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Channel Catfish Rod Blank Recommendations
Posted by: Trevor Olson (---.midco.net)
Date: April 30, 2024 12:33PM

Looking to build myself a rod for fishing catfish on the Red River of the North. We catch a lot of fish in the 14-20lb range. I prefer lighter tips that transition into backbone. Currently using white ugly stick catfish MHs

Will be using 3-4oz flat sinkers with cutbait on a circle hook. Rod also doubles for sturgeon up on LOTW but primary duty is catfish.

It will be a spinning rod, ~7' blank.

Currently looking at Rod Geeks XC731/732 , RCLB70ML/M, SWB70ML/M

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you

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Re: Channel Catfish Rod Blank Recommendations
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---)
Date: April 30, 2024 05:20PM

I have the RCLB80XL and think it would be too light for your sinker weights. I also have the RCLB70ML and I think it would be heavy in power. I use it for general purpose trolling with 30# mono.

I would lean towards the RCLB70L given what you say you want. No experience with the Rod Geeks.

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: Channel Catfish Rod Blank Recommendations
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (94.140.11.---)
Date: April 30, 2024 06:50PM

Trevor,
IMO - the perfect blank for yur purpose is the CTS BayMaster 7'0" 1.5- 4.5 Oz. One piece.
Contact me for the RB.org special pricing.

[ctsfishing.com]

Herb
CTS Rep

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