Published Nov 26. 2006 - 17 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

rainshadow RX7+


I will be building a new rod this winter (9' 4pc 5wt), and I'm looking at a Rainshadow RX7+ blank. But it seems that I can't find any reviews, or comments good or bad, on this blank, other then what the manufactor wrote. Ive buils two rods using rainshadow blanks the RX7, and the RX8 excel. the RX7 I still own and fish, and is a very nice rod, the excel lasted only one fishing trip and broke on about the fifth cast. Has anyone built a rod on this blank, and how would you rate it?
Paul Kalbrener

Hey Paul,...

Hey Paul,

Anything new about the rod now?

Rgds. Frank :lol:

Kalby64's picture

Hi Frank,...

Hi Frank,

I never did get the RX7+, I ended up getting a Dan Craft FT 905-4 and I can say that it is a real canon, I like to fish it with a 6wt line, and although it is rated as one of the fastest blanks on the market it has a very soft tip section and is a lot of fun to fish with.

Hey, Paul,...

Hey, Paul,

Well, until now I just heared good things about the Dan Craft blanks, escpecially about that series. I would be pleased to try that stick, but I guess, I have to be patient till then.

On the other hand I ordered a CTS AffinityOne-blank for a friend a couple of weeks ago.
And I have to say that that blank has an superb strong, fast but sensitive progressive action. I guess I fell for them and it would be ok for me if CTS redefines AffinityOne in S.E.X.Y.
Anyway, I will build up a two-hander from CTS during the winter and looking forward to that experiment.

T.L., Frank

Kalby64's picture


Hey Frank,

Here is a pic (hopefully) of my last build its a CTS Affinity one 906-4, it is by far the nicest rod that I have ever cast, and a real joy to fish. Its the rod that I use for seatrout fishing in Denmark.


Hi, Paul,...

Hi, Paul,

The rod looks very nice. Is the colour golden plum from CTS? By the way, the grip reminds me on a rod I´ve been building last year. One of my favorite allrounders for the riverfishing, an Sage SLT 690-4. But that´s something total different to the AffinityOne.

T.L. Frank


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