I
nternet gathering place for custom rod builders
  • Custom Rod Builders - This message board is provided for your use by the sponsors listed on the left side of the page. Feel free to post any question, answers or topics related in any way to custom building. When purchasing products please remember those who sponsor this board.

  • Manufacturers and Vendors - Only board sponsors are permitted and encouraged to promote and advertise products on the board. You may become a sponsor for a nominal fee. It is the sponsor fees that pay for this message board.

  • Rules - Rod building is a decent and rewarding craft. Those who participate in it are assumed to be civilized individuals who are kind and considerate in their dealings with others. Please respond to others in the same fashion in which you would like to be responded to. Registration IS NOW required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting. Posts which are inflammatory, insulting, or that fail to include a proper name and email address will be removed and the persons responsible will be barred from further participation.

    Registration is now required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting.
SPONSORS

2019 EXPO
EXPO ON FACEBOOK
CCS Database
Int. Custom Rod Symbol
Common Cents Info
All American Guides
American Tackle
Angler’s Roost
Anglers Rsrc - Fuji
Anglers Workshop
BatsonRainshadowALPS
BRC Rods
Bingham Enterprises
Canada Rodbuildersupply
CRB
Cork4Us
HNL Rod Blanks–CTS
CTS New Zealand
Custom Fly Grips LLC
Decal Connection
Flex Coat Co.
Get Bit Outdoors
Hitena USA
HYDRA
Janns Netcraft
Mickels Custom Rods
Mudhole Custom Tackle
MHX Rod Blanks
North Fork Composites
Pacific Bay
ProProducts
Reelseatblanks.com
Renzetti Inc.
Rod Components USA
Rougarou Rods
Rodgeeks
RodMaker Magazine
RodMaker Magazine Blog
Schneiders Rod Shop
SeaGuide Corp.
Tackleworks
The Rod Room
Trondak U-40
Utmost Enterprises
VisualWRAP/VisualWEAVE
ZipCast

Off the subject
Posted by: Don Mang (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 16, 2018 06:18AM

This is off the subject of building. I see in many post, that people use braid line for different things. So I assume many fish with it I do as well, inland saltwater. I have always used Pro Line, after seeing an ad on facebook for Hercules braid. It's a Pro Line knock off from China. I decided to try it at half the price of Pro Line, I have not had a problem at all with it, very strong, my go to braid line. Just thought i'd put it out their.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Off the subject
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: October 16, 2018 12:06PM

Lots of good braid out there to day , I like Hitena brands real thin , after buying a boat , tackle , taking a day off from work, an traveling the miles to the water, I will spend a little more for my line , an have a good line on my rod , have never looked back , ,

William Sidney
AK

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Off the subject
Posted by: herb canter (---.dsl.atmc.net)
Date: October 17, 2018 12:44AM

Braid and terminal tackle are the few things that i refuse to skimp and try to save money on , lots of other things sure but not that stuff. Many people think just like Don though and it turns out fine so to each their own.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Off the subject
Posted by: Don Mang (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 17, 2018 11:49AM

Guess I was putting it out their, for those on fixed income like myself. It can be expensive to have hobbies if I can save a buck and put it towards something like fishing,rod building and reel restoration. Although I wouldn't use a product that was less expensive, that didn't work.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Off the subject
Posted by: Bert Dluhy (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 19, 2018 11:12AM

Is the cost of braid in the long run that material? I feel like I go through much more mono each season and won't use anything but my favorites (and mono is getting more expensive each year) - but I haven't replace the braid on my reels for years and transfer it to new reels. I mostly use braid as a backing or straight braid with a short top shot of floro and don't fish where abrasion is a major issue. I think I have braid backing that is 10+ years old and I still trust it if I hook a big fish - since my drag setting is always checked.

Options: ReplyQuote


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Webmaster