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8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: Ryan Anderson (---.dhcp.stcd.mn.charter.com)
Date: May 08, 2019 01:29AM

Does anyone have a recommendation for a 8.5', medium, extra fast or fast action blank? A potential customer has requested an estimate on this and says he will be using it for pulling crawlers and leeches for walleyes. I'm not having any luck finding much of anything in that length so thought I'd ask and see if there's a blank I haven't thought of.



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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: May 08, 2019 09:53AM

Take a look at the IST1025 Steelhead blank.
They are on sale right now.
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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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: May 08, 2019 11:02AM

Look at Ron's Rainshadow hot shot blanks, HS1021 in the universal rod blank section. X fast tip, makes a nice crankbait stick also.

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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: May 08, 2019 11:02AM

Double post.



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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: Ryan Anderson (---.co.ottertail.mn.us)
Date: May 08, 2019 11:26AM

Thanks for the suggestions Ron and Spencer! I will definitely be checking those out as soon as I post this message.

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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: John Duncan (73.104.46.---)
Date: May 08, 2019 02:18PM

If you like a 1 piece rod
Try looking at the Mudhole sight
In the surf rods
9 feet depending on the action you could cut 6 inches off
J Duncan

MHX 9'0" Medium Surf Rod Blank - SU1087F-MHX

9'0" | 12-25 lb. | 1 - 4 oz. | Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 6.5 Tip | 0.668 Butt | Clear Gloss Finish
$123.5

Just 1 of a couple

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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: May 08, 2019 02:42PM

The G Loomis HSR 9000 is a well liked Lindy Rig rod and has been for sometime, the reason I suggested the Rainshadow HS1021.

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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: May 08, 2019 02:48PM

Ryan -- All according to the amount of weight that will be used and the pound test line used, here is a link to several 8'-6" MHX Rod Blanks that should work for what your customer is inquiring about - [www.mudhole.com] - Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: May 08, 2019 03:18PM

This one is perfect:

[www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

In particular the Model - HS1021F

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Re: 8.5 ft Blank Help
Posted by: Ryan Anderson (---.co.ottertail.mn.us)
Date: May 08, 2019 04:46PM

Thanks for the input everyone! I hadn't thought of looking at Salmon/Steelhead series rods which is why I was having trouble locating a blank like that in my initial search. I really appreciate all of your suggestions and helping me out! It's looking like either the Rainshadow HS1021F or the MHX ST1023F would fit for what the customer is seeking.

HS1021F - Butt Dia - 0.59", Weight - 2.9 oz., Tip - 4.5, Med/ExFast

ST1023F-MHX - Butt Dia. 0.483", Weight 2.15 oz., Tip - 4.5, Med/ExFast

Now to choose which one considering I've never fished with anything of that length before lol.

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