United Composites Spinning Rod

Terryw

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Apr 7, 2012
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Terry
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42 Henriques
Getting ready to have a new rod wrapped. Big fan of the GUSA, Premium, and Swim bait blanks. Any suggestions for something in the 7-8' range for a small spinner fishing 10-20# test? Mostly throwing small artificial around 1 oz. Any input would be appreciated. So many choices.

Thanks much,
 

skrilla

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May 26, 2006
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Len
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plastic fantastic
I prefer full graphite construction for artificials. Sensitivity, response, and accuracy reasons. I've had good luck with the US line as well as received positive feedback from many. US70 or 80 in L-MH or also the Bay Bass model might be your top choices.
 

JamesTaylor

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Getting ready to have a new rod wrapped. Big fan of the GUSA, Premium, and Swim bait blanks. Any suggestions for something in the 7-8' range for a small spinner fishing 10-20# test? Mostly throwing small artificial around 1 oz. Any input would be appreciated. So many choices.

Thanks much,
UC 78 H, UC 78 XH or UC 83 H? Or ce800xf
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cortezpirasea

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21 ft panga Sea Moan/17 ft gregor Pirasea II
78h or 78xh
 

Bob Sands

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You might want to take a look at the U.C Swimbait Finatic series of 7'11" very light weight blanks... Find a line rating that works in the series... the RUC (Factory built) or UC711L or M (Blanks) depending which end of the line ratings and lure weights you are planning on fishing..

Other U.C. items to look at will be the US 80 Baybass, US 80 XF, US 80 Mag and
CE 800 XF depending on your personal feel of what you are looking for as well as what the majority of use will be with the stick.. Bait vs lure or ???

Though the Swimbait items will be found on the freshwater sides of the U.C. website, they are built for the ocean..

I would build them light with a short fore-grip. I prefer a fuji graphite reel seat vs a deckhand style but personal taste. If you go with the Fuji or equivalent make sure your reel foot will fit the seat size you select.

Best of luck in your decision

Jamie
 

SergeyS

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Here's a pic of the bend on a UC 78H, I was curious about using it as a long fall jigging rod. It's a great blank and would work well for 10-20lb depending on what you're casting. Topwaters and jerk baits I'd probably want something a bit stiffer maybe a 78XH, but it would work well for plastics.

For saltwater I'd go with the US79F, don't have a blank pic but here's a factory wrapped spinner in the GUSA Classic style. It's a good in between length that works for me and a bit faster so it will work stickbaits, jerkbaits and small poppers well.

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Terryw

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Apr 7, 2012
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San Diego/ca/usa
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Terry
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42 Henriques
Really appreciate all the input. It is for saltwater so am going to give the US79F a try. I do really like those Swim Bait blanks and have some of them for bait casters. On paper the 79F looks perfect.

Thanks again for everyones input!

Tight lines,