I’m curious to this too, I just got a rod wrapper. I want to build a couple 8 or 9’ rods for pier and or surf. Obviously different blanks for different uses. But I don’t know where to start with guides. Thinking about doing 2 king rods 8’ with the wire guides and 2 9’ jig/popper rods with k guides or similar
We used to start off with a 75 then a 60,45,30,12,tip or something close to that....it depends on what size reel you are going to use....that configuration was for 302,706....If you have a smaller reel a smaller first guide will work......what you don't want is line slapping the blank during a cast.....This setup is for mono line ....with braid small guides work well.....
Ok, revisiting an old thread from last year. Just now getting around to getting serious about having a new pier rod built. I travel a lot, so I will need to build a 2 piece rod. Here is what I have come up with so far as components. I am looking for reel seat and handle suggestions. Any feedback on these selections and suggestions on seat/handle would be greatly appreciated.
Blank - American Tackle - Bushido - BU-SWB3K86-2/15-30 - 8'6"