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Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Jay Burns (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: May 31, 2019 05:05PM

So I built my first spiral wrapped rod, and LOVE it. I am prepping a blank for strictly top water baits, any reason why a spiral wrap wouldn't be good for this build. My other rod with the spiral i made for pitching and throwing chatterbaits.

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Jacob Nebeker (---.sub-174-222-11.myvzw.com)
Date: May 31, 2019 06:30PM

Nope all my casting rods are now spirals. Love the way they fight a fish no twisting just straight up and down. Have an light I've caught some 5 lb trout on and you don't get the roll like you do with a conventional rod.

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 31, 2019 07:13PM

I don't think it serves much purpose for baits I fish tip down.

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: May 31, 2019 10:03PM

I only spiral wrap.
It works perfectly for tip up or tip down applications

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: June 01, 2019 12:20AM

I too am a spiral wrapper, if there is a negative, I'm not aware of it.

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: June 01, 2019 12:59AM

How it looks is the negative but thats 100% individual opinion. People see it and say " My God , lets get you to the optometrist right away "

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: June 01, 2019 12:09PM

Count me into the spiral group too

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: June 01, 2019 03:58PM

10-4 on Lynn's comment.

I much prefer a conventional wrapped for tip down fishing such as jerk bait fishing.

The reason for a conventional wrapped rod in tip down fishing is identical for the same reason that a spiral wrapped rod works well for a tip up fishing.

When fishing tip up, the spiral wrapped rod technique keeps the rod from twisting.

The same thing is true when jerking down so that the tip is up and the guide are on top of the rod when doing this type fishing. The guides on top of the rod keeps the rod from twisting.

But if one rod is used for both types of fishing and more fishing is done with the tip up, and of course the tip is typically up when landing a fish - so that many folks just prefer to use the spiral wrap for all of their rods.

Your choice.

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: June 01, 2019 04:00PM

One place that really shines with the use of a spiral wrapped rod and that is with a rod used for trolling where the rod is bent into a parabola for hours on end. The spiral wrapped rod just naturally wants to align itself with perfection to the pull of the line from the lure being towed. 100% positive on the use of a spiral wrapped rod for trolling.

Good luck

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: June 01, 2019 04:47PM

Hi Roger..i too use a simple spiral but do not troll..if i trolled with a conventional rod why couldn,t i just place the rod in the holder such that the guides were facing to the back as if it was a spiral rod..no torque is placed on the rod by the guides..

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: June 01, 2019 09:41PM

My worm and jig rods are simple spiral wrapped.

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: June 02, 2019 08:23AM

my all rods are Vibronics spiral wrapped

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Michael Tarr (143.59.156.---)
Date: June 02, 2019 09:26AM

Spiral wrap works fine with topwaters and jerkbaits I use them with mine. To make a comment on top and bottom placement for these type lures the most common rod used for topwater and jerkbaits are... spinning rods.

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 02, 2019 04:16PM

When I fish bait casters they are spiral wrapped. Been doing it this way for a while now and I use topwaters almost exclusively along with jerk baits. The only reason I can see to have a conventional rod is when trolling and the fish have a subtle bite and you need to set the hook as soon as you can detect the smallest amount of movement. You see the tip on top of the rod easier than on bottom. This can happen when the fish takes the lure and swims along with the boat.

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Re: Spiral Wrap Question
Posted by: Jay Lancaster (---.triad.rr.com)
Date: June 09, 2019 09:09AM

Y'all experience that much twisting force when working a topwater or jerk bait that you feel a spiral isn't as good as a GOT rod? I always thought the actual fighting of the fish was the main consideration.

Maybe I just catch more fish than some of you? (bwahahahahaaaa)

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