Seeker bs806 intel for building

Jared beck

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Hey guys. So I’m wanting to start my first full build and wanted to see if anyone could give insight on what size guides to use. Also what guides in your experience have been light as well as having good ring material for fishing fluorocarbon line. The blank is a seeker bs 806 8’ 10-20.
Unfortunately I am not close to any suppliers so it’s hard for me to get this info unless I drive over an hour to a rod building supplier or tackle shop. I’d like to use 10 guides plus a tip.
 
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I just built one plan was to use a 15 fathom reel. Started with a 20 and went down to a 10 at the tip. I used fuji sci guides. American tackle also makes good guides a bit less expensive I get all my stuff from mud hole most of the time things are back ordered. So plan on a couple week lead time.
 
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Hey guys. So I’m wanting to start my first full build and wanted to see if anyone could give insight on what size guides to use. Also what guides in your experience have been light as well as having good ring material for fishing fluorocarbon line. The blank is a seeker bs 806 8’ 10-20.
Unfortunately I am not close to any suppliers so it’s hard for me to get this info unless I drive over an hour to a rod building supplier or tackle shop. I’d like to use 10 guides plus a tip.
Generally the rule of thumb for guides is one per foot plus one and a tip. so you should be at 9 + the tip if its an 8' blank.

Guide spacing info here:http://www.acidrod.com/acidrod_layout.html

I would use Fuji guides if at all possible. Alps are okay. I have no experience with American tackle but I would consider the Fuji as the standard by which others are measured.

You are building this as a conventional rod I assume (not a spinning rod)?

I would be using ring sizes- T8,8,8,8,10,10,12,12,16,20
 
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Jared beck

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Generally the rule of thumb for guides is one per foot plus one and a tip. so you should be at 9 + the tip if its an 8' blank.

Guide spacing info here:http://www.acidrod.com/acidrod_layout.html

I would use Fuji guides if at all possible. Alps are okay. I have no experience with American tackle but I would consider the Fuji as the standard by which others are measured.

You are building this as a conventional rod I assume (not a spinning rod)?

I would be using ring sizes- T8,8,8,8,10,10,12,12,16,20
Thank you sir I’ll keep this in mind! And yes I’m going to be using it as a 12-15 conventional setup.
 
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