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KR/NGC application on long rod
Posted by: Brendan Mildwaters (---.mrk2.qld.optusnet.com.au)
Date: June 11, 2017 06:48AM

Hi All,
I am trying to apply the NGC layout principles to the reduction train on an 11ft light spinning surf rod I am building for a relative. From what I understand, the length of the rod should have absolutely no bearing on the placement of the reduction train. However, I can't get away from the fact that when I lay it out it looks so very different from any other surf rod I've ever seen. Most I have seen seem to have the guides starting almost near the middle of the blank. With a low placement of the 4000 size reel (owner request), the stripper guide is only a bit over 600mm from the butt of the rod. If this was on a 7ft rod I wouldn't think anymore of it but with the extra length it appears I will have quite a few running guides. Can someone please confirm that this is normal or am I missing something regarding long rods? My plan is to place the running guides using a static test and fine tune with test casting.
Thanks

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Re: KR/NGC application on long rod
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: June 11, 2017 08:01AM

The longer the rod the more running guides you'll need. The important distances are from the reel to the butt and choke guides. Rod length has nothing to do with either.

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Re: KR/NGC application on long rod
Posted by: Brendan Mildwaters (---.mrk2.qld.optusnet.com.au)
Date: June 11, 2017 08:10AM

Thank you Tom, I feel much more confident now.

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