One of the newest members to our carbon fiber line up the 9' 8wt. blank features a progressive fast action taper. We wanted a blank that was capable of throwing large flies good distance with accuracy. We landed on a fast action (as opposed to ultra-fast action) because with a bit of line out you are able to access the reserve power of the lower sections without compromising accuracy. The blank has good turning power and can really put the pressure on.
We decided to forego paint on the blank to keep it as light as possible and make it more responsive. The blank is natural carbon fiber with a semi-gloss clear coat.
Below you will find the rod specs. and suggested guide spacing. We also offer a few add ons to the blank. You can select a set of alignment dots, a custom label, and also add a complete guide kit.
Please note: The optional “hardware kit” below includes the following: tip top, winding check, hook keeper, and a full set of guides.
You can simplify designing your rod with our complete component kit which includes the blank, guides, and a grip/reel seat. All components are hand fit.
Line weight: 8
Tip top: 4.5
Butt diameter: .394"
Check: measured 11" up from butt: .381"
blank weight: 1.9 oz.
Suggested guide size and spacing: