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KR Concept for an inshore rod
Posted by: John Durbin (---)
Date: January 23, 2021 06:31AM

I am a pretty new builder and have done a few fly rods and one spinning rod. I am going to be building a 7' 6" Medium / medium light Fast action inshore spinning rod mostly for wade fishing. I would like to use the KR concept layout for this rod. I will be using a 3000 reel with 10 pound braid. Using the KR guide placement software it calls for 16H, 8H, 5.5M. From there I was thinking of using two 5KBs then 5KTs the rest of the way to the tip top. Does this sound correct? If f there is a better layout I would appreciate any help I could get. Thank you

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Re: KR Concept for an inshore rod
Posted by: Mike Ballard (---.ff.avast.com)
Date: January 23, 2021 08:07AM

Too many sizes. You don't need all that. Just go on to the KTs and make the first 5KT your choke guide.

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Re: KR Concept for an inshore rod
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: January 23, 2021 10:19AM

You have it just fine. The KBs have a wider and longer foot to better resist the pull out forces grenerated in the mid section of the rod when loaded. So I would certainly keep the KB guides, I normally use two. For what you want to do, there are two options for the transition train. The first is the 16H based transition train, as you have listed. The second is a 20H based transition train (20H, 10H, and 5.5M). The 20H based reduction train gives you a little more versatility if you ever want to use a larger reel or heavier line, but the 16H based reduction train will work just great with the reel and line you have given. Basically your choice. If you need help with the layout let us know.
Norm
PS - I always use at least one more runner than the GPS recommends. For a 7' to 7'6" rod I will use 9 to 10 guides total.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/2021 10:35AM by Norman Miller.

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Re: KR Concept for an inshore rod
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 23, 2021 04:38PM

John,
2X all of Norman’s comments. The KR set-up for my UL – L trout rods begin with a 16H as you mentioned but have learned the 20H is better for heavier rods as Norman suggested for your application. Either will work for your rod. The KBs and KTs are virtually identical above the foot with the KB offering a stronger and slightly larger foot. With the minimal weight difference, consider employing as many KBs as the diameter of the blank allows will afford a bit more durability, but that is just my opinion.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: KR Concept for an inshore rod
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: January 23, 2021 07:37PM

3X

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Re: KR Concept for an inshore rod
Posted by: John Durbin (---)
Date: January 24, 2021 09:20AM

Thank you all for the help I appreciate it. I will go with the 16H on this rod. If everything works out as good as I hope I will make another one on a medium or medium heavy rod and then try to 20H.

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