I'm looking to build a rod as a gift for my brother that lives in Kaneohe, HI. A.k.a. "the windward side" or a.k.a. "Pure Paradise". He says he fishing with a 13-14 foot rod for Ulua and slide baiting.
What rod blank would be best for a Hawaiian Ulua fishing rod to go dunking and/or slide baiting with a length of around 13 feet?
I built him a "whipping" stick for fishing Nenue. He said the rod doubled up and caught a really big buggah. The rod is the lightest that he has ever fished. I built the rod on a 1082 steelhead blank. The blank is really light plus the way I built it. I built it the way I build my Green Bass rods. Light as heck. You can't beat Batson Blanks. Plus, the locals on the islands respect Bill Batson and his blanks even more since he's a Local Haole.