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I've fished quite a few float rods: Raven, Loomis, Rainshadow and St. Croix among others and the 14' IM8 Raven is the best of the lot, IMHO.
Last edited by .GobyOneGnoby on Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
by Driftabugger » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:34 am
You mean IM8 Right? That's the blank I'm buying.
by Cornbread » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:23 pm
I think the best thing he can do is get out with as many people as possible and try different rods. All the rods mentioned have their following and for a reason, but is there reason the same as what yours could be? What i mean is this, I love the G.Loomis stfr1601 others don't like it at all but that doesn't mean it's a bad rod just not what they want in a rod. If you can understand what I'm trying to say then go out and form your own opinion on different rods and go from there.
by RyanS » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:00 pm
spear check your pm box
driftabugger, where are you getting the raven blank??
i would also say that if you are not in need of a rod exceeding 13ft in length, you cant beat a rainshadow rx7 blank, best bang for the buck, dont get me wrong though they are awesome rods/blanks. and the blanks all under 100 bucks, most being $70-85.
check out this site for rainshadow blanks, best prices i have seen so far
by scottsteel » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:14 pm
Thanks guys, right now I have a Loomis GL2 6-10lb. that is 10' long works good for bottom bouncing and fishing floats but a longer rod would help with line control on the longer drifts with a float. I fish the Big Man. mainly and a longer rod would really help with some of the holes in the middle of the river. Thanks for everyones imput I am glad that I didn't order the Aventa I would not be happy when my rod broke on the first fish hooked on the rod. Thanks again.
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