Originally Posted by Id_rather_be_fishing
with factory you have to live with how they think it should be.
I think it's a case of "I hope this butt length pleases the most people and that should be enough guides to keep from breaking it if you don't wail on it... But we saved the money on two guides and the labor of wrapping them.
Don't get me wrong, factory rods are fine and catch loads of fish. However, the design options and layouts are limitless, and I might build a blank differently simply because of how it will be used, even if it's a spinner both times.
As far as a blank with a sweetspot in that low range, I'd be looking at Lami's GSH line of blanks and have something made. It will be far superior to what you can get off the shelf.
These blanks throw light plugs and metals with ease and have the lifting power in the butt to tackle large fish.