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Lami Blank Question for 8nHead

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Ive wrapped a few rods and am partial to lamiglas blanks. I have and older fiberglass 11'6" lami that Im using as an 8nbait rod now but it struggles some w/ a head. I went ahead and made a real "hatteras heaver" to go bigger, but I hate it unless its the worst of the worst conditions.

 

The heaver is the 1361MH blank thats rated 6-16 and has a 20 tip. I also own the 1201M blank and love it for 6oz and under. The 1201M has an 11 tip I believe. Ideally I want a 11.5'-12.0', one piece, thats rated 6-14 with a 14 tip. But it dont exist.

 

I guess the 1502 is the closest but its a 2 piece. I prefer and only use 1 piece so my question is.......has anyone ever chopped down the 1801M to say 12'. I hate to cut and waste 3' of rod but I think thats the closest to what Im looking for. If anyone can reccomend another lami please do so and other manufacturers blank recomendations are welcomed.

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the 1502 is my go to heaver for 8-10 and bait...

 

i've had about everything at some point..

 

it's perfect for me..

 

why would a two piece be an issue at all for a rod for chunking bait? cwm13.gif

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Bunker... you can cut that 3 ft and make a nice gaff out of it...that 136 1MH, isnt really heavy tho... its perfect for 8 and 10 oz... IMO...

 

what about a rainshadow SU 1209 (graphite). Only ten feet, but its rated right where you wanted!!

 

BC

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...that 136 1MH, isnt really heavy tho... its perfect for 8 and 10 oz... IMO...

BC

 

I wrapped the same blank BC mentions for my brother for slinging baits and he cannot believe how great the blank handles (he has the 2-piece model). I took about 6" off the butt and the rod can definately cast a country mile!

 

P.S. Thanks again BC!!!! HappyWave.gifbiggrin.gif

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I wrapped the same blank BC mentions for my brother for slinging baits and he cannot believe how great the blank handles (he has the 2-piece model). I took about 6" off the butt and the rod can definately cast a country mile!

 

P.S. Thanks again BC!!!! HappyWave.gifbiggrin.gif

 

 

My problem with that blank is that it doesnt bend, at all. No load what so ever. I hope I got the model # right, I know its the one w/ a 20/64ths tip. (5/16"). Its a beast.

 

Granted it has its place. Last week when it was blowing 35mph out of the NE it performed fine but its not a rod I can use all the time. It seems to throw a 6oz and chunk the same distance it throws a 10oz and head. Maybe 50-70 yds tops. Not terrible, and that distance in a kickin NE is plenty, but there are lesser conditions and certain places where I want to put the hammer down and go further. BTW its paired w/ a 7500 ABU Blue Yonder and 20lb green ande tournament.

 

I get down to the OBX 2x per year and the regulars down there can absolutley launch an 8 and modified head (bottom lip removed). Amazing to watch to be honest. I want a rod that will load some w/ an 8 and a head. The 1502 seems perfect except for the fact its 2 piece.

 

TB:

 

I guess its just my personal preference, I dislike 2 pieces. The only ones I own are my lender rods for when buds beg to go out w/ me. My truck is set up to carry 1 piece and they perform better in terms of casting and fighting a fish IMO. 2 piecers seem to have a weak spot in the center of the blank, to me anyway, and you always run the risk of the top flying off. Majorly sux when its a really expensive rod. Seen it happen more than once and had it happen to me. Nothing like only having the bottom if the line breaks also.

 

BC-

 

I guess the length doesnt really matter so I"ll check out that blank. But if I drop back to 10' I mights as well go w/ the gsb122mh?? The 10' 2" mini heaver as I like to call it.

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I throw 2 piece rods all the time and aint never had one come apart or had a problem fightin a big fish(these Drum down here would hurt you Striper yankswink.gif) The Lamiglas 150-2 is an awesome rod, and its held up to Drum up to 50" and countless 2-ton rays and big sharks.

 

Having said that, the Rainshadow 1509 would be worth a look, its 12'6" and in a 2p/1p configuration, but it fishes like a one piece. Just a thought.

 

Adam

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