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Inshore blanks
Posted by: Brett Mahoney (---.hsd1.sc.comcast.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 06:00PM

I am looking at building some rods that will be used for inshore live bait fishing 7' 8-14lb range matched with 2500 reels with 20lb braid, I am trying to decide what blank will work best. I am open to all suggestions right now I am considering the Batson revelation line or maybe some mhx blanks just don't have a lot of experience with either, what would you recommend?

thanks

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Don @ American Tackle (---.biz.bhn.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 06:05PM

Take a good look at the Bushido CB and LS series... you will love them

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: June 25, 2019 06:19PM

What species of fish are you targeting, how big are the fish you anticipate catching, and what conditions challenge landing these fish - like snags, current, sharks, or other predators ?

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 06:35PM

I'll add what bait? Casting a shrimp has little risk of tearing the bait off. Casting some other baits requires a limber tip.

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Roger Templon (---.paw.cpe.atlanticbb.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 07:24PM

Brett
I have around 10 builds on MHX blanks and all perform nicely! Big bang for the buck and a huge selection to choose from. As to the Revelation blanks, I have 2 in the shop waiting to be built for myself. I seems I just can't get the time to get them started!! They are next!!
Rog

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Robert Ford (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 07:53PM

Don @ American Tackle Wrote:
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> Take a good look at the Bushido CB and LS
> series... you will love them

+1

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 08:03PM

Rodgeeks C2SW 70 MLF is a perfect blank for this application.

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 08:36PM

I have been thrilled with the performance of the RodGeeks blanks . I prefer blanks from the surf series for my inshore blanks because i find an 8 footer superior to rods in the seven foot to seven and a half foot range especially when distance is needed.


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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: David Miller (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: June 25, 2019 09:04PM

Also check out the Liberty blanks from Get Bit Outdoors. They are very good for the money and there is a good chance they are going to be on sale for July 4th. I built a P703 mainly for inshore popping for slot drums and speckled trout and it works great. If you are targeting bigger fish near structure I would step up to the P704.

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Brett Mahoney (---.hsd1.sc.comcast.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 09:11PM

Sorry for lack on info, I will be targeting slot reds and a 30" red would be a largest and not all too common, I will also be targeting trout and flounder. The bait I will be using will vary on the season can be shrimp, mudminnows, mullet, menhaden, really anything. I will fish around structure but rarely in a situation where it is a battle on inches of pulling the fish out like you snook with snook on docks so the rod I go with most likely be a 8-14lb medium power rod. For storage purposes and maneuverability on the boat I find 8' to be too big and 7' to be just right thanks for the recommendation though.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far keep them coming, I will ad that the rods I have used and liked are St. Croix avid and legends if that helps people understand the rods I am looking for.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/25/2019 09:17PM by Brett Mahoney.

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Don Mang (---.hsd1.pa.comcast.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 10:00PM

I am not as experienced as most here. But I built a MHX L905 for flounder it is 7'6". I was pleasantly surprised how light it is and how well it handles.

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 11:03PM

Well, you know what St. Croix brings to the table. Be advised moving forward you will buy those blanks from rodgeeks at a better price. To me they are the epitome of what I call a spin-jig blank. Perfect all purpose inshore blank.

So for all those reasons I think it wise to try something a tad different. I'm going to suggest a popping blank. I like the Immortal line (or revelation if they are too much money) by batson/rainshadow. The medium or medium heavy would seem correct for your needs. Go medium if you are catching trout/redfish and MH if bigger reds and snook are on the menu.

Point Blank is another name to consider.

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: June 26, 2019 12:41AM

I was used to fishing St. Croix blanks for years including Legends, Avids and Tidemaster models but i was convinced by the guys on this forum to try a Rainshadow so i ordered the Immortal inshore popping blank , i ordered the MH version in the 7'6 length and i actually sent it back not because it wasn't a nice blank etc.. it was because it was very very different than what i was used to and i didn't care for it .


I ended up checking out some RodGeeks models at the expo two years ago and liked those a lot more , i spent a ton of time at the Rainshadow booth and went through every blank i could get my hands on and the only one that was close to what i like was the Judge but it's ratings didn't fit what i do . I really think it's a matter of what you're used to and your personal preference , i love 8 foot inshore blanks that are fast action and are rated 3/4 -3 or 1.5 -3.5 or in that general range and Rodgeeks offers that option but my personal preference has nothing to do with the quality of Rainshadow blanks.

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: June 26, 2019 08:39AM

Hello Brett -- Here is a link to MHX Light Saltwater blanks that are excellent for what you are wanting to build - [www.mudhole.com] -- Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: June 26, 2019 11:05AM

Hi Brett, it’s definitely a great time to be into custom rods as there’s so many quality blanks out on the market.
Specifically from our RainShadow lines, here's a few different models that are best sellers for us for and fit what you are looking for.

Immortal IMMP70M, our highest end popping blank. Specs: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]
Revelation REVIP70M, you can never go wrong with a Revelation blank. Specs: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]
RX6 SP843, this is one of the best selling blanks period, especially in the Gulf for us. Specs: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

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

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Geoff Staples (---.wavecable.com)
Date: June 26, 2019 12:00PM

Mr. Canter,
A rating up to 3 or 3.5oz would indicate a power a quite a bit greater than anything we offer in any of our our inshore popping series. It sounds like you may prefer something more like a cobia/tarpon blank, or even a live bait stick. If I'm on the right track I'd be happy to make suggestions from another Rainshadow series with models more closely matching your power/action needs. In an effort to come up with a suggestion, I also checked out the rodgeeks offering and couldn't find the 8' models you referred to above. I assume you may be purchasing a custom model from them in bulk, or possibly a discontinued model?

Geoff Staples
www.batsonenterprises.com

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.triad.rr.com)
Date: June 26, 2019 06:46PM

Hello All.

I like the ATC HS-7000 for 6-12lb range, I still have a dozen of them, for the kings & dolphin I like the Seeker GTS70L, it is a 15-30#.

The newer stuff I would go with Billy and the Rodgeeks C2SW 70 MLF or maybe stick with a Batson HS in the line range you want.

Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

New Bern, NC.

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: June 26, 2019 07:04PM

Hello Geoff, check out my first post not the second.

" I prefer blanks from the surf series for my inshore blanks"

I have the below model .

[rodgeeks.com]



Actually your new surf blanks do fit what i like for inshore fishing , i would of jumped on the 8 footer if it was available at the Expo two years ago but it was not available yet , i was hoping a higher end Immortal in the 8 foot length with similar ratings to your new 8 foot surf rod blank would be offered but no such luck ..

The Tidemaster inshore in the 8 foot length in medium heavy power is the kind of blank i prefer and quite similar to the RodGeeks in overall feel , ratings and stiffness . You're right the Immortals are very different and have a very different taper and i did go on the Rainshadow forums and discussed what i like but it was quite apparent you did not offer this type of blank in the ratings and action i prefer at the time and the new surf models weren't out yet .

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Capt. Craig Freeman (---.hampton.k12.va.us)
Date: June 27, 2019 07:36AM

The American Tackle LS 7 8-15 is a great blank for what you described. Pair it with a 2500 Shimano Stradic CI4 and it enjoy for years and years. I have 6 of these set ups for my inshore charters and they perform incredibly.

Capt. Craig Freeman
Grading Scales Sportfishing and Back River Rods

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Re: Inshore blanks
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.centurylink.net)
Date: June 27, 2019 11:24AM

Well heck...can't be left out of this feeding frenzy

POINT Blank 7ft Medium Fast.

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