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Spiral Wrapped Flipping Rod?

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

Im trying to figure out how to spiral wrap the flipping rod Im building. Its a Castaway BB2 blank. Think Im going to do a simple spiral since I wont be casting much with it. I currently have it setup as a size 10 as the stripper and 8's as the transition guides and then 6's to the tip. The transition happens in about 12". the size 10 at 0 degrees a size 8 12" from that at 180 and then anouther size 8 at 90 degrees. Sound about right? Just want to make sure im doing this right

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

12 inchews is about as far as I'd ever go as far as the length from 0 to 180. No need for the 8, use a 6.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:18 PM

Thanks for the reply. So I could use a 6 as a bumper? So it would go 10-6-6 cont. to the tip, correct? Is there a benefit to using a smaller bumper guide? I'm guessing the idea is to use the smallest guide you can get away with. Just wondering if I'm over thinking this? wallbash.gif

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

I would probably use a 10-8-6 arrangement to start. If a couple of 6's will keep the line off the blank, use them. Your biggest concern is to keep the line off the blank in the transition.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I believe I understand now. I'll be sure to post pics when I finish.(It may be awhile, I've been working a lot.)

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