Frequently Asked Questions

RODgeeks is always working to help educate our customers about our blanks and rod building in general. In that spirit, here are some of the frequently asked questions we get from customers:

 

 

Do you have wholesale accounts?

Yes, please contact us at info@rodgeeks.com for more information.

 

Do you have ice blanks?

No. Ice blanks are made with different processes than we are familiar with.

 

How do your blanks compare to [insert company here]?

Unfortunately, there are no universal standards to describe a blank, so we can’t always say how our blanks compare to another company’s.

 

Can Rodgeeks build me a finished rod?

Rodgeeks does not build rods for sale, however we know lots of people who do! Check out this page to find a builder near you.

 

Can Rodgeeks design a blank for me?

Unfortunately, no. Blank design is a long and expensive process, and we just don’t have the resources to work on anything beyond the projects we generate ourselves.  

 

What is the difference between the C2 and C4 Series?

The main difference between the Carbon 2 and Carbon 4 series is the quality of the carbon fiber prepreg used to make the blanks. Choose Carbon 4 when you need an extra light blank with extra sensitivity. Our Carbon 4 prepreg uses all of the same proprietary technology we use in our Carbon 2 prepreg, but we jack up the performance with a high modulus, high strain carbon fiber. We roll this material on small diameter mandrels that feature our ST3 — Smooth Taper Transition Technology — to yield blanks that are light, sensitive, powerful, durable, and very smooth in action.

 

How are surf rods split?

All of our surf rod blanks over 8 feet long are split 30/70. Blanks 8 feet and under are one-piece.

 

 

How do our blanks compare to St. Croix in terms of power and action?

Our blanks are very similar to comparable St. Croix models with the exception of our Bass Series. These blanks are designed specifically for bass fisherman, with slightly slower actions and more power in the tips. The action section of our blanks also have reinforcing material for extra durability.

 

How does shipping work?

We charge a flat $18.95 for most shipments within the United States. Your order should arrive within two weeks of you placing it. The flat rate means it saves you money to purchase multiple blanks at once.

 

I received an email saying my blank has shipped, but my shipment tracking number won’t work. Why?

You received the shipping email when your blanks left our factory in Central Mexico, but the tracking number won’t activate until it clears customs. This shouldn’t take more than a couple days.

 

What is the difference between the Natural and Clear Gloss finish?

Our Natural Finish is a matte clear coat the allows the natural color and look of carbon fiber (grayish black) to be present on the blank. Our Clear Gloss Finish is similar to the Natural Finish in color, but we add a gloss to it that makes the blank shine in the light.

 

Where can I find help on guide spacing?

Here (click on link).

 

How can I tell if a blank is one or two pieces?

Most of our blanks are a single piece. Two-piece blanks will have a "2" at the end of the model number. A "3" denotes a three-piece blank, and a "4" denotes a four-piece blank.

 

Can I cut blanks to the length I want them?

You can safely take six inches off the butt of any of our blanks.

 

Does Rodgeeks have the best blanks?

Yes.