Surgical strike

Tricky to catch on a regular basis due to the level of control needed to spool and steer the line while negotiating the lure through sediment, the zander haunts the dreams of many an angler. Fishing for zander from a lake or river is harder by factors such as weather, water level and flow, which are more relevant than with fishing from a boat due to the tight spaces involved. Add to this, the zander’s unpredictable bite ranging from a ferocious crunch to a soft kiss.

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Turning your tackle into a telephone

In these conditions choosing the right blank is even more important than usual. It must give you room to cast with extreme accuracy and responsiveness and let you pick up the slightest contact with the bottom and the faintest nibble from the fish. A fast or extra-fast 7–8 ft blank with excellent vibration perfectly fits our requirements. Vertical jigging often entails bottom bouncing, so we selected three Rainshadow blanks with sublime vibration.

  1. Rodbuilder's Republic Statement 724 original 2.18 m 5–25 g is fast but not loose and outperforms in terms of vibration and lightness. Rodbuilder's
  2. Republic Statement 766 original 2.28 m 10–40 g It is longer with more taper for a stiffer butt and performs just as well in its lower weight range.
  3. North Fork Composites MB 805-1 HM : 2m43, 10-30gr. Its length is very pratical for long distance casts, controlling the lure and avoiding obtacles. Despite its 2m43, it remains very tactile and very precise. 

Statement 724 Original Blank

7'2 (2.18m) 5-25 Gr

Sensitivity
Casting distance
Lure animation precision
Réserve de puissance
Versatility
175,00 € Including taxes
Statement 766 Original Blank

7'6 (2.28m) 10-40 Grs

Sensitivity
Casting distance
Lure animation precision
Réserve de puissance
Versatility
200,00 € Including taxes
MB 805-HM Blank

2.43 m 5-25 grs

Sensitivity
Casting distance
Lure animation precision
Réserve de puissance
Versatility
249,00 € Including taxes