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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---)
Date: March 22, 2020 09:14PM

Mr. Ewanicki, I gladly invite you to come spend a day riding along on my next outing. You will see that your claim of 75% of rods spend their time in holders is vastly WRONG! My boat doesn’t even have a “holder”. I have hundreds of builds and not ONE has ever seen a holder....... please at least state something is your opinion and not present as fact.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 22, 2020 10:32PM

I don't believe we will ever get Ewaniki to admit he is warong..........possibly his narrow view of rod building comes from lack of broad exposure. Out here on the West Coast my estimate is that less than 15% of rods are placed in a holder.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 23, 2020 09:37AM

Here in Florida all our headboats have rod holders where rods are located 90% of the time. For sport fishers it's 4 hours out to blue water and 4 hours back, rod-in-holder, and a lot of rod-in-holder trolling and bait-drowning in between. Savvy bait fishers put their rods in holders - only pikers hold their rod. Circle hooks have made holding bait rods in your hands counter productive. The vast majority of hours spent fresh-water fishing is bait fishing with the rod placed in a rod tube, a forked stick, or propped against the gunwale. It's pretty much the same in every state I have fished in. Fishing on television is different than real life fishing.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Robert Ford (---)
Date: March 23, 2020 11:42AM

Phil,does anyone in florida bass fish,or flyfish,or spin fish,for species like redfish,tarpon,snook,or bonefoish,largemouth bass,or even peacock bass? Or do you catch bonefish with bait and a stick? Asking for a friend...

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 23, 2020 01:04PM

When this epidemic is over come on down and see for yourself. Down here TV fishing shows don't give much air time to footage of rods in rod holders, sand spikes, or forked sticks, so people get a warped opinion of time spent employing various methods of fishing. Even the vast majority of fishing for spawning shad here is trolling, not casting.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: March 23, 2020 01:52PM

In my experience, most people buying a custom rod rarely, if ever, use it to soak bait waiting for a fish to bite. Some might use them for trolling lures and this usually requires specific types of rods for proper presentation. However, in my area, most use them to actively cast for fish using artificial lures to entice the fish to bite. This takes a fair amount of skill and knowledge to become proficient, and often requires technique specific rods. Of course, a lot of people bait fish with their rods in holders, but most of these people don’t use custom made rods. Since this is a rod building forum our discussions are mostly focused on building custom rods for active lure fishing, versus rods used for live or dead bait fishing. As a side note, I have seen people using fly rods to soak bait for catching various species of fish, in both fresh and saltwater.
Norm

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Terry Kirk (---)
Date: March 23, 2020 02:16PM

I fish for Crappie and Walleye and am an elitist as i only use artificial lures. I nor anyone i know and see on the lake use rod holders. Even the beginner kids fishing with minnows and bobbers are holding their rods. I'm a blithering idiot also cause i like my blanks to be soulful, lite, accurate, fast, powerful, smooth, and any other adjective that gets me excited.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Robert Ford (---)
Date: March 23, 2020 02:35PM

Lol Ewanicki well here in Californya we cast lures and flies and stuff!!

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---)
Date: March 23, 2020 04:44PM

Phil I have no need to come down there. I was stationed in S.C. for a decade and spent plenty of time in FL...... salt guys and some inshore, there is a slight possibility your statement may be remotely accurate however you have forgotten the rest of the angling world. Peek out from under your rock and take a look, it may surprise ya

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 24, 2020 09:33AM

I'm cranky since I had to cancel this year's trip to Big Pine Key for the palolo worm hatch, where I most assuredly do not keep my fly rod in a rod holder. I think many people don't appreciate how much the efficiency and popularity of circle hooks has changed fishing techniques and equipment, from long-liners to kids with bobbers.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: March 24, 2020 10:19AM

Phil, do you ty your flies..if so i, wondering if you ty on circle hooks..i,m thinking of trying it myself but i hear it doesn,t work well on flies mostly for bait fishing..what fly works best with a circle hooks..sorry for off topic question but i forgot the original topic..lol.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Robert Ford (---)
Date: March 24, 2020 12:27PM

Phil Ewanicki Wrote:
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> I'm cranky since I had to cancel this year's trip
> to Big Pine Key for the palolo worm hatch

I think a lot of us are cranky and uncertain these days. Keep your head up my man.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 25, 2020 08:58AM

Ben: I don't usually tie flies on circle hooks. I have trouble re-sharpening circle hooks and sharp hooks are important for me. Flies tied on conventional hooks seldom result in gill or gut-hooked fish. There may be an advantage in using circle hooks for flies used for hard-mouthed species such as tarpon, the theory being the hook skates over the hard, bony mouthparts to find a softer point to penetrate for a good hook-up.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: March 25, 2020 10:02AM

Thanks Phil..that makes sense..

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: March 25, 2020 04:51PM

I love this place. What's a rod holder?

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 25, 2020 05:49PM

What's a rod holder? Only 10% of custom orders are for people who never put their fish-poles in rod holders. Commercial rod builders are missing out on big bucks selling custom rod holders with spiffy wraps to match the custom rods they create on rods. Hey, I just saw $175.00 pair of nail-clippers advertised on a fly-fishing equipment catalog. Domestic (versus Asian) tackle suppliers should get a piece of the action.

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Re: Zentron Fiber Blanks
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 26, 2020 11:39AM

Phil, I'd like to see how you would put a fly rod in a rod holder! The position of the reel would prohibit it. Spey rods would be the exception,however they are not used where rod holders are used.

The statement "Only 10% of custom orders never put in holders" is pure fiction!!

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