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Rainshadow SWB80ML or RCLB79ML
Posted by: Butch Cross (192.132.205.---)
Date: January 25, 2020 09:42PM

Has anyone built a rod using either of these blanks for catfish. Need to build several, main use will be open lake, casting 2 to 3 ounce sinkers plus bait, 20lb,or 25lb mono. Fish average 7lb to 15lb, with the occasional 15 plus.

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Re: Rainshadow SWB80ML or RCLB79ML
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 26, 2020 12:32AM

Scheider's has a ISWB 945 swimbait rod blank that looks like it will do the job at a great price, being 2 inches shorter you may get a break on shipping costs also.

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Re: Rainshadow SWB80ML or RCLB79ML
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: January 27, 2020 11:48AM

Those two are our typical recommendation for catfish blanks, though since you're throwing a little on the heavier side I'd recommend the RCLB79ML

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

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Re: Rainshadow SWB80ML or RCLB79ML
Posted by: Butch Cross (192.132.205.---)
Date: January 27, 2020 07:05PM

James Taylor Wrote:
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> Those two are our typical recommendation for
> catfish blanks, though since you're throwing a
> little on the heavier side I'd recommend the
> RCLB79ML


James how much flex does the RCLB blank have, since it’s extra fast action is it going to be in the very upper half of the blank?

Thanks,
Butch Cross

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Re: Rainshadow SWB80ML or RCLB79ML
Posted by: Kevin Bogan (---.nwrknj.east.verizon.net)
Date: January 28, 2020 02:26PM

Butch, the SWB 80 ML might be one of the best all purpose blanks on the planet. Good price point as well.

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Re: Rainshadow SWB80ML or RCLB79ML
Posted by: Butch Cross (192.132.205.---)
Date: January 28, 2020 06:27PM

Kevin Bogan Wrote:
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> Butch, the SWB 80 ML might be one of the best all
> purpose blanks on the planet. Good price point as
> well.


Thanks Kevin, have you built any rods on using this blank, If so what were/are your thoughts, specifically flex. I built a rod on a different mod-fast, med-hvy blank and don’t like the flex in this particular blank.

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Re: Rainshadow SWB80ML or RCLB79ML
Posted by: Michael Ward (---.sip.int.bellsouth.net)
Date: January 28, 2020 09:35PM

James Taylor Wrote:
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> Those two are our typical recommendation for
> catfish blanks, though since you're throwing a
> little on the heavier side I'd recommend the
> RCLB79ML

Have the a similar question - looking at the SCLB70L for freshwater striped bass in the 15-25 lb range with 20 lb mono & live bait - curious on how "soft" the tip is and how much flex with the XF rating as there is importance in that fishing for the fish not to immediately feel the rod.... same for fishing the big cats (if not even more important)

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