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Greg Posdal's 13' 2pc. - Centerpin / Float Rod Specs
Cost (approx.)
Blank - Rainshadow IST1562F Batson Enterprises $46 (special overstock price, regularly $100+)
Length - 13'    
Pieces - 2    
Action - Light    
Finish - Semigloss Black    
Modulus - 43 million    
Tip top - Pac Bay Spinning 4.5 Bingham Enterprises $0.95
Guides - Pacific Bay M Guides, Black Bingham Enterprises $4.76 (size 6 X 4)
$4.88 (size 7 X 4)
$2.70 (size 10 X 2)
$1.51 (size 12 X 1)
$1.87 (size 16 X 1)
$2.47 (size 20 X 1)
Hookkeeper - Fuji Flip Up, Black, Large Hook & Hackle $3.20 (sale price)
Winding Check - Vinyl Bingham Enterprises $0.50
Grips - Custom Turned Grips by MP. 4" Fore Grip and 12" Aft Grip    
Grip Materials - Grade A Natural Cork Bingham Enterprises $12.74
(26 @ $0.49)
  Rubberized Cork Bingham Enterprises $5.10
(10 @ $0.51)
Reel Seat -

Pac Bay Black Graphite
size #18

Bingham Enterprises $00
    Rough Component Cost - $96
Other Details      
Thread -

Gudebrod Nylon , Size A, in Black (0001), Tan (0290), and Classic Twist Orange/Black (0221)

Color Preserver - U40 Color Lock
Finish - Gudebrod    

Greg's rod follows suit with Josh's (#43) in diverging from convention, placing the reel farther away from the butt of the blank. It vastly improves balance, but does not eliminate the rod being tip heavy. As Dave @ Creekside put it, ANY 13' rod is going to be tip heavy.

Things I learned while building this rod

This was a VERY straightforward build, nothing terribly new or innovative on Greg's rod!

The overview of Greg's Centerpin. The custom handleset in overview. The rear grip.
The reel seat. The Foregrip. Greg's hook keeper.
The inscription on the underside, my maker's mark. The inscription on the topside of the rod. This centerpin uses Pac Bay "M" guides - hi frame ultralight spinning guides.
Departing from the "M" guide system, I went with the traditional spinning tip top for added durability.    

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