Guys, can you school me on when a solid glass blank is used? Im thinking to build me budget rod as loaner rod, my initial idea is to use a Rainshadow solid glass blank 60-100lb (.695x220x72), being a solid glass I wont be worried to highsticking practices mistakes from friends, if wont be used as loaner I can use it as exclusive trolling rod. but I havent saw lately any build on which I notice the builder is using a solid glass rod. in the other hand I can do almost the same rod with FSU56XXH for just little bit more money, mostly asking to the rod building folks when a solid glass rod is mostly used and when I E-glass rod is recommended. as you might know, fishing in Baja and from a Panga there is no place for high end rods like Blackhole, phenix, seekers, etc, many guys have and use those rods on panga fishing (I actually have some of those nice rods too) but you cannot avoid that from time to time the panga in service doesnt have rod holders and the rods are banging all over the place on every single bump (sea of cortez is bumpy as hell).