Dan Craft switch rod blanks

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by hawkeye, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. hawkeye

    hawkeye trout in a brook, you're about to get hooked...

    Anyone built (or cast) one of the Dan Craft/Five Rivers 10' 3wt switch blanks? I am interested in building a light switch rod for trout that will still make the fight at least a tad exciting.

    I know Meiser and Anderson have some sweet options, but at $130 this balnk, if appropriate, would be just my (wallet) size.

    Thanks, Chris
     
  2. These are great blanks. I just built a switcher out of a FT108 and it is a fun rod. Haven't heard of anyone building one from a 3 weight blank but I am sure it could be done. It will be an interesting problem lining it though. Seems like that is uncharted territory. Might want to try some DT lines or a real long belly WF for roll casting.
     
  3. hawkeye

    hawkeye trout in a brook, you're about to get hooked...

    Yeah, lining it will be a search for sure. If anyone has recommendations on that end, it'd be helpful too.