Re: Suggestion for a Kokanee/trout D/R rod blank
It might be a long shot - but send Mark Steffen an email. He makes fiberglass and graphite fly rod blanks (rolls them himself, he's in Arizona). His fly blanks are 2 or 3 or 4 pieces - but he might be able to fix you up with a custom one piece blank. Might cost you more than you're looking to spend - but you didn't put a price range, so I dunno.
You could probably make a killer downrigger rod out of a his 7' 3/4 weight fly blank. For a more powerful rod, he has a 7' 5 weight fly blank that would also be fun with the average size trout/kokes, but give you a bit more pulling power should you hook into a hawg.
Google Steffen Brother's Fly Rods. 2 piece blanks are $135, 3 piece $170, and 4 piece $200.
gone fishin' or something...