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Rod for zander
Posted by: valentin sgarbi (---)
Date: November 08, 2020 02:18PM

Hi,
I come to you for a little help.
I try to find a blank for zander, Soft bait, shore.
Lure 1/8-3/8oz or 1/4-3/4oz (5-8g to 20-25 g) something close to this.
Size : between 7'-213cm and 8'8-264cm
I previously find the NORTH FORK COMPOSITES SJ 703 XRAY. I heard it's the must have. But for me, to be honest, it's a little bit expensive.
Something really sensitive, with resonance, to be able to detect the most delicate bite from zander
Can you help me to find something in my criteria?

I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance :)

Valentin


(Sry for my english, I come from Belgium )

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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 08, 2020 03:53PM

NFC blanks are now on sale for the holiday seasons. 65% off on some, $75 Xrays again.

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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: valentin sgarbi (---)
Date: November 09, 2020 01:38AM

Thanks for your answer.
I'm from Belgium, and NFC dont send blank to europe. I tried. And I even send an email to know if it was possible to do it, but I Never received an answer.
Here, in europe, it cost 250€ to by this blank.

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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: Don @ American Tackle (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: November 09, 2020 08:50AM

Valentin,

Take a look at the American Tackle Bushido blanks.... there are quite a few that will fit in what you are looking for.

I personally would look at the SJ series.

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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: Brian Gross (50.226.78.---)
Date: November 09, 2020 02:25PM

Any 7'-7'6" Batson M fast action blank should work

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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: valentin sgarbi (---)
Date: November 09, 2020 02:52PM

Thanks for your answer.
I will look at your proposals. I come back to tell you if I find something that fit me. If you ever have any other suggestions, don't hesitate :)

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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 09, 2020 04:10PM

Rainshadow has the Immortal walleye blanks, I'm told a similar fish, dealers in France, Germany, and Poland. Looks like they have a 218.4 cm and 228.6 cm versions of the lower power blank. They have always been fairly fast to get with me via email on my questions. They may have a suggestion for the other, also you may get some good info from your dealers in Europe.



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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---)
Date: November 09, 2020 07:09PM

If you plan to use your sense of touch rather than rod movement to detect bites then using gel-spun polyethylene line, pointing your rod directly at your bait, and feeling for the bite will probably be the best plan. A light blank is more comfortable to hold but guide size and placement will be of little importance using this method. If you plan to use rod movement to detect bites then low-mass gel-spun will still be your best bet for line and the lightest, most flexible rod will be ideal. I imagine you will settle on some compromise, and you alone can best determine the best compromise between sight and touch.

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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: valentin sgarbi (---)
Date: November 10, 2020 02:58AM

Spencer Phipps Wrote:
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> Rainshadow has the Immortal walleye blanks, I'm
> told a similar fish, dealers in France, Germany,
> and Poland. Looks like they have a 218.4 cm and
> 228.6 cm versions of the lower power blank. They
> have always been fairly fast to get with me via
> email on my questions. They may have a suggestion
> for the other, also you may get some good info
> from your dealers in Europe.

I will ask to rainshadow thanks :)

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Re: Rod for zander
Posted by: valentin sgarbi (---)
Date: November 10, 2020 03:00AM

Phil Ewanicki

I plan to have the most sensitive blank, I mean sense of touch. I don't need rod movement detect. :)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/2020 03:06AM by valentin sgarbi.

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