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10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Ivan Wu (---)
Date: October 05, 2019 03:12AM

Hi, I'm looking to build my first surf rod.
I've already order my blank, is from Rodgeeks 10 foot 10-20 lb surf blank (30/70)
I need help on what materials I need to build this rod
How many guides is perfer on this specific blank I order?
What are the guide sizing should I order?
what EVA handle OG perfer?
Please share your thoughts, anything helps. Still new, will learn as further in future, Thanks!

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 05, 2019 11:48AM

Surftalk at StripersOnline is another good place to get info.

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: October 05, 2019 01:40PM

Plenty of guys are incredibly experienced on this forum who have built "Casting" rods for the surf so stick around i'm sure somebody will help you .


Excellent blank choice by the way .

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Ivan Wu (---)
Date: October 05, 2019 03:14PM

Thanks for the info

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Wes Motsinger (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: October 05, 2019 08:08PM

What reel and what size reel are you going to put on it? What type of line are you going to use? Braid or mono? I like the grips to be small on the butt section to keep it light and not so bulky. I use the heat shrink from a few of the rod component companies.

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Ivan Wu (---)
Date: October 05, 2019 08:11PM

Wes Motsinger Wrote:
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> What reel and what size reel are you going to put
> on it? What type of line are you going to use?
> Braid or mono? I like the grips to be small on
> the butt section to keep it light and not so
> bulky. I use the heat shrink from a few of the rod
> component companies.

I will be using daiwa lexa 300 WN
30 lb j-braid

Yes, i will be using shrink tube, but what kind of EVA handle to get it flush on top and bottom of the reel seat

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: October 05, 2019 09:02PM

I wouldn't use any type of EVA , you order a reel seat that fits snug to the bottom section of the blank , i believe i used a 17 or 18 size DPSM on the 2 piece Rod Geeks surf blank i built , fit nice and snug. You then have a shrink wrap foregrip and butt section .

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: October 05, 2019 09:53PM

Many people when building a casting surf rod do like a short rear grip of cork or EVA, because they hold the grip and not the reel seat. The length of this rear grip is of your choosing, probably between 3” to 5”. The rest of the rear section of handle could be cork tape, shrink tubing, or nothing. EVA, like cork, can be trimmed to length, sanded to shape, and reamed to fit the blank. You are using a low profile casting reel, so If you are going to be using a trigger reel seat figure out the seat ID needed to fit your blank at the point where you want the seat and then match the the OD of the grip with the OD of the fixed hood on your trigger reel seat. Use the smallest reel seat that will fit, but remember that It’s better to have the ID of the reel seat a little larger rather too small. You can shim the reel seat in place using a few turns of drywall tape if needed. Sanding the rear grip will give you a custom fit.
Norm

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Ivan Wu (---)
Date: October 05, 2019 10:03PM

herb canter Wrote:
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> I wouldn't use any type of EVA , you order a reel
> seat that fits snug to the bottom section of the
> blank , i believe i used a 17 or 18 size DPSM on
> the 2 piece Rod Geeks surf blank i built , fit
> nice and snug. You then have a shrink wrap
> foregrip and butt section .

Do you have any pictures with your rodgeeks surf rod built?
Im narrowing down on the reel seat, it will be DPSM, thanks for the reel seat and handle info

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Ivan Wu (---)
Date: October 05, 2019 10:03PM

Norman Miller Wrote:
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> Many people when building a casting surf rod do
> like a short rear grip of cork or EVA, because
> they hold the grip and not the reel seat. The
> length of this rear grip is of your choosing,
> probably between 3” to 5”. The rest of the
> rear section of handle could be cork tape, shrink
> tubing, or nothing. EVA, like cork, can be trimmed
> to length, sanded to shape, and reamed to fit the
> blank. You are using a low profile casting reel,
> so If you are going to be using a trigger reel
> seat figure out the seat ID needed to fit your
> blank at the point where you want the seat and
> then match the the OD of the grip with the OD of
> the fixed hood on your trigger reel seat. Use the
> smallest reel seat that will fit, but remember
> that It’s better to have the ID of the reel seat
> a little larger rather too small. You can shim the
> reel seat in place using a few turns of drywall
> tape if needed. Sanding the rear grip will give
> you a custom fit.
> Norm

Will study what you taught, thank you

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: October 06, 2019 12:51AM

Ivan Wu Wrote:
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> herb canter Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I wouldn't use any type of EVA , you order a
> reel
> > seat that fits snug to the bottom section of
> the
> > blank , i believe i used a 17 or 18 size DPSM
> on
> > the 2 piece Rod Geeks surf blank i built , fit
> > nice and snug. You then have a shrink wrap
> > foregrip and butt section .
>
> Do you have any pictures with your rodgeeks surf
> rod built?
> Im narrowing down on the reel seat, it will be
> DPSM, thanks for the reel seat and handle info


They're in the photo section ( Under handles and grips) but i have no idea how to find them , haven't seen them since posting them the first time actually .

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Re: 10' casting surf rod build
Posted by: Chuck McIntyre (---.hsd1.co.comcast.net)
Date: October 06, 2019 02:28PM

To find Herb's pictures,click on the grips and handle assemblies link. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see the Members be List link. Click that and it will show links to each letter of the alphabet. Click on H for Herb. It will show various members galleries. Click on Herb Canter's handle assembly pics.

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