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10' walleye trolling blank
Posted by: Paul Wood (---)
Date: October 03, 2018 11:42AM

A buddy in Minnesota asked me to build a trolling rod for walleye. Looking for a two piece, medium power, moderate action blank around 10' in length. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Re: 10' walleye trolling blank
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: October 03, 2018 11:48AM

I would suggest one of these 10 foot rods:


The length with the moderate action is a perfect blank to use when trolling. I would likely to build a pair of rods for him.

One in medium action and one in medium heavy action for the times that one wants to troll with really deep divers or a heavier weight.

Very good blanks and at a reasonable price.

I very much prefer a moderate action for all of my trolling rods to more easily see the action of the bait by looking at the end of the rod and to also have a softer tip to let fish hook themselves when using the rod in a rod holder.

Good luck

Re: 10' walleye trolling blank
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: October 03, 2018 04:03PM

You might want to look at something in the "BP" or "RDR" series by Batson
Here is a link;

Best wishes,
Ron Schneider
Schneider's Rod Shop
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Re: 10' walleye trolling blank
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: October 04, 2018 01:32PM

X10 on your advice.

Re: 10' walleye trolling blank
Posted by: Jeffrey D Rennert (---)
Date: October 04, 2018 03:12PM

Being a spoonplugger, and a fan of Buck Perry and Don Dickson, their types of trolling rods are much shorter and stiffer. Don Dickson has activaded a blog and shows the equipment and results of such.
I have no experience with trolling with the rods expressed.
Looking for more experienced thoughts. Thank you to all who use this site.
Jeffrey D Rennert

Re: 10' walleye trolling blank
Posted by: John Allgood (216.74.247.---)
Date: October 05, 2018 08:25AM

I am also a spoon plugger and also use much shorter and stiffer trolling rods. The short stiff rods work well for me. The writings of Buck Perry and Don Dickson are very informative.

I also have never used a trolling rod anything like what is being described so have no advice there.

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