CTS Affinity 'DQ' 12'6" 9/10 Weight Two Hand Fly Rod Blank Or Build Clear Carbon

$360.00 - $850.00
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The greatest two hand striped bass, King Salmon rod you could ever own.  We use these blanks to build our PRO Series two hand fly rods.  This one being a 9 weight at 12'6" is the one that is perfect for constant tension overhead casting using T14 to T20 30 foot shooting heads to get that Clouser deep quickly.  It is an enhanced blank when compared to our THRASHER 9 rods.


This blank would also make a wonderful Atlantic Salmon or Steelhead rod.


Affinity DQ Spey fly rod blank was developed with input from many respected double handed anglers worldwide. The DQ tapers increase tip power, and have the butt reserve to transfer power well into the cork when asked, and will deliver the longer bellied classic Spey tapers with a sensual authority that is a joy to have in hand.  The Affinity pedigree is unmatched – it’s our cornerstone fly series, with superior design, engineering and materials selection. A single VeroCore™ helical spiral is at the core of each 100% uni-directional carbon fiber Affinity DQ. This type of structure is regarded as the most effective way of maintaining cross-section stability during bending.  Scandi shooting heads, and classic underhand power delivery technique will inherently require tip loading. The Affinity DQ Spey fly rod blank tapers with a very economic stroke, utilizing only minimal applied dominant underhand power. Minimal anchor “touch and go” deliveries typical of classic Scandi shooting head line systems will require utilizing only the top 2/3 of the DQ tapers for maximum performance.




  • Material Grade: Ultra sensitive 57msi high modulus
  • Core: VeroCore™ Carbon Helix
  • Taper: Fast Progressive
  • Action: Fast
  • Colors: CTS Color Range