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Looking to build a glass rod for bladed jigs, and I want to build something similar to evergreen's combat stick 7'3" H glass rod. Have any of you built something similar and have any suggestions for blanks? This will be my first rod build.

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What is a bladed jig, a silver buddy?

 

I can't help with glass, never build glass.  But If I knew more about what kind of fishing "bladed jig" fishing is, I might help with graphite recommendations.

 

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Chatterbaits are often referred to as bladed jigs. 

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What your asking for is a tough one, because your wanting us to compare a relatively obscure rod. I've never seen an Evergreen brand rod of any kind, let alone be able to help from your description. You see there is really no such thing as a "heavy" powered rod, there is no standard and never will be. You see the rod you want to compare to was designed to present a specific group of lures, line ratings, power ratings, action, are all subjective. It was added on after they had gotten the blank right, no thought was given to what was later put on the rod.

You'd be much better served when selecting a rod by telling someone what weight lure the rod has to throw, and then present properly, what type/weight line your using, do you need to pass a knot through your guides, etc.

That all said, I've found the Rod Geek SG70MHM to be a great chatterbait blank for me and my customers throwing 1/2 oz. baits for the most part. You can extend the blank if you need to or go to the longer SG79MHM for more length. Another positive for some is that you can get the blanks in a variety of colors.

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Why not just buy the Evergreen!

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On ‎2‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 1:58 AM, spoonplugger1 said:

What your asking for is a tough one, because your wanting us to compare a relatively obscure rod. I've never seen an Evergreen brand rod of any kind, let alone be able to help from your description. You see there is really no such thing as a "heavy" powered rod, there is no standard and never will be. You see the rod you want to compare to was designed to present a specific group of lures, line ratings, power ratings, action, are all subjective. It was added on after they had gotten the blank right, no thought was given to what was later put on the rod.

You'd be much better served when selecting a rod by telling someone what weight lure the rod has to throw, and then present properly, what type/weight line your using, do you need to pass a knot through your guides, etc.

That all said, I've found the Rod Geek SG70MHM to be a great chatterbait blank for me and my customers throwing 1/2 oz. baits for the most part. You can extend the blank if you need to or go to the longer SG79MHM for more length. Another positive for some is that you can get the blanks in a variety of colors.

 I only throw 1/2oz chatterbaits, so I may have to try that blank out! I had my eye on that one, just wanted to be sure it had enough backbone for a good hookset, and ripping the bait from grass.

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On 2/18/2018 at 1:26 AM, XzyluM said:

Chatterbaits are often referred to as bladed jigs.

That is what I thought.  I think the best blanks for these are blanks with moderate or moderate fast actions, but really, just about any rod will work fine.  You might make your selection of characteristics based on having a rod that will work well with other techniques. Finesse leads you to faster actions, cranks to moderate.  Base the power on the weight of the lures so that the rod gets loaded properly on the cast.

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Phenix makes a 7"4 rod that may fit

 

Phenix Glass Crankbait Blank, 7'4", 8-17lb, XG2-Glass-R 

Mudhole sells them

 

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A chatter bait is more like a spinnerbait than a crank. I don't see the advantage of the slower action here. I throw swim jigs, chatter baits and keitech style swimmers on the same Med fast rod. 

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