Blank need for use with BV-300

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As the title states, I need a blank to have a rod made with that will work well with the Accurate BV-300 (being fished with 30lb braid for use with fluke stripers and tog) in terms of proportion. It is a small reel but I am committed to it and do not want to use a thin nano carbon blank with it.


I have the United Composites CE700L and M. I love these rods but they are a bit too thick to use with this reel. Also, the L can hold up to 12oz of lead without being stressed and without the rod tip being too sloppy which makes it the benchmark for me as an all around inshore rod. 


Seeker inshore lite. I've seen them built and used with the BV-300. I've tugged on it and do like it. My concerns are those days when I'm fishing montauk and I need more than 8oz. I've heard 10oz as the upper limit but feel i'll run into many situations where it isn't enough. I could use 20lb braid to keep the drag down but I think I'll run into trouble with stripers and blues. I do like the tip on it. Also not sloppy and while it shuts off a bit sooner than the CE, still a nice bend to it. Thinner butt diameter. Maybe there's a way to modify the tip to handle more lead without ruining its action?


RodGeeks XC733/734. I've tugged on these before. I felt that the tip was much softer/sloppier than the two above. I've learned a bit more about fishing and fishing braid since I first saw them. I would give them another look if they could fill the role I need for them. Also a thinner butt diameter than the CE. I think the 733 falls more inline with the inshore lite, which brings me to the 734. Would this be too stiff a rod? Would it work well with the BV?


Opinions please. And @Billy 40 since you've worked with all three (I know your preference), please let me know what you think in relation to my criteria. 


Thank you



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The two current blanks that I Tog and Striper fish that are 14 ounce capable are the following:


  Jigging World Black Demon 75MH

  Blackhole Challenger Bank 761MH


I pair them with an Avet SX-2 speed spooled with 40# Sufix 832 Superbraid.  I have also built an XC733, softer tip but great for stripers; and a CTS BS704, great blank but too many sourcing issues.


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Billy40 is at ICAST this week dont think he will get to this post. I agree with you statements about the hercules, not familiar with the UC. As far a the 733/734 , i think the 733 is more powerful than the inshore lite. its has a different action but it has an amazing amount of power. you can trim the 733 or go with the 734. the 734 works well drifting eels for bass (30 and 40 lbers), the xcomps have tons of power

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