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    Default Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    Hi, I want to buy a 4wt blank, I want a CTS but affinity x is 9' too long for me, I want an 8' or 8'6', I see mhx or tfo bvk blank. Which is better? You have better choose in 200$ range?

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    Default Re: Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    I've built both a 4 and 5 weight MHX and think they're fantastic rods, although both are 9 feet, not the shorter blank you're interested in. The action is more medium fast, unlike the BVK, which is much faster.

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    Default Re: Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    And how about rx7 blank in 7'9" by batson

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    Default Re: Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    I know CTS will build some custom blanks for you, but I don't know if they change in size; i.e., will they produce an 8'6" Affinity X in a 4-weight. You can vary the actions and number of pieces of several of their rods. It obviously adds to the cost, but it is available.

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    Default Re: Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    Yes, I'd forgotten that, CTS will build a custom blank for you. It might cost more and you'll have to wait, but you can get what you want.

    The only RX7 Batson I've built was a 9' 8 weight. It's fast, and I use it for saltwater, but I have no idea about the 7'9" 4 weight. My experience with the several Batson blanks I've built on is they're awesome quality, but they're too fast for my liking when it comes to trout rods. I just prefer a more moderate flexing rod, you may not. I have an RX6, 9' 4 weight, that I'm considering selling off because my MHX in the same size is so much nicer to fish and the Batson gets no use.

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    Default Re: Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    The RX7 is most likely going to be the closest to the Affinity

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    Default Re: Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    I prefer mod fast action so i thinked at affinity mx 8' 4wt i found it in stock. But mhx is 100$ and affinity mx is 200$ don't know if worth it

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    I can say this, the 9' 5wt Affinity MX I built a few years ago is the best rod I have ever owned. I much prefer it over my 9' 4wt Affinity X, Sage One 9' 6wt, Sage Circa 893 and all the Batson and MHX blanks I have built for friends and family.

    Superb all rounder, light and medium fast with fast recovery and plenty of backbone to throw a whole line. Love mine, wish I could switch the two Affinitys with the 4 being the MX and the 5 being the X but such is life.

    How that matches up with an 8' 4wt not sure, I think it would be outstanding rod though. Having said that, the MHX's I have built have been very nice and the Batson Revelation I built my son is a very nice and smooth rod that is just easy to cast.

    Best of luck,
    Jamie

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    Default Re: Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    Thanks, I would like to buy an 8' rod because a fish in small river with a lot of tree, I thinked at pacbay quickline too, i'm not sure to spend 200$ for cts

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    Default Re: Info about blank, 4wt rod construction.

    I have built a 9ft 5wt and 4wt Quickline. They both quite fast. I overlined both with 6wt Grand and 5wt Grand respectively.
    Pretty black shiny blanks though.

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