The staff at RainShadow is considered some of the finest salmon/steelhead anglers; demanding the finest rod blanks in the Pacific Northwest and other high profile regions. Having both Salmon and Steelhead rivers in our back yard allows our team to engineer even the most challenging needs. This is what we do. RX8 Salmon/Steelhead blanks are manufactured using proprietary blends of RX8 Toray and other premium graphite. Every single RX8 blank is lightweight, sensitive, and strong to take your experience to the next level. You will not find a better, more in-depth lineup of blanks. From pulling plugs to throwing spinners, these blanks are custom-tuned with precise specifications and actions that make them accurate when chasing fresh chrome. No matter where you fish for Salmon/Steelhead, build your next uncompromising rod with an RX8 blank from RainShadow.
Review of the XST1383F from Float Fishing Connection “…I was able to bank the fish with great efficiency and fully understand the dynamics of Batson’s proprietary blend of RX8 and RX7 graphite. Fast, but light in the tip and all business from the mid to the butt section of the blank. Impressive!”
Review of RX8 XST1143F from Michigan-Sportsman “After fishing these rods the past weekend, I can say without a doubt, these are the nicest blanks I have ever used, I like them better than any GLX or any other high end rod I have ever used, period. The Alps guides that were suggested by Batson are way better than the Fuji Ti SIC guides I have always used religiously in the past. By far the nicest guides I have ever used.”