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River-Runner

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looking to try my hand at building a walleye rod. Do you guys have any recommendations for a rod building kit that costs at most $80 dollars.

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What style of fishing do you do? Jigging, rigging, pulling plugs?

Personally I would go with something like a St. Croix SC11 or SC111 for your first rod. SC11 is a pretty nice blank for a reasonable price and the SC111 is a step up. I like Hardaloy guides and the a fair guide for again reasonable price. You are never gonna wear them out using mono and I am not sure even braid is gonna where them out. They are actually pretty light too.

SC11 blank I would pick 2S70MF 1 piece, 7' med power, fast action.

SC111 Blank I would pick 3S70MF the same action as the SC11 just a higher quality blank.

Guides I would go with a 25mm, 16mm 10 mm and 4 6mm guides.

Handle is pretty personal, but a good graphite seat would fill it out pretty well. I also tend to try to keep the fore grip short as of late as I like to put my finger on the blank.

Shop around and you can probably get the SC111 and those components for close to the $80 mark.

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yeah im kinda looking for a multi purpose rod. I plan on using it for jigging, rigging and slip bobbers. Thanks for the help!

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Check out the St. Croix web. You can purchase everything you need from them. Check Cabela's also.

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Check out Midwest Rod and Reel web site.

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