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trolling rod build
Posted by: sebastian sado (138.163.106.---)
Date: April 03, 2019 08:34PM

Hello guys my name is sebastian and im somewhat new to rod building i did some hand wrapping but nothing with high end products. Im stepping up to start building trolling rods roughly in the 80-130lbs class rods. I never really looked into building trolling rods before but just recently wanted to get into it. Could someone reference me to on what blanks, size thread, roller guides, tips, etc. pretty much tip to butt. As for type of reels going to be on would be shimano tiagra's 80w -130w, penn international 80w-130w, penn 12/0-16/0 and maybe some other brands out there in the same fishing range. Im also planning to buy power wrappers as well maybe some of you could point to me which brand to invest in as well.

Thanks guys,

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: Richard Kline (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: April 04, 2019 08:22AM

Sebastian:
Been a while since I built a 80- 130- Unlimited Trolling, Try to stick with a Premium blank Cal-Star -Seeker etc. As for roller guides Aftco Big Foot HD, are the common choice, My preference was FIN-NOR , but they are no longer available. Winthrop would be my choice they are pricey. Stuart, and Pac-Bay are other options. As far as butts Aftco Unibutts, and Winthrop, ATC, and Pac-Bay all have bent and straight aluminum butts in a verity of colors and lengths. I personally triple wrapped my guides ( underwrap, and 2 wraps over the roller guides. Never had any issues with the this process. I am sure other rodbuilders, will provide you additional info for you.

Rich Kline Custom Rods

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: Jonathan Hotham (199.247.44.---)
Date: April 04, 2019 09:06AM

I am certainly not qualified to give advice on this subject. However with that being said AB1 has some really nice looking roller guides as well.

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: Grant Darby (172.92.68.---)
Date: April 04, 2019 11:40AM

Everything you need to build that rod, including the information and help in selecting the blank and components, right down to the thread, is available from Batson Enterprises. Talk to them. Great people.

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: sebastian sado (---.hawaii.res.rr.com)
Date: April 04, 2019 06:18PM

rixhard, speaking about triple wrapping do you use size A thread for the under wrap and size D for the double wrap? Is there a limit on certain types of threadding to use for these type class rods? And also how does it look at finish product is it bulky or in the guide areas with the triple wrap?

Mahalo,

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: sebastian sado (---.hawaii.res.rr.com)
Date: April 04, 2019 06:21PM

Jonathan Yes ive seen these guides and it looks nice. One day when build me a setup with the AB1 guides and kee it for dispaly lol.

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: sebastian sado (---.hawaii.res.rr.com)
Date: April 04, 2019 06:22PM

Grant , ill Contact batson and get more educated.

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: Richard Kline (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: April 05, 2019 08:05AM

Sebastian:
I use 'C' NCP Under wrap 'D' NCP guide wrap.

Rich Kline Custom Rods

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: sebastian sado (138.163.106.---)
Date: April 08, 2019 06:26PM

May i ask what types of power wrappers are a better investment?

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Re: trolling rod build
Posted by: sebastian sado (138.163.106.---)
Date: April 08, 2019 06:28PM

If money is not an issue what power wrapper would you prefer overall?
If budget is my option which power wrapper would you prefer?

Thanks,

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