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Need blank recommendation for drifting with worm harnesses
Posted by: Jeremy Wagner (---.customer.alter.net)
Date: October 29, 2018 10:54AM

Good morning,

I need a blank recommendation for a couple builds that will be used for walleye fishing from a boat. The preferred method is drifting worm harnesses. I'm not at all familiar with this technique and could use some suggestions on inexpensive blanks.


Thank you,
Jeremy

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Re: Need blank recommendation for drifting with worm harnesses
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: October 29, 2018 11:04AM

Jeremy,
Pick up a 7'6" medium light blank in an inexpensive version and go catch fish after complteing the build.

Good luck

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Re: Need blank recommendation for drifting with worm harnesses
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: October 29, 2018 11:58AM

How much weight will you be using?
We may use as much as 2 oz when fishing deep on Lake Norfork or Bull Shoals.
That might require a stouter rod, typically we use an E-Glass, or Composite like the RDR series.

Best wishes,
Ron Schneider
Schneider's Rod Shop
Mountain Home, Arkansas
[www.schneidersrods.com]
schndrod@suddenlink.net
870-424-3381
Fax 870-425-0782

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Re: Need blank recommendation for drifting with worm harnesses
Posted by: Scott Appley (---.glt-wy.client.bresnan.net)
Date: October 29, 2018 12:07PM

I would suggest a medium to medium heavy moderate action rod in a casting model. If the rod is going to sit in a rod holder most of the time I would look at something 8' long two piece. If your going to hold the rod then 6'6" to 7' in casting. The other consideration would be if your using a bottom bouncer or weights to drag with. The weight of the weight/bouncer will dictate how heavy of rod to build. I did 4 bottom bouncer rods for up to 3ozs last winter and got them as a kit from Mudhole each was less than $55.[www.mudhole.com] . I also did a spiral wrap on each. The rod preformed better than I had hoped! I did each one in a different color as to call out the rod color when the rod has a fish, did colors the grand-kids like so they can pick the luck rod each day.
Good luck!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/29/2018 12:26PM by Scott Appley.

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Re: Need blank recommendation for drifting with worm harnesses
Posted by: Don @ American Tackle (---.biz.bhn.net)
Date: October 29, 2018 12:25PM

I used to do this a lot on the St Clair river in Michigan... my go to was the Bushido MB73/8-15

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Re: Need blank recommendation for drifting with worm harnesses
Posted by: Jeremy Wagner (204.111.252.---)
Date: October 30, 2018 09:08PM

Thanks guys!

Jeremy

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