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    Posted: 11 Sep 2011 at 5:24pm
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Wanting to make a light weight rod for 1kg and 2kg. Anyone got any ideas? wanting to buy local, but can't se too many choices!
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CTS do a 2kg blank - going on their other stuff - I'd say tit woud be top noth ......might get something light for mudfish off them myself...
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O yeah, sounds like it could be worth a look, but if it is also going off their other stuff it will cost about $200! Haha, but as you say, you pay for what you get. I see acid rod sell some 1-4lb and 2-6lb blanks in 5 and 6ft respectively. And priced at $9-$25 if you buy a few of them it might be worth while even with a shipping bill, which I have just inquired about

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Are u sure you want to go that light tom? funny how you looked at that 3kg and asked if it was 1kg, maybe go for 3kg for a start
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I was using a saltfly rod mate for 2k it could do 1 no worries, had a spinning reel on it.

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THE "HASTINGS"  blanks are wicked,ive had 2 built up for light line s/b fishing,one was 5 to 10pd rated and it was wicked,fished 1 pd fireline over it and was a great rod 
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There are a number of blanks to look at , it depends on how much you want to spend , I have found there is a big differents in preforance from cheap to exspensive , remember be happy with what you can afford , if it doe's the job , all is good.
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Spent a bit of time sifting through mud hole and finally found some that might do the trick. Some not so cheap, others sound reasonable. It's always going to be hit and miss though without being able to have a bend and see the action first. 

Started a jellytip today. It's supposed to be a 2-4kg blank but 4kg, even 6 would be more suited. Will put some pics up when I finish them.
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what blanks have you looked at thru mud hole ??? kojak made me  quite a few from mudhole blanks,calstars and hastings were the best
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big call, i wouldnt go for either..ive had a couple of rods from unkown manufacturers made that were just crap,unless you have spoken to someone that has had one made its a risk..  i would sugest going for a slightly heavier rated blank. In general ive found alot of the american blanks to be noodly and not have enough grunt,you need to get one slightly heavier than you  want when purchasing..even on light line you need the mid section to have a bit of power to help set the hook, the hastings 701 is a good rod for 1kg and  the 702 for 2kg to 3kg,ive had both these and had great sucess with good size snapper and recomend them both.there is also a calstar GX7 ( not the GFX7 )which is a good rod for 3kg
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mmm seems hastings have moved to colorado and mudhole no longer stocks them, PM  fluffy 1 on this site and ask if hes got one he will sell you..hes got heaps of blanks never know your luck he may have just what your after 
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I know Go Fish had a load of light 1-3kg 6 ft blanks  going cheap this was some time ago might be worth a look and have a bend.
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Mudholes MHX spin , are worth a look , I have built on a number of the MHX blanks ,very good value and a nice blank ,
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Also Hastings blanks (Graphite USA) are built the same way as the CTS duel helix core (only other manufacturer to do so).
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Can't seem to find the hastings ones, by the sounds of it they had a clearance sale a while back .. MHX blanks are looking good value.
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