Shallow water bucktailing is in high gear all around Long Island. Shallow water? Sand bar to approx. 30'. Some anglers use them in deeper water with heavier lures or silver bullets. Will work in New England also.
I am always looking for new blanks that will work for my customers, both custom rods and my less expensive line called The Long Islander Series.
Many of you may not be familiar with a West Coast Company called Batson Enterprises, the maker of Rainshadow/Forecast blanks and Forecast components. Their catalog is filled with reasonable priced blanks and components.
Back to the topic.
I recently built a prototype bucktailing rod using their Forecast model MB843 blank, 1/4-3/4 oz lures, 10-17# test line and graphite material. MSRP$41.93. After testing it I consider it worthy of my product line name.
A nice blank that makes a nice rod and alble to take a beating from braided line.
As this site grows if you would like me to post details on some of the blanks I use (Lamiglas, Calstar, Seeker, Forecast) and design info I will be happy to do so.
Have fun building your own rods.