switch rod blank

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Kurt Schnell, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Kurt Schnell New Member

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    Looking to build a switch rod for trout and maybe steelhead. Looking for advice on rod blanks.
    Since this is the first switch rod, I don't want to spend to much until I know how much I will like it.
    Anyone have experience with pacbay's quickline.
  2. Pcolkitt New Member

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    I don't know about pacbay's quickline, but you might want to talk to Bob Meiser. I did and he set me up with every thing I needed to build a switch rod that I'm loving.

  3. NIrodneck Member

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    I have built on the Quickline blanks and they are very good. My customers love them. They are rated differently though, the are rated as single hand weights. Other words a 6 wt Quickline would be 4/5 wt spey and use about 350-375 scandi type line. For steelhead I would not go less than their 7wt.
  4. Gray Ghost Member

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  5. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I've built a couple of switch rods out of rainshadow blanks and are very happy with the results