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Old 05-10-2013, 01:59 PM
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Default Not fly ... but spin

So I guess it would be safest to post it here.

Somebody gave me an Eagle Claw #FL209 - 9' Featherlight Spinning rod. Seeems to be in pretty good shape but I have a couple questions about it. Maybe somebody here also likes fishing with a spinning rig?

The cork butt is 13" long but only has 2 strange rings to hold the reel:

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It seems to me that the reel would slide right out of the rings. Is this normal? Any suggestions for a more secure setup?

Secondly, on the tip section the guides make a gradual twist to 90 degrees clockwise in relation to the reel and butt section. How strange. It appears that that is the way it was meant to be when it was manufactured. The guy that gave it to me said that the twist is there so that the guides present themselves properly to the line stress when trolling. Does that mean I can only use this rod for trolling from a boat? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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