Great info on how too section for sure thanks for sharing
I will be interested to see how we fair on some of the models you static tested compared to ours so please post them when you have time. I'm sure you keep records with all that work involved. Sincerely, Karry Batson
i have not taken any notes on any rods. i should start.. i just finished one of these for my friends dad 2 days ago.. it is still sitting on my dryer waiting for him to come get it..
i had to cheat a little with the #8 fl guide coming off the #12 vs3.. just the way the rod laid out... usually i can get a #10 vs3 to lay out and transition straight down to #7 or #6 fl guide..
starting on the butt,, eva cap, 7 inch rear grip, forecast #16 black spin seat, 6 1/4 inch reversed half well fore grip,
from the #6 tip top, #6fl guides @ 4-7/8, @ 10-1/8, @ 16-1/8, @ 22-5/8, @ 29-3/4, #8fl guide @ 37, #12 vs3 @ 45-1/4, #16 vs3 @ 55-3/8, #25 vs3 @ 67 3/4.
i set this up for a shimano stradic 3000fi.. 23 1/4 from spool lip to #25 vs3 guide.. it should fish pretty much any 2000-2500 sized reels good as the 3000fi is about the same size..
i did it in black guides, black seat, medium blue A thread with metallic ELECTRA silver A trim bands and no CP.. simple, pretty, light rod.. i kind of wish it was mine..
it would have a inch shorter rear grip to clear my fore arm when pitching and swinging hardware while holding the meaty part of grip up front.. i would eliminate the hook keeper and melt a small hole through one side at a angle under the front hood with a glowing hot finish nail.. get that thing completely out of my way for fighting fish and no hanging up line on it..
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