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2 months ago
Topic said it all. I was wrapping a big fiberglass gaff and loosened up the jaws in my alps wrapper a little too much and they all fell out. They are numbered 1-3 and seem to each be configured slightly different. This tell me there is probably a specific way to put them back in. I've looked all over the net trying to find and answer. Anyone dealt with this before?
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5 months ago
Hello everyone. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I'm building a nearshore spinning rig -- king mackerel, cobia and big black drum. I have a Saragosa 8000 SW (the new model) and a Phoenix PSW700M. How would you go about determining how long to build the rear grip/reel seat placement? Based on some comparable rods I have seen, a 12" rear grip seems to be pretty standard. Tha
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1 year ago
New rod builder here with a couple of questions... I'm building a rod with an Alps skeleton seat. What are folks using on the grip side of the barrel to close it offl? I know fuji has the WCS winding checks for their barrels, but does Alps have anything similar to self-center and fit flush to the OD of their barrel? The aluminum winding checks don't have a self centering edge and don't fit
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1 year ago
So I have 3 Rainshadow rod blanks on order for live bait fishing for kings (JDGLB70L). They will be paired with Valiant BVL600 reels spooled with mono. Check that box. Wanted a recommendation for another blank. I have 2 smaller reels that I'd like to spool with braid (then mono topshot) and use them with hard lures while slow trolling (Russelure or Rapala X-Rap Magnum) or to use on the bott
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1 year ago
Yeah, I put a gimbal on there for the ride out. I have gimbal covers with rounded ends for fishing time. I don't know if this makes sense but I usually hold the rod under my arm while waiting for a bite but the butt on my hip when I get bit. So I was thinking of going to more like a 13" rear with a 6 to 8" front.
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1 year ago
Hello all. First post here. Do you have a recommended length for the rear grip on a light rod (spiral wrap with conventional reel)? What about front? I was originally planning on keeping it the same as a live bait/slow trolling rod with aluminum gimbal > 10.5" hypalon > aluminum reel seat uplocking > 8" foregrip. I started tucking it under my arm and the rear seemed a litt
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