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Trolling Blank
Posted by: Ken Patek (---.venc.fl.frontiernet.net)
Date: November 18, 2019 09:50PM

Hello, I was hoping some of you would be able to offer up some suggestions based off experience. I would like to build myself a nice rod, specific to trolling in the waters off of the Florida West Coast. I’ve got a TLD25 that I’ll spool with 60lb braid to pair it with, and I would like to attempt a spiral wrap on it. Preferably in the 6-6’6” range. This is a personal one, so I’m wanting to experiment/try different blanks/manufacturers but would like to do so with some guidance.

Would anyone mind offering blank suggestions for me to check out based off my application?

Thank You

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Re: Trolling Blank
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: November 18, 2019 11:01PM

some thing different ??? try a spiral wrap it is just what you need on a trolling rod , the rod in the holder it will not want to roll nearly as much with the spiral wrap , I think , could be wrong

William Sidney
AK

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Re: Trolling Blank
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 19, 2019 12:21AM

Can you live with a 7 footer? Batson RCLB70ML, see a lot of them.

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Re: Trolling Blank
Posted by: Ken Patek (---.tamp.fl.frontiernet.net)
Date: November 19, 2019 07:28AM

I'm really wanting to stay around the 6-6,6" range, but thank you for the reply.

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Re: Trolling Blank
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: November 19, 2019 08:08AM

If you're going to be fighting the fish from a stand-up position, I'd definitely stick with no more than 6'6" and preferably 6'.

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Re: Trolling Blank
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: November 19, 2019 08:24AM

Hello Ken - Here is a link to a MHX Saltwater rod blank for consideration. This blank is a perfect choice for all around trolling or heavy duty saltwater applications. The rod blank is the SW66H-MHX or SW60H-MHX [www.mudhole.com] Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2019 11:03AM by Bob McKamey.

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Re: Trolling Blank
Posted by: Capt. Craig Freeman (---.hampton.k12.va.us)
Date: November 19, 2019 09:15AM

I would recommend the American Tackle AXGC66MH for your needs. It's a 20-50lb blank and matches well with the TLD 25 you have.

Capt. Craig Freeman
Grading Scales Sportfishing and Back River Rods

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Re: Trolling Blank
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: November 19, 2019 10:57AM

We have a few options with our RainShadow blanks that are popular with our Florida guides and builders.
FSU60H would be a great choice -[www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

RT6350 regulation trolling - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

We also have the new RainShadow RSU Stand-Up blanks RSU60MH - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

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

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Re: Trolling Blank
Posted by: Ken Patek (---.venc.fl.frontiernet.net)
Date: November 19, 2019 12:07PM

Thanks everyone for the replies.

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