Re: spey rod
I'm almost certain that the guy who designed the Batson blank is Bon Meiser. This post may be a little late. but if you haven't got it yet, it might be worth the time to call Meiser rods. He is a wealth of information and a really nice guy. He's also the Yoda of spey design. He is also the inventor of the switch rod. I built one of his 15' 8/9 wt. Clearwater rods. I love it a lot. He was a great help.