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Salmon/Steelhead, Casting/Spinning

As a Pacific Northwest-based company, we are blessed with a host of Salmon and Steelhead rivers that run right through our backyard. Naturally, Jaguar Design takes full advantage of our close proximity to these demanding testing grounds.

RX8 Salmon/Steelhead blanks are manufactured using our proprietary blend of RX8 Toray and other premium graphite. Each blank is custom-tuned to precise specifications to create a strong, sensitive and lightweight rod that is perfect for pulling plugs or throwing spinners. No matter where you fish for Salmon or Steelhead, build your next uncompromising custom rod from our diverse lineup of RainShadow RX8 Salmon/Steelhead blanks.

The RX8 Centerpin models have now moved into our Immortal lineup.
XST1383F-TC = IMMCP116M-2TC
XST1562F-TC = IMMCP130ML-2TC
XST1563-4TC = IMMCP130M-4TC

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.”

• RX8 Graphite Blend
• Innovative Resin System
• Unprecedented Selection Of High End Salmon/Steelhead Models
• Actions Developed by a Former Alaska and Olympic Peninsula Salmon Fisherman
• Our Lightest and Most Sensitive Salmon/ Steelhead Models
• Beautiful Titanium Chrome Finish
• Limited Lifetime Warranty

Click to Download a PDF for Rainshadow RX8 CASTING Blueprints!

Click to Download a PDF for Rainshadow RX8 SPINNING Blueprints!

* Disclaimer, since all rod blanks are handmade there can be minor variations in size of the blanks.

Model Color Length Pcs Line Lure Butt TipTop Action Power Weight Application
XBB964 Titanium Chrome 8'0" 1 12-25lb. 1-6oz. 0.580 6.0 F XH 3.3oz. Back bouncing rod - *(B. Bouncing Only)
XST1082F Titanium Chrome 9'0" 2 6-10lb. 1/4-1/2oz. 0.593 4.5 F ML 1.9oz. Medium light boon dogger/Side drifter
XST1085F Titanium Chrome 9'0" 2 10-17lb. 3/8-1oz. 0.505 5.5 F MH 2.6oz. Medium heavy drifter/ 1/2-3/4oz. side drifter
XST1142F Titanium Chrome 9'6" 2 6-10lb. 1/4-1/2oz. 0.515 4.0 MOD-F ML 2.1oz. Light boon dogger/Side drifter/Light floats
XST1143F Titanium Chrome 9'6" 2 6-12lb. 3/8-3/4oz. 0.500 4.5 F M 2.4oz. Medium light boon dogger/Side drifter/Medium light floats
XST1263F Titanium Chrome 10'6" 2 6-12lb. 3/8-3/4oz. 0.580 4.5 F M 2.8oz. Medium light slide float rod
XST1264F Titanium Chrome 10'6" 2 10-17lb. 3/8-1oz. 0.570 5.0 F MH 3.3oz. Medium Heavy Float rod
XST1324F Titanium Chrome 11'0" 2 10-17lb. 3/8-1oz. 0.593 5.0 F MH 3.5oz. Medium Heavy Float rod