Hoping to get a bit more thoughts and details about some of the differences between Johnny's blanks. For a bit of background:
I've built several rods on his UHM series blanks (11' 3/4, 11' 4/5, 12'6" 3/4, 13' 7/8, and his 9' 6wt three times). Overall I have enjoyed them all, but I find the action quite different between the switch/spey rods vs the 9' 6wt. Pretty much I found that I liked the 13' 78 and the 11' 4/5 the best and the 9' 6wt the least. My very first "practice build" was an AR IM6 6'6" 2/3wt which I have never really been crazy about just feels kind of club like to me.
Now, I have noticed that there seems to be quite a bit of fanfare around the IM6 switch and spey blanks so I guess I'm curious if any of you have had a chance to compare them against his UHM12 switch or spey blanks? While I wasn't much of a fan of the one IM6 blank I did build on, I'm thinking that it's probably apples to oranges in terms of how the longer length blanks will perform. I also noticed that he does have some IM8 spey blanks too. Anyone have some experience with his various switch/spey length blanks they would be willing to share?