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Old 03-25-2013, 03:52 PM
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Default Batson Rainshadow 7wt switch

So I finally took the leap and gathered up the blank and supplies for my very first rod build. I went with the Batson Rainshadow 7wt switch rod. I do admit I wish I went with a heavier blank after I learned it is single hand rated making it more like a 5wt switch..ouch! Anyways I was hoping to mix in a couple of my other hobbies into making this rod. I am building my own handle and was able to purchase a raw Lemke reel seat that I have anodized myself as well. Here are some photos from the build so far. Sadly I may have to cancel the trip I had planned and was making this rod for! I have really enjoyed working on this rod and see many more in the future......

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