I
nternet gathering place for custom rod builders
  • Custom Rod Builders - This message board is provided for your use by the sponsors listed on the left side of the page. Feel free to post any question, answers or topics related in any way to custom building. When purchasing products please remember those who sponsor this board.

  • Manufacturers and Vendors - Only board sponsors are permitted and encouraged to promote and advertise products on the board. You may become a sponsor for a nominal fee. It is the sponsor fees that pay for this message board.

  • Rules - Rod building is a decent and rewarding craft. Those who participate in it are assumed to be civilized individuals who are kind and considerate in their dealings with others. Please respond to others in the same fashion in which you would like to be responded to. Registration IS NOW required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting. Posts which are inflammatory, insulting, or that fail to include a proper name and email address will be removed and the persons responsible will be barred from further participation.

    Registration is now required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting.
SPONSORS

ICRBE 2020
EXPO ON FACEBOOK
CCS Database
Int. Custom Rod Symbol
Common Cents Info
American Tackle
Angler’s Roost
Anglers Rsrc - Fuji
Anglers Workshop
BatsonRainshadowALPS
BRC Rods
Bingham Enterprises
CRB
Cork4Us
HNL Rod Blanks–CTS
CTS New Zealand
Custom Fly Grips LLC
Decal Connection
Flex Coat Co.
Get Bit Outdoors
Hitena USA
HYDRA
Janns Netcraft
Mickels Custom Rods
Mudhole Custom Tackle
MHX Rod Blanks
North Fork Composites
Pacific Bay
ProProducts
Reelseatblanks.com
Renzetti Inc.
Rougarou Rods
Rodgeeks
RodMaker Magazine
RodMaker Magazine Blog
Schneiders Rod Shop
SeaGuide Corp.
Tackleworks
The Rod Room
Trondak U-40
Utmost Enterprises
VisualWRAP/VisualWEAVE
ZipCast

Does this look right ?
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 26, 2019 05:21PM

8' 5wt 3pc fiberglass flyrod . 8 guides plus Stripper and Tip Top . Just getting the guides set but looks weird to me . What say ye ?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Does this look right ?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 26, 2019 05:25PM

9 guides plus a tiptop should allow for enough stress distribution, provided you have good spacing. Just keep noodling around with it. What you show there isn't bad. Can't say if it could be better without having the rod in front of me.

.............

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Does this look right ?
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 26, 2019 05:37PM

Tom I left one guide off because it fell on a joint . It actually has 7 guides now . I just took it out and casted it but with 4wt windcutter line
and it's windy but was able to lay out 45 ft pretty easily with it . I cant get any more distance as my yard isn't big enough .

I built a 4pc 4wt glass not long ago and it has 9 guides . Would I be better lay this 3pc up like the 4pc and go from there on static ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/26/2019 05:40PM by ron zimmerman.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Does this look right ?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 26, 2019 07:36PM

If you have a guide that falls on a ferrule, that's okay. So much the better actually. You don't want to use too many guides but assuming you are using modern, lightweight guide types, try adding one and see what you think. Keep the wraps short and finish light. You should be okay.

If I had to err on the side of one too many or one too few guides, I'd go with one too many.

............

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Does this look right ?
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 26, 2019 08:00PM

Tom , I am using the new snake brand round blank guides . I have one more so I'll go back to the original layout . Thank you .

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Does this look right ?
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: September 26, 2019 10:30PM

the guides are some of the best out there , RON

William Sidney
AK

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Does this look right ?
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 27, 2019 08:52AM

Ron

You are spot on correct using static stress test to determine guide locations. And using a brightly colored line or backing makes the task easier. However, try loading the rod to 90 degrees with a second line attached directly to the tip top and minimal pressure on the line through the guides.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Does this look right ?
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 27, 2019 10:35AM

Donald , that isn't my static test it's the way I line up the guides . I do see how it looks like one tho . When I get them all lined up I go back and do it the right way .
Thanks for spotting a possible a potentially bad test tho .

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Does this look right ?
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: September 27, 2019 12:25PM

If it were my rod, I would add 2 more guides and adjust the spacing accordingly on the rod near the tip.

Take care

Options: ReplyQuote


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Webmaster