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14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Scott Dacey (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 01:32PM

Hello all,
First time posting but have been reading for awhile. I've built a couple rods in the past, fresh water spin casting rods but now I want to do a surf rod. I mean a SURF ROD! 14' single piece or 2 piece if I have to. Problem is I can't find a 14' blank. I live in Massachusetts South Coast area. I've tried googling, I've tried @#$%&, I've tried Mudhole. Does anyone know where I could get one?

Thanks in advance for l your help.

Dace

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 02:10PM

Wow, a 14 footer , i'm sure someone knows where to find one but i don't . The best long surf rod imo is the CTS 13'6 models which are very popular . I bought a CTS 12 footer and while it was as awesome as expected i realized it was just too long , not only did i have trouble casting it i found it impossible to hold and fish comfortably with it .

I sold it and bought two eleven foot model's from Herb L (Link to the left ) HNL rod blanks , and with the eleven footers i easily exceeded what i was able to do with the 12 footer because i was able to load it effectively and it's a night and day difference in the comfort level .

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 12, 2019 02:27PM

The Aussies are into long-cast, big-fish surf angling. Postage on a 14' one-piece blank from Australia might be prohibitive.

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 02:33PM

Ahh yes, the classic Alvey reel. My question is how did you know Scott was an Aussie living outside his native country , Phil continues to amaze , he just knows these things.

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Scott Dacey (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 03:16PM

LOL! Not an Aussie but I've put more than a few shrimp on the barbie.

I was thinking of getting an 11' and extending the butt another 3'. Do-able or just plain crazy?

Dace

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 03:17PM

14’ surf rods are hard to find in the continental US. In Hawaii they do use 14’ surf rods for Ulua Rods. Might try to contact a Tackleshop in HI. Carolina Cast Pro sells 13’ blanks [www.carolinacastpro.com] The owner Tommy Farmer May know where to get a 14’er.
Norm

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Scott Dacey (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 03:23PM

Thanks for the advice Norman. I'm going to look around in Hawaii. Possibly go with a 13'. Any thoughts on extending the butt?

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 03:25PM

It can be done.
Norm

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 03:56PM

14' is kinda longish..i,ll stick with my two 14"ers..relax Herb..they both telescope to 8'..lol.

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Derek Becker (---.sub-174-224-5.myvzw.com)
Date: March 12, 2019 09:13PM

What about Talon? They have fair amount of blanks 14'6". They may have what you need.

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Allan Gadia (---.hsd1.md.comcast.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 09:28PM

I believe Century makes some blanks in that neighborhood but last time I checked they were $$$$$$

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Derek Becker (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: March 12, 2019 09:32PM

Yeah. Century is for rich folk.

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Mark B. Gonsalves (---.hawaii.res.rr.com)
Date: March 13, 2019 12:21AM

CTS makes a 14', 3 piece blank. Anglers Workshop has a 14' 3"? blank. Both the CTS and Angler's blanks are "surf" rods.

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 13, 2019 06:35PM

Scott,
As mark stated - CTS makes 14' surf blanks.
See below:

Blank Model:
Vapor Trail 14'0",2 piece, 2 oz - 3.75 oz

Blank Model:
SV14'0", 2 piece, 4-8oz
SV140'0", 2 piece, 6-10oz
SV14'0", 2 piece, 8-14oz
SV14'0", 2 piece,10-18oz

Contact me if you have interest.
Note: I provide all RB.Org members with a courtesy discount.
Regards,
Herb Ladenheim
U.S. Distributer, CTS Rod Blanks

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 16, 2019 08:58PM

Scott, I just received an email from a friend of mine from Hawaii, who is really into competive distance casting, and thus really knows what he is talking about. Here is what he sent me:

“I noticed a request for information about the availability of 14 ft blanks.

Talon does build a variety of these blanks and they are used in Hawaii for Ulua.
They fall into two categories. Ulua and Menpachi.

Here is the link;
[www.talon-graphite.com]

For Menpachi, there is a link in the Ulua blank page.
[www.talon-graphite.com]

If I recall correctly, a Menpachi is a member of the squirrel fish category and are usually small in size. There are a few companies that build this type of rod.

Although I do not own one, I find the Talon blanks to be very good and their prices are reasonable.”

Hope this helps.
Norm

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Re: 14' surf rod blank
Posted by: Wes Christy (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: April 16, 2019 05:01PM

Check out Artico surf blanks. They have them from 11 ft to 16 ft.

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