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Basically they are about all I fish with.

I find it really hard to compare a blank to another line, as no two rods will fish exactly the same.

In general, their IM-7 blanks are a nice casting Medium to Medium fast blank for general trout or salmon depending on the weight. I have a 4 wt and a 7 wt in this series.

The IM-8 XCEL series is a fast blank designed for long lines, heavy heads and people that like fast actions. My most recent rod to build is a 9 wt in this series.

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I built a 9 foot 5 weight in their IM-6 blank. Nice quality blank, medium flex, it's forgiving on light tippets. It has enough power to shoot line, but nothing like my store bought SP 590. I'd like to build a 8 weight in their RX-8 blank.

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This winter I have finished a 4wt and a 5wt 9' IM6 Rainshadow rods. I haven't had a chance to fish with them yet but I have been casting a lot out on the snow. I feel like the 4wt is closer to a 5wt and the 5wt seems to throw a 6wt better than a 5wt. But that was with DT lines, perhaps when the new WF lines get here I'll have a different opinion. One other thing, the blanks are as straight as any I have purchased at any price and represent a very good value for the money. Ive
 
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Whoa Partner, 10' might be a mistake.

I'd make sure I threw that 10 footer around awhile before comitting. The added length wears out your arm and kills accuracy, at that length you might check out a 12' spey for a 7wt. If you're trying to add distance go for a shooting head line. Just my .02. My brother went up to a 9'6" 6 wt and can't stand it. He borrows my 9' Avid 7wt everytimne he sees a flash in the Lewis. BTW what are you fishing for with the 10'?:hmmm
 

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Whoa Partner, 10' might be a mistake.

Roper- thanks for the link. Ben: I've been fishing a 10 footer for a while, and it doesn't wear me out or hurt accuracy (in fact I find much more line control with it). I fish it with a muti-tip. The 10' 7 is my steelhead rod summer/fall for larger water, casts further and mends easier = line control. I'm looking for a single hander. Thanks for the feedback fellas.
 
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