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Hi Jack

Converting a spinning rod ( fixed spool ) to conventional spiral can be done but the only part of the rod usable is the blank as the backbone of the rod would be on the wrong side, better just keep it for the stella,

I have converted conventional rods to spiral many times and thats not so much work, the stripper guide stays where it is then all the other guides have to be rewrapped, spiral wrapped rods i find feel much better under load .. also i find they cast just the same if the guide placement is correct,

The only disadvantage i find with spiral wrap is when some idiot picks your rod up and tries to straighten it upw00t.gif

Haven't got a clue what you are on about? Lol

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Well i guess if you never tried or seen a spiral wrapped rod i guess you would,nt have a clue, But the basic problem with a conventional rod is when loaded the guides will want to try and turn to the bottom, this means that some of your power is lost by trying to stop the rod turning in your hand,

Also with a spiral wrap there is no need to turn the rod to the direction of the fish...it follows the fish automatic as a spinning rod will.

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Maybe not the best example but if you look closely the stripper guide is ontop as normal but the last guides are on the bottom, there are maybe 4 different spiral layouts but i find this one works best with most blanks.

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http://acidrod.com/acidrods.html

I dont get asked to build rods with conventional wrap anymore, its not that i try to convert customers...as zero straight thru wraps are so much easier in regards to guide placement, but most people once they have tried acid or spiral wrap never want to go back,

My rack is full of such rods even down to light lure rods.

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Hi Ting tong,

yes I did 2 12 ft rods. On one I did the whole rod with SIC guides and on the other I just changed the first 3 guides to rotate the line through the 180 degrees. They fish great and a lot of the carpers here think my guides are misaligned. They have to do a double take.

With the spinner rod, it's a 2 piece so I could just fish the handle section upside down and then put 3 guides on to bring the line around but I'll keep what I have for now.

I'd never fish regular guides on top now if I ever have the chance for a spiral wrap. It's a great design but it's too much effort to convert all my existing rods.

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I'm no pro, I just decided to do the 2 rods so that I could fish carp gear with multipliers. There's certainly sea fishing rods I could use but no shops near me to have a look and feel of them first.

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Multipliers seem to be more common for freshwater on mainland Europe but not many people fish them here in the UK. Just a few pike anglers with lures. Like the snakehead fishing.

It's just so irritating that a single bite here can take hours if it even happens at all. Not like the 5 to 10 mins at Thai fishing parks. These reservoirs are not even truly wild. They are stocked but I guess waters here just cannot sustain as high a density of fish as Thai waters can. Less sunlight, less plant life, less warmth, less microscopic life and insects etc. Less fish.

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I'm no pro, I just decided to do the 2 rods so that I could fish carp gear with multipliers. There's certainly sea fishing rods I could use but no shops near me to have a look and feel of them first.

IMG_00000181.jpg

vlcsnap_2013_11_07_12h52m54s130.jpg

Multipliers seem to be more common for freshwater on mainland Europe but not many people fish them here in the UK. Just a few pike anglers with lures. Like the snakehead fishing.

It's just so irritating that a single bite here can take hours if it even happens at all. Not like the 5 to 10 mins at Thai fishing parks. These reservoirs are not even truly wild. They are stocked but I guess waters here just cannot sustain as high a density of fish as Thai waters can. Less sunlight, less plant life, less warmth, less microscopic life and insects etc. Less fish.

Hi jack

Some years ago for whatever reason i started to drift away from bait n wait fishing, i still go to fishing parks with friends but not often, my last 5-6 visits to fishing parks were amazon places but i get a kick out of these fish on light tackle or the fly rod,

2-3 mornings per week i go out on the bicycle with a light baitcasting setup and a few frogs in the pocket but .. more than 1km away just to get a couple of striped snakeheads for food, apart from that i travel to reservoirs on the hunt for giant snakehead but its a hard day out on a small longtail for 10 hours or more in the sunblink.png

Btw...i notice you like the abu multipliers....i have a 7000 here going free to a good home...maybe needs new drag.

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I'm no pro, I just decided to do the 2 rods so that I could fish carp gear with multipliers. There's certainly sea fishing rods I could use but no shops near me to have a look and feel of them first.

IMG_00000181.jpg

vlcsnap_2013_11_07_12h52m54s130.jpg

Multipliers seem to be more common for freshwater on mainland Europe but not many people fish them here in the UK. Just a few pike anglers with lures. Like the snakehead fishing.

It's just so irritating that a single bite here can take hours if it even happens at all. Not like the 5 to 10 mins at Thai fishing parks. These reservoirs are not even truly wild. They are stocked but I guess waters here just cannot sustain as high a density of fish as Thai waters can. Less sunlight, less plant life, less warmth, less microscopic life and insects etc. Less fish.

Hi jack

Some years ago for whatever reason i started to drift away from bait n wait fishing, i still go to fishing parks with friends but not often, my last 5-6 visits to fishing parks were amazon places but i get a kick out of these fish on light tackle or the fly rod,

2-3 mornings per week i go out on the bicycle with a light baitcasting setup and a few frogs in the pocket but .. more than 1km away just to get a couple of striped snakeheads for food, apart from that i travel to reservoirs on the hunt for giant snakehead but its a hard day out on a small longtail for 10 hours or more in the sunblink.png

Btw...i notice you like the abu multipliers....i have a 7000 here going free to a good home...maybe needs new drag.

Hi Ting tong,

yeah I absolutely love the Abus. I definately wouldn't say no to a 7000. I nearly bought one about 2 months ago. I can pm you about it.

In that picture you can see I have a little tiny multiplier on a 6ft bass rod i picked up in thailand last time out. The intention was to get a carp on it. Hasn't happened with that little reel but it did with the small rod and the 6500 abu. Fish didn't really go at all. I was hoping it'd make the fishing more exciting as they dont get that big here. The line went out so slow on the clicker that I thought the duck next to my line had got tangled up. Maybe the next one. The long rod I use to cast to the horizon.

I also got a low profile multiplier to fish that rod for the pike here but it seems pike are hard to catch when it's warm. They prefer the winter. Not the nicest time to be outside!

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You know I used to find the really big mekongs a good battle on the 6500 Abu but the short handle wasn't ideal. That's when I got an Avet SX. Nice long handle and one of my first experiments with a lever drag. Great fun!

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Yes the avets are fantastic value for the price and when magged cast like a dream, I still have an sx 6.4 - 2 speed matched with a spiral wrapped rod and love it, but the problem is at bsr for large mehkongs i find it does,nt have enough drag when they try to go under the pier, i still use it for such places as skunar or bueng kwarng ...where there is nowhere for them to go under its suffice,

Quite a while ago i magged an mx or mxj for rob blok and it seems to be his prefured reel at bsr.

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Looks good matching rod and reel. I've seen some little raptor sx reels have dual drags at 26lbs max, not a huge amount for that design. The sx single drag isn't that strong which I could imagine being less than ideal at BSR.

I had a good sized fish on at gnao nam and I was able to follow it up and down the lake, Incredibly it kept going to the edges between trees. Seems a bit more intelligent than I'd have given it credit for. smile.png

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Just made this solid rod tube for my new rod which will be here for the 1st December! made from the blue water pipe and end caps, covered in M3 black film! plus a few stickers!

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Just made this solid rod tube for my new rod which will be here for the 1st December! made from the blue water pipe and end caps, covered in M3 black film! plus a few stickers!

Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect Thailand mobile app

Nice job, mines just boring blue. Looks pretty good in black smile.png

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The finished job, just a couple of Shimano stickers to be applied, carrying handle made and is excellent even if I do say myself, the tube is covered in M3 Vinyl.

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