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Old 10-29-2009, 12:02 PM
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I'm with ya Ard, not a big fan of Blue either but if that's what I have to have...I guess I can get used to it, especially if the rod performs well. Site added to 'Favs'. Thanks.

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Bastons home page/catalog show them (13ft-er) for $102; Stockard has the 13'-er for $84. Ron (H&H) doesn't list his 13'-er but I'm guessing it would be in the same ball park. The blue is a really, really deep blue almost black ... it won't bother you a bit!
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Yes I put a thread up in the fly rod forum titled; Evaluating the Sage VT2.

Auntie, I'm talking about the blue on the Sage VT2 blanks not the Batson
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I also noticed they have 'Beulah' blanks available, don't know anything about them.[COLOR="Silver"]
Here's a review on a Beulah 12'6" 6 weight Platnium Series Spey Rod.

Beulah has two series of Spey rods: the Classic and the Platnium. The classic has a mid flex action. The Platnium has a full flex and uses a much lighter blank.

Of the two series, I prefer the Classic more than the Platnium because I feel more comfortable casting the Classic.

One thing that I learned about the Beulahs is that their Spey and switch rods cast best with their lines.

Here's Beulah's website.

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Interesting, I will also keep them in mind. thanks much for the link to the review.
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Default Re: Batson rods and blanks?

I think that Batson now calls it's spey rods just Forcast, I built a 10 ft. 8" 5 wt. Rainshadow switch rod and was very pleased with the rod. I needed a spacing chart, contacted them and got the information from them the next day.
For a list of dealers and information here is a link to Batson's site.
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I usually find them at Schneiders Rods, Dan Craft and the Hook & Hackle.
The Switch rod blank and spey blanks are different. Honestly the Beulah kind of reminds me of Tiger Eye blanks. However I have not built or thrown one of their switch rods. I have used one of 9' rods. I have built several of the Batson Switch rod blanks also. They are a tad too short for normal spey rods.

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Yes I put a thread up in the fly rod forum titled; Evaluating the Sage VT2.

Auntie, I'm talking about the blue on the Sage VT2 blanks not the Batson

I had a Sage VT2 9'0" 5 wt. and I didn't like it that much; tip was too soft for my taste. I traded it in for a Sage Z-Axis 9'0" and I've had that rod now for 3 years. Not sure about the VT2 blank for the higher weight rods; particularly spey rods. I know that one of the advertising points for the VT2 series was that Sage said that it was, essentially, a different rod for each weight; not simply a lighter or heavier variation of their mid-weight rods.
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they are the only blanks we use here in the shop, all my rods are built on their blanks. very satified dealer here..
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