Chris Bogart's Shenandoah Special

Length: 9 and 1/2 feet

Line weight: 8 WF Bass Taper (Air Cell) 1st ferrule size

Here is the taper for the Shenandoah Special AKA "Big Dog Rod" that I had at Grayling. I had a number of requests for the taper. It is essentially a converted Leonard Tournament Rod Taper that is in Kreider's book.It will definately throw the line. I made it for fishing the Shenandoah for smallmouth with poppers. I needed something that would reach out and touch some fish. This does that. I also took it out Sunday night and it behaved very well on the Manistee fishing sulphers and latter size 10 / 12 Brown Drakes. Both the mid and Butt can be midly hollowed fluted to reduce weight. Overall I got it in at 5 and 1/4 oz. This is a good rod for anyone to practice hollow fluting on.

Points

Dimensions

Point 0 .07000
Point 5 .08400
Point 10 .10400
Point 15 .12800
Point 20 .14400
Point 25 .15800
Point 30 .17200
Point 35 .18600
Point 40 .20000
Point 45 .21800
Point 50 .23400
Point 55 .24800
Point 60 .26600
Point 65 .27800
Point 70 .28600
Point 75 .29600
Point 80 .31400
Point 85 .33200
Point 90 .35000
Point 95 .36600
Point 100 .37600
Point 105 .38000