Need advice on surf blank selection

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  1. bowhunter29

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    You didn't step on my toes, sorry it came across that way!

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    Daiwa makes a 3 pc 13'3" saltiga balistic surf blank with a fast action in 3 different recommended line weights. The heaviest up to 60 lbs.
     
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    I know this is an old post but I build and fish a lot of surf rods and figured I would give my input. Fastest action 12' surf rods I know of are the 12' CTS S8 rated 2-4oz (SE1204-2). This rod is designed for distance casting so it should be able to handle the impact of a fish hitting and taking off while trolling, but it is also a high modulus graphite blank and is not very forgiving with high sticking. It's definitely worth a look if you are willing to risk the coin though. Only problem will be getting the blanks. I spoke to the factory the other day and they are like 8-10 weeks out on blank builds, if you order directly from the factory. If you order from the distributor in New Jersey, which the factory is going to make you do, you could be looking at over a year. IMHO, the blanks are worth waiting 8-10 weeks for, but to wait a year or more is crazy.

    I have one and fish it a lot with metal lures in the 3-4oz range. Not a better rod for casting the heavy metal that I have ever cast. I can consistently go 150+ yards with this rod on a nice day.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I can live with 10 weeks but a year is a bit long...

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    I see you are in PA. Ever come up to Long Island? I would be more that happy to meet you if you are up here so you can check out the rod to see if it fits your needs. It's built as a spinner.
     
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    I could have some uses for that 15ft rod here at Baja..

    15-35 looks like a 3oz lure max, right?
     
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    Call Lamiglas and ask for Josh Cooper. He can tell you exactly what they have because he is the blank designer.
     
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    J.AkuHed I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    As marked on the blank, 3-5oz
     
  9. bowhunter29

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    Thanks guys. I have a lead on another 11' blank a small manufacturer designed for trolling. I'm hoping it works out!

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