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to re-wrap or not to rewrap

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I have a factory built 1209 breakaway that I really like a lot.. It's several years old but in excellent used condition.. Is it worth the money to have it stripped down and re-wrapped? i'm fine with location of the reelseat etc... just wondering what the real value would be.. I have my thoughts but want to keep them to myself until i hear from the experts.. thanks in advance.

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TB

First off does it need to be re-done??? The blank itself is bullet proof. hard to believe that it would not be in good working condition. If It needs it, than its worth it. Cheers Big Dave

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Big Dave,

 

You hit on what I'm really asking.. Does it need it.. The blank is in great shape... I guess what I'm really asking is whether I will see a noticeable difference having the smallish guides that are put on with a LOT of finish and thread, replaced by a set of larger alconites or hardloys and a "ligter" finish..

 

wondering if i'll notice any difference fishing the rod.. no cracked guides or anything.. I just use it a lot and wondered if it would increase performance much to have it redone with a little better components and not so bulky of a wrap..

 

any thoughts appreciated.

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Thumb,

 

Big guides=better performance? Not necessarily. In the case of that rod, reducing the amount of epoxy is drop in the bucket. Keep fishing it till ya have a real reason to fix it.

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I Doubt using it as a bait rod you would find any noticable improvment. I have to admit I think the Factory Breakaways are a great value for the money. My real Criticism of the factory rods is Guide size selection and on certian rods spacing.

I guess its a good thing I enjoy wrapping rods.

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