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Re-wrapping Kencor Magnaglas 13-3 surf rod Hilo Guides?
Posted by: Chris Harban (204.9.106.---)
Date: February 02, 2020 07:16PM

Hello all. I am about to re-wrap a Kencor Magnaglas 13-3 surf rod, and would like some advice on what might be a good way to do this (number of guides, types of guides, maybe some thoughts from people who may know this blank) This is for a conventional reel, maybe a Penn 4/0, maybe some lighter reels like a Diawa Millionaire , not sure yet. I am thinking that I need to go cast this thing as is, to get an idea of what weight range it might cast best. It is not a total noodle, but is not stiff. I believe that it is a 15-30 line class.

I am thinking about the Hilo style guides, due to them being super tough and inexpensive.

Any recommendations on the number of guides, guide sizes, and if Hilo guides might be a good choice?

Anyone like this blank?

Thank you, in advance.

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