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    Default Batson RX8

    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.

    Thoughts/experiences?
    Less likey, more green dots
    BrookFieldAngler.com

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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.
    - William

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    Default Re: Batson RX8

    Quote Originally Posted by williamhj View Post
    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
    Less likey, more green dots
    BrookFieldAngler.com

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