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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

Hi All
A friend of mine has requested that I build him a cane rod. This will be for adirondack trout on small to medium streams and ponds. I am thinking a 3/4 wt x 7'-6" to 8'-0" as being a good starting point. Medium action.

I am looking for a quality blank/taper to build on. This will be a functional build and not heirloom quality. Cost is a definite factor and I am thinking a blank w/ ferrell to be budgeted in the $400-$500 range. (or less if practical)

So....first off...am I in the ballpark for the blank cost?

Any information on who can provide a decent blank in this price range would be most appreciated. I would consider members/sponsors of this forum first....and then other sources.

I have read a number of the previous posts concerning this question. An update on current options and costing would be beneficial to me.

Thanks in advance!

Jim



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