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Affordable Switch/ Spey blank recommendations
Posted by: Danny Peltier (---)
Date: October 29, 2019 06:56PM

Hello,
This past weekend my ARE UHM12 13’ 7/8wt Spey build violently exploded as I was trying to pull a 20lb+ king salmon towards shore with a heavy 12lb tippet instead of my normal 8-10lb **my fault**, so I am back in the market for a Spey or switch blank, and unfortunately anglers roost enterprise is no longer taking orders according to their website so getting the same blank is out of the question. I’m looking for something I can use the same line on ( 510gr airflo skagit compact intermediate) and around, preferably under, $150.

The reason I included switch rods into this inquiry is because I think a 10-12’ rod would do just as well, if not better, than a 13’ for the majority of fishing I do in the Great Lakes region of New York. Ive tried to find an affordable blank that meets these criteria but so far have come up empty handed. The sage TCX 11’9” 8wt switch seems to be exactly what I’m looking for and have read articles saying how well it pairs with the same line I’m running, but is far out of my price range.

Any recommendations on blanks would be greatly appreciated, as my knowledge of Spey fishing is still minimal but love it so far. And I want to have another rod together as soon as possible so I can get back to swinging flies at 15lb brown trout and 20lb+ kings before they’re gone for the year haha.

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Re: Affordable Switch/ Spey blank recommendations
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: October 29, 2019 08:41PM

This might be similar to your Angler’s Roost Blank. [yeoldeenglishflyshop.com]
Norm

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Re: Affordable Switch/ Spey blank recommendations
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 29, 2019 11:13PM

Danny,
Unhide your email.
Or - email me - hladen@hotmail.com
Herb
CTS Distributor

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Re: Affordable Switch/ Spey blank recommendations
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 30, 2019 12:38AM

Take a peek at the St. Croix 50% off blanks at Mudhole.

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