Rod blank?

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Minnow, May 12, 2006.

  1. Minnow

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    I am planning to get a custom spinning rod for casting poppers.

    Which rod blank would you suggest?
    Most likely the reel will be Daiwa Saltiga Z6500H Dogfight or Accurate Twin Spin 30.
    I am planning to load the reel with 60 or 80# Jerry Brown Line one hollow spectra.
     
  2. Ragman

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    Hey TJ,

    I'm looking at a GUSA blank. I have a Mon Mag currently and it really is light, but has a ton of backbone.

    It was great in handling my #100 + on the Halloween trip, just needed more drag from the reel! LOL

    If I don't go with that blank, I'll look at GUSA in the 6'6" 30-60 lb. range.

    Let me know what you decide.
     

  3. Minnow

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    Tom,

    At this moment I am still try to keep my option open.
    I like the GUSA blank, but i think it's a little to fast for Rue to handle.
    Something slower action like KENCOR, SEEKER new blanks OR other slow rated blanks.

    What reel you have on the GUSA?
    Anyway, Bret and I will be at BPS this afternoon, care to joint us?
     
  4. Ragman

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    I wish I would have seen this earlier and I would have gone.

    I'm finishing up Mother's Day stuff!

    On my MonMag, I have that 700TE that everyone hates!

    I'll probably sell that rig and work on the spinner/topwater rig before my next trip.
     
  5. Minnow

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    Tom,

    I think I gonna get the Daiwa Dogtooth from Japan, If you want one, let me know so we can save shipping cost.
     
  6. txseadog

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    Tom,

    At this moment I am still try to keep my option open.
    I like the GUSA blank, but i think it's a little to fast for Rue to handle.
    Something slower action like KENCOR, SEEKER new blanks OR other slow rated blanks.

    What reel you have on the GUSA?
    Anyway, Bret and I will be at BPS this afternoon, care to joint us?

    The spinners I've made Rick have been on the United version of the MonMag 70. They have a fast action but are aren't as fast as my 700H. They also have a GUSA SW70XH / United URS70XH with a mod-fast action that's rated 30-60# like the MonMag.

    BTW, I'm suppose to get the a Predator blank next week for Rick's next spinner.