8' SURFACE IRON BLANK

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod building Tutorials' started by No Cal Lou, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. No Cal Lou

    No Cal Lou No Cal Lou

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    Anyone out there with a opinion on what you think is the best surface iron blank? Kinda hard to shop for blanks here in Arizona. Fishbuzz has a lot but not quite everything.
     
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    UC Monster. I have a CE 900 Monster and i absolutely love it. It is an amazing rod paired with my Trinidad 16A. The thing has enough power to pull yellows heads off when a seal grabs it. 25lb yellow came back decapitated after a seal grabbed the tail
     
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    lou..if you looking for a 8ft for throwing surface iron , you cant go wrong with a Calstar 6480.
     
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  4. No Cal Lou

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    I have one. Just thought there may be other options in lighter blanks.
     
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    I use both the 6480 and a CE Monster 8'.

    I prefer the Monster. No doubt it has power and really lite. I had same issue with sea lion and got a bent jig back with sea lion tooth marks all down the side.

    UC's are a lot lighter in weight.
     
  6. Day0ne

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    Doesn't anybody know what a tutorial is?
     
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    No kidding that just happened to Wednesday except it was just half of the yellow
     
  8. ironmike

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    6480L, or a 270H-8
     
  9. No Cal Lou

    No Cal Lou No Cal Lou

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    I have both of those rods. I doubt they would handle larger Yellowtail.
     
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    OK, try a Clastar GF 800, or GF800H, very light rod (weight wise) but tough!
    :jig:
     
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    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    UC US80 Monster.....the graphite version(not composite as in CE series).
    This one is lighter and stronger than the CE800 Monster.
     
  12. No Cal Lou

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    Well guys, thanks for the input. I ended up with the UC Elite Monster.
     
  13. No Cal Lou

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    After using it at Cedros for 4 days I do not care for the rod. It really great for fighting the fish but I get better distance cast the iron with the BT 6480.
     
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    It's a different swing.

    I get roughly 30% more out of the monster
     

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