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I was given a gift certificate from my sons to the local tackle shop. I was planning on buying a G.Loomis/BounceBackRod--BBR-966-C Gl-2 Power-6
8-ft. Line 25-45/3-10oz. I was planning on using it for blackfishing. I this a good idea?
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Hi Jack.

What a great Christmas present.

I am not familiar with this particular rod. Looking at the Loomis catalog it sounds like it will do the job.

I have built on their SW blanks. A rod in this series that will work is the SWR84-40C, 7', 30-50 # test, fast tip, med to heavy action.

See if your local tackle shop carries each model. Ceiling poke each rod to get a feel for the tip action. Better yet, install a reel, run line thru guides/tip and have someone hold the line as you lift the rod as in fighting a fish.

As Gary Loomis said in a magazine article, Would you rather have a rod that is more sensitive or more durable.

Check out the Loomis insurance policy. For $45 they will replace a broken rod asap.

I know they use Loomis rods for blacks in western Long Island Sound but I don't know which models. Maybe someone else can add to this thread especially if they have used either of these rods.

Have fun picking your new rod.

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One of my alltime favorite blackfish blanks. Also great for bucktailing and eeling off the Northfork at the Race, Plum Gutt and the Sluiceway.

The blank is an a high modulus graphite blank that works great with mono line. I would hesitate using it with braid though. You can't swing to hard or you can blow up the rod.

Happy New Year All,

Al G.
 
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