New Rod Build
Posted February 13 2012 - 11:17 AM
We have collaborated on what I am looking for in a bass rod. He has also willing taken the advice of his supplier when he called to order supplies and communicated a lot with me. It will be a spiral wrapped rod. The supplier recommended starting with a #16 guide and ending in #6 guides, all low profile. This sounds good.
He recommended a 16MM reel seat. This is the item I need to make sure will be right. I want to make sure this is the smallest diameter seat for this rod.
Rod is 6' 10" MH pitching rod. Batson IMB 843 blank.
Posted February 13 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted February 13 2012 - 02:15 PM
That said look at a rod building site like Mudhole and find the guides/seat you want and ask if they will work for your application.
Posted February 13 2012 - 03:56 PM
Fidalgo Island Outfitters - Pro Staff
Posted February 13 2012 - 10:35 PM
12 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 7 (fly) - 6 (fly) - 6 (fly) - 6 (fly) - 6 (fly)
As Delaware said, you can even go to the 4 fly's if you want to go micro.
I agree, though - 2 people who aren't sure how to build a bass rod isn't a good recipe for success.
Posted February 14 2012 - 12:16 AM
Posted February 14 2012 - 12:40 PM
1. Is he experienced in cutting a blank down?
2. Are you willing to lose the warranty of the rod manufacturer by doing so?
If you need to "tell" an experienced rod builder how to build the rod I would look elsewhere. As far as that blank uncut with a 9" rear grip, here is the reel seat I would go with.
GTB16C-13.5-TC, it will need to be reamed to fit snug, which give better contact top the area underneath.
Posted February 14 2012 - 12:42 PM
Posted February 15 2012 - 08:54 AM
Generally, a 16mm seat will be the smallest rod builders will use but the actual size of the seat will vary from company to company. If you are trying to keep the rod lightweight consider using a split seat such as a Pac Bay Minima or a Fuji SK2 type of seat.
I am now a big fan of using Fuji's "lowrider" micro stripper guides BLCAG
Posted March 09 2012 - 08:08 AM
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