Best all around action for BFS

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Re: Best all around action for BFS

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:56 pm

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Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:55 pm
I've come to the conclusion I'm going to want more than one setup. And in true tackle monkey fashion I've also decided to take up rod building. Down the rabbit hole I go. :lol: :lol:
That's the way I did most of my BFS rods. There are some nice factory ones and they are less of a gamble but when you build "that rod"...there is no other feeling
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Re: Best all around action for BFS

Post by Lefty372 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:22 pm

I'm going to start by building a couple of more budget minded rods first. Maybe a couple of panfish rods before I start with a pricier blank.

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Re: Best all around action for BFS

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:35 pm

Lefty372 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:22 pm
I'm going to start by building a couple of more budget minded rods first. Maybe a couple of panfish rods before I start with a pricier blank.
When getting into UL blanks, they can vary so much...even with the same ratings.
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Re: Best all around action for BFS

Post by Lefty372 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:06 am

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Lefty372 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:22 pm
I'm going to start by building a couple of more budget minded rods first. Maybe a couple of panfish rods before I start with a pricier blank.
When getting into UL blanks, they can vary so much...even with the same ratings.
Can you recommend or rank some blanks that fish true to ratings. Still doing research on all of this and gathering the things I need to get started.

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Re: Best all around action for BFS

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:17 am

Lefty372 wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:06 am
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Lefty372 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:22 pm
I'm going to start by building a couple of more budget minded rods first. Maybe a couple of panfish rods before I start with a pricier blank.
When getting into UL blanks, they can vary so much...even with the same ratings.
Can you recommend or rank some blanks that fish true to ratings. Still doing research on all of this and gathering the things I need to get started.
Ummm...what type of fish do you plan of fishing for? Do you use braid or mono/FC? What size lures?

I can only use my experience with the many blanks I have used.
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Re: Best all around action for BFS

Post by Lefty372 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:38 am

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:17 am
Lefty372 wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:06 am
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Lefty372 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:22 pm
I'm going to start by building a couple of more budget minded rods first. Maybe a couple of panfish rods before I start with a pricier blank.
When getting into UL blanks, they can vary so much...even with the same ratings.
Can you recommend or rank some blanks that fish true to ratings. Still doing research on all of this and gathering the things I need to get started.
Ummm...what type of fish do you plan of fishing for? Do you use braid or mono/FC? What size lures?

I can only use my experience with the many blanks I have used.
Primarily bass with some panfish mixed in. Would be throwing small hair jigs down to 1/16oz along with small cranks and jerk baits no more than 1/4oz. I use braid to mono leader.

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