Need help building a BFT popping rod!!!

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by dingoatemebaby, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. dingoatemebaby

    dingoatemebaby Senior Member

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    Hey guys,
    Just got a 7' Calstar 700XH blank and am looking for any advice as to grips, reel seat, and guides. I've got a local guy who does great work and I'm sure he knows what's up, but any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!!!

    Thinking about a heavy duty Fuji reel seat, and the Fuji SiC guides, other than that a nice long front grip and ill bring my belt in to test out reel seat placement. Thanks in advance guys!!

    murph
     
  2. paul708

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    great blank choice.
    the reelseat and guides sound good.
    the PB channel lock are another good seat choice.

    you can size your grip/ reelseat placemant when you setup.
    good luck
     

  3. cabosandinh

    cabosandinh Moderator

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    I think an XH is overkill for popping
     
  4. paul708

    paul708 Site Sponsor

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    I think an XH is overkill for popping
    yeah,maybe.. but if he already has it....its a good choice:D .
    and you can put some serious heat on with that blank
     
  5. crazyjigr

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    I have 1 it casts good and has a lot of power it's just a little heavy but it's tough as hell.
     
  6. Capt Richie

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    Hey guys,
    Just got a 7' Calstar 700XH blank and am looking for any advice as to grips, reel seat, and guides. I've got a local guy who does great work and I'm sure he knows what's up, but any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!!!

    Thinking about a heavy duty Fuji reel seat, and the Fuji SiC guides, other than that a nice long front grip and ill bring my belt in to test out reel seat placement. Thanks in advance guys!!

    murph

    You got a local guy that does great work...I think you made a great choice using someone local.......