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Re: A premature thanks from a new rod builder
Posted by: Les Cline (---)
Date: February 02, 2023 01:48AM

My last tip:

Norman Miller will always have your back.

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Re: A premature thanks from a new rod builder
Posted by: Ryan Brunner (---.mayo.edu)
Date: February 16, 2023 10:29AM

Thanks for the great feedback all! With my first rod completed, I certainly learned a TON on that first build. When the weather recently warmed, I was able to get it outside and take some test casts and it performed beautifully. Fishability and design wise, I'd give it an A. Aesthetically, I'd have to give it a B-. Working with micro guides for the first try definitely gave me a few fits, but learned some things and got the practice moving forward. Going right into A sized thread was also a learning curve. When I used D sized for the hook keeper, it was much easier. Next build will probably use B sized thread for the guides and see how that goes.

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Re: A premature thanks from a new rod builder
Posted by: David Baylor (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: February 19, 2023 11:10AM

Ryan, isn't it great when a plan comes together?

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Re: A premature thanks from a new rod builder
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: February 19, 2023 07:48PM

There's no law saying you have to coat all the guides with one mix. I frequently coat the reduction train and choke, let it dry, come back and recoat if needed before proceeding with the runners. I'm in no rush, and whatever is convenient for me is the right way.

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