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i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: david thompson (---.dhcp.asfd.ct.charter.com)
Date: October 23, 2019 09:57PM

hello good sirs and misses,
i need to get my hands on one of these quickline blanks. i understand they may have been discontinued but maybe someone is dragging their feet on a build or will part ways for the right price? if you have an alternative suggestion, it needs to be as close to or better than the following data; 1.3oz 5.5ern with at least 70aa.

it is a shame these rods were discontinued as they are the best dry fly rod for trout that may have existed at any price point.

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: October 23, 2019 10:25PM

I noticed Schneider’s RoD shop still had them listed. [www.schneidersrods.com]
Also check with Mudhole, they recently had them on sale, and with Utmost, they are located close to PacBay.
Norm

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: Scott Giaquinto (---.dhs.gov)
Date: October 24, 2019 01:20AM

You could try the Arctos Blanks. I don't know if they meet your exact criteria but they are nice, and if you happen to break it your not stuck with an unreplaceable rod blank.

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: October 24, 2019 11:43AM

Use the CCS database in the left column, it contains CCS data on a lot of different fly rods. One blank I noticed with the approx CCS numbers you wanted was MHX F905-4 ERN = 5.65, AA = 70, wgt = 1.55 oz.
Norm

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: rick sodke (---.ok.shawcable.net)
Date: October 24, 2019 11:52AM

I have 2 MHX F905's purchased at different times and both measured to ERN:5.75, AA = 74 before wrapping. I didn't weigh the blank.

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: October 24, 2019 12:18PM

We show a 9' 4 wt, 5 wt and 8 wt in stock today.
Also have one left of the 10' 5 wt.

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: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: david thompson (---.dhcp.asfd.ct.charter.com)
Date: October 28, 2019 06:59PM

wow.....so happy i came back to the forums. i assumed i was not getting replies as i selected to have email updates and none were received.
thank you for the suggestion and also the man himself to follow up with the schneiderrods option.

about 3 hours ago i sent an email with my order screenshooted to another company as there were issues with the ordering. i just sent a follow up to have more time to think about this.

i had given up on the quickline and decided to go with the mhx 9' 2 piece which they have labeled as a 5wt; 6.08ern and 72aa i think?. i was going to underline this rod with a 4wt line. this rod on paper would be a little stiffer and faster than the quickline 4wt at the same 1.3oz. this seems like a winning combination to me. the blank i have done almost all my dry fly fishing on for ~25 years is a st. croix with 6.08ern and 66aa. worst case, if i have to run a 5wt line, it will be an improvement over the rod i already like.

i also received a message back from cts about one of their blanks which should be higher ern while also have 70+aa at weight of around 1.3oz. so i now have, potentially, 3 options on my plate.

the great thing about this ccs data is these blanks will feel very similar to me so i will likely buy the least expensive option. i am conflicted as it sounds like some have mentioned the mhx blanks have inflated ccs data.

in this last week i have committed to run recoils on this rod strictly for the weight savings. i do not shot my line to a rising trout unless it is the only option; not enough distance control. i mention this as i understand some have shown ceramics to shot line further. i want all marginal advantages i can understand, as much of my success is based on chasing what others will not.

thank you all for the feedback and i will sleep another night or two on this decision as i want to try and capitalize on a sale this month. peace and long life!

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: October 29, 2019 12:54AM

I have personally checked the CCS data on several MHX fly rod blanks and the numbers I got were pretty close to those published. So in my opinion the CCS data for MHX blanks were not inflated.
Norm

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: November 01, 2019 02:26PM

What physical qualities make this Quickline blank the best dry fly rod for trout?. If these blanks are no longer available I too will have to settle for second-best, but I need to know what qualities to look for.

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: November 01, 2019 02:28PM

What physical qualities make this Quickline blank the best dry fly rod for trout?. If these blanks are no longer available I too will have to settle for second-best, but I need to know what qualities to look for.

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Re: i need a quickline 9' 4wt blank; any similar or better ern and aa options?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 02, 2019 11:40AM

Going by the ERN and AA alone won't get it done, they would also need to be made from the same materials to get a similar match.?

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