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#1 badboy6070bce

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:31 AM

Hi craftsmen.
I have made a 7042#4 and its lovely wand, magic!

Chris Bogart advises to add .005-.006 to ech station to go
up one# which I am doing + adding 6 inch to total length.

My question is.., Using this method is it possible to get to #8-9
like this?
I would have thought (please correct me if I am way out here)
that the taper characteristics and performance would be the same
but just be a heavier line.
Doing my best to understand the subtle things.

I realise the finished rod may not be the best one suited for big trout
pike and carp bv this seems to be an interesting angle to try!

Regards
Chris from Yorkshire U.K.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

Adding a set amount to each station will give you a rod of very different character. A little thinking will remind you that .006" may be 8-10% at the tip, while it's only 2-3% at the butt.

A better suggestion is to use Hexrod or Rod DNA to adjust the taper. But jumping from a 7' #4 to a 7'6" #8 or 9 is a HUGE jump. Do not expect to get it perfect with your first effort.

Hope this helps,
Harry

QUOTE (badboy6070bce @ Dec 7 2013, 05:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi craftsmen.
I have made a 7042#4 and its lovely wand, magic!

Chris Bogart advises to add .005-.006 to ech station to go
up one# which I am doing + adding 6 inch to total length.

My question is.., Using this method is it possible to get to #8-9
like this?
I would have thought (please correct me if I am way out here)
that the taper characteristics and performance would be the same
but just be a heavier line.
Doing my best to understand the subtle things.

I realise the finished rod may not be the best one suited for big trout
pike and carp bv this seems to be an interesting angle to try!

Regards
Chris from Yorkshire U.K.


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#3 badboy6070bce

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:34 PM


Thanks Harry, Seems Like I have a lot to learn (NOT SEEMS) as yet. Thats a useful piece of knowledge gained.

Think I will build another 8015G rod but hollow build it this time.

Better stick with what I can do and vary it a little till I get more knowledgeable and let the bamboo gods give me the tapers.

kindest regards

Chris






QUOTE (badboy6070bce @ Dec 7 2013, 07:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi craftsmen.
I have made a 7042#4 and its lovely wand, magic!

Chris Bogart advises to add .005-.006 to ech station to go
up one# which I am doing + adding 6 inch to total length.

My question is.., Using this method is it possible to get to #8-9
like this?
I would have thought (please correct me if I am way out here)
that the taper characteristics and performance would be the same
but just be a heavier line.
Doing my best to understand the subtle things.

I realise the finished rod may not be the best one suited for big trout
pike and carp bv this seems to be an interesting angle to try!

Regards
Chris from Yorkshire U.K.




Chris from Yorkshire U.K.




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