Spiral wrapped jigging rods

Thought I'd make a post to stimulate some discussion on the jigging section Wink

Since I've recently acquired my first overhead reel, the next dilemma if of course what rod to pair it with.

To be honest I've never been a huge fan of overheads, as I find concentrating on using my thumb to lay line and fighting a rod that wants to twist distracting. However after trying some 'deep-ish' jigging with my spin outfit, it became apparent that an overhead is alot less tiresome winding up 500-600g of metal from 300m+.

The plan is to use the combo on the odd/rare occasion that I get a chance to deep jig, and initially I was considering a Smith Mariana 300 to go with a Blue Heaven L120Lo. Since then I've stumbled on the concept of using spiral wrapped rods to address the issue of rod torque/rotation, but I've not come across many 'off the shelf' rods, Japanese (or otherwise), that come with spiral wrapped guides. Anybody own, or used one? 


And for those who don't have a clue what I'm on about, look at the attached picture and note the position of the rod guides.



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Majorcraft may have a spiral

Wed, 2010-03-31 07:10

Majorcraft may have a spiral wrapped rod?

I've often thought about trying one, but never really thought I HAD to have one.


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Same as Till

Wed, 2010-03-31 07:22

I like the concept, but haven't actually purchased one......


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are the guides

Wed, 2010-03-31 07:49

facing different directions, if so why. cheers Pete

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They spiral around the

Wed, 2010-03-31 07:58

They spiral around the blank.

Ever had an overhead rod that wanted to roll over? Well, this one doesn't.

Some people also do it for trollers, reckon they get less tip-wrap.



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They are popular in NZ

Wed, 2010-03-31 09:25

Some more info here:


Suggest you do a search on  www.fishing.net.nz




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The spiral wrap... acid wrap

Wed, 2010-03-31 09:43

The spiral wrap... acid wrap call it what you want is about concept of maintaining control with an overhead reel when the rod is under heavy load. It assists with torsional loading and twist on the blank in coventional overhead configuration.

Synit based in NZ are making some wicked rods..... also....Jigstar Kojak Acid signature series are also making a serious statement atm....contact jigsdirect.com for more info


the fish in my avatar was taken on a Synit acid wrapped jig rod
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The Japanese light bayrubber rods are acid wrapped

Wed, 2010-03-31 11:19


Shout, Hots, Evergreen and even local Ian Miller has "spiral wrapped models"

Acid wraps cast a lot better than expected as well...



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Ectopic, I see you've paid a

Wed, 2010-03-31 11:41

I see you've been passing through Singapore!

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Hi Kasey, Nah although I do

Wed, 2010-03-31 14:48

Hi Kasey,

Nah although I do visit S'pore from time-to-time, I found this image on the kaiser proshop blog while investigating the synit venom range.

Know of any good spiral wrap jigging rods to try?

Anyone sell the synit range locally?



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Whats the go with kaiser

Wed, 2010-03-31 20:04

Whats the go with kaiser fishings blog there's not contact details or link that i've found to order anything?

Spiral wraps have been around for years on and off,

Unusual choice for the second stripper guide


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Ah, ok - I'm on very good

Wed, 2010-03-31 21:20

Ah, ok - I'm on very good terms with the boys at Kaiser. I'm actually stopping by this weekend to try and make a fuss at their shop!

I've dry tested the Synits. I won't go into too much detail except to say that they are designed to take take alot of drag. If you're interested, Synit's a Kiwi brand - perhaps you can contact them directly and ask for any local Stockists.

Kaiser's contact details can be found here, under 'About KPS': http://www.blogger.com/profile/01805147752608843475

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Cheers Kasey, and for the

Wed, 2010-03-31 21:29

Cheers Kasey, and for the birthday reguards!!

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the kiwi's rave about them.

Wed, 2010-03-31 12:11

the kiwi's rave about them. Check out the jigging section on the NZ website Alan listed. Every second rod is a spiral wrap.
I'm heading over to the 3 Kings in May for a jigging trip and hopefully will be able to test out a few spiral wraps and report back.

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I had an sprial wrapped rod.

Wed, 2010-03-31 20:01

I had an sprial wrapped rod. The principle is great but with my rod it didnt feel any different to a regularly built version. Altho I am interested in applying the same setup to a 15kg and 24kg standup rods using fast to moderate action jigging blanks... I just dont like how short strokers are setup personally, even tho I have a Braid Buster 15-24 and Sabre 6155 rods.




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those rods in the pics have

Wed, 2010-03-31 20:34

those rods in the pics have pretty odd choices of guides there, why the different 2nd stripper??




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Synit Rods

Tue, 2010-04-06 13:54

Hi guys,

Spiral wrapped/acid wrapped rods are quite common among custom rods nowadays especially in NZ. Synit rods acid wrap all of their overheads now unless a customer asks for a convention guide setup on a custom rod.

I was involved in testing the Synit rod range here in NZ from their Grey Ghost range through to their Venom range and in both overhead and spin versions.

The purpose of the spiral wrap is to prevent and rollover/twisting of the blank when under load which it most certainly does. The guide used above the stripper guide on the photo above centres the line back on the reel when retrieving.

The Synit range of rods are now being distributed in the US East Coast through Synit USA and through South East Asia via Mark Richards of Kaiser Pro Tackle in Singapore and of course here in New Zealand direct from the manufacturers.

The Venom range have been designed to have a soft tip which gives the ability to work a wide range of weights while still having a lot of lifting power and at the same time still maintaining a parabolic action. The rods themselves are among the lightest available anywhere in the world and the dead lift that these blanks can handle is simply mind blowing.  

The Venom range of jigging rods are available in 150gm, 250gm, 350gm, 450gm, 550gm and are available in both overhead and spin.

Synit also produce soft plastic rods and are currently working on casting rods for GTs and BFT.

I don't work for Synit but if you are interested in looking at purchasing a Synit rod or if there are any tackle stores interested in stocking any of the Synit products or would like any further info drop me a PM and I can put you in touch with them no problem.






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