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Building an inshore rod for dad #12386816
08/15/17 04:01 PM
08/15/17 04:01 PM
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Huckleberry Offline OP
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Need opinions. I build rods and my dad wants me to build him an inshore spinning rod for reds and snook. He wants a 7' MH Fast is all I know, basically a bass set up. I want to get him a reel to go with this rod as well. I see most inshore rod blanks are white or light blue .... is there a reason for this? Is a black colored blank not preferred as an inshore rod. Also, I'm thinking about getting him the new Shimano Sustain reel. What size reel should I get for this set-up and I would assume the Sustain FG is not a bad choice? Also, the reel seat, I inquired about a small and light aluminum reel seat and found the one pictured below ... would an aluminum reel seat be preferred? info on the reel seat here..http://www.getbitoutdoors.com/alps-cah-kln.html - OK, two more questions - cork grips or Winn Grips? Full grip or split? I would think full grip if your setting your rod in a rod holder at times during live bait fishing.



Thanks for any suggestions

Re: Building an inshore rod for dad [Re: Huckleberry] #12391742
08/18/17 10:55 PM
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I'm not a rod builder but I know what I like
7' medium moderate has a little softer and more forgiving tip
An anidized aluminium reel seat is great
I love full cork but , but split grips give me more control

The sustain is an awesome real, but a stradic will do all he wants for a lot less...a 4000 series will be more than enough.
Send us a pic when your done.


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Re: Building an inshore rod for dad [Re: Huckleberry] #12393095
08/20/17 02:27 AM
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I think 4000 is a bit too big for an inshore. I would go with a 3000, but that's just a preference thing.

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