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Rammerz

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Rainshadow blanks
« on: December 13, 2015, 03:45:04 PM »

Hi guys,

Thinking of getting a custom Rod built by valley custom rods and was wondering if anybody had any experience with the Rainshadow blanks?

Thanks!
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Dave

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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 05:35:32 PM »

I have built up 20 or so Rainshadow blanks over the years; when I gear fish (which isnít often nowadays) I use a Rainshadow 1263 built for a levelwind.  Love it.   This Christmas I have built up 2 Rainshadow flyrods for my grandsons.  Imo, as a rod builder and an angler, these are good value for the money sticks.  I have had one warranty issue over the years and Mark, formally of Valley Custom Rods was there all the way for me.  I have no doubt Chad Hammond will offer this same great service.
They arenít quite Sage quality, but they are about the third of the price ;)

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Rammerz

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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2015, 06:04:03 PM »

Awesome, great advice Dave! Appreciate it and happy holidays!
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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2015, 08:20:49 PM »

Which Rainshadow blank?
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Rammerz

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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 12:35:13 AM »

The blank I wanna get is the RX-7 2 piece salmon/steelhead. It's an 11 footer 10-20 lb rating
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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 07:35:35 AM »

The RX7 blank is nice for a centerpin application. It is more moderate action and flexes deep into the handle, making for smooth casting. For Levelwind I prefer the XST family, specifically XST1263. It is faster action, very light and responsive. My favorite float rod for certain.
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Rammerz

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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 04:25:54 PM »

Thanks for the input typhoon. I'm gonna use it for cp fishing. Happy holidays!
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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2015, 10:01:20 PM »

............ gets the job done.sensitive with lots of backbone for hot-fish/heavy water..                                                                                .....a bit heavy in the hand(mostly due to the length) but can be countered with periods of two handed grip....
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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 07:24:14 AM »

Nice spoonman! I'm fired up to get this done now!!
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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 04:58:39 PM »

Get Dave Barnes to build you what ever style you want.  He does an awesome job. 
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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2016, 09:41:31 PM »

Nice spoonman! I'm fired up to get this done now!!

Rammerz did you get that rod built? If so give an update.

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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2016, 10:47:08 AM »

RX8 1263 probably on of my favorite rods for any salmon fishing
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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2016, 11:24:18 PM »

RX8 1263 probably on of my favorite rods for any salmon fishing

Thanks Kalex60 but looking into building a CP rod
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Re: Rainshadow blanks
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2016, 11:29:44 PM »

RX8 1263 probably on of my favorite rods for any salmon fishing

Also want longer rod
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