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Old 08-07-2014, 07:55 PM
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Default Dan Craft GXT 9ft 5wt

I recently built on that blank and think it is the sweetest casting rod I have ever used. I have Sage, Winston, St Croix among my collection; it is similar to a Zaxis but with more feel. Dan's price is $180.00. He indicated that it is really a 5.5 weight rod. I lined it with Rio 6wt Gold as I did not have 5wt Grand.
I heartedly recommend this blank.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: Dan Craft GXT 9ft 5wt

I was just informed by S&S that Rio Gold is and always has been 1/2 a line heavy. I didn't know that ! Thanks for the comparison , I asked that before on another site. What color is the blank ? how about a picture of the build ? I think he said the grand is a whole line up.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: Dan Craft GXT 9ft 5wt

I will get a picture up. Until then, the blank is graphite grey. I wrapped it simply with red thread which, when covered with prokote, came out a red wine or claret color.
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Default Re: Dan Craft GXT 9ft 5wt

That could be a good build for this winter. I need to go check his website out, last time it was under construction. Is it thin and light like all the new stuff ? Are all the GTX series made in the US ?
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: Dan Craft GXT 9ft 5wt

Eastfly66:
His email is INFO@DANCRAFTENT.COM and phone is 541-255-3284. He is a very pleasant person and easy to talk to, give him a call, I bet he will be glad to answer your questions.
I really think you will like the blank. To give you some reference, the action is a little "softer" than a Zaxis and faster than a Sage Zxl or Winston B2X in my opinion.
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