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Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: Tim Krause (---.pool.cnw.net)
Date: February 07, 2018 10:36PM

Does anyone know of a short casting-rod blank, in the 5- to 5½ –foot range, for bass fishing?

I will be making short- to medium-length casts around docks and other shoreline cover, in small natural lakes, using both topwater/crankbait lures and plastic worms. Also, I will be mostly casting overhead while sitting in a canoe/kayak, rather than standing in a boat.

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: February 07, 2018 11:32PM

Tim,
You can take any rod blank with the right tip action and chop length from the butt of the rod blank to get your desired rod.

For example, if you start with a 6 foot blank, you don't need to chop much to get the length that you wish.

Take a look at the MHX "shooter blanks" from Mud hole:

[www.mudhole.com]

These blanks sound like the sort of blank that you are looking for. You might find that a 6 foot blank would work perfectly for you.

Good luck

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: Laurent Keiff (37.168.200.---)
Date: February 08, 2018 06:22AM

Check out Loomis' NFC blanks.
Series C or SJ.
Some of the very best around.

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If I'm not going to catch anything, then I'd rather not catch anything on flies.
[www.lemouching.com]

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (107.77.111.---)
Date: February 08, 2018 09:32AM

St. Croix 2c56 mf, Northfork, and mhx shooter ( will have to chop)

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: jim spooner (---.direcpc.com)
Date: February 08, 2018 11:47AM

Since “short” rods are no longer popular, very few blanks are available shorter than 6 1/2 feet. All my personal builds are under 6’, so I have no option but to trim. Other than having to pay for unusable “footage”, there’s not much downside. In fact an advantage is having the option of “tuning” the Power/Action by trimming from the tip or butt end of a longer blank to achieve the desired performance. Keep in mind that since trimming “slows” the action, you can start with a faster or extra fast blank, which’ll keep you in the “fast” range (if that’s your preference). You’ll also want a slightly higher powered blank to compensate for the Power loss by trimming. You can pick up a bit of power by tip trimming.

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: February 08, 2018 06:23PM

I have maybe 2 5 1/2 ft. med power, 10 to 20 lb. Certified Pro blanks left. About 10 years ago there was a mini resurgence of short rods here in the Pac. NW. Lamiglas built an order for our club. You can have one.

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: Steve Monroe (---.kya.res.rr.com)
Date: February 08, 2018 09:08PM

Get Bit has some old castaway blanks that may work for you. They are 6'2" but the price is right. You could cut them down if you really want it shorter. SB623 M/B and SB623 G/B

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: Terry Kirk (---.ks.ks.cox.net)
Date: February 08, 2018 10:56PM

Get yourself a St Croix 3S59MXF No cutting and arguably one of the best blanks out there for value.

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: Tim Krause (---.pool.cnw.net)
Date: February 09, 2018 12:22AM

Thanks everyone. Trimming a rod would open up more possibilities. Looks like I could get an off-the-shelf blank from St Croix or Northfork.

Spencer- where is that Lamiglas blank located? I am in Seattle.

Tim

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Re: Recommendation for a Short Casting-Rod Blank
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.41.---)
Date: February 09, 2018 02:57PM

Milwaukie, OR. Near Portand.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/2018 02:59PM by Spencer Phipps.

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