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For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: Mark Brassett (---)
Date: May 06, 2022 11:54AM

I ordered a pair of SLJ 694-1 (XRay LMX) blanks. I am looking for more information on these blanks before I build them. Looking for guide spacing (not in the site table) and also a few questions on reel seats . I tried calling and e-mailing the office but haven't got a response yet. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: May 06, 2022 02:37PM

Use the guide spacing used on one of the other spinning rod patterns, last page of charts at the top of the page MB694-1, if you pre-select 100 selections. Problems I see with charts, you have,to have a place to start, you have to know where the reel is when they made the chart, this means you need to know which length rear grip was used and what reel seat was put in front of the grip and it's orientation, up, or down locking.
These are all your choices, how would anyone else know?
If I was going to use a chart, and I never do, I would use a Batson chart for that length and style rod, at least than you have an idea of the complete build they use to deliver the info you want. You know every part, size, type and where they were put.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2022 02:39PM by Spencer Phipps.

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Re: For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: ben belote (---.hsd1.md.comcast.net)
Date: May 06, 2022 03:04PM

When I first started rrod building I studied the commercial rods in local shops to get a feel for guide number and spacing..and purchased a couple
Lures on the way out..



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2022 03:17PM by ben belote.

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Re: For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: Mark Brassett (---)
Date: May 06, 2022 03:20PM

Thanks, Spencer and ben. Those are some of the questions I want clarification of. I know I can build it without a chart, but at least the chart will give me some guidance especially on the runners.

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Re: For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: May 06, 2022 06:36PM

layout charts are a good starting point, especially for those without a lot experience. Then move on to the static test.

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Re: For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: May 07, 2022 10:55AM

Mark,

Thanks for the note - (and thank you for purchasing the blanks) please let me know what your feedback is on them, and feel free to share your thoughts with the folks here:

5sf 2 3/4
5sf 6
5sf 9 5/8
5sf 13 3/4
5sf 18 1/2
6sf 23 1/2
6sf 29
6df 35
8df 41 1/2
10df 48 1/2

Is what I have in my notes from a personal build...I am working on a build now, and I plan on spiral wrapping the rod to see what difference, if any it makes on the torque of this rod when I take them both to jig for Albacore in June.

Best Regards,
Aleks


Mark Brassett Wrote:
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> I ordered a pair of SLJ 694-1 (XRay LMX) blanks.
> I am looking for more information on these blanks
> before I build them. Looking for guide spacing
> (not in the site table) and also a few questions
> on reel seats . I tried calling and e-mailing the
> office but haven't got a response yet. Any help
> would be appreciated.

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Re: For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: Mike Ballard (---.ip-54-39-133.net)
Date: May 07, 2022 01:22PM

" I plan on spiral wrapping the rod to see what difference, if any it makes on the torque of this rod when I take them both to jig for Albacore in June. "

Yes it will make a difference, a HUGE difference. Not a matter of opinion, a matter of physics.

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Re: For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: May 07, 2022 03:05PM

Mike,

We are sold on spiral wrapping, and offer a rod series that is entirely spiral wrapped - the hardest part about it is explaining to the consumer the benefits when the rod is in a rack, or purchased online.

To better rephrase the statement - I'm building both rods to jig for Albacore, and there is still one (size 10) that will probably be at 45 degrees, which will still be pulled downward by an angry 20+ pound missile...and there is nothing like personal experience of what "less' torque feels like.

Thanks for the comment,

Aleks

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Re: For Aleks Maslov
Posted by: Mark Brassett (---)
Date: May 07, 2022 03:17PM

Thanks, Aleks. I should have specified it being a spinning set up.

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