Where to purchase JDM blanks?

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Where to purchase JDM blanks?

Post by zodiak311 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:01 am

Do any of you know if there is a place where I can purchase JDM blanks?
I am looking to have a few xfast Ajing rods built for UL fishing.
Thanks!
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Re: Where to purchase JDM blanks?

Post by toddmc » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:51 am

I haven't seen many people talk about rods being built on JDM blanks on TT. I think Matagi has a few. Rodbuilding.org might be a better site to get more opinions on the best places to get the best blanks. The shipping is too expensive for most. There was lots of info on this when I googled "Japanese fishing rod blanks".

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Re: Where to purchase JDM blanks?

Post by zodiak311 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:26 pm

toddmc wrote:I haven't seen many people talk about rods being built on JDM blanks on TT. I think Matagi has a few. Rodbuilding.org might be a better site to get more opinions on the best places to get the best blanks. The shipping is too expensive for most. There was lots of info on this when I googled "Japanese fishing rod blanks".
Thanks for the info!
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Re: Where to purchase JDM blanks?

Post by NorCoMike » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:32 am

I have built a couple on the matagi t-russel mebaru blanks. When I need matagi parts I talk to Casey at voodoo rods. I should be receiving a couple matagi tr68 super big ponds this week to build some new ultralights!

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Re: Where to purchase JDM blanks?

Post by Aquaftm45 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:59 am

Proshop K aka tacklejapan is listed as a Designo dealer (some of the best blanks in Japan). They purvey in the custom order of Designo custom rod builds, so I am just imagining they can get and ship the blanks.
Worth emailing them, they communicate pretty well.

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