dan craft catalog

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  1. Aaron Banks

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    Got a copy.

    Thanks
     
  3. Wayne Kohan

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    I'll take a copy of that catalog. I've been waiting for his site to open, he posted on rodbuilders.org that his site should open soon. I want to build a 7 weight with one of his rods.

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    Wayne,

    I tried but determined I was too dumm to attach the file.:beathead:

    I would go to his website and grab his e-mail address and shoot him the request or simply call him. He responds fast if he isn't fishing. The last catalog I have is 2005 and doesn't have the new prices and new blanks (FTLs). He e-mailed me those lists separately last year.

    Just finished my 8' 3wt. FTL and it very nice/fast. Need to post pictures at some point.
     
  5. Wayne Kohan

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    Thanks Jim. Aaron was able to send me the catalog. I tried e-mailing Dan a couple of months ago and never got a response. I think I'll try again. I'd like to get his opinion about getting a 9 1/2 vs 10 ft blank to build on.

    Wayne
     
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    Good for Aaron. I also just built a Dan Craft FT 10' 7wt. I pondered the difference between a 9' and 10' before I decided on this blank. I wanted to increase casting distance for SRCs on the salt and summer SH on NW rivers. As was pointed out to me, a 10' will increase casting distance over a 9' because the tip speed is higher as is true with a 100' rod over a 2' rod. The downside is the longer rod is obviously heavier and will cause your arm to burst into flames faster. In a year or two I will have decided if I made the best choice. I agree that you should talk to Dan. Good luck with your choice.