I
nternet gathering place for custom rod builders
  • Custom Rod Builders - This message board is provided for your use by the sponsors listed on the left side of the page. Feel free to post any question, answers or topics related in any way to custom building. When purchasing products please remember those who sponsor this board.

  • Manufacturers and Vendors - Only board sponsors are permitted and encouraged to promote and advertise products on the board. You may become a sponsor for a nominal fee. It is the sponsor fees that pay for this message board.

  • Rules - Rod building is a decent and rewarding craft. Those who participate in it are assumed to be civilized individuals who are kind and considerate in their dealings with others. Please respond to others in the same fashion in which you would like to be responded to. Registration IS NOW required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting. Posts which are inflammatory, insulting, or that fail to include a proper name and email address will be removed and the persons responsible will be barred from further participation.

    Registration is now required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting.
SPONSORS

2022 ICRBE
EXPO ON FACEBOOK
CCS Database
Int. Custom Rod Symbol
Common Cents Info
American Tackle
Anglers Rsrc - Fuji
BatsonRainshadowALPS
BRC Rods
Banana River Rods
Cork Specialties LLC
CRB
HNL Rod Blanks–CTS
CTS New Zealand
Custom Fly Grips LLC
Decal Connection
Flex Coat Co.
HFF Custom Rods
Janns Netcraft
Lucas Mfg Co.
Mickel's Custom Rods
My Rod Shop
Mudhole Custom Tackle
MHX Rod Blanks
North Fork Composites
ProProducts
REC Components
ReelSeatBlanks.com
Renzetti Inc.
Rod Builders Warehouse
RodHouse France
RodMaker Magazine
RodMaker Blog
Schneiders Rod Shop
SeaGuide Corp.
Struble Mfg.
Tackleworks
The Rod Room
Trondak U-40
Utmost Enterprises
VooDoo Rods
ZipCast

Trolling rod guides
Posted by: ethan johnson (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: October 10, 2021 01:38PM

Hello all , i was wondering if you could pass on some guidance, im asked to build a short trolling rod and have chosen a united composites CX40XO blank , anybody here have a "recipie" so to speak? Looking for guide and seat suggestions customer wants a roller tip , but are roller guides all the way really the only option ? Any help appreciated TIA

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Trolling rod guides
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 10, 2021 04:23PM

Have you checked out the rod recipe in the guide spacing section of the Batson site? Check out the STUB80 recipe.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Trolling rod guides
Posted by: Mark Talmo (71.147.59.---)
Date: October 10, 2021 09:15PM

ethan,
I plead ignorance to the “CX40XO” you described. Apparently, it is a very short (4ft), 130lb blank = that is a very serious blank for serious fish and I can only assume you will be employing a “uni-butt” of sorts. A serious rod deserves serious attention from the owner = maintenance. While rollers may not be “required” on such a build, WHY NOT? I would opt for rollers on anything > 80lb, often only 50lb. It only makes common sense other than dealing with those who will not assume the responsibility of proper, albeit minimal, roller maintenance. To meet the demands of such large targeted fish, not only would I use ALL roller guides, but I would spiral-wrap them to eliminate wasted energy attempting to counter SEVERE rod torque so it can be applied directly to fighting the fish. The ONLY rollers guides designed for spiral-wrapping are from All American Roller Guides = great product / great owners / great service. Don’t leave the dock without them!!!

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

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Trolling rod guides
Posted by: Joseph Willsen (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: October 14, 2021 03:20PM

I would absolutely use a roller top......I have built similar rods (just a bit longer) with a roller top and a roller stripper and HD boat running guides but with a 4ft blank 60-130 why not all rollers?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Trolling rod guides
Posted by: ethan johnson (---)
Date: October 15, 2021 08:19AM

The idea behind using standard guides as opposed to rollers is purely a budget concern ... but a roller stripper and topwould ceartainly bring the price down a bit more manageable

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Trolling rod guides
Posted by: Joseph Willsen (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: October 18, 2021 02:10PM

ethan johnson Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> The idea behind using standard guides as opposed
> to rollers is purely a budget concern ... but a
> roller stripper and topwould ceartainly bring the
> price down a bit more manageable

I have built about a dozen that way and they have performed very well. They have been used for stand up tuna and shark and trolling for yellowfin tuna & wahoo.....no problems reported.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Trolling rod guides
Posted by: Kendall Cikanek (---)
Date: October 18, 2021 10:44PM

Roller tip, only, trolling rods are quite popular from Northern California to Alaska. It’s the tip that takes most of the wear when trolling in rougher waters. The combination of waves and flashers constantly moves a foot or so of line in and out of the tip. A full roller train comes with increased, cost, weight, and maintenance tariffs. It takes really dynamic fish for the benefits of a full roller setup to be realized. Sometimes you see a hybrid with a roller stripper and tip. I have one of these. I like it, but I am not sure the roller stripper helps.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2021 10:52PM by Kendall Cikanek.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Trolling rod guides
Posted by: ethan johnson (---)
Date: October 19, 2021 06:27AM

Thankss guys , any particular reccomendations for the guides? A full set conventional w roller tip, and roller stripper/tip?- thisis a litte outside my area of expertise so to speak so id like to make sure i use the right ones

Options: ReplyQuote


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Webmaster