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Old 10-18-2019, 03:32 PM   #1
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I have middleschool grandchildren that love to bottom fish for bass and lings. We use mostly jigs 1-3 oz. I would like to build a moderate to fast action casting rod for each one of them. Thinking hollow fiberglass 6' but 6'6" at most. Would like to keep the expenses down if possible since I have to build at least three of them. Any suggestions on a blank that is not a broom stick?

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:41 AM   #2
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A guide I know uses ultra light trout spinning rods.


I use RodGeeks XComp blanks. You could go with the 731 or 732 and knock 6" off the butt. The shortened 732 is a great jig rod for Tuna also.


Any number of Rainshadow Bass blanks should work also.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:35 PM   #3
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Depends on the fish, lings can be had on some of the Banks to 60+ lbs. Fishing greenling or slightly bigger lings can be done with any MH (10-20 lb.) bass blank. 6 footers are getting as rare as hen's teeth, Mud Holes 6 ft. Shooter blanks are a good start, my son that age used an inexpensive 7 1/2 ft. flipping stick blank for inshore bass, flounders and lings. Go with a heavier powered small halibut/big ling glass blank and they can be close to 3/4 lbs just for the blank.

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Old 10-21-2019, 07:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions, I went with the CRB 6' jig rod blank. 20-40lb size with a 9 tip. Thought about the 15-30 rod but there at a lot of nearshore Halibut around. I suspect a couple of the boys will be jigging tuna next summer too.
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