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i would love a short sub 200g jigging rod blank. any suggestions? i would love 5'4-5'8 and i know i could cut a blank but just wondering what my options are. this will be my first build. i iwll use this rod for snapper and other smallish reef fish.
 

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Andrew

I got a mudhole CBVJ6050 and its a sub 200g blank. I have bass rods that are stiffer. What are you going to build it as? a spinner or conventional?

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I've used the Mudhole 6030 (rated 2-4oz jigs) before for fluke, others have taken 42" striped bass with it as well. It's great for up to 4 oz bottom fishing, but I've used it with up to 8oz sinkers as well. The 6040 is slightly stiffer and rated for 3-6oz jigs. They are 6' long, but if you cut from the butt, the rod will really be flexing into the foregrip a lot, which may cause some line issues.
 

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doug, im all spinner. i would really like a composite blank sub 6' .if not il go for a 7' or 7'6. i have never used a short light spinning rod. how long is the jm 150 or 200g blank?
 

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the NEW OTI blank is 6' rated 100-300 it would be a good choice.
you could trim the butt to fit your size.

the JM are appox 5'8"
 

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doug, im all spinner. i would really like a composite blank sub 6' .if not il go for a 7' or 7'6. i have never used a short light spinning rod. how long is the jm 150 or 200g blank?


Ok I was going to give you the mudhole blank. It has the handle, reel seat and gimble on it already

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Ok I was going to give you the mudhole blank. It has the handle, reel seat and gimble on it already

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thanks doug. i appreciate the offer.
 

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Riley Rod 200gram blank is AWESOME! The blank is 6ft and just cut off the butt to your desired length.
where is the best place to get info on these blanks?
 

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I think those riley blanks are actually rainshadow. I just built a 400g for a buddy a week ago. sweet ,powerfull stick.he got the blank from Rileyrods
 

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how wold i get a trevala jigging blank?


Andrew you would have to take a production rod and strip it down. Then make it how you wanted

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