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Re: Pete Holloway's "Easy Spiral System"
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 06, 2021 01:11PM

I solved most all line stacking by putting the stripper directly at 0 degrees if followed up with the next guide at around 60* and adjusting that and the 3rd guide to make a straight line coming from the reel with as little angle as possible. I like the first 180* guide to be behind the major bend of the rod but sometimes that is not possible without messing up the straightness of the line, so that is not always the case (at the bend or beyond). On most fast or extra fast blanks it is not a problem. This should work with a variety of reels. I will only build a casting rod to match the color of the casting reel, if that is what the customer wants, and not try to mess up the performance. All my casting rods will work with similar profiled casting reels. Different heights in the reels profile require different distance and / or height to the stripper guide. Spinning rods are built to the reel because of guide placement although they will also work with similar sized reels, but I try to be more specific. This is what works for me. I really enjoy these threads that address performance, this type of debate makes us all better rod builders, open minds and thinking out of the box will lead to future progress.

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