tcarroll

COF vs Concept Guides

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40 mins ago, tcarroll said:

I guess I should have said that. 

It's a 10' Albright 4 piece travel spinneing rod. Rated 1-4 ozs.

Like this i.e 4 guides + tip top?

 

 

Albright 10' Travel 1-4oz.jpg

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1 min ago, ZAFisher said:

Could be a fun project for you.

Typically, what reel and braid (assumption) do you use?

 

VR 175 with 30# braid.

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NCG might be a challenge with a 4 piece. Single foots should help you  to move things around the extra joints.

Not sure you will gain much by changing from COF on this one.

Have you fished this rod with your VR?

 

 

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3 mins ago, LowEnd said:

NCG might be a challenge with a 4 piece. Single foots should help you  to move things around the extra joints.

Not sure you will gain much by changing from COF on this one.

Have you fished this rod with your VR?

 

 

Yes, I've used my VR initially. Then was using an SSV 6500. Both reels having a 2.5" spool.

If I  really lay into a cast,  I would sometimes notice some line slap.

Other than that, no other problems. 

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Its your call; I cant see it being too much of a schlep to work around joints; I do it on 7' 4 piece fly rods...

Post a couple of measurements and I can give it some thought.

1. Assemble rod

2. Actual total length butt capt to end of tip top

Measrements 1, 2, 3 & 4 in attached image

Note that 1, 3 & 4 are to the point where the upper section seats onto the lower section when assembled.

 

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Albright 10' Travel 1-4oz - Copy.jpg

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If the blank is nice, I would.

I do a lot of rebuilds, so I have getting olds guides off quickly, down pat.

 

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4 guides and a tip is pretty poor on a 10' rod. A NGC will make a better rod, not just about casting. If you are not planning on stripping the whole rod down to the bare blank and refinishing it, its not a big job. Just clean off the finish as best you can when you remove the guide.

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On 1/25/2021 at 0:24 AM, ZAFisher said:

If the blank is nice, I would.

I do a lot of rebuilds, so I have getting olds guides off quickly, down pat.

 

Still on my 1st rebuilt from 2018. I'll finish it someday. Patience is a virtue. 

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