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Attempting a 2 Piece Musky / Swimbait Rod
Posted by: Dennis Penton (65.14.72.---)
Date: September 12, 2019 02:22PM

I'm a very new rod builder, and am considering my next build. I'd like to build a 2-piece, 9-9.5 ft. Musky rod (M-MH), but am having a hard time finding high end 2 piece rod blanks. I'd like it to have a 70/30 split if possible. I know many Japanese rod makers have excelled in building 2 piece rods, but I don't know any Japanese blanks that are available for import. Any ides?

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Re: Attempting a 2 Piece Musky / Swimbait Rod
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: September 12, 2019 02:59PM

Hello Dennis - Here are a couple of links to MHX Surf blanks that we've had customer use, when needing two piece musky rod blanks. They are a equal 50/50 split for the ferrule - [www.mudhole.com] & [www.mudhole.com] - Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Attempting a 2 Piece Musky / Swimbait Rod
Posted by: Chuck McIntyre (---.hsd1.co.comcast.net)
Date: September 13, 2019 12:18AM

Depending on your intended lure weights, Rainshadow may have what you need. Another possibility are the United Composite blanks. They make some with the 70/30 split. Those are designed for throwing. Surface iron for West coast gamefish. Those jigs can weigh up to around 5 or 6 ounces. Batson blanks are quality products.

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Re: Attempting a 2 Piece Musky / Swimbait Rod
Posted by: Anthony Holstein (---.dsl.bcvloh.ameritech.net)
Date: September 13, 2019 07:28AM

Check out the Bushido 3k blanks. Only 8'6" but I'm sure they could be extended.

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Re: Attempting a 2 Piece Musky / Swimbait Rod
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: September 13, 2019 12:48PM

Lamiglas has the most variety and the most reviews.

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Re: Attempting a 2 Piece Musky / Swimbait Rod
Posted by: Dennis Penton (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: September 14, 2019 08:42PM

I've seen some of the suggested models:
United Composites Sidewinder
Bushido Warrior
MHX
Lamiglas

I like them. i also like the Black Hole Nano.
If were to cut a surf rod from 10 feet to 9 feet, how would that affect the action and rating?

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Re: Attempting a 2 Piece Musky / Swimbait Rod
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: September 15, 2019 01:30PM

I assume your talking off the butt, action will slow and you'll lose power.

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Re: Attempting a 2 Piece Musky / Swimbait Rod
Posted by: Mark Blabaum (---.broadband.sta.mhtc.net)
Date: September 16, 2019 11:00AM

You may want to look into surf blanks as they are usually fairly close to a musky blank, I have a friend that uses surf blanks quite often for musky blanks. [rodgeeks.com] I also just built a rod on the [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com] REVSU90M from Batson and it seems like a really good Bucktail rod.

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