It's beefed up alright. Very very heavy compared to the old SU series. Since I can't find anotehr 1569 I'm thinking about one of the lighter Wheels Reels offerings. A 7 dust or Nitro.Also the new line of rainshadow's are out named the SUR series. They have SUR1569 which from just looking at the specs is a beefed up version of the original SU1569
I have 20 of the old SUR 1569 blanks. I have all of the new blanks that rain shadow makes about 2500.00 worth. I bought them just to have for show & tell. the only thing that changed on the new 1569 is they added a fiber glass scrim to the blank to make it more durable & increased the tip size. if you still want the old SUR 1569 the new blank number is SUR1567F the rod is rated 5 -10 oz & 20-50 lb line it still takes a 24 reel seat & it is 13 ft long. I have been building custom rods for 54 years & I have seen a lot of changes in this industry most for the better. if any one wants to see any of these blanks now is the time to do that. fishing is almost at a stand still & the only thing I am working on at this time are Christmas presents. if you decide to come by be sure to call me first.(757) 481 4107 I will be willing to show you any of the blanks but remember all I can do is show you the one's I have. if you want one or two I will have to order them for you. the blanks will have to be paid for in advance & you can pay me for the shipping when you pick up your blank. you may want me to build it for you or you may not but what every you want I will try to accommodate you the best I can. hope to see you soon
Best Regards Wayne ( Wayne's Custom Tackle INC.)
Still light compared to many blanks in the 13' heaver class- many are in the 20-22 oz range.I was just looking on Bastons website and they claim that the new SUR1567F weighs more than the new SUR1569F???? why is that? maybe a misprint?
The weight of these new blanks is really what is turning me off to them. The old blanks where between 12oz and 13oz, now these new blanks are 17oz pushing 18oz, that's a huge increase when you look at percentages.
Still light compared to many blanks in the 13' heaver class- many are in the 20-22 oz range.
SInce your after a 1569 I assume you want a blank of 2 equal length sections, and not one with a 9 foot tip section.
In the WRI rods that would be a nitro or 7 dust, I believe AFAW are also 2 equal sections.
The new CTS heaver is rated 8-12, and the blank weighs in right at 16 oz, and is also 2 equal sections.
If your interested in the CTS, you can send me a pm, I have a couple of spare blanks.