Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scoot

Spiral wrap/Roberts wrap

5 posts in this topic

How many people out there have experience with spiral wraps? Most fisherman won't know what I'm talking about- a spiral wrap is a baitcasting rod that has it's guides go from the top of the rod to the bottom of the rod (easier to see than be explained).
Mostly it's just custom rod makers who make them, but they are becoming very popular with the bass tour and serious big fish folks (tarpon, muskie, striper, etc.)
Who's used them and what do you think?
Scoot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As you know, I've made a whole bunch of spiral wraps. Response has been quite favorible. The main advantage is extra stability due to a reduction in torque with the majority of guides not on top of the rod blank. You mentioned Roberts wrap... it's also called an acid wrap.
If you get a chance to try one, do it. You'll love it.
See ya,
Your Pops

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a client this summer in Alaska who had one called a sidewinder. First time I ever saw one. As he was horsing a king onto the bank it snapped in 2 places at the same time like a .22 shot. I have seen alot of one piece rods become 2 piece, and alot of 2 piece become 3 piece. But that was the first time I ever saw a 1 piece instantly become a 3 piece.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am eager to get some made Rod, with E-Glass, for super sumo's. Maybe Lamiglass, not sure yet, it depends on the lendth and action.

This winter I have been doing some checking on the Roberts system, and I see it to be the way to go for Cork'n them Sumo Cats.

We will have to chat on this soon. Do you have time to build a couple before Oh.....lets say...Mid May? wink.gif

Ed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know he has time to build one, because I put on my order yesterday! I'm sure he could squize in a couple more in the next few weeks. Give him a shout.
Scoot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • cool find!  sure looks like a Swainson's.  
    • Great info.   Thanks Steve!   Jim
    • Came across this hawk on Earth Day at the edge of town. I've been told dark morph Red-tail, dark morph Swainson's and dark morph Broa- winged. Anyway, it's a dark morph some kind of hawk.
    • Yes it was.  I really needed one more layer today.  Lots of jakes and hens seen by us this morning.  Still looking for the toms.  Hope you had more luck.
    • There are a lot of apps available for that. Search your app store for "phone tracking" or something similar. Many give you the ability to share your positions so you both can see each other live. You might even have an app already on your phone. For example, I have Lookout Security installed on my phone and it includes the ability to find the location of my phone from another phone or PC. 
    • Watch your City Ordinances.  Some city's require a back-flow preventor, and it can be VERY expensive. I have both the battery backup, and the water driven sump pumps in my pit--all at different elevations, and feel very confident. When the water comes up, and the power goes out, the battery backup starts working.  After that the water driven sump pump will kick in.  The water driven pump will keep pumping until the power is restored and the main pump returns everything to normal. There is always water pressure in a power outage (from the tower).  Cities keep the tower full for fire protection
    • So proud of my 93 year old dad.  It's getting tougher and tougher just getting him out there, but he still knows what to do once there.    
    • I still gotta tag Moose! I'm going for a Tom only!!   (Personal thing) is ,,, I want to do it with my bow
    • Shaggy parasols are coming up in the shade garden again. Yum.  
    • VTX129 has a great point on nothing smaller than 9". I have a HB 998Ci HD unit. The bottom features that I can pick up are incredible- however I sometimes have a problem picking fish up on it. I have tried to keep my SI width narrower to help ID fish. Overall fantastic tool. The hard to soft transitions are easy to see as are rocks and so forth. On the HB units the larger screened ones come with the High Def transducer.  The smaller units come with a compact transducer. You can find some great prices on models that are being phased out - but they also will quit repairing those units sooner as well. Trade off's. Check out Universal Mania and some others online for pricing. Bass Boat central has a lot of info under Humminbird and Lawrance topics.   Good luck   Steve
  • Our Sponsors