Retired opinionated old fart
First, let me tell one type of fishing that I like to do, then see if anyone has input on a blank for it. I find slopes and humps in 15' to 25' of water in the middle of Lake Livingston. I cast 1 & 3/8 ounce lead slab spoons, sometimes considerable distances. After they hit bottom, I jig them back and fish usually hit on the fall of the spoon, so sensitivity is important. I use a Curado with 14# line. So far, a rod made with an IP844 type blank works fairly well even though the lead spoons are so heavy. I am seriously considering making a rod with a Rainshadow HS9001 blank. My thought is that it would help with casting but still have the sensitive tip. I think we all like to fish with a rod we made ourselves. I am not fancy with the thread work, but I do like being able to have the handle length and shape for my preference. Any input?