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Rod Building So, you've landed a nice fish on a plug you made, eh? Now, the next step, building your own RODS!

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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fluke rod

i want to wrap a fluke rod. looking for a blank.what do you guys reccomend? want something lite made of graphite something that can handle 4-8oz sinkers and braided line. thank you

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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For Fluke duty, I prefer an E-Glass rod. Between banging around on the boat, heavy sinkers in good current and braid, I've found the graphite rods to be too fragile and prone to tip breakage.
I have a couple Rainshadow/Forecast E-Glass rods that have stood up quite well. I think they are built on the SWB70H

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There used to be some really cheap 7 foot glass plus graphite blanks in L to H (like 70L) ratings. Mike T used to sell them. I forget the brand.

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:50 AM   #4
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super seeker hercules inshore light. just over 7'. composite. mdeium/medium fast action. can be trimmed slightly from the tip if needed.
calstar grafighter or lami triflex composites in the L power should work as well. both of these are more medium fast in action.
i see no reason to use straight glass on fluke rods.
how deep of water are you fishing? reel? jiggin or bait, or both?
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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bait mostly medium dept water. calcutta 400 reel. thanks seawolf

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:03 AM   #6
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snake, how much current will you be fishing in? so, depth around 40'-60', or will you hit 100' once in a while? or, less that 40'? w/ bait, you can use a blank that is medium or even slow in action.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:24 PM   #7
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I built two of the Mudhole E glass blanks and they are pretty sweet! I did a 20-40lb rod and a 17-25lb rod and they are going to fit my needs as fluke and a heavier rod for diamond jigs. Both rods with components cost me about 130 bucks total.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #8
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seawolf iam fishing a headboat so you never know were your going to end up.

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