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Downrigger rod with minima - underwrap or not?
Posted by: David Boudreau (---.tr.cgocable.ca)
Date: March 19, 2017 11:18PM
I'm putting new guide on a old fiberglass rod to try it as a downrigger rod. The rod seem to be a light power(maybe too light...we'll see soon). I like to play with fish and dont like to "winch" them onboard. I'll target spring salmon on lake Ontario and lake trout on other lake later this summer.
I bought some minima guide and I wondering if I need to underwrap the guide or not.
The point in favor of the underwrap are :
- May protect the blank from the feet of the guide(remember rod would be constantly under pressure)
- Stronger(not sure about that one)
Point agains or in favor of no underwrap
- Make the rod heavier
- Simple and easy for my first time wrap
Comments will be appreciate
David Boudreau, Quebec, Canada
New to rod building, love to learn and fish hard
I'm a frenchy, so be kindly :)
Re: Downrigger rod with minima - underwrap or not?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: March 20, 2017 12:28AM
If you do a proper job of guide preparation, no underwrap is necassary on any rod you'll need on the lakes.