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Thread: First Float Rod Build, Rainshadow XST1562F (2 piece)

  1. #11
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    I like the Fuji guides. I usually transition the guides from the size 8's to the 8 L's lower frames to the 7's. I.e. 8 8 8 8L 8L 7 7 7 7. The small difference in size on the 7's opposed to the 8's is not a huge deal with icing up. Maybe a few casts.

  2. #12
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    Guys, Thanks for all the help with this.

    Josh- I might try using this with spinning gear someday so I would start with a size #20.

    Wyandot- Thanks for being direct. I like saving money and if Alconites make better sense, since Iím considering flexis, then Iím all for them. The guide size and number of guides & tip-top suggestion was just the info. I was looking for.

    I remember someone mentioning on this site that a guy could learn a lot building this rod for under $200.
    Well, Iím one of those guys!
    And wow, there is a lot to learn.
    Now I will see if the Fexilites become available, if not Ö..something else.
    You guys are great, thanks for helping the beginners.

  3. #13
    This is how I build a 1562. I personally run #8's to the tip top, but make a lower transition with #8 XPBFLG08 on the last 2 guides before the tip top. I have also started to use a size 25 for a stripper, as most reels are 5" in Diameter or larger now.


    Tip Top: XBPPLT08R05.0 SS316-RRD 'P' Top 08 'H' ring 5.0 tube - DBC/Black-ALPS

    Guide order from the tip top Guide Guide Placement - In inches from the tip top
    1st XPBFLG08 3.5"
    2nd XPBFLG08 8"
    3rd XBYTLG08 13.5"
    4th XBYTLG08 20"
    5th XBYTLG08 27.25"
    6th XBYTLG08 36"
    7th XBYTLG08 45.5"
    8th XBYTLG08 56"
    9th XBYTLG10 67"
    10th XBYTLG12 79"
    11th XBYTLG16 92"
    12th XBYTLG20 106"
    13th XBYTLG25 121"

  4. #14
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    Thanks for taking time to map all this out for me.
    I’m beginning to realize that there are countless options out there!
    Thanks Again.

  5. #15
    Chris, If you ever need anything, help or components. (I am trying to stock many blanks and parts) Let me know. I am located in Wixom, I see your in Milford.

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    I would be interested ..... I work in novi /wixom from Ann Arbor. Do you have a store ?

  7. #17
    No, I don't have a store. I just started Nova Tackle Company. We are focusing on Production rod building right now. All of our rods are built on Rainshadow blanks. Trying to produce a high quality, lower priced rod for the Centerpin guys. I sell a lot of blanks and components to my friends, feel free to PM me if you need anything. I typically stock everything to build a float rod.

  8. #18
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    Dave builds some fine looking rods. I haven't fished one yet, but have seen several of his builds. Check him out on FB.

    D

  9. #19
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    donv18, Dave, wow! Thanks for the generous offer.
    I checked out your web site and your making some great looking rods.
    Iím too impatient to wait for Fexilites to come back in stock so I
    ended up buying guides along with cork rings on a cyber deal.
    Weíll see how it turns out.
    Thanks again.

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