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Old 11-15-2012, 10:59 AM
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Has anyone built on of these in a higher WT like 8,9, or 10?

I am having a 9wt built and am really trying to figure out what line to put on it.

I am thinking that with its claimed extra fast action, overlining it might be a good idea. My first use with it will be on saltwater where 60'+ casts will be required but after that, a lot of my casting will be in that 30 to 40' range...often less.

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I built one for a friend back in Michigan. It's a great blank. Put a Lamson Guru on it with SA Steelhead line 9wt, I only cast it a bit but really liked it. He recently sent me a picture of a very nice Great Lakes steelhead he caught with it. I didn't try overlining it, but it's a very nice blank.
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I built one for a friend back in Michigan. It's a great blank. Put a Lamson Guru on it with SA Steelhead line 9wt, I only cast it a bit but really liked it. He recently sent me a picture of a very nice Great Lakes steelhead he caught with it. I didn't try overlining it, but it's a very nice blank.
Awesome! How "fast" is it? Does it really stand up to its claim as being rifle fast?

I actually batson and spoke with Kelly Batson directly. (Pretty cool if you ask me) He said unless I'm fishing really windy condition and need a bit of extra power, over lining isn't really needed. He also convinced me to go down to the 8wt. I think for the majority of my fishing with it, it will serve me better but still has plenty of power to cast some bigger flies with some wind
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