Guadalupe Bass wrote:
Looking to build out a 7ft, 6-7wt blank for bass bugging from a kayak.
I can't think of a short, 6/7 weight glass blank specifically designed as a fly rod. For kayak use, relatively cheap blanks/reels are good in case you capsize and the rod is lost.
Jann's Netcraft sells a 2-piece, 8 foot, 5/6 weight glass fly blank that could be trimmed to 7-ish feet long. Trimming a rod blank removes
some of the flex, so the built out rod would be marginally stiffer.
Another option is a 7 foot, glass spin rod blank, such as the 1-piece E-glass Batson Forecast. For a 6/7 weight rod you might look for a blank rated for 3/16 to 3/8 oz lure weights. Spin rod blanks are usually more tip action than fly blanks, but that might play nicely for kayak fishing. The shorter Batson blanks are the basis of the Tadpole fly rods.
With some luck, you might find one of the TFO 2-piece, 6'9" uniglass blanks from 12-15 years back. TFO built some out and marketed them as 5 weights. I built one up to fish from my kayak with a seven weight line. I've cast the rod with 6 and 8 weight lines too.
Finally, find a vintage rod that needs a rebuild. Trimming, adding stiffening stents, new hardware, etc., are all fun ways to get there.