|View single post by Tackle-holic|
|Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 10:15 am||
''Are you using plain sinkers or wire grapnel types?''
Yes, but i only bought the blank to be built here
Try a smaller, say 125g - 150g wire grapnel.
What bait size are you using?
Tip motion doesn't bother me at all - thin braid + 4-5oz grapnel sticks like snot to a shirt sleeve when I use small-ish baits, way better than a plain 7oz and significantly easier to cast, especially if I need to cast far.
Many surf rods for fixed spool reels in SA are built with a low framed KW40 to a low 30 then a 25 and a 20 to a 16 to 12's.
I am convinced the high framed KW30 set up is a better option:KW30H KW25 KW20 KW12 (no size 16) reduction and then 10's.
My own rods use single foot KT guides after the reduction set up: size 8 for rods I throw 3-5oz on and and size 10's for the bigger stick.
Not once, not ever, have I had an issue, but your own mileage may vary from mine....
Last edited on Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 10:16 am by Tackle-holic