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Recommended guide train for Forecast Spey blank
Posted by: Robert Ford (---)
Date: November 27, 2019 01:55AM

Hi all. My friend wants me to build a Forecast F1338-4. Anyone have experience with this blank? He will be fishing steelhead with it on the trinity/klamath rivers. I have little experience fly fishing and have never built a spey rod. We have the handle set I just don't know if the stri[[er guide should be a snake or how many guides a rod like this needs. I want to make it a fishy reliable rod for him. Suggestions? Pitfalls? Thanks in advance.-Robert

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Re: Recommended guide train for Forecast Spey blank
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 27, 2019 08:01AM

Hi Robert,
Stripper should never be a snake guide - on any fly rod - except if you wish to on a # 0 wt rod.
I would use a #16 Fuji K as a stripper. Then a #12 Fuji - or any brand you prefer. Then either snakes or single foot REC Recoils for lightness - ending in # 4's . You may either use a progression for the runners. i.e. #6, #5, #4 - or - or - a # 5 then all #4's - or just all #4.
I would use a REC Recoil Tip-Top.
Herb
Distributor CTS

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Re: Recommended guide train for Forecast Spey blank
Posted by: Grant Darby (172.92.68.---)
Date: November 27, 2019 10:52AM

You could also check Batson's website for a "blueprint" for that blank, or call them for suggested guide train info.

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Re: Recommended guide train for Forecast Spey blank
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: November 27, 2019 11:00AM

Old models we don't have on our website but here's a guide train that we have on file.

1st BLSNGP4 5"
2nd BLSNGP4 10.125"
3rd BLSNGP4 16"
4th BLSNGP4 23"
5th BLSNGP4 30.125"
6th BLSNGP4 38.675"
7th BLSNGP4 48.750"
8th BLSNGP5 60.375"
9th BLSNGP6 72.5"
10th BUDUG12 87"
11th BUDUG16 102"
12th BUDUG20 118.125"

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: Recommended guide train for Forecast Spey blank
Posted by: Robert Ford (---)
Date: November 27, 2019 11:05AM

Wow thank you! All of your suggestions on this site have helped me out immensely .

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Re: Recommended guide train for Forecast Spey blank
Posted by: Michael Danek (50.124.249.---)
Date: November 27, 2019 01:31PM

Really nice of you, James Taylor.

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