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rainshadow su1266f?

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Im looking to wrap another rod(you guys are right, this can be addictive wink.gif ) to jig the Canal and toss heavier plugs. While I'll probably bike a good deal of the time, being able to fish the Canal on foot with a single rod while other rods are locked in the truck is a consideration these days. Has anyone had any experience with the 2 piece SU1266f? Is Batson's 2-5 oz weight rating on the money? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. smile.gif

 

[ 03-02-2005, 02:38 AM: Message edited by: Vermonter ]

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I never built on the Batson SU 1266. I have built plenty on the Allstar 1266. Supposedly they are the same.

 

If they are the same , the rating of 2 to 5 is right on the money. It makes a nice two piece canal rod too.

 

My fishing buddy Smokey uses the 1266 at the canal. He's used the same rod for about 6 years. He needs the two piece for transport reasons. Since he can have any rod he wants (he knows a builder very well!! smile.gif ) his choice of the 1266 says he likes it a lot.We throw mostly 3 and 4 OZ and that's where its best but it will do 5 .

 

BTW , I have no idea what the F means . Allstar doesn't use that designation.

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Thank you both, appreciate it smile.gif . I have a little knowledge of the 9 and 10' one piece RS blanks but none of the 2 piece and sometimes the weight ratings can seem a bit optimistic with rods.

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I picked up the 1266 Rainshadow at the most excellent rod show. I plan to build for conv. reel. can anyone recomend the size guides and how many for this rod. just to get me started.

Thanks

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Thanks Thumb, just looked at the specs on that blank at Batson's site. Same length but its rated 2-6 so 5 oz should be well within its capabilities, while based on Salt's post 5 oz for the 1266 may be stretching things just a bit. 5 is the max I plan on tossing for jigs so its something to mull over.

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I have the 1266 All-Star wrapped conventional and I love it! Makes a nice lure rod for Stripers and Alberts, plus does bottom duty for sea-mullets, etc. It has 7 guides plus tip top.

 

25-20-16-16-12-12-10-10 tip

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Greg I would just keep it simple -

 

25-20-16-12-10-10-10-10tip

 

All NSG type guides. The alconites would be great on that rod, nice & light. That's how I'm doing mine, but I'll probably use ciMNSG's.

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Forget the specs. The 1266 will handle 5 better than the 1267 which really won't handle it at all. Despite the 6 vs 7 power rating , the 1266 actually will ahndle a little more. The 1267 is a moderate action 1266 with slightly less weight capability

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Forget the specs. The 1266 will handle 5 better than the 1267 which really won't handle it at all. Despite the 6 vs 7 power rating , the 1266 actually will ahndle a little more. The 1267 is a moderate action 1266 with slightly less weight capability

 

Thanks Salt thats really good to know since I would have guessed differently from the specs on the 1267, same langth as the 66 yet having a thicker tip and line wgt. Always better to have had the blank in your hands as specs on rods can be seen as "optimistic" from time to time.

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