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Re: Has anyone .....
Posted by: David Baylor (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: May 28, 2024 06:41PM

Rob, since you mentioned that you may look at the 765, I went down and put my SW 765 Delta on my CCS jig. The numbers I got for the bare blank are as follows. IP 1,218 grams, AA 62.7

Russell ....... nice to see you back and posting. I hope life is treating you well ......

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Posted by: David Baylor (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: June 01, 2024 07:35PM

I fished the rod I built on the SW 764 Delta blank today. I didn't catch a single fish on it while fishing a glide bait. Saw a few fish following the baits, and I was actually able to get two of the followers to hit the bait. But they more kind of nipped at it. One of the followers that I got to hit the bait was a nice one, but I only had it on for a couple of seconds. That one was my fault because I did the cardinal sin of setting the hook to quickly. I saw the fish come for the bait and I didn't give it time to eat it. Oh well.

As far as how the rod itself performed? I am really happy with it. It cast every bait beautifully. Even the Arashi Glide I have which weighs 3 1/8 oz. The blank has a 3/8 - 2 1/4 oz rating and it cast the Arashi, pretty much effortlessly. I went with a 10 5/8" rear grip which works perfectly for my stature, and how I palm the reel. It goes right to outside of my elbow and rests nicely along side my rib cage. I fished various glide baits for at least 4 hours before I decided to give a chatterbait a try. I caught a couple of fish pretty quick on a chatterbait, so I decided to tie a chatterbait on the new rod. The rod has been christened. I only caught two fish with it, and the biggest one was only about 2 lbs, but I was right in what I said earlier. If someone is looking for a blank to build a higher powered chatterbait rod on, the SW 764 deserves consideration.

I will say this though, it is a tip heavy rod. I watch pitching a chatterbait to downed trees and weed patches, and man ...... if you did that all day, you'd have some sore wrists and forearms lol It's not bad when casting, and retrieving with the tip down makes the tip heaviness pretty much a non factor.

I felt a few bumps on glide baits today, and more than a few on chatterbaits. The bass are just coming off the beds on the lake I fished, and the bluegill are on the beds. I really figured I'd have a decent day on glide baits, But no such luck. But I do love the way the new rod fishes.

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