: November 30, 2016 12:49AM

How about the IP844, IP845 & 965 or the XP844, & XP845 from Batson, Schneider's has them on sale. A little faster actioned ISB844 maybe also.

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Re: Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: Capt. Craig Freeman (---.coxfiber.net)
Date: November 30, 2016 08:26AM

My bread and butter in the Chesapeake Bay is light tackle speck and pup rods. The American Tackle Bushido LS7/10-20 should be prefect for your needs.. Great blank for the type fishing you described.

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Re: Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dyn.centurytel.net)
Date: November 30, 2016 10:04AM

PB731MHXF POINT Blank. Great action for popping a cork and super sensitivity for hopping a Gulp across the bottom. Hi -mod, very fast, VERY light. Huge lower section power.

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Re: Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: David Miller (---.pools.spcsdns.net)
Date: November 30, 2016 12:09PM

Thanks for the recommendations. I am looking forward to the ICRBE to check out these blanks.

How does the Pac Bay Quickline popping 844 compare in power and action?

Thanks

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Re: Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: Capt. Michael Harmon (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: November 30, 2016 12:33PM

The blank capt. Craig recommended is a great choice. Great quality and very durable.

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Re: Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: December 01, 2016 11:06AM

From the RainShadow lineup (which Spencer picked some nice ones) we'd also recommend:

Immortal IMMP70MH & IMMP76MH - True high performance and high modulus blanks at a great price - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

REVELATION REVIP80MH & REVIP80H - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: Bill Falconer (96.47.143.---)
Date: December 01, 2016 02:11PM

David -

I do a BUNCH of this kind of fishing these days down in South Louisiana. The best I have ever found are the Point Blank

PB731MHXF, PB731MHF and the PB701MHF. They are perfect and durable enough for kayak fishing.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

Bill

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Re: Rod blank for red drum sound kayak fishing
Posted by: Carlos Saravia (---.static.slid.la.charter.com)
Date: December 02, 2016 10:14PM

Bill,

Where in SE Louisiana are you at? I'm in Slidell :)

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