Decided to try a Phenix blank since that was the lightest blanks I could find. Went with a Phenix Ultra MBX 700MH which is rated for 8-17lb line and 3/8-1oz lures
Koldkut started building rods a little over a year ago. Blank weight is supposed to be 2.01 but he doesn't have a scale at his house to verify.
Fuji ECS cut down reel seat
Fuji Titanium SIC micro guides (3.5) spiral wrapped
Black metallic thread with silver/gray accents on rod and all guides with a blue pearl used in the epoxy
Rod was first weighted on a super accurate paint scale. Numbers were 2.84 ounces and 80.6 grams. I also took some pictures on my cheap kitchen scale.
The back of the seat didn't come out as good as he hoped. He spent a lot of time on it and next time he will just cut it vs rounding it.
Weight with a Core 50 with flouro on it. Reel alone with line weighted 6.0
For all you balance guys
Have a couple days on the water with it but the jig bite hasn't been great at the lake. Have caught about half dozen fish on it and I am loving it. Could be my new favorite jigging rod. It is crisp and super sensitive. Maybe my most sensitive stick.
Anybody ever hear of a lighter 7' MH rod? Lightest I have found.