Does anyone have recommendations on a Rainshadow blank for building a spinning rod, mostly for tossing spinners and spoons for coho and smaller chinook?
I would second the REVST96M which is a 9'6" blank rated 10 - 17lb. I did note they still have it listed under the IST1144F-M on the recipe page.If you want a "jack of all trades" rod where you could advance into drift fishing, float fishing, etc. along with spinners and spoons, I'd use a REVST96M. You'll find info under it's old name IST1144F-M, want to go a little higher performance? Buy the XST1144F-M both will really wing a spinner, or spoon, buy at Utmost Ent., great prices, only pay actual shipping costs. They are on the Olympic Peninsula, so they know steelhead and salmon gear. 1/2 mile from either Batson, or Pac Bay.
Yep, I usually just download the recipe and send it to Carol at Utmost and ask for a quote. I've been really happy how all of those rods have turned out.There are guide charts which just give their location and sometimes the size, trouble is most were made before the advent of the New Concept sized guides and the system they were designed to implement, they also didn't take into affect the changing rear grip lengths over the years, if the starting point changed so should the guide placement. The recipes mentioned gives you all the information you need to build the exact rod they listed, all the components used their part numbers and their lengths, a recipe.