View Full Version : Blanks for trolling?

08-17-2007, 01:31 PM
Looking for a good blank for rockfish (20-40lb) thats not gonna break the bank. Most all of my lighter casting rods are Lamiglass but I was thinking of going with something else for my heavier outfits. I also do not want to go any shorter than 6'6" for versatility.

08-17-2007, 09:00 PM
1. BT 857
2. BT 482

1. SM30
2. BT 20( trim from tip)
3. CLB 704

American Tackle
1. T66120

1. SWB 70MH

1. RT-30
2. 660MH
3. 660M

Pac bay X2RT20-B or 30 B

Take your pick. I've built Bay trolling rods on all of them. I built a set of the X2RT30B during the winter and ended up keeping them for myself.:thumbup:

Length wise, I stick with 6' trolling rods. IMHO they fight a fish better than the 6'6"

08-17-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks for the info. Might try the Rainshadow blank.

08-18-2007, 07:32 AM
Thanks for the info. Might try the Rainshadow blank.

As with most RS blanks the SWB is a fast action blank. When making a trolling rod with it be advised to trim according.

02-18-2009, 11:20 AM
I know this is an old thread, but does anyone have any updates to trolling blanks? Also, where these blanks can be found. I checked Mudhole and could only locate a few of the blanks listed above.

02-18-2009, 05:27 PM
If you live in the chesapeake area, call Bill at Shore Tackle. WE have the Rainshadow SWB's on the shelf.