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    has anyone built or used a rainshadoww spey rod I looking to build one and looking for a little dynamic info before I step up and purchase one . they also sell a forecast in the the same size anyone with info help thanx Craig

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    I've looked into the same thing for a switch rod and found mostly rosy reviews for the Rainshadow blanks. Can't recall where exactly I found them, just typical google-scouring.

    One note, I'd go lighter than you'd think for whatever rod you get. A "5wt spey" throws about the same weight line as a single-handed 10wt, and thus the line is going to hit the water with equal commotion. roughfisher.com: Assault with a deadly weapon
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    I'm almost certain that the guy who designed the Batson blank is Bon Meiser. This post may be a little late. but if you haven't got it yet, it might be worth the time to call Meiser rods. He is a wealth of information and a really nice guy. He's also the Yoda of spey design. He is also the inventor of the switch rod. I built one of his 15' 8/9 wt. Clearwater rods. I love it a lot. He was a great help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    I'm almost certain that the guy who designed the Batson blank is Bon Meiser. .
    That is Bob Meiser not Bon. Way to type huh?

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