I agree that building one is the way to go. The blank is a good value, but the hardware on my A.R.E. switch has not held up. The fighting butt is made of a very thin gauge aluminum tube that stretched under the torque of two-handed casting and detached from the portion that threads into the reel seat. To answer the OPs question, Red's has a good summary of the characteristics of various switch lines on the market now. Let us know how you like the Prospector.