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Kite rod build
Posted by: Jarrod Lowe (---)
Date: September 10, 2020 03:17PM

Has anyone made a kite rod. If so what and where did you get all the parts. Thanks

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Re: Kite rod build
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: September 10, 2020 04:23PM

Hello Jarrod.

Are you going to kite fish from a boat or shore?

Do you want the kite rod (Short Heavy Glass usually) or the fighting rod?

Are you going after any type of fish or something specifically?

What line class for fighting rod or kite size to figure #test to fly the kites you plan on using?

Do you want an aluminum butt or just a slick butt?

For the Kite MudHole has a 4'6" blank in either XH (40-60#) or XXH (50-80#).


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

New Bern, NC.

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Re: Kite rod build
Posted by: Jarrod Lowe (---)
Date: September 10, 2020 06:23PM

From boat. Fish for kingfish, sailfish and everything else.looking for short heavy rod. Will be using light and semi light kites. Possibly helium ballons as well. Probably aluminum butt.

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Re: Kite rod build
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: September 10, 2020 11:24PM

Hello Jarrod.

You can cut them off, you want about 36" total length.

For light kites the PTSW54XH should work once cut to size.

Good Luck.


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

New Bern, NC.

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Re: Kite rod build
Posted by: Richard Popola (---.tamp.fl.frontiernet.net)
Date: September 11, 2020 08:25AM

Jarrod - I've built some kite rods. I used solid glass blanks, slick butt, Fuji seat, eva foregrip, one guide and tiptop. An Aftco swivel top would be a plus but expensive.
Rick

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Re: Kite rod build
Posted by: Jess Brindisi (---)
Date: September 13, 2020 08:14PM

you could also throw on a Winthrop Kite rod tip

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