Changing an over head rod to a spin rod

Howdy all,

I have a Live Fibre Texalium ZWS70MST 15kg over head rod surplus to my needs.

Could I remove the first couple of guides to make it a spin/cast rod to suit a Saragossa 25000?

If so what guide sizes would you recommend?


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 cant be done as the backbone

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:50

 cant be done as the backbone will be wrong. to change everything over it would be cheaper to buy new rod


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It CAN be done.

Wed, 2017-10-18 20:07

 The proper way is to completely strip the entire rod, including reel seat, and rebuild everything on the opposite side. But to be honest, I've built a number of rods, spin and overhead, all on the same side, and have never had any problems.

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 Used an old overhead rod for

Wed, 2017-10-18 21:18

 Used an old overhead rod for years as a spin rod, caught some pretty big fish on it and never struggled. Wouldnt rely on it for a once in a lifetime fish but shouldnt explode first cast or anything. Might be like fishing with a broom and could break randomly but eh


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Fri, 2017-10-20 16:06