Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
willowcat

rod blanks

8 posts in this topic

I'm looking to build some rods for personal use, and gifts. There is supposed to be a place in WI where you can buy factory 2nd and slightly defective rod blanks by the bundle. But I can't seem to find the name or location of this place. Does anyone know of this place?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know there was a place in MN on the St. Croix river that used to do that but their supplier quit selling them the 2nds. It seemed the some folks were buying them and trying to pass them off as firsts and the vendor caught wind of it and figured the would rather burn them rather than have that happen.

But there are few vendors that sell discontinued or 2nds. You could try mudhole.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! Mudhole will work out great for what I need.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy rod building grin Post some of your stuff. We need some activity in this forum!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy rod building grin Post some of your stuff. We need some activity in this forum!!

Yes we do! I think its a slow time of the year, everyones got fishing, graduations, yardwork, sports, ect going on. I have a few builds comming up and will be posting some pictures soon...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just finished a pole on Monday - I'll work on getting some picture of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sloooooowwwwwwllly building a new jigging rod for myself. Probably get it done sometime before fall, maybe. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never been disappointed with Cabela's blanks - the plain old plain Jane graphite models are great - cheap and great sensitivity. Had best luck with the 6' jig blanks, and 7' ML action 2 piece spin blanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Switched up my pick at the last second in bucket A and put Wheeler in there. Great ledge fisherman and sounds like this dude puts in more time on the water then any other angler out there.   A. Wheeler B. Evers C. Tharp D. Herren E. Omori   Sounds like the bite has been super tough. Will be interesting to see how it goes. 
    • They are drumming like crazy now. In fact, I even hear them at night. My wife said when she was a teenager growing up in rural Wisconsin, she always thought that drumming sound was the nearby powerstation.    
    • Lilac blooms are here, just haven't opened. Hearing some reports of good finds in the Houston and Lewiston areas of MN. I checked some new public areas today on the MN side. Could be decent later but too cold and wet right now. Will check some early season spots tomorrow but won't hope for much with the cold weather.
    • Nice!  Must have seemed forever waiting.
    • 6 months later and he is home
    • Three favorites at the moment.  By the time they upload, I may change my mind.
    • A few from Maplewood State Park on April 16th.  Non-professional, but they stood still long enough for me to get 'em.
    • You might be able to figure things out this week.  How big is your sump basket?  Is the  pump kicking in now?  Sit there for 15 minutes and count the number of times it cycles.  That should give you a decent idea on how much water is coming in.  Then figure out about how high the water has to go before it flows by gravity.  The spec for the pump will say something like that it can pump 2,000 gph at 10 feet of lift.  (the gph drops dramatically the higher it has to pump the water).  The answer to your specifics will give you an idea of how big of a pump you need.  If you match the size of the pump as close as possible to the amount of water your will face you can maximize the amount of time the battery backup will last.   Faced with this problem I took a standard boat sump pump and modified it so I could hook up a garden hose.  The I took an old shop extension cord and wired the pump so I could hook it up to a car in the garage.  So just prior to having Noah float by I could hook things up in the garage and be good to go for as long as I had gas in the car to pump up the battery.   Now that I am adult I bought a generator and wired the house to take care of things.
    • Inevitably at least twice each season I will leave the house, drive 45 minutes and walk some of my favorite grouse spots for hours and hours, seeing nothing.  Admitting defeat on that day, I will drive 45 minutes back home, only to find a covey of birds in the driveway...
  • Our Sponsors