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ShantiJuly 9th, 2012, 9:40 am
Sweden

Posts: 95
I have rod I use a lot on one of my small streams. I am on the train to it now btw. A friend of mine built it some five years ago. It's a Rainshadow 7', and I like best with a 3wt- line. It has a deep blueish color. Quite stiff in the butt section. Any suggestions on what model it could be and where I might find it?
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StrmanglrJuly 9th, 2012, 10:57 am
Posts: 156
Chances are it's not in production anymore but probably an updated version of that blank. I checked Janns Netcraft and the smallest rainshadow they have is a 7'6" blank. I don't believe they make assembled rods, only blanks.
ShantiJuly 9th, 2012, 4:37 pm
Sweden

Posts: 95
Thanks Strmanglr, a blank is what I'm looking for. It's probably no longer available, I'll try one of their newer 6,6' instead.
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ShantiJuly 28th, 2012, 3:11 pm
Sweden

Posts: 95
Three blanks arrived yesterday.
And yes, of course I need three 2-weights..
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PaulRobertsJuly 28th, 2012, 4:07 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Rainshadow is made/distributed by Batson Enterprises. They list a huge selection. They are also very responsive to inquiries.
ShantiJuly 29th, 2012, 6:20 am
Sweden

Posts: 95
Rainshadow is made/distributed by Batson Enterprises. They list a huge selection. They are also very responsive to inquiries.


And I really like the fact that there's no prints on the blanks, no names or specs. This leaves more room for your own creativity.
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PaulRobertsJuly 29th, 2012, 9:21 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Yes, I agree. I made a Batson 7-1/2 XF 4wt a couple years ago. I wanted to make it a small stream stealth rod -all flat black - but my aesthetic side had to have its say and it ended up with golden-olive wraps. There are pics on here somewhere.
Martin595July 6th, 2013, 3:09 am
Posts: 5The rod identification can be made simply from their size and metal used in it. As the different types of rod, there is different material.


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