Rod blanks differences for big poles

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by red river whopper, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. red river whopper

    red river whopper New Member

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    I know on small fishing rods the bait casting rods have some grips and things on those rods but when you get into the big rods like for catfishing and saltwater what is the difference between a spincast rod and a baitcasting rod. Are the blanks built different for bending or what? You can put a bait casting reel on a spin casting rod and it works fine. I could not tell the difference if they didnt say spincast or baitcast on the rod. I hope this is not a dumb question but I do not see a differnce? Someone I hope has a logical answer. Thank you!
     
  2. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    Spinning rods will have the larger line guides.
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Baitcasting rods and spincast rods are the same. Guides face up.
    Spinning rods have bigger guides that face down.
     
  4. red river whopper

    red river whopper New Member

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    I just went out for a couple of hours and it did dawn on me that the eyelets were bigger. I must have been having a dumb malfunction. Thank you guys for waking me up. LOL.
     
  5. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    Sounds like a good opportunity to learn how to replace eyes. :big_smile:
     
  6. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    From my reading I find that there is quite some science in the placement
    of those guides too. Quite a bit of difference in how the rod blank flexes
    between casting and open face spinning. The main thing is that open
    faced spinning hangs below the rod and casting is up top. Just to make
    matters more confusing, there are some built to shoot line straight thru
    the center of the blank and they have strategically placed holes in the
    rod to thread the line thru. Now my head hurts...