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Old 02-25-2013, 11:34 AM
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Default Streamer fly rod blank

What blanks should I be considering,This will be for bigger trout with weighted and unweighted fly's.Most of my streamers are up to five to six inches long.
Im in the 200 dollar and less area.Bang for the buck.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:50 AM
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Are you thinking a 7wt or so? For 200 bucks I think you'll have a number of options. I am a fan of a Batson RX8 I fished a bit, that one was in 8wt. But both their RX7 and RX8 are in your budget. Some TFO blanks are also in that range as are MHX blanks on Mudhole. Heard great things about the latter.
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I have blanks from both Batson and Mudhole.

The mudhole MHX blank has proved itself to be incredibly durable. I would describe the action as medium with a touch of fast. Very smooth. I have it in a 6wt

The RX7 I have is a 2wt and seems to be closer to the fast end - haven't had it long enough to say much about its durability.

The RX8 I have is a 9wt. They describe this rod as rifle fast which made me a bit nervous. Once I started casting it though, I would say that it is fast but not rifle fast. It's also a very durable rod capable of throwing some big flies quite a ways.
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Default Re: Streamer fly rod blank

Those are the blanks Ive been pondering and I'm leaning towards the Batson.
7 WT would do the job for sure.Yeah Ive heard and read nothing but good things to about all three brands.Thanks!

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I have blanks from both Batson and Mudhole.

The mudhole MHX blank has proved itself to be incredibly durable. I would describe the action as medium with a touch of fast. Very smooth. I have it in a 6wt

The RX7 I have is a 2wt and seems to be closer to the fast end - haven't had it long enough to say much about its durability.

The RX8 I have is a 9wt. They describe this rod as rifle fast which made me a bit nervous. Once I started casting it though, I would say that it is fast but not rifle fast. It's also a very durable rod capable of throwing some big flies quite a ways.
I like the sound of durability.Thanks
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Default Re: Streamer fly rod blank

Take a look at PacBay Quickline blanks. IMO the best builder blanks currently on the market.
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Take a look at PacBay Quickline blanks. IMO the best builder blanks currently on the market.
Yes I will,thank you, I forgot to look at that line and have read mention of them.
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