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United Composites blank
Posted by: Arthur Amaral (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: November 28, 2018 04:30PM

Just looking to see if anyone is familiar with the United Composite line of rods here. I was wondering if anyone knew if the Challenger Platinum series would be good for bottom fishing here in the Northeast as well as in Florida. It will be used mainly with lead from 12-20 ounces. Looking for a sensitive tip coupled with a fast action. I usually end up bringing my 7' Shimano Tallus Blue Water rod(s) in Heavy and medium heavy when deep sea fishing up here in the northeast and Florida. Just looking for something new but also can take a bend if a toothy critter shows up and wants to play. Opinions or advice greatly appreciated :)

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Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: November 28, 2018 06:10PM

The blank line you mentioned were originally designed for the Australian market and have a bit more glass in them, faster tips and are incredibly strong. I have 2 of them here on the west coast and have been very happy with them. I see no reason why they wouldn't work great in Florida, lived in Miami for many years, but my experience in the Northeast is limited. I also own some GUSA, all graphite dual helix rods from 20 years or so ago that also are as reliable as a hammer under tremendous strain and still available.
I know there are some nice shops in the Northeast that carry the factory rods and should be able to assist you.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/2018 06:16PM by Spencer Phipps.

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Re: United Composites blank
Posted by: Arthur Amaral (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: November 28, 2018 07:27PM

Thank you for the reply Spencer. In your experience do you think a 7' Heavy action would be too stiff for this application, or "just right"?

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Re: United Composites blank
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: November 29, 2018 12:00PM

Have no idea how your using the blank and what for. Mine are lighter Albie rods.
Grumpy's Tackle, NJ, or Trophy Tackle, NY can help you select.

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Re: United Composites blank
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: November 29, 2018 12:33PM

You could buy this rod for $30, strip off the guides and retie and recoat them and you would have a nice rod:

[www.fleetfarm.com]

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Re: United Composites blank
Posted by: Arthur Amaral (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: November 29, 2018 05:48PM

I'm looking to see if the 7'H Challenger Platinum would be a good blank for deep sea fishing here in the Northeast as well as in Florida, some jigging included. The amount of weight being used will range from 12 to 20 ounces.

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