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Looking for blank recommendation
Posted by: Michael Ward (---)
Date: January 14, 2020 08:29PM

I’m looking to try my hand at making some custom rods for striper fishing and looking for a blank recommendation. I found a few here from years back but can’t seem to find a source for those blanks now

As a reference, I currently use Ugly Stik Striper 7’ MH rods - so anything will be a step up :)

Looking for for a 7’ or maybe 7’-6” blank for live bait “trolling” (0.5-2 mph), with 15-25 lb line - targeting striped bass that are typically 12-25 lbs, upwards perhaps of 30 lbs. Fiberglass, or maybe a blend - ideally with a soft, fast tip.

Rod would be paired with Shimano Tekota 500 series reels


Typically fish a minimum of 8 rods, so looking for something that would not be $100 a blank so as to not break the bank.

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Re: Looking for blank recommendation
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 14, 2020 09:34PM

Rodgeeks XC 732 7'3 15-25#, and a 733 - 7'3 17-30#

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Re: Looking for blank recommendation
Posted by: Capt. Craig Freeman (---.hampton.k12.va.us)
Date: January 15, 2020 08:08AM

I would recommend the American Tackle MB73/15-30 for that type of fishing. I would also second Billy's mention of the 733. I have used both regularly for that type of fishing. A 500 tekota on the Bushido blank is a great all around combo.

Capt. Craig Freeman
Grading Scales Sportfishing and Back River Rods

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Re: Looking for blank recommendation
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: January 15, 2020 04:09PM

We have a few different Rainshadow models that will work for you.
RCKJB700-112 - 15-30lb. / 2-5oz. - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]
RCLB79ML - 20-40lb. / 2-6oz. - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]
SWB70L - 8-15lb. / 1/4-1oz. - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

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

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