Pac Bay Quickline blanks

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  1. Grant Richie

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    Has anyone tried building on the new Pac Bay Quickline blanks? I may build one just to see for myself.
     
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    I couldn't take it anymore as affordable as these blanks are. I ordered the 7 weight switch rod blanks and received them today. I thought I would put all PacBay components on it just to stay consistent. It feels pretty good in hand so I will be interested to see how it feels on the water compared to my St. Criox and Batson Swtich rods.
     
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    Rod done . . . well other than one guide. I seemed to have ordered one too few, so I have one that doesn't match in color and size wrapped on temporarily. Just took it out in the yard and it feels good overhead casting a couple times. I will take it out and see how it is on the water this weekend.
     
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    Lookin foward for the report richie! AND pics of course hows the weather in mfo been a long time since last visit.
     
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    Currently 24 degrees with freezing fog. Great Walla Walla valley weather.
     
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    Here are some pictures. For those interested in seeing what the quality of PacBays new switch rod handle looks like, there is a picture of it. Cork is OK, not great, but the price reflects that. Again the blank is the Quickline 11' 7 weight switch. The two stripper guides are pacbay black FX guides, the rest of the guides are pacbay black chrome single foot guides. The guides were good quality with a consistently tapered foot. The reel seat is a pacbay CL8. My reel sits in the channel good and I like the reel seat better than many others I have used. I kept everything pretty simple, only trim wraps are at the butt sections and on each side of the decal.
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