My new rod is on Acid

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  1. venturarodandlure

    venturarodandlure Well-Known Member

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    MY next new rod in the series. Rainshadow SW1027 8'6" 15-25lb rod. ALPS guides,Fuji trigger seat, cork handles. Mary wrapped it in a spiral fish wrap so the fish transition around the blank, just like the guides. I think it came out nice and cant wait to "field test" it..
     

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    sourcreamnjive Well-Known Member

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    Can't get used to that Acid wrapped $hit......just ain't right!:slap:
    Beautiful rod non-the-less..........
     
  3. MarkT

    MarkT Well-Known Member

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    Nice work. I got a couple of J.Akuhed acid wraps... G6470 and G6480. I still get people wondering what's wrong with my rods.
     
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    I think it's bad A$$! Mary is soooo good!
     
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    That thing looks sweet, dig the dark red/gold on the black rod.
     
  6. venturarodandlure

    venturarodandlure Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. arid is tied off, signed off, and ready for finish.
     

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    Trying not to sound dumb, what is the reason behind the Acid wrapped rods?

    Big-D and the Dog
     
  8. MarkT

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    Eliminates the rod twist under a load. J.Akuhed (Jim Racela) coined the term acid wrap as in "dude were you on acid when you wrapped that rod?". Also known as a Revolver, Spiral or Roberts wrap. It's not a new concept.
     
  9. venturarodandlure

    venturarodandlure Well-Known Member

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    I'm still working on that too..From what I understand you are removing the rods tedndency to torque in your hand when on a big fish. By spiralling the guides you compensate for that in the spiral causing the rod to always want to go tip down and stay balanced in your hand. I need to field test this rod on some decent fish before I decide if it works in practice.
     
  10. MarkT

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    It worked well on 30# albies and 40# humbolt squid!
     
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    does it always twist the same way????????????????????

    Big-D and the Dog
     
  12. MarkT

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    You can transition the line to the bottom of the rod by going to the left or to the right. Once there it's like spinning rod. You can use a fast transition with just a bump guide or use several guides depending on the approach you want to take. My preference is to go spiral to the left if you're right handed... it makes it easier to level the line on the reel since it tends to get pulled to the left (stripper guide is canted to the left) you just have to push it to the right and it'll tend to come back to the left on its own. Spiral to the right if you're a lefty. With a levelwind it doesn't really matter.
     
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    Thank's.......................................................................

    Big-D and the Dog
     
  14. venturarodandlure

    venturarodandlure Well-Known Member

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    Epoxied and ready to fish. Once fishing season opens up again around here anyway....I should have a full new arsenal by the time the seabass(or at least lingcod) want to play.
     

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    John,
    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how well it works. I was really skeptical about the concept as at first I thought it was kind of gimicky. I built a light FW bass rod spiraled with a bumper guide. I was absolutely blown away with not only the way it casted but how it felt hooked up. It really does work, very well. I'm building more and more of them now. Randy.
     
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    Great job on the coloring and acid rod.

    I have a few rods acid wrapped and am a huge fan of them. On jig sticks I stay on the traditional approach.

    It's a whole different feel for the fight, because you fight the fish and not the torquing. Keeps a lot of fish under control and doesn't hinder rod action at all.

    Too many people look at the rod and think they are broken, LOL.
     
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    Just have to get used to "your guides are crooked. Hehehe"

    Yeah, that's a good one, never heard that before...
     
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    Been test casting it at the harbor. On the SX with 20lb test or the MXJ with 25lb and 1oz of weight I'm getting about 50-75 yards depending how hard I chuck it. Plenty of casting distance for anything I will need(cant wait to throw an iron with it). Just have to see how it does fighting a fish...Can the seabass get here soon enough???
     
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    Is the blank splined so that the tip guides are on top or on the bottom?

    Does that question even make any sense?
     
  20. venturarodandlure

    venturarodandlure Well-Known Member

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    The tip guides are on the bottom like a spinning rod. You cast it conventionally and fight like a spinning rod.
     

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