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Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: February 02, 2020 09:47PM

Any thoughts on this one? Looking to build a rod for Chinook fishing around Or/Wa. I've looked at Lami......they seem well priced, but not sure what blanks would be ideal. Any other ideas on blanks for drift fishing for Chinook from other MFGs?
Best,
-Derick

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: February 03, 2020 10:38AM

How much weight will you be using and will you be using circle hooks or J hooks?

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: February 03, 2020 11:22AM

Derick,
If you want to use a Lamiglas blank, just call Lamiglas and they will tell you the number of the appropriate blank for your needs.

[www.lamiglas.com]

[www.lamiglas.com]

[www.lamiglas.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/2020 11:26AM by roger wilson.

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: February 03, 2020 11:36AM

Octopus hooks for drifting eggs/cookies. I'll be getting in touch with Lami today, but am curious of other options as well.

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: February 03, 2020 12:28PM

A few different options with our RainShadow blanks that we use.
RX8 XST1324 or XST1264 - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]
RX7 IST1204 - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]
RX4 BP1144 or BP1264 - [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

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

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: February 03, 2020 06:33PM

In rivers where "chuck and duck" casting for salmon is the norm I would recommend the most durable, rugged blank I could find, short of solid glass.

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: February 03, 2020 08:28PM

What would qualify as a durable drift rod? Do they make compositions blanks that fit the bill?

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: February 04, 2020 10:32AM

One size [or rod] does not fit all. A solid glass blank would be most durable but you would surrender sensitivity and casting ability. A fiber glass blank would surrender some durability but cast better. A thick-walled slow taper graphite blank would probably cast even better but sacrifice some durability. Every choice involves some compromise, and only the user knows what compromise is acceptable.

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: February 04, 2020 01:12PM

Oh I get that. But in a world where you cant really handle these blanks, it is hard to know where to start.

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: February 04, 2020 04:32PM

I agree, and people selling rods are not necessarily informed or helpful. A look-around and ask around of anglers who appear to be successful/competent where you fish would probably provide you the best advice.

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: February 08, 2020 06:57PM

All,
I've settled on a blank, now for guides. What do you all usually use for guides? Light duty double foots? Single foots? This will be a casting layout.
Much thanks,

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Re: Drift blank for Chinook
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: February 08, 2020 07:22PM

Drift rod guides*

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