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Posted by: Ray Castano (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: December 23, 2018 07:32AM

Lots of great info here, thanks..
Planning on building a 10’ surf rod 2 pcs striper rod... 15 to #25 line, 1 to 4 lure...

I’m not much of a builder but have half dozen under my belt....

Looking for info on splits, I see different 50/50.. 30/70?
Is one better than another?
Any suggestions on material, make?

Thanks for lookin...


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Re: Splits
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: December 23, 2018 07:39AM

It has become common to build the tip section in the longest length a person can easily store and transport. Moving the ferrule down lower on the moves the ferrule weight down lower as well, and allows for a stronger ferrule due to the larger diameter at that point. I like them and would suggest going that route if you're going to build a 2-piece surf rod.


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Re: Splits
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: December 23, 2018 11:57AM

Nine to twelve foot one piece blanks are getting difficult to locate and if you do find em shipping will double the cost of getting them to you. The longer tip section will allow you to jig ,pop, and swim the baits without much difference from a one piece blank.

Dennis J. Danku

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Re: Splits
Posted by: herb canter (77.111.246.---)
Date: December 23, 2018 02:20PM

All my surf rods have been 70/30 splits from St. Croix and they have been outstanding, however i decided to purchase some surf blanks from CTS and the ones i had interest in were 50/50 splits and i was concerned how they would feel , fish and cast .

After very extensive testing in a variety of conditions i have found them to be truly outstanding as well and i honestly could not find any negatives . I was delighted to find that Stephen Pratt & the CTS team have some of the most precise & top notch ferruling to be found on any rod at any price and they're without question the straightest blanks i have ever encountered even in the most extreme lengths .

I should say that not all rod companies can match the quality and consistency of the ferruling of the above mentioned ones at least in my experience.

Forgot to mention no ferrule wraps are necessary on the CTS blanks which is a huge plus , the CTS team assured me that adding a ferrule wrap would just add unnecessary weight and after extensive testing they were right .

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/2018 02:31PM by herb canter.

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Re: Splits
Posted by: Ray Castano (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: December 23, 2018 08:19PM

Thanks gents for some great info......
I’ll start diggin and see what I can come up with.....
I’ll let cha know how I do, thanks again and happy holidays


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