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Old 04-07-2003, 12:04 PM
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I loved my 5-piece 8-wt.; I was able to consistently cast 90'+ with little effort. The only thing that I would have changed about it, or rather added to it, is a fighting butt; it didn't have one, and for an 8-wt. rod a fighting butt is kind of "basic equipment" for me. Other than that, I loved it; used it in saltwater most of the time, chasing blues and weakies. For about $100 you can build the 8-wt. with premium guides, a woven graphite seat, and high-quality grip and fighting butt. The blank doesn't weight too much more than some of the much more expensive blanks made by St. Croix and Loomis.
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