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Czech Nymph Rod Blank
Posted by: Bruce Tomaselli (---)
Date: September 16, 2018 07:59AM

I have no experience with Czech Nymph blanks. I'm asking for recommendations on a blank I can build on for myself. I appreciate your help. I'm looking for a 10' 3 or 4 wt.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2018 08:00AM by Bruce Tomaselli.

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Re: Czech Nymph Rod Blank
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 16, 2018 08:40AM

Have you looked at the Pacific Bay Quickline Czech Nymph blanks in their Catalog to the left? I believe their lightest is a 4 wt.

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Re: Czech Nymph Rod Blank
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: September 17, 2018 07:19AM

CTS Affinity X would be my choice. I have built several of them, from 2wts to 4wts for Euro style nymphing. On the expensive side, but well worth the money. Contact Herb, HNL Rod Blanks.

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Re: Czech Nymph Rod Blank
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: September 17, 2018 03:50PM

We just came out with a new RainShadow Eternity (ETEF10644) it's 10'6" 4wt designed specifically for nymphing.
You can see the specs at: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

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

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Re: Czech Nymph Rod Blank
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.mtnsat.com)
Date: September 20, 2018 09:25AM

Thanks Bill.
Bruce
I am in Europe until end of Sept.
But can answer any questions or provide prices.
Contact me by email (hladen@hotmail.com) or message me using WhatsApp.
Bill la absolutely correct- the CTS Affinity-X is the definitive nymphing blank.
Regards
Herb

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Re: Czech Nymph Rod Blank
Posted by: Boden Russell (---)
Date: October 08, 2018 02:50PM

I've built a handful of "euro nymphing sticks" in the past year or so ranging from lower-end to high-end.

A few questions on your build that may help determine a decent blank:
- About much are you wanting to spend? Lower end I've seen for about 50$ and higher end are close to $400.
- Do you care about the origin of the blank and the location of its manufacturer? If you want something made in the USA, you're looking at the higher-end price.

Also just an FYI; 10' if the very minimum length I'd recommend for a euro stick...
After trying many lengths I really prefer something between 10' 6" and 11' unless you are strictly fishing smaller water.

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Re: Czech Nymph Rod Blank
Posted by: Bruce Tomaselli (---)
Date: October 09, 2018 08:03PM

Boden Russell Wrote:
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> I've built a handful of "euro nymphing sticks" in
> the past year or so ranging from lower-end to
> high-end.
>
> A few questions on your build that may help
> determine a decent blank:
> - About much are you wanting to spend? Lower end
> I've seen for about 50$ and higher end are close
> to $400.
> - Do you care about the origin of the blank and
> the location of its manufacturer? If you want
> something made in the USA, you're looking at the
> higher-end price.
>
> Also just an FYI; 10' if the very minimum length
> I'd recommend for a euro stick...
> After trying many lengths I really prefer
> something between 10' 6" and 11' unless you are
> strictly fishing smaller water.


I guess a 10' 6" . I'd like to keep the cost to around $200 to include the hardware.

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Re: Czech Nymph Rod Blank
Posted by: Boden Russell (---)
Date: October 10, 2018 10:57AM

Unfortunately in that price range I've yet to find a euro nymphing blank offered at over 10' since you mainly limited to "general purpose" blanks that happen to be #2 or #3 and 10'.
What I've done in the past for these is to extend the butt section of the blank by 6" with a stint to get the 10' 6".
However in that case you're obviously left with a butt section that's longer than the others; functionally fine, but not great for appearance.

In that price range I quite like the action of the Taniwha premium Nano-helix #3 10'.
I extended mine to 10' 6" and it's a nice euro stick, but it took about 3 weeks to get here from the UK.

If you're willing to get into a higher-end blank ($350 - $400), the Thomas & Thomas Contact #3 10' 8" is the cats meow; I rarely reach for any other euro stick.
The CTS X or M in a 10'6" - 11' #3 is probably also a contender, but I haven't personally tried them in this configuration.

There's a list of some blank manufacturers here for reference: [brflyfishing.org]
Have a look at the "Blank Selection" column where "Euro = Yes".

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