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guys is there any benefits to no underwrap , or pro and cons

I was asked this for my rod and didn't know what to say lol.

 So I said underwrap . I have time to change my decision. 

I want  light and max distance 

Thanks

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I would underwrap for a heavy tuna rod weather you need it or not idk but some cushion on the blank don’t hurt and they look nice. Now other then that I use guide foot adhesive and double wrap . For most rods I do not think it’s needed 

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When I started building rods 40 yrs ago (yikes) everything was under wrapped. Now Other than Tuna rods or HD boat/trolling rods there is no need for underwraps..

If someone wants it done I'll do it but for my own rods no underwraps.

 

 

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If you decide to go with no under wraps than make sure you taper grind and buff both the top and bottom of the guide feet to remove any burrs.

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l have been building rods over 50 years, and l have always under rap my guides A or C under wrap and either C or D overwrap it cushions the guide on the rod so the tip of the guide foot won't start rubbing into the rod, that's the way l was though to make rods I'm not making changes this late in life.

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I’ll go along with LB
The only Rods that I don’t underwrap are fly rods 

 

No Underwrap

They are a little lighter 

They are faster to wrap/ 1/2 the work 

Guides can dig into the blank

 

 

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I agree with CCB.  However, from on a rare occasion I get an order to build a 12 weight or heavier fly rod for offshore fishing.  The rod is not a casting tool then,  it is for fish fighting and a lot of lifting and brute strength.  I will then under wrap.

 

As with any under wrap, keep the wraps tasteful but short.  Over the years I have seen wraps so long that most of the blank is covered.

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On 9/30/2020 at 0:47 AM, Al Goldberg said:

As with any under wrap, keep the wraps tasteful but short.  Over the years I have seen wraps so long that most of the blank is covered.

That's what l do no more than what is needed.

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Bassmaster l broke the ice tonight the plugs l made and were duds are still duds wall hangers, made two more yesterday one pencil popper 2oz bass nailed it on the second cast, then other was a small popper 1 1/4ozsame color was the same as PP fished nailed it, them the 3rd plug was one l made some time ago, have to take a picture of it it's ghostly looking.

These plugs were made real fast quick paint job rattle cans then epoxyed.

 

6" Mullet all sack in the jetties and along the sure line no fish breaking but there was some around.

 

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Pencil popper

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Nice, plug looks great,  honestly as long as it works right,it will catch, i feel color matters though and thats a nice looking popper..

I just got home

. Had pogies all over the beach 

 

Tossed my danny at  them.

Got blues. Was fun,  

Fished dark got 6 or 7 stripers about 12 lbs or so.  They didn't want needles.

 

 

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