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Just being curious ,I would like some input on this blank regarding guide spacing. Will be using an Abu6500TCST reel, Fuji BNLG guides. Has anyone built one? I am interested in seeing what some of the suggestions will be coming from the more experienced rod builders out there have to say. Thanks HappyWave.gif

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Marky1,

 

I'm a relative newbie to rod building but I've built a 9' conventional for 1-3 oz plugs and took a 3 day class. But since no one replied to help you I'll give you my .02 to get you started.

 

#1) Read a rod building book. Don't trust guys like me biggrin.gifwink.gif

 

#2) My best guesstimate for an 8' conv is you'll need a #20, #16, #12, #12, #12, #10 and a #10 tip. Tough to say I haven't built an 8' yet. You may want to start with the #16. Look at similar rods to the one you want to build and look at their guide sizes.

 

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Well , so far I have it set for ,

#25,#20,#16,#16,#12,#12,#12, #12 tip. It does not look too bad ,unless you differ. I might have to wait until the weekend to get the #10's,and see how that goes.. Any else's input would be helpful. Thanks

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Isn't a 25 collector a little big? Like canyondiver said, if you're going to be passing big knots through there, you might need the extra room, but if not, I'd think you could go a bit smaller overall. Then again, if you're listening to me you're in trouble.

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The #25 is keeping the line off the blank,as it should be doing. Maybe I am being a little too anal retentive ,but,what do you use to test the location of the guides? confused.gif I am tying the line to a gallon of paint to put stress to the rod.(By all means,NO, I am not picking up the can off the floor!)(HA HA)

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When static testing guide layouts, be sure to use a good range of weights to find the best middle ground - some rods will deflect VERY differently with different weights. Keeping the line off the blank is important, but with height you magnify torque, so its a trade-off to be aware of. Good luck.

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