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Conoflex Mirage 45 rebuild planned - advice?

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Pelamid, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Pelamid

    Pelamid Member

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    I have a Mirage 45 three section with BNHG guides, built for multiplier. Now would like to set the rod up for fixed spool, with lighter guides.

    The usual guides would probably be Fuji K or LR style. Both might prove a little heavy, particularly for the tip section.

    What alternatives might be suggested?
     
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  3. Fishylee76

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    the mirage has a full carbon tip so be fine with k wags or alconites
    id go 6 guides inc tip mate
     
  4. Pelamid

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    Yes, it's a good bit of carbon in the tip!

    Six guides sounds OK, I will tape them on initially to see how it goes.
     
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    have built several in the past
     
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    If you want to go lighter maybe minimas I have them on a few of my light rods with fuji alc tips and can fault them
     
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    You could put single legs on
     
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  8. Pelamid

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    Thanks for all your suggestions, and PM's

    Out of curiosity I am going to try a set of Kigan carp rod rings, just taped on. Found some cheap on ebay, can always move them on after satisfying my curiosity. I want to see if the fashion for 50 mm butt rings really works (my gut tells me they are silly big!)

    For fishing I will probably end up with the top couple of rings being single legs and the butt largest 30 mm Alconite. That should be fine for braid and not too big for transport on what is a travel rod.

    Cheers, have a great Christmas all!
     
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    the kigans are very fragile bud useless for beach work
     
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    Agreed the Kigans are for rodpodders. Nice slim things but won't last on the beach. ALPS all the way for me
     
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    Hi Pelamid, try giving philtherod a buzz as he knows these rods very well and can advise.

    Cheers Mike
     
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    Cheers, already done! PTR knows his stuff!
     
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    ive actually cut and spigotted my own in the factory with aidan!
     
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    iv got the mirage 56 extra , fantasic rod
     
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