2 weight forecast blank - Fly Fishing Forum
the Rod Rack Rod Builder's Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2006, 05:22 PM
Night Raider Night Raider is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Grand River, Ontario
Posts: 39
2 weight forecast blank

I'm looking at the 6'5" 2 wt. forecast which is on sale now at hook and hackle, I was hoping someone could give me a review on the blank, I'm thinking of replacing the snake guides with single foots.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 10-18-2006, 06:45 PM
tight-lines's Avatar
tight-lines tight-lines is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Forks of the Delaware, PA
Posts: 234
I've never used the forcast blanks from Baston exept for ther spey blanks and I'm not enough of a spey fisherman yet to comment on there quality. I have on the other hand built and fished with many of the RX7 blanks including the 6'-6" 2wt and I love them. They flex through the top 1/2 of there lenght and when testing for DBI useing the common cents method are very consistent and correctly sized. I also find them quite rugged the price is hard to beat also. That is just my two cents I'm sure others will have an opinion.

Oh, I'm not a fan of sigle foots myself infact I've already replaced single foots for snakes on a couple rods. Not much weight savings and in some cases they wiegh more as they use alomost the same amount of wire and are brazed. I aslo think they hurt the action of the rod. If you are looking for decicate snakes for a light wieght rod check out "snake" brand guides as they use thinner diameter wire on there smaller guides. Again just my opinion
"Nothing's Free" (Dad)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forecast 11'6" 6/7 wt DH rod SSPey For Sale by Owner 2 01-18-2007 10:15 PM
Winston BIIX 9' 5 Weight & St Croix Avid 8 1/2' 4 Weight Ozark PK For Sale by Owner 0 08-31-2006 06:28 PM
ideal steelheading weatyher forecast josko Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 4 01-12-2004 06:53 PM
Quite a bit of rain in the forecast... juro Classic Atlantic Salmon 4 07-29-2003 11:38 PM
Rhode Island Forecast RayStachelek Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 0 06-01-2001 10:30 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)