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Old 06-02-2002, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the feedback saltRon; I'll certainly look into a Sage blank for my next rod. I may build a 5-wt. sometime over the Winter. The 6-wt. I built was just for the reasons you stated: the hardware needed was for saltwater, so I used oversized guides, full-wells, fighting butt, anodized reel seat, and so on. I'm not aware of any 6-wt. rods on the market that have those features (particularly since practically no one fishes in SW with such a light rod). It was my first home-built rod, and while it's not the prettiest, it works just fine for the intended purpose.
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