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Hey guys I am going to be building my first surf rod and I am going to be building a ccp 13ft 6-10 I understand all of the concepts except one I am going to build this as a spinning rod and I want to build it for a spin fisher v 8500 what determines the size and spacing of my guides? I have read a lot but what it usually comes down to is what ever makes the builder comfortable? Thanks for you advice guys
 

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This won't answer you question, but I'm assuming you're going to use this for 8 & bait. After having the same rod built as a spinning then after a season having it rebuilt as a conventional. I would seriously reconsider building it as a spinner. You'd likely get a lot better distance and find the rod easier to cast. A penn squall 15 weights a lot less than a 8000 spinfisher and is cheaper.

If you do build it as a spinner, I would definitely use kwag or tangle resistant guides. The deciding moment to have mine rebuilt as a conventional happened after a wind knot in 30# braid removed the 4th guide down from the tip while casting 8oz lead and a spot head.
 

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Thanks for the reply I have an 8&bait rod already which I enjoy and a Abu blue yonder it's more for me to build my own rod I've always wanted too I have repaired broken guides on my own rods and did really well some looked better than factory but I will take it into consideration
 
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