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blank section lengths
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: November 12, 2018 10:26PM

I see more and more casting and spinning rod blanks seven feet and longer offered only as one-piece models, while top-end fly rod blanks are chiefly 4-piece models. Are the casting/spinning rod blanks offered in one piece mainly to keep the price down? I have seen no evidence that quality 4-piece fly rods suffer any performance loss compared to 1 or 2 piece fly rod blanks, while they greatly improve transportation and convenience.

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Re: blank section lengths
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: November 12, 2018 11:33PM

Many blank manufacturers have made a variety of good quality travel gear blanks/rods, they just don't sell well and disappear out of the catalogs, it's a niche market, few use the rods all the time if a one piece version is available when not traveling.

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Re: blank section lengths
Posted by: Roger Templon (---.jst.pa.atlanticbb.net)
Date: November 13, 2018 07:44AM

Phil
RodGeeks offers a limited selection of 4pc spin/cast blanks. I currently am mid-build on a 6'6" 4pc spin rod.
Rog

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Re: blank section lengths
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 13, 2018 04:05PM

It appears that fly fishermen travel more and further than many who fish the other methods, thus making the shorter travel package convenient, especially for flights. I sometimes carry-on 4 rods in a single tube.

Totally agree that multipiece fly rods suffer no performance degradation.

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Re: blank section lengths
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: November 13, 2018 05:36PM

MHX and St Croix have some as well.

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Re: blank section lengths
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: November 14, 2018 10:42AM

Take a peek at the Batson Forecast blanks.
The ISB841-3 is an excellent multi-species travel blank.
Here is a link;
[www.schneidersrods.com]

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

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