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tautog/blackfish rod blank recommendation
Posted by: Salvatore Frisina (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: November 18, 2021 04:38PM

Hi All: I am looking to build a couple of tautog/blackfish rods being that this is the time of year where they can be fished. Can anyone recommend a good blank with specs that I can use for this purpose? I believe a fast action, 20-30lb blank is a start. I like American Tackle but I am open to any brand that will give me a good quality rod.
Thanks

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Re: tautog/blackfish rod blank recommendation
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: November 18, 2021 05:22PM

The RodGeeks XC733 is a favorite for many tautog fishermen.
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Norm

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Re: tautog/blackfish rod blank recommendation
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: November 18, 2021 10:40PM

Good thing you planned ahead for these builds. By the time you get then components the season will be over

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Re: tautog/blackfish rod blank recommendation
Posted by: Salvatore Frisina (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: November 19, 2021 02:23AM

Yes sir you're right. I guess I will have to wait until next year.

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Re: tautog/blackfish rod blank recommendation
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: November 19, 2021 07:08AM

Sal check Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside, they have a full inventory of parts, and a lot of blanks. Abd everyone who works there is highly skilled at blackfishing. I do rod building seminars there in the winter, and I designed the line of blanks that Norm recommended above.

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Re: tautog/blackfish rod blank recommendation
Posted by: Salvatore Frisina (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: November 19, 2021 02:37PM

Thank you Bill, I will definitely check them out. I think I am going to make two blackfish rods even if the season is coming to a close.

Thanks

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Re: tautog/blackfish rod blank recommendation
Posted by: Salvatore Frisina (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: November 20, 2021 02:40PM

Hey Bill, what do you think about the Rainshadow blanks for Taug? If so, any recommendations on which one?

I like the geek rod blank, but I can get Rainshadow for a better price.

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