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Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Keith Langford (---)
Date: August 30, 2020 08:42PM

Could someone give me an idea of which blank would make a really good topwater casting rod, not frogs but twitch, popping style, popr, chug bug, smaller walking baits, devil horse. Thank you.

Keith Langford

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: August 30, 2020 09:27PM

What length?

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: August 31, 2020 01:03AM

The PB691MLXF, or PB69MXF, myself the MXF, the tip is light enough for most stuff.

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Keith Langford (---)
Date: August 31, 2020 06:08AM

Lynn, Prefer something in 7' or 7'3" if that is possible. If the 6'9" is the best option than I can go with that.

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: August 31, 2020 08:54AM

I also like both the PB691MLXF, and the PB691MXF, both are great for top water and all around use. They are two of my favorites. For me a longer rod is not as good for working a top water lure with the tip down.
Norm

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: August 31, 2020 08:57AM

I have the PB731MXF and it works well for everything. But for twitching surface lures I believe that the 6-9 and 7-0 models will work just fine, especially if you're twitching tip down. Select the one whose power matches best your expected lure weight range and use mono or a mono leader, not FC which sinks and screws up the action of many surface lures.

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Keith Langford (---.health-partners.org)
Date: August 31, 2020 09:35AM

PB691MXF it is. Thank all of you as usual.

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: benjie bates (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: August 31, 2020 10:21AM

i have all the 73's but went with a 7ft mh point blank for my topwater rod. plan to throw mostly 1/2 to 3/4oz. 9inch fuji bga full length cork handle

great little rod

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: August 31, 2020 12:19PM

Keith, I built two of those for my son; he loves them for anything he does with a BC.

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: August 31, 2020 06:28PM

Keith, these guys have you covered, you'll like your choice.

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Keith Langford (---)
Date: August 31, 2020 07:45PM

I believe you are correct Lynn, Michael I spool all of my rods with braid and either fluro or mono leaders. I like mono for the topwater and spinnerbaits, fluro for everything else. These rods with the steez reels on them are all incredibly light and balanced extremely well, I am very pleased with all the ones I have built so far, including the cork handles i made out of some very nice and colored burl rings. Again thank you all. Now I just need a boat, sold mine to build the wife this new house.

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.qwest.net)
Date: September 01, 2020 10:16AM

Tip down...PB661MXF or PB691MXF. Other....PB701MF

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Re: Point Blank for Topwater
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---)
Date: September 02, 2020 05:15PM

I also like a shorter rod for walking baits. I'm short and a long rod can touch the water. 6'6" for me.

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