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Rod Building So, you've landed a nice fish on a plug you made, eh? Now, the next step, building your own RODS!

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Old 11-04-2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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This winters builds

I have 2 cts blanks on order, 11’ VT 3-6 & 4-8. I’m already thinking about guide layouts for those. I might try the RVs.

2 cts flyrods 9 & 10wts will be some.

And finally, a few conventional boat rods that have been half done for 2 years. Maybe I will get to finish them this year.

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Old 11-04-2017, 10:09 AM   #2
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I loved my cts vt 4-8, rod threw loaded redfins to 6oz and whole 18” eel while shark fishing.

Heard the 3-6 is a great rod as well, couple buddies have it and love it
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:06 PM   #3
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Those RV guides worked well on a couple 9 & 10' rods with VS & VR150. See no reason with the 25 pushed out 34-36" a 2.5 - 2.75" spool wouldn't work. I have a CTS 903-1 to build and. 10' 1003-1. Not for me but a friend. I think he's using ZB22.
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Only have a few rods planned

Lami honey 136, cut to 10’6” going to build it for a drilled out custom penn I scored, will be a nice beach/back bay pencil rod/metal lip/soft plastics

Looking at the ODM nex1 11’ 2-6 as a possible build for the surf

Need to build some designated canal rods, century 1329 and ODM jigster
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:14 AM   #5
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I have an old 40+ 1363m cut to 10'6". Was my first rod wrap redo. It's a beast. Use it now very sparingly for chunking. No reel seat and 6 guide cone of flight. Started out as my plugging but no longer as these arms age.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:59 AM   #6
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I have the odm nex1 3/4-4 and it is a very nice rod.

The rod that I’ve been using most of the fall was a ~11’6” 2-4 VT. It was formerly 12’ that I absolutely hated. Way too light at the tip. I ended up taking about 6” off the tip and luckily that worked.
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Drew what size tip tube did u end up using after the cut? I cut back a members 4-8 which snapped the tip off. Once I got back to a non shredded spot then proportioned the second guide distance , I ended up using a #9 tube tip. I feels beefier but not like a telephone pole. I feel this may be an improvement over the stock dimention , especially with heavier loads. The length decreased by approximately 5".

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:11 AM   #8
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I think it was a 7 to start and then an 8 after trimming.
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