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How important is it when you build a rod to match it up to a specific reel? Can you build a rod that will cast with any reel? Reason I ask is because I bought a rod this past year at rissa it's called a cape cod special made by jignpop. It's a sweet blank with super backbone to it and super light. Was thinking of matching it to the stella 14k.

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Answer is it depends. It would help if we knew the length of your rod and the diameter of the reel spool. whilst it is desirable if you want a rod set up with a NGC layout to set it up with a specific reel it is not that critical and you can still get acceptable performance with a range of different sized reels providing the differences in spool diameter are not too large.

Did your Builder build to your Stella 14K. We need more info.

 

Mike

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Ok that is a start. What is it's casting range weight wise and we need the spool diameter of your main use reel. Build the rod to that and similar sized reels spool wise will work ok. I am assuming NGC will be used and would suggest it. Cone of flight is passé and heavy. Do we assume you will be casting braid?

 

Mike

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This is like pulling hens teeth. Without the diameter of the reel you intend to use we are in the dark. Your Builder will need that information and better still the reel to set your rod up at the design stage. Providing that other reels being used are similar in spool diameter then the rod will perform ok. It is not an exact science.

 

Mike

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