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4 wt Switch/Trout Spey Blank Suggestions
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: December 01, 2019 02:30PM

Looking for a blank in the 10.5 - 11 foot range rated for standard 4 wt. line or Skagit line in 200-300 grain range for Rocky Mountain trout streams such as Madison, Yellowstone, Bitterroot, Big Hole, Blackfoot. Wet flies, nymphs, small and medium streamers, the occasional dry fly. Suggestions?

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Re: 4 wt Switch/Trout Spey Blank Suggestions
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: December 01, 2019 03:32PM

The rods I have fished with your grain specs are mostly 2 wt. rods, 300 - 450 gr. is more like a 4 wt.

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Re: 4 wt Switch/Trout Spey Blank Suggestions
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: December 01, 2019 03:55PM

Thanks, Spencer. Perhaps I need a 2 or 3-weight. Suggestions? What have you been fishing?

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Re: 4 wt Switch/Trout Spey Blank Suggestions
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: December 01, 2019 06:02PM

R. B. Meiser blanks. He'll also telll you what line work best with his rods/blanks if you ask him. Some, if not all his blanks used to be CTS blanks built to his specs.



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Re: 4 wt Switch/Trout Spey Blank Suggestions
Posted by: Laurent Keiff (37.172.193.---)
Date: December 02, 2019 09:11AM

If you want to go the light way you could build a rainshadow Eternity 1064. True 4wt, probably good with a 175-200gr skagit, but also excellent with a wf4f single handed.

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Re: 4 wt Switch/Trout Spey Blank Suggestions
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: December 02, 2019 08:01PM

I have heard of some making Euro Nymph type rods into light weight switch/spey. I just wonder how the flex might be.

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