Was shallow water bucktailing for fluke last week and was watching the guys use what I call "Twitchin' Rods" catching more fish than I and having a blast. Sooooooo, I went thru my blanks till I found what I was looking for. Although this balnk was 5 1/2' long I extended the butt 14". I added cork grips a spin reel seat, spin guides and a tip top.
What a nice rod it turned out to be. I wanted it done in a rush so I gave it top priority. The finish was barely dry this afternoon but I waxed the rod installed the reel and got on the Celtic quest pb out of Port Jefferson. I caught 12 or so very nice fluke, had a blast hooking and fighting the fluke but only a couple were over 18". I was using a 1/2 oz Spro lure with a hi teaser. This blank is a winner!
Oh, I bought a Diawa Crossfire 1500 spin reel and had 10# Power Pro installed. The Noreat guys know I don't like synthetic line but I am trying. Need less to say I had a ball.
I believe this blank comes in 6 1/2' and 7'.
I have been waiting for a blank order from Batson Industries and it arrived after I left for the PB. The Forecast Graphite blanks, MB843, have the sanme specs as the St croix. Can't wait to build a conventional and a spinner as demo rods for this type of bucktailing fluke. These Forecast blanks feel great!