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Aydee
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Joined: Tue Apr 29th, 2014
Location: Mosselbay, South Africa
Posts: 105
Equipment: Spheros SW 8000/6000, Torium 20 HG, Penn Fierce 5000/7000, X-master ...
Best Catch: Ice fishing for trout in South Korea
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mosselbay
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I recently mentioned to someone that I'm considering converting my Blue Marlin SS50/100/430 into a grinder rod.

He advised me against it. Said that because of the high carbon content, that plenty of guys who had converted their 100 series rods to grinders had broken them.
I realize that this is anecdotal but would like to confirm before I start the process. Rod is rated for 5-6oz, so will be an edibles rod only.

Aydee
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Joined: Tue Apr 29th, 2014
Location: Mosselbay, South Africa
Posts: 105
Equipment: Spheros SW 8000/6000, Torium 20 HG, Penn Fierce 5000/7000, X-master ...
Best Catch: Ice fishing for trout in South Korea
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mosselbay
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Anyone experience breakages after conversion?

Tackle-holic
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Joined: Tue Oct 8th, 2013
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 657
Equipment: Shimano reels, custom rods
Best Catch: My son's first fish caught on his own
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I've built new grinder rods on the 40-100-430 and 50-100-430 without issue, both 3 piece rods.

Aydee
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Joined: Tue Apr 29th, 2014
Location: Mosselbay, South Africa
Posts: 105
Equipment: Spheros SW 8000/6000, Torium 20 HG, Penn Fierce 5000/7000, X-master ...
Best Catch: Ice fishing for trout in South Korea
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mosselbay
Boat: None
Club: No
Status: 
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Mana: 
Thanks for your input Tackle-Holic. Good to know. Still considering the conversion. Ended up buying an Assasin Triple X spin in 5-7oz (after first getting rid of some unused rods).