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In Topic: Surf Rod Spine

05 November 2019 - 03:27 AM

I have always built with the spine on top on my surf rods. I use Alvey side-cast reels and blanks in the 12-14ft range.

They are low mount with short timber butts.

I haven't built for a overhead/baitcaster style reel but assume I would build spine on top still for them as the rod will still load the same way. Just need to remember to build on top of the spine for these.

You need to be careful as the spine is sometimes not straight and the rod can tend to twist under load so you might need to allow for that in positioning your reel seat..

Hope that helps



In Topic: Repair small crush

05 November 2019 - 03:01 AM

Hi Ted

Thanks very much. I agree it is probably 50/50 but I will give it a go. I lose nothing anyway. I will try to inject some polyurethane glue into the crushed area as you suggest.

Appreciate the help.