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underwrap surf rod
Posted by: David Parsons (---.c3-0.drf-ubr1.atw-drf.pa.cable.rcn.com)
Date: March 14, 2017 06:15PM

Building heavy surf rod underwrap or not that is the question? What do you surf rod builder do

thank for the help
David Parsons

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Re: underwrap surf rod
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: March 14, 2017 06:27PM

Not necessary, but probably not going to hurt it if you do.

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Re: underwrap surf rod
Posted by: Capt. Michael Harmon (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: March 14, 2017 07:31PM

X2 Tom, isn't necessary. Make sure you clean all metal burrs off guide feet after grinding down. You don't want to etch the blank with a rough edge.

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Re: underwrap surf rod
Posted by: Mark Tobiasz (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: March 14, 2017 07:41PM

I would and do.
I had a rod (Lamiglass) break at the end of a guide foot where the guide had been ground too sharp by the supplier- one of my real peeves. I couldn't file it back much because it was already short and the only one I had at the time. Lesson learned.,
I underwrap , apply my trim rings and apply a coat of thin finish under my guides. I use size A thread for the underwraps and usually D for the guide wrap

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Re: underwrap surf rod
Posted by: Jim Genova (152.28.198.---)
Date: March 15, 2017 10:09AM

I'm with Mark on this. You won't hurt the sensitivity on a "heavy" surf rod.

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Re: underwrap surf rod
Posted by: Chris Garrity (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: March 15, 2017 10:42AM

I underwrap surf rods. It's not necessary, but it adds a bit of extra protection from abuse. Surf rods, if they're used properly, get banged around pretty good. And the weight penalty from underwraps is pretty negligible on rods htat long and heavy.

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Re: underwrap surf rod
Posted by: Barry Thomas Sr (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: March 16, 2017 09:11AM

I under Wrap all Surf Sticks. power casting with Heavier weights causes a great deal of Stress on blanks and Guides

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Re: underwrap surf rod
Posted by: Capt. Michael Harmon (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: March 17, 2017 09:06AM

Mark brought up a good point above. He believes his lami failed from the guide being ground to a point. Definitely don't shapes guides to arrows. Keep a rounded end that fits the blank diameter.
If you build the rod correctly won't need to underwrap guides. Look at all the high end surf blanks in tackle shops. Most aren't under wrapped. I haven't lost a blank yet to not being under wrapped. I caught over a hundred striped bass last season on surf rods with no problems. The biggest was 45" and over 30# on a 7'3" lamiglass xl with single foot minima guides and no under wraps.
Build a rod you are confident in. Good luck.

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Re: underwrap surf rod
Posted by: Jay Lancaster (---.triad.rr.com)
Date: March 17, 2017 10:10AM

Unless you're underwrapping with Aramid thread......

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