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Bumper vs revolver casting distance
Posted by: mike langevin (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 13, 2018 06:14PM

Just checking in to see if there is any input into how these two types of spiral wraps compare in casting distance? Any input appreciated unless it’s “your and idiot” in which case I could have just asked my wife

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Re: Bumper vs revolver casting distance
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 13, 2018 08:16PM

Mock each one up and try them. I doubt you'll find much practical difference between them.

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Re: Bumper vs revolver casting distance
Posted by: mike langevin (---)
Date: September 14, 2018 07:05AM

Thanks Tom I’ll give that a go.

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Re: Bumper vs revolver casting distance
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: September 14, 2018 12:05PM

Mike,
Wrap three identical blanks in a bumper wrap, a revolver wrap and a conventional guide setup.

Then, take a 1 oz bullet weight and 20 lb braided line and compare the casting of each rod using the same reel and line and casting weight and then tell us which one works the best for you.

Remember, a rod is more than just casting. It is setting the hook fighting the fish and landing the fish.

Let us all know what you prefer after fishing with all three rods for a total of a year each in three years.

Good luck

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Re: Bumper vs revolver casting distance
Posted by: Dean Veltman (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: September 15, 2018 06:09PM

I have done the O'Quinn and bumper. Probably just do bumper from now on, simple and effective.

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Re: Bumper vs revolver casting distance
Posted by: mike langevin (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 16, 2018 01:29PM

I did a revolver style rod for a friend at work a 12-25 ugly stick blank I had laying around. He showed me a picture of him fishing with it all proud of himself. He put a spinning reel on it I am still laughing

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Re: Bumper vs revolver casting distance
Posted by: Zach Moore (---.kya.res.rr.com)
Date: September 22, 2018 09:45PM

I have wrapped a decent amount of rods with the bumper method, and each time I have tested them side by side with the same blank wrapped conventionally I would state that they seem to cast just as far if not a bit farther than a conventionally wrapped rod. I have not tried the revolver method due to the success I’ve had with the much simpler bumper method.

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