Re: rainshadow rx8 blanks compared
Batson high end blanks are of high quality. With the present prices of the RX8 you will not go wrong. I have build several RX8+ 8 wt rod and have been very happy with the performance. The higher end Batson blanks are comparable to St Croix last generation of blanks.
You should also look at what Dan Craft has to offer. I beleive that he has some great deals on 8 wt blanks.