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Pair of Rainshadow trout spin rods


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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 12:29 PM

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Pair of Rainshadow spin rods for a couple anglers that like to use small Panther Martian spinners for trout. These are done with some very light weight components with the one rod weighing in at 3.7oz and the other at 4oz.


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#2 CasualAngler

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 01:12 PM

Gorgeous looking rods! I have always used solid Grip Spinning rods; what is the advantage of the split Grip?

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#3 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 01:23 PM

Thanks Alan.

Saves a bit of weight. While cork itself doesn't weigh a whole lot, you do have to epoxy it on the blank so by doing a split grip you can save a tad.


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#4 Powershooter

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:58 PM

I really like the split grip . Well done .
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:18 PM

May be wrong but I thought the split grip was to allow you to touch the blank. Better sensitivity.

By the way, nice.

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#6 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:08 PM

Not really. Hard to hold the rod back there while working a lure. The split seats also know as blank-thru seats are made to help with sensitivity because your hand can rest on the blank while holding the reel, but having a split grip doesn't do much for that purpose.


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#7 mikechell

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:25 PM

Those are some long fighting butts ... if that's what they are.  The way I cast my spinning rods, I don't think I'd like that much.


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#8 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:56 PM

You should see the length of some steelhead spin rod grips ;)


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#9 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:20 PM

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How bout' this one Mikey, that long enough fore ya? lol. This is my Nephew's spin rod I built for him a few year's ago. BTW extra brownie points for anyone that can figure out what the red aluminum accent trim piece actually is.


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#10 fshng2

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:41 PM

The red aluminum accent trim piece could be the reel seat from a rod he broke.

#11 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:54 PM

Nope. I'll give ya a hint....originally it took 3 AAA batteries :)


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#12 Poopdeck

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:35 AM

A flashlight? I bought a split grip rod to try out and it lasted about 10 casts. I was doing an advanced backward twirling over the shoulder cast when I jammed the long arse butt section into the back of a boat seat causing the rod to dislodge from my hand. It not only went in the river but it flew a good 30 feet away from the boat never to be seen again.

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:11 AM

 

A flashlight?

 

Bingo! It's one of those little aluminum body led flashlights that you can get at the dollar store. Lot of these rod building supply places sell aluminum trim rings and sections to at to grips and they charge $10-$20 for them. I saw that at the dollar store and realized right off the bat it would be the same size as cork so stripped the guts out of it and did some matching thread wraps over the flashlight body.


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#14 Poopdeck

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:06 AM

Did I win the rod?

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:42 AM

Haven't you had enough good fortune for this month? dry.png


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