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    Default 10' competition blanks

    Can anyone suggest a source for nymph competition rod blanks, specifically for 3 wt 10/11 foot? thanks

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    I was really hoping somebody would answer that question Fritz. I've struck out looking for a 10/11' competition blank too.

    Cliff

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    Stupid queston - what's a competition blank?

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    Guess I'm with herefishy, too. I've no idea what they are ...
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    I have a 10.5 ft 3 wt. Takes a lot of line to load the rod.
    Only fish it while in the canoe.

    Rick

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    Hook & Hackle has some very reasonably priced competition style nymph rod kits and blanks. See
    http://store.hookhack.com/Limited-Cu...tinfo/XI1034K/ for example and some of the other blanks in that series.

    I haven't used these rods / blanks so can't vouch for their performance. I opt'ed for an Echo Shadow II which I really like, but don't think its available except as a compelted rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Hiner View Post
    Guess I'm with herefishy, too. I've no idea what they are ...
    This is Cortland Rods description of their "Competition" rods. I have no business connections with Cortland Company.

    European-style nymphing is catching on in the U.S, enter Cortland’s Competition rod series. Built from high-modulus, ultra-sensitive graphite blanks, our rods are weighted toward the butt to help maintain the optimum 45-degree angle without tiring your wrist. The matte black finish helps dampen vibration to prevent shock waves when presenting the fly. Black, single-foot guides are oversized to ease leader knot transfers for fishing short distances. And the handle is thin, with an ergonomic taper that allows an angler to touch a finger against the blank for strike detection...........

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