HNST Tops?

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Jason4606, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    I'm building a lightweight, acid-wrapped, chunking/bottom rod with HNSG 20-16-12-12-12-12-12 and need the 12T.

    Anyone know where I can get a 12-10 HNST Top? If not what would you suggest?

    I located ONE 10-10 HNST. I guess I could use 10 on the top, or go 20-16-12-12-10-10-10-10T. But was afraid of going too small with heavy PE & leaders.

    Thoughts??

    Thanks!
    Jason
     
  2. rhale

    rhale Senior Member

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    You could just use the 10 top and leave the 12s. I built a casting rod once that the 16 top I wanted was backordered and I didnt want to wait so I put a 10 on it until I got my order. It worked fine.
    IMO if leader and knots are your main concern then it would be better for them to go through one 10 than four, and you would not even be able to tell the top ring is smaller without close inspection.
     

  3. txseadog

    txseadog Moderator

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    I'm building a lightweight, acid-wrapped, chunking/bottom rod with HNSG 20-16-12-12-12-12-12 and need the 12T.

    Anyone know where I can get a 12-10 HNST Top? If not what would you suggest?

    I located ONE 10-10 HNST. I guess I could use 10 on the top, or go 20-16-12-12-10-10-10-10T. But was afraid of going too small with heavy PE & leaders.

    Thoughts??

    Thanks!
    Jason

    Contact Billy Vivona (Billy 40), he usually has a few JDM component on hand or just use the SINIII version of the tip.
     
  4. paul708

    paul708 Site Sponsor

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    if billy doesnt have them.

    let me know,
    i usually have some around.
    the smallest they make is the 12-4.0
    i have them. and bigger
     
  5. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    Good advice, Thanks guys! (Paul - PM Sent)

    Another quick question... Is DPSH20 is big enough if I don't intend going larger than reels like B2-30, ATD12, Gorilla?

    Thanks again!
    Jason
     
  6. Billy 40

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    All I have are MGST 12-12, 10-10, and HGST 10-12 (the new heavy tops with no wrap on foot).

    FRom Japan I've got TMNST 10-10.5's, since it was brought up, and am waiting on 100 TLDBSG size 6's, which won't last more than 2 weeks.
     
  7. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    Thanks for checking anyway! :)

    I went ahead and ordered the DPSH20... (I didn't even know they made these smaller than 22! I guess it's a JDM offering?) Seller is really nice guy with some interesting stuff. He replied that it even fits his B2-50 no problem. :D Interested to see how it looks.

    Jason
     
  8. Taz575

    Taz575 Senior Member

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    Doh, they have the HGST (looks the same but w/o the wrap foot section) and the SiN2 version.
     
  9. ichibahn

    ichibahn ** Pak Lurah **

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    Billy,
    Do you have THVSG-25H ? or do you know where I can get one ?
     
  10. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    Dang Freddy, I thought I was bad being online till 1:00... But 4:00am? Did you move to night shift like Doug and Brian? :D :D ;)
     
  11. ichibahn

    ichibahn ** Pak Lurah **

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    Dang Freddy, I thought I was bad being online till 1:00... But 4:00am? Did you move to night shift like Doug and Brian? :D :D ;)
    I'm epoxying 5 rods until 4:30am and got emergency call at 8:15am this morning :mad:
     
  12. d-a

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    I'm epoxying 5 rods until 4:30am and got emergency call at 8:15am this morning :mad:

    Was one of them Mine?

    d-a