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acid wrap questions?
Posted by: darrel odland (---.lightspeed.frokca.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 10, 2017 02:05PM

All, Can anyone help me with a couple questions on building an acid wrap rod
1. Spline, up or down from reel seat
2. what degrees or how many guides to make the 180 degree change? Like every 30,45,60,90 degrees? what do you think is best.
3. Ideal length. I will use mainly on boat
Thanks everyone
"Bent rods to ya"

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Re: acid wrap questions?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: November 10, 2017 04:15PM

1. Spine doesn't matter.

2. I use the Simple Spiral that uses no transition guides. You go from 0 to 180 in about 9 or 10 inches. The line passes by the side of the blank. You can add a guide halfway between those just to keep the line off the blank if you wish.

3. Length depends on what type fishing you're doing. I do some crankbait trolling and live bait fishing and most of mine rods for such are about 7 feet to 7-1/2 feet long.


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Re: acid wrap questions?
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: November 10, 2017 05:46PM

Hello Darrel.

I'm with Tom on the Spine & the Simple Spiral, but most of my fishing is salt and my rods run from 5' to 8' depending on what I am fishing for that trip, troll, float, anchor or jig...

Tight Wraps, & Tighter Lines.


Bridgeton, NC.

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Re: acid wrap questions?
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: November 11, 2017 03:14PM

I'm also in on the simple spiral. Works great.

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Re: acid wrap questions?
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: November 16, 2017 11:32AM

The transition can be made in either direction. I choose the direction that will have the transition guides up when the rod is placed on the deck with the reel handles are up.

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