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KR Concept for 9' Surf Rod - what guides?
Posted by: Marty Martin (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: June 03, 2019 10:55AM

Looking to build a Rainshadow REVSU90M for my birthday. 9 foot, rated 1-4 oz, built spinning. Questions:

Heaviest line would be 20lb braid with 40lb leader - what size running guides?

Reduction train - I want to use Fuji CC guides.
Is the KL-H strong enough?
Would you start out 25 to 12, or 20 to 10?

Thx all

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Re: KR Concept for 9' Surf Rod - what guides?
Posted by: Brian Gross (50.226.78.---)
Date: June 03, 2019 11:52AM

Rainshadow has a build sheet for all their blanks that you could look at and that would get you started with stripper guide size and spacing. You can adjust from there and modify.

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Re: KR Concept for 9' Surf Rod - what guides?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: June 03, 2019 02:18PM

The below will give you that info


[anglersresource.net]

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Re: KR Concept for 9' Surf Rod - what guides?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: June 03, 2019 02:37PM

My 9 foot surf rod uses a KL25H , 12H , 5.5 M to a KB size 5 choke and size 5 KT runners , my 8 foot surf rod uses a KL20H, KL10H and a 5.5 M to a KB 5 choke and KT 5 runners . I find the KL-H guides plenty strong enough UNLESS you know the rod will take a beating . I never have the leader enter the guides, i always keep it on the outside and use braid UP TO 20 pounds .

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Re: KR Concept for 9' Surf Rod - what guides?
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.centurylink.net)
Date: June 04, 2019 09:41AM

Rod length has nothing to do with the reduction train. If you can build a 7ft rod with a 3000 series reel casting 20# braid, you can build a 9-footer with the same set-up. Guide spacing won't even change.

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Re: KR Concept for 9' Surf Rod - what guides?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: June 04, 2019 05:49PM

Thats understood Jim , the OP mentioned that he had a 9 footer so since i had a 9 footer and an 8 footer i decided to give him the most recommended reduction train parings , one of my 11 foot surf rods use RV 25 's , an RV 16 and a 10 M as a reduction train and the other 11 footer uses the single foot KL25H , KL12H and a KB 5.5 for the reduction train and that also works exceptionally well .

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