Just got my first spiral wrapped rod today. Kinda interesting lay out. Was wondering if anyone here has first hand experience with this style. I'm not sure about trying to cast a jig with it. Seems this Tyler would cut down on casting distance for iron. Any feed back would be great!
If the rod is built correctly there should be a negligible amount of lateral friction on the line as it flows through the guides (it's more critical to place the guides correctly to lead the line 180 degrees around the rod than on a conventional wrap). All of my custom rods are acid wrapped and they cast as well as conventionals. I've been using them constantly for both bottom fish jigging which requires good casting distance and tuna jigging which in NE isn't a long cast sport--but I appreciate the acid wrap when fighting a big fish.