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Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Matt Lefebre (---)
Date: December 18, 2019 06:33PM

I’m looking at building a new rod for bottom bouncing walleye with a live bait lindy rig setup. Usually drift/troll anywhere from.8 to 1.5mph with either a 1 or 1 1/2 oz bouncer. I want to stay with a 1 piece 8’ blank. Has anyone used the popping style blanks for something like this? I’m thinking about the Rainshadow REVIP80M-SB. keep in mind I will not be casting with this rod

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Re: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: December 19, 2019 12:00AM

I think you've picked a winner, you've find other purposes for that rod, they are great casters and very versatile.

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Re: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mthmcmta01.res.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: December 19, 2019 08:50AM

We show one left of the earlier RX7 Rainshadow popping, 8', 1 pc, IP965.
That whole series has been popular for a variety of uses, both casting and spinning.
Anytime a slightly more moderate action with good backbone is wanted.
The IP965 has a suggested weight range of 3/8-1&1/4 oz
Here is a link;
[www.schneidersrods.com]

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: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Michael Danek (50.124.249.---)
Date: December 19, 2019 10:26AM

Revelations are great values, feel like a higher level of graphite, very crisp, sensitive.

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Re: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: December 19, 2019 01:49PM

Matt,
I have built a lot of walleye lindy rig type rods using the 7'6" ml blank from batson in one of their lines of blanks.

All have worked very well and all have been enjoyed by their owners in catching a lot of Walleyes.

[www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

The 7'6" m-l is a wonderful blank for the typical lighter lindy rig weights. Then, the same 7'6" in the m is a great blank if running a bit heavier weights.

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Re: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: December 19, 2019 09:08PM

Roger has the correct powers necessary for a good Lindy rod. Even my 3 oz. bouncers don't take a rod heavier then a 4 power popping blank. Schneider's has a 7 1/2 ft. Rainshadow 1 pc. 3 power, and a 3 power 2 pc. 8 ft. on sale. with the increases in shipping for rod blanks over 7 ft 10 in.they are an option.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/19/2019 10:22PM by Spencer Phipps.

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Re: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Doug Schreiber (---)
Date: December 19, 2019 09:52PM

I have built rods for lindy rigging/bottom bouncing using NFC Hot shot blanks. They turned out great. Built 3 of each three spinning and three spiral wrapped with bait casting reels. I like the Ambassador 5000 line counters.

See you on the water, Doug
Captain Paddlefoot

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Re: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Matt Lefebre (---)
Date: December 20, 2019 10:15AM

Doug Schreiber Wrote:
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> I have built rods for lindy rigging/bottom
> bouncing using NFC Hot shot blanks. They turned
> out great. Built 3 of each three spinning and
> three spiral wrapped with bait casting reels. I
> like the Ambassador 5000 line counters.

I’m thinking of doing a spiral wrap too. Did you do a revolver, simple spiral? Also what size guides work with that setup?

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Re: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 02, 2020 09:43PM

Because the lighter lines and guides I use don't have to pass a knot, I can use any size guide I choose.

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Re: Popping rod for walleye
Posted by: Jordan Smith (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 30, 2020 01:00AM

Spencer, would recommend a 3 or 4 power popping blank for 2 oz bouncers? Thanks.

Jordan

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