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Light Musky Blank
Posted by: Peter Yawn (---.mpls.qwest.net)
Date: August 10, 2019 01:52PM

First post, but I have learned a great deal as a lurker over the past year or so. I am looking for a musky blank around 8 feet for lures in the 1-2 ounce range, mostly spinners and small twitch baits. Hoping to find a blank in the 3-4 ounce range to make a lighter, easier handling rod. The SCIV 7'10" swimbait blank looks ideal, unfortunately no more blanks from St. Croix and Rod Geeks doesn't make a similar blank. I've also looked at blanks from MHX, Phenix, Rainshadow and Liberty, but it is hard to me to know if the blanks with the proper lure ratings have a stiff enough tip to figure 8 with. I know there are some true "musky blanks" that work fine with those lure sizes, but I am hoping to make something lighter in weight than I would get with those blanks. Thanks for any advice you can give.

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Re: Light Musky Blank
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: August 10, 2019 08:17PM

Look at 8 FT surf fishing blanks , just a suggestion

William Sidney
AK

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Re: Light Musky Blank
Posted by: Mark Blabaum (199.241.225.---)
Date: August 11, 2019 02:02PM

[rodgeeks.com] The St Croix SCV 7'11" is still available from Rodgeeks, also Rodgeeks has an 8' that would fit into what you are looking for [rodgeeks.com] . Batson has a REVM710MH [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com] .

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Re: Light Musky Blank
Posted by: Mark Blabaum (199.241.225.---)
Date: August 11, 2019 02:05PM

Another that should work well as a light bucktail rod [rodgeeks.com] .

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Re: Light Musky Blank
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: August 12, 2019 08:16AM

Hello Peter -- Here is a link to a MHX Swimbait rod blank that is currently being used in Wisconsin and Minnesota as a lighter Muskie Rod. Some anglers also use it for trolling application for Muskies - [www.mudhole.com] - Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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