Building a 180lb. Trolling rod Components

mike mitchell

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I have a 6'6" Kennedy Fisher blank. It tapes out at 180 lb. blank by using the butt and tip sizes. The question is what components should I use? HD boat guides? Roller Guides? For the reel seat should I use Aftco uni-butt ?
 

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Aftco Unibut and Bigfoot roller guides and tip. Or just the #52 roller and tip with the Fuji HB guides or ALPS equivalents between them
 

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I have a 6'6" Kennedy Fisher blank. It tapes out at 180 lb. blank by using the butt and tip sizes. The question is what components should I use? HD boat guides? Roller Guides? For the reel seat should I use Aftco uni-butt ?
How do you get a rod rating from measuring the tip and butt?

But I would go with Alps HXN and an Alps Butt or Aftco Butt. If you are strictly using it for trolling, then go with rollers. Alps is my preferred choice, but Aftco big foor work well.
 

mike mitchell

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How do you get a rod rating from measuring the tip and butt?

But I would go with Alps HXN and an Alps Butt or Aftco Butt. If you are strictly using it for trolling, then go with rollers. Alps is my preferred choice, but Aftco big foor work well.
There is a Kennedy Fisher chart here on the ol interweb. Matching the length, tip and butt to the chart.
 

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Ah, that makes more sense. I though you just measured the tip, multiplied the butt aize and gave you a rating 😂

I thought there was another way I hadnt learned yet.
 
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