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Old 02-03-2006, 04:02 PM
hnl hnl is offline
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Dan Craft blanks/rods

Anyone have opinion of Dan Craft rods in 8, 9 &10wt. Ft and Signature V series
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:01 PM
Gregory DeFoe Gregory DeFoe is offline
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Dan Craft rods

I have built a few of the FT series. 4wts and 10 wts. The rods are fast but don't IMO have a lot of reserve power. While they cast well the larger wts may be a little short on power for BIG fish. The 10wts I built have and extended butt to make them 10'6" and with my limited ability I am able to cast a Rio Outbound 11wfloater about 85-90' without a Dbl Haul. I prefer 2 hands overhead. I asked Juro to cast it @ the Catt Clave last Oct and his impressions were that it was a nice rod for Schoolie size bass it would be hard pressed to handle the cows. Depending on what you are targeting it could be a very nice rod. Are you going to build it or buy it built? If I can be of any further assistance let me know, you can PM or email
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:33 PM
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hi i have built both the 9 and 10 foot ft model 8 weights. i find the 9 footer to be a little stiffer through the butt section of the rod, but both of them make a nice rod. easy casting at a good price.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:51 AM
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Thank you both for your replies. I plan to build and the consensus on building sites is that they are good blanks. Just want other opinions
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Herb
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:42 AM
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I have built rods from Sage , Winston and T&T. The most helpful company for the builder is T&T. The blanks comes with the spine marked for you!!!. Also,T&T is very helpful in answering questions that you might have. Stick with the major companies and you can't go wrong. FishHawk
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