I needed one of those down here in Mexico this week. The seeker I was using was a little soft and almost ruined my back!There’s a guide spacing calculator on acid rods website in an excel spreadsheet that helps get spacing started. I use alps HXN for heavy rods and start with a 20, 16, 12, and finish with 10’s. I just did 6 thrasher crowbars that way and they performed very well on a big bluefin trip just earlier this month. Got an htr on the wrapper as we speak.
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Those crowbar heavies did work on the blue fin for sure. Made short work of my 135# gutted and @jasper hickman s 200#. We had another buddy who landed one over 100# on a lamicrap and it kicked his ass for close to 2 hrs.I needed one of those down here in Mexico this week. The seeker I was using was a little soft and almost ruined my back!
I’m planning on a long range out of San Diego. Just curious on the blank, length, and reel you guys were using for the jumbo BFT.
Crowbar 7’6” heavy for the big fish stuff. 2 of us ran avet ex50, 2 of us ran penn visx 30. All did well. Crowbar light we ran fathom 40’s and a penn visx16.I’m planning on a long range out of San Diego. Just curious on the blank, length, and reel you guys were using for the jumbo BFT.
I am talking about the Titanium Turbo guides. Seeker uses them on their Super Seekers and a lot of rod builders use them on high quality builds… I’ve built 30 rods probably with them…. From small Super Seeker 270 up to Super Seeker 3x5..I like the titanium guys by American Tackle…. They have become a standard on a lot of the bigger rods.. catching fish over 300lbs…
I did quite a bit of research 20 years ago on the spiral (Roberts Wrap). You can make the transition much faster than you are doing it. The whole concept is to get the line pulling down as soon as you can to eliminate twist. The longer transition the more twist your adding where you really want the strength. I know the slow twist looks more balanced, and makes a cool photo for BD, but it’s not what the wrap was developed for..
Whatever you like… latter 1/3 my ass… load it up with a big ass fish and watch that fucker bend all the way to the foregrip..This blank happens to be "in between" the light and heavy, initial run of blanks Jason had rolled at the Patriot factory before Brad and Jake started volume producing what's now on the website. Butt load of power in the latter 1/3rd of blank. (I received two of the first six or so original prototypes) I didn't experience twist whatsoever using 16 size reel with this configuration. Thanks for the input, might apply it since I have a heavy Crowbar railrod to wrap...
I prefer Alps, TIXNZG, you should be able to order from utmost. 20, 16, 12 and three size 10 plus size 10 tip top. Here is the spacing I use from the tip top.can anyone recommend some guides and guide size for a building this rod. Rod will be used as a halibut rod and stand up trolling.
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I can attest to the Thrasher CrowBar Heavy being a kick ass rod! If you end up building your own like @punted coho the only recommendation I have is to build that forgrip a big as possible if you ever plan on using it as a rail rod.
A CrowBar heavy and Crowbar light makes a great combo for anyone looking at one of the long range tuna trips.