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Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Chris Henry (206.80.132.---)
Date: April 10, 2019 03:01PM

I'm looking at building a drop shot rod and have it narrowed down to the following blanks......Rainshadow Immortal, Liberty or Bushido. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Scott Hovanec (---.pitbpa.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 10, 2019 04:24PM

None of the above, but I'm a SCV snob. If you want to stay with one of the listed brands, I'd go with a Rainshadow Eternity. It's the closest thing to a SCV I've found.

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: April 10, 2019 04:41PM


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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Roger Rierson (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: April 10, 2019 05:11PM

IMMS 610MXF

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: April 10, 2019 06:03PM

Eternity all the way

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 10, 2019 08:41PM

X 2 on Roger's suggestion

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Eric MONTACLAIR (---.subs.proxad.net)
Date: April 11, 2019 01:43AM

X 3 on Roger's suggestion (IMMS 610 MXF).

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Chris Henry (206.80.132.---)
Date: April 11, 2019 08:26AM

Is the Eternity that much better than the Immortal? Is it really worth it at nearly double the cost? Thoughts fellas....

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Capt. Craig Freeman (---.hampton.k12.va.us)
Date: April 11, 2019 08:47AM

Bushido fan here. They are great blanks. [www.americantackle.us]

Capt. Craig Freeman
Grading Scales Sportfishing and Back River Rods

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Robert Ford (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 11, 2019 10:22AM

I built on a bushido and it's a fabulous rod.

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Scott Hovanec (---.pitbpa.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 11, 2019 10:46AM

Chris Henry Wrote:
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> Is the Eternity that much better than the
> Immortal? Is it really worth it at nearly double
> the cost? Thoughts fellas....


Don't know if it's worth double the Immortal, but it's USA made and that is worth it so some.

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Don @ American Tackle (---.biz.bhn.net)
Date: April 11, 2019 10:49AM

Bushido is the most amazing DS blank I have ever used

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 11, 2019 11:15AM

Chris Henry Wrote:
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> Is the Eternity that much better than the
> Immortal? Is it really worth it at nearly double
> the cost? Thoughts fellas....


Chris
The eternity is a hi end blank made by North Fork Composites in the USA for Batson the Immortal is made in China. I have both but for the price difference I think the Immortal is a close second.

Tom

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.sub-174-235-8.myvzw.com)
Date: April 11, 2019 01:41PM

I have never built on a Liberty blank but the other two are outstanding. If it will help I would weight all of them and pick the lightest because they are all pretty much equal except for that (but I am not familiar with the Liberty). If you are going to haul your fish then the Bashido is a bit stronger.

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Chris Henry (206.80.132.---)
Date: April 11, 2019 02:38PM

Not going to haul them but I mainly fish the St. Lawrence River for smallies so on the average 3-5 lb'ers that are crazy strong because of the river current.

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: April 11, 2019 04:13PM

IMO, yes it is certainly worth the difference,

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: April 11, 2019 05:41PM

You won't go wrong with either the Eternity or the Immortal version of the drop shop blank.

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

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Ernest Horvath (---.lightspeed.rlghnc.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 13, 2019 07:19AM

Point Blank 701LXF.. I have built many drop shot rods using this blank. And they will float if dropped in the water, with a lite reel attached.

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Re: Drop shot rod...if you had to choose from these 3 blanks?
Posted by: Donald R Campbell (---.socal.res.rr.com)
Date: April 13, 2019 10:46AM

Chris Henry Wrote:
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> Not going to haul them but I mainly fish the St.
> Lawrence River for smallies so on the average 3-5
> lb'ers that are crazy strong because of the river
> current.

Chris,

I have built many D/S rods on both the Immortal and Eternity 2 blanks. They are both very great drop-shot blanks. If you can handle the extra money I would go with the Eternity blank. They are absolutely outstanding blanks. I just finished one for a buddy in my bass club and he loves it! I don't have one personally; but, I am tempered to build one for my personal use! Give Carol a call at Upmost Enterprises.

Don Campbell
don@sensorfishingrods.com

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