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Replacing ring with roller tip

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by NickK-UK, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. NickK-UK

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    I had some fun on sunday with my 50lb boat rod and large blonde rays in strong currents. I lost two rays - one with a 30lb mainline snap and one with a 40lb line snap. A multi with 50lb braid + 80lb+ snood seemed to be the order the day. Although the Spheros had enough drag I think..

    I've replaced a ring on this before with a Fuji and all is well. However the tip ring is concerning me with the ring taking some grief so is it worth me changing this over to a roller tip ring?

    I can see that the other rings are fine and they have less angular pressure when attempting to lift the ray or pull against the tide. Hence thinking adding a ring would go some way to helping.
     
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    You could do if you wanted to but possibly the type of guide on at the moment is just a bit light. I`ve built dozens of rods for common skate using PacBay cradle guides and HD tips, never a need for a roller tip and commons go a wee bit bigger than blondes.

    If you decide to opt for a roller you will have to look at Alutecnos, Everol, Winthrop or Stuart, they are all recessed rollers most others are not and you have a good chance of trapping braid between the roller and the frame if not recessed.
     
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    Ive stuck a roller ring on my broom handle got it off the bay and no probs with it trapping braid
     
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