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Blank question
« on: October 13, 2010, 20:31:38 PM »
How is a blank weight determined?  when you look for a blank online for instance you can get a 9foot 5/6 weight or a 9foot 7/8 weight and so on, were does the weight come from? and/or how is that incorporated into a blank when it is being rolled.

Thanks Darren

Peter McCallum

Re: Blank question
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 22:39:43 PM »
The number refers to the weight of line a rod is designed to cast, not the physical weight of the blank. So the 5 weight is for a five weight line and the 7/8 either a 7 ot 8 weight line.

Hope this helps



Re: Blank question
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 11:53:50 AM »
Thanks Rabbitangler, i understand the numbers is the line weight, but how is the line weight determined when rolling a blank, i can buy a blank that's rolled for a certain line weight what makes the blank suited to that line weight?

Sandy Nelson

Re: Blank question
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 13:38:12 PM »

it's a guide as always, based on someone having built the blank into a rod
and tried it out during the R&D stage.
You may find you prefer a blank rated as a 5 wt as a 4 or a 6 wt , the same as any rod you try
if you can, try a rod already built on the blank. Just as if you were buying a rod.
There are no hard and fast rules, personal preference has a lot to do with it.
Otherwise trust the blank designer and take what is written, as correct and choose an appropriate blank.
Action is a bigger issue than line weight in many cases.
Try if you can , or take a gamble :wink
I'm sure it will all be fun

John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"


Re: Blank question
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 09:56:19 AM »
Thanks Spiderman

Ok i understand now, it obviously comes with years and years of experience and skill when rolling blanks that a line weight can be matched to a blank, and its more than i will ever need to no about blanks it was something i never understood and just had to ask :z16

Having taking an interest in building my own and reading the endless info on here i think i will give it a go not sure what yet maybe tackle changing eyes on my old rod for a start.



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