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Old 08-21-2019, 08:42 AM   #1
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Rod Geek Blanks

Has anyone built on a Rod Geek blank? They supposedly build blanks for St Croix.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:30 AM   #2
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I have. They are made by St Croix in their facility in Mexico.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:17 PM   #3
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I have built a few, both from their Bass lineup and their Carbon lineup.

Here's a post from a thread on Rodbuilding.org by the Rod Geeks rep. May help to clarify their relationship with St. Croix.

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Hi All, here to clarify a few things:

1) The blanks on our website labeled St Croix (i.e. the SCV) are made in Park Falls, WI, and therefore we are maintaining the St. Croix name brand on them.

2) The vast majority of Rodgeeks branded blanks are exact St. Croix designs, made with the exact same materials, tools, and processes. The only difference between them is where they are made. Rodgeeks branded blanks are made in our factory in Fresnillo, Mexico, which is operated jointly with St. Croix. This is the facility Herb saw in the Fly magazine. The Bass Series, and X-Comp series, are the main examples of blanks that are unique to Rodgeeks, and do not have "twins" in the old St. Croix lineup. The Bass Series (2&4) are slightly slower actions than a typical St. Croix blank, but are the same high quality materials and engineering.

3) Rodgeeks Carbon 2 blanks are the same as SCII, and Carbon 4 are the same as SCIV. We do not have SCIII because we offer the higher performance SCIV at very attractive prices (in other words, builders can get more performance, for about the same money they used to pay for SCIII). If anyone has questions about which Rodgeeks blanks match with which St. Croix blanks, feel free to contact us at [email protected]
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:09 AM   #4
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In 1977 Gordon Schluter revived the family business in Park Falls Wi. by surrounding himself with a very talented staff, not the least of which was Jason Bruner. Jason filled the role of chief blank designer and I believe he is still there today. Back in 2008 I had the opportunity to visit the factory along with members of the CRBG. One very cool aspect was that I had the chance to build my own blank, with guidance from the great people there, of course. Also, I won the prize for the farthest travelled to get there. It was a custom made slip cover for an ice fishing rod. HA! We all had a good laugh about that. Oh yeah, mid-August 56 degrees in the morning. I had a blast!
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:52 AM   #5
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I've built several rods on their blanks.

Here are two you can look at for reference. They are great blanks and were a pleasure to build on:

https://www.2coolfishing.com/ttmbfor....php?t=1676122

https://www.2coolfishing.com/ttmbfor....php?t=1517514
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Cloud Fantastic rod work

Your work is fantastic, the detail is great! I’m trying but got a long way to go when I see your work.
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I've built several rods on their blanks.

Here are two you can look at for reference. They are great blanks and were a pleasure to build on:

https://www.2coolfishing.com/ttmbfor....php?t=1676122

https://www.2coolfishing.com/ttmbfor....php?t=1517514



Oh my goodness! You have talent.
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Your work is fantastic, the detail is great! I’m trying but got a long way to go when I see your work.
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Oh my goodness! You have talent.
Thanks for the compliments gents!
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