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Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: Brian Kulczak (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 16, 2018 01:32PM

Hello,
I’m looking for recommendations to build a spinning setup for 1/8-1/4 oz in line spinners like Mepps for smallmouth. It would be used for wading in a small river with very few casting obstructions. Most of the smallmouth would be under a pound with a three pounder being the largest I would come across. Price tag isn’t a problem, I’m looking for a rod to last a long time. Thank you in advance for the help!
Brian

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: December 16, 2018 03:05PM

United Composites DHX UC66LXF, or UC70LXF. Very durable blanks that I've used for 15+ years, for just that size smallmouth in the Umpqua River in Oregon.

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: Brian Kulczak (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 16, 2018 03:32PM

Thanks Spencer I’ll put that on my list!

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: David Tenney (---.sub-174-196-144.myvzw.com)
Date: December 16, 2018 09:00PM

Take a look at the Phenix PHX-S692L-B. I built a rod for myself on one and really like it for throwing light weight finesse baits. I think it would fit what you are looking for.

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: December 17, 2018 08:35AM

What length are you considering?

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: December 17, 2018 12:07PM

From our RainShadow lineup we’d recommend our Revelation REVS72L or maybe ML if you need a little heavier. You can see the specs at: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

If you’re packing through a bunch of brush to get to the river, then we’d suggest the Revelation 2-Piece blanks. REVS72ML-2SB or the68ML – specs at: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

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

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: December 17, 2018 03:37PM

If Mepps spinners are getting it done, and than slows switching to a different blade style like a #6 Panther Martin can sometimes start them up again.

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: Brian Kulczak (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 17, 2018 04:53PM

Bob,
Length isn’t too big of a deal to me, it’s wide open where I’ll be casting. Ideally 6’6 to somewhere in the 7’ range would be perfect.

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: December 17, 2018 05:02PM

Brian - Thanks for getting back with me. Here is a couple of MHX models for consideration, from the Mud Hole web-site - [www.mudhole.com] & [www.mudhole.com] -- Thank You & Merry Christmas!!

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Blank Suggestions for 1/8-1/4oz Mepps
Posted by: Randy Kruger (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: December 18, 2018 11:22AM

The American Tackle Bushido SP68/4-8 would be perfect for Mepps spinners. It is rated for lures from 1/32 - 5/16 oz so there is a lot of room for different lures. It is perfect for Smallies.

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