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Steve Potter

Fluke rod

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I'm in need of some advise. I want to build a fluke rod (my first rod). I'll be fishing outer Cape Cod from a boat. I selected a 7' Seeker blank CLB 706. I would like to use Figi alconite high framed concept guides. I think I want a fast action rod using spiderwire (12lb. test) rather than mono because of the no stretch factor. How come the manufacturers don't list the action of their blanks in the catalog? This rod is listed under live bait rod blanks. How's this for guide size; 30mm, 20mm, 12mm, and the other 5 guides 8mm? Am I on right right track? If not, could someone set met straight? Also. . . can someone suggest the proper reel for this set-up?

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With the guides you have chosen it appears you are setting it up for spinning. However, I prefer a conventional rod for fluking since it give you better line control.

 

The CLB706 is a fast action blank and makes into a great fluke rod.

 

Al

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Steve,

 

They should work fine. However, you need to add two more #10 guides to properly load the blank.

 

Al

 

[This message has been edited by Al Goldberg (edited 04-06-2003).]

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