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ML - Mod or med-fast blank

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Haven't made a rod in a year or two and was sad to learn St. Croix is no longer selling blanks. I have 2 rods I built on 7ft ML-F SCIII blanks. I love that blank because I feel confident throwing 90% of applications and have caught micro fish less than an inch to big bass and pickerel with it. The 2 piece is my bank fishing rod and its a great all around rod for when I don't want to carry more than 1 rod. It's got a nice soft sensitive tip but a strong backbone which allows me to throw light lures far but also throw heavier lures as well. I love it could throw my 1/16 and 1/8 hair jigs pretty far. Anyway...

 

Basically looking for a rod like the 7ft ML-F SCIII but with a little slower action. 

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I can't help you specifically but if you want St. Croix blanks, from what I understand Rod Geeks is using St. Croix's Mexico facility to build their blanks using St. Croix materials and mandrels. Rod Geeks C2 blanks should be very similar to SCII and their C4 blanks should be very similar to SCIV. They also will be carrying St. Croix branded SCV blanks. 

 

I know that doesn't really answer your question but it seems as though you can basically still get St. Croix blanks from Rod Geeks in many different colors, including bare graphite for much cheaper than before.

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Rodgeeks has an exceptional support group, so contact them, ask your questions and get the answers from the source

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Rodgeeks is not using St Croix mandrels. Their website plainly states that their blanks are a different, more moderate, taper than the equivalent St Croix blank.

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