Rainshadow RCTB66XXH

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  1. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    This is a stand up tuna killer. Its got an Alps Centralock seat with Alps XHXNLG guides. Did cool Trelikes dragonscale and threw in some ht electra trim with blue metallics.

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  2. Redzwulf

    Redzwulf One More Pass?

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    Sweet looking rod. Really like the matching of the colors of the dragonscale and reel seat and incorporation into the guide wraps.

    Did you use Gudebrod HT Electric Blue for the dragonscale?
     
  3. usraptr

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    Very nicely done. Have you used this blank before to pull on big tuna? I'm going to build myself a stand up tuna rod for an 17-day trip on the EXCEL next year and I'm trying decide which blank to use/build. Just to be clear I don't want a rail rod, I want a stand-up rod. I like the Rainshadow blanks but primarily have just built their RCJB84H and 84XH blanks. I'm curious to how the RCTB66XXH performs. Anybody else please chime in with experiences or recommendations.
     
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  4. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I used 9050 on the dragonscale and 9245 on the top wraps
     
  5. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The best way I can describe it to you would be" take a calstar 770xxxh, cut off 3" form both the tip and butt and there ya go." Yes I did check it out. Not on a fish but you can tell how itll pull on a fish easy enough. Youll be quite happy with this blank as a stand up in the harness
     
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  6. usraptr

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    Thanks again!
     
  7. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

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    Nicely done.
     
  8. JTrelikes

    JTrelikes I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Looking good Tim!
     
  9. Bill Batson

    Bill Batson Bill Batson Advertiser

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    i like the Rainshadow RCTB70XXH as a big tuna rod..It was designed by Bill Havens as a Railrod but i like it as a big standup rod..We also will be coming out with a RCJB84XXH debut at Fred Hall event..come by and see us at the Batson booth..i will give more details on the event soon..
     
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  10. Flame

    Flame Newbie

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    Nice ,, I like the Blues..... great job.
     
  11. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice a new stick for my personal arsenal as well as a great seller too im sure
     
  12. ozbloke

    ozbloke Fisherman

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    SICK!!!
     

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