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6 or 7 piece fly rod blanks
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: March 30, 2020 12:45AM

Anyone have experience with 9 foot fly rods in a 6 or 7 piece blank? Rainshadow used to make them and a few have been posted on @#$%&. Was thinkng about one for use on business trips. Are they even worth it?

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Re: 6 or 7 piece fly rod blanks
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 30, 2020 01:40AM

Most of been a long time ago because I don't remember them, Dan Craft from Oregon had some in the early days, even he backed off to 5 pc. models as time went on. His 7 pc. IM6 blanks were nothing to write home about. Dan's 5 pc. were superb, as were others done by many companies.



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Re: 6 or 7 piece fly rod blanks
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 30, 2020 11:28AM

I have built and fished the Batson 7 piece. They are fine for what they are intended, a small package for stowing or back packing. Fished a 3wt for Golden Trout in High Sierras, worked great!

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Re: 6 or 7 piece fly rod blanks
Posted by: gary Marquardt (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: March 30, 2020 08:02PM

While they aren’t a a sponsor . Look at a Proof Fly Fishing. They have a 7 piece.

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Re: 6 or 7 piece fly rod blanks
Posted by: Quinn Canfield (---.bstnma.fios.verizon.net)
Date: March 30, 2020 09:42PM

I've built a 6 and 8wt. This seem to cast just fine. One was a blank sold by Cabelas (they sold a complete rod version too) and the other was from Shufly. Neither are available any more. The 8wt was build for motorcycle travel which I don't do any more so it does not see much use.

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