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Kokanee rod blanks new
      #413163 - 04/24/11 04:10 PM

Hi All

I am interested in building a couple of kokanee rods for use in the western WA area and want to get some recommendations for blanks. These will be used for trolling with small level wind reels. Thanks for any input on your favorites!

John

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: JcTyee]
      #413195 - 04/26/11 08:52 AM

Rainshadow RDR76L

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: adamh]
      #413196 - 04/26/11 09:04 AM

Any idea how that rod feels. Im looking for one as well but I need something not to stiff, one that would load over in a D.R

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: BigTrout15]
      #413199 - 04/26/11 01:07 PM

I dont have anything fancy and custom built but last year I bought two of the red lamiglas koke rods and I like them alot. They loaded well on the DR and we caught alot of fish on them.

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: adamh]
      #413200 - 04/26/11 01:28 PM

The Rainshadow RDR76L is a great Kokanee downrigger rod when spiral wrapped with micro guides.




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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: Uboat]
      #413201 - 04/26/11 01:41 PM

Thats a great looking dr rod for kokes

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: JcTyee]
      #413206 - 04/26/11 03:49 PM

Are you using a downrigger? The RDR76l will be a bit light with pop gear but excells on a downrigger.

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: 3RivrFishr]
      #413207 - 04/26/11 04:13 PM

RDR76L all the way.

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: CastawayChris]
      #413208 - 04/26/11 04:59 PM

Thanks for the input.. and yes, I am using a downrigger.
I have built (re-purposed) an old glass Lamiglas fly rod that is awesome as a converted DR rod. (wish I could find more like it) I will check that blank out and will look into the spiral wrap also... as I need 2 more rods.

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: JcTyee]
      #413214 - 04/26/11 10:34 PM

Iv been using a kufa sports rod I bought at swains. Its about like a 3 or 4 wt fly rod, might even be a fly rod blank. Swains has 5 or 6 different koke rods right now for under 80 bucks. I just think it would be cool to use one I have built myself.

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: BigTrout15]
      #413220 - 04/27/11 09:30 AM

Problem with using a light fly rod is the lack of backbone. Get a blank built for the purpose and you'll be happier. The RDR76L has the parabolic flex you want in a downrigger rod but also has the backbode to handle bigger fish like lakers.

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: 3RivrFishr]
      #413221 - 04/27/11 10:07 AM

Thats true but there are no lakers in lake sutherland. My rod would probly break if it got a fish over 5lbs on it. haha

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks new [Re: BigTrout15]
      #413257 - 04/28/11 02:14 PM

Thats my point. I figure its good to have something you can multi-task with. Unless you are going to only fish one body of water for one species the rest of your life it just seems to make sense to me.

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Re: Kokanee rod blanks [Re: 3RivrFishr]
      #413258 - 04/28/11 02:46 PM

well id love to go fish flaming gorge kokes but I dont see that happening. I do have a place on lake chelan so lakers would be a trip i could make. I probly will try that rainshadow blank

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