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ben belote
Roger, no doubt what you say is true years ago when fresh water guides were built like todays surf rod guides..todays guides are in another world and if you can keep the epoxy application as light as possable, two or three more guides will go unnoticed but the rods responce to load transfers will be noticed, especially quick transfers. remember your adding these guides to the whole train not just
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Yesterday
ben belote
I don,t want to be thanked for something i was forced to do..
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Yesterday
ben belote
i got way more casting distance than i need now, Phil..i don,t mind giving up some distance to make a better more responsive fish fighting rod by simply using a couple more well placed guides..
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Yesterday
ben belote
Phil, i guess ten double foot guides would create twenty flat spots but ten single foot guides would make ten flat spots, therefore the single foots would be better than the doubles..i guess..lol..or maybe the ten doubles would make ten longer flat spots..
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Yesterday
ben belote
Mark, it kinda makes you think about using a one part finish..
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Yesterday
ben belote
since there is a good deal of work done by hand to make a blank, i wonder how much variation there is in CC numbers of any one rod model..i hope it,s better than tip diameters..lol.
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2 days ago
ben belote
Michael Sutheimer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I used the current threadmaster chromoseal and > had my problems. ok, sounds like nothing has changed..thanks Michael..
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2 days ago
ben belote
your welcome Todd..i noticed that Rod Dancer chromaseal is now called Thread Master chromaseal..i wonder if the formulation was changed also..i liked it,s color retention but not it,s epoxy leveling..i just may give it another try..
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2 days ago
ben belote
MD, it,s interesting that Hitena works just fine but the flex coat epoxy that i used didn,t until i used flex coat CP..let us know how it goes when you try the flex coat epoxy..MS, the main reason i use CP is that it allows me to use just one coat of epoxy to keep rod tip weight low..i don,t like to saturate the guide wraps with epoxy, just too much added weight, CP weighs almost nothing after dr
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2 days ago
ben belote
Todd, please note my correction above..my problem was not U40 but Rod Dancer chromaseal CP...
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2 days ago
ben belote
Michael Danek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wow. Thanks for the detail. I just finished two > rods with Rodancer 2, 2 coats, Hitena epoxy, and > it leveled like glass. Interesting. what is rodancer 2? is that still chromaseal..just curious but why did you need two coats..
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2 days ago
ben belote
ben belote Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Michael, i don,t know why U40 was a problem..it > coated and dried like flex coat but when the epoxy > was applied it would slowly move from the edges of > the wrap and pile up in the middle of the wrap > forming a football..i cleaned it off and coated > with flex coat Cp and everything worked fin
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2 days ago
ben belote
Michael, i don,t know why U40 was a problem..it coated and dried like flex coat but when the epoxy was applied it would slowly move from the edges of the wrap and pile up in the middle of the wrap forming a football..i cleaned it off and coated with flex coat Cp and everything worked fine, no footballs at all..i got a freh bottle of U40 and went through the same hing again..that was the end of th
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3 days ago
ben belote
sometimes i think i go back too far..i remember when a 5' ultralight looked like a miniature surf rod..the four guides they used were surf rod size..the poor little rod could barely support the guides..lol. just the butt guide weighed more than the eight guides plus the epoxy saturated wraps used today..i just don,t see how it,s possable to use too many guides..they are weighed in grains..grains
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3 days ago
ben belote
ben belote Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Todd, if you can get ahold of vol.4 Issue 2, it > has two very informative articles about color > preserver and CP wrap strength..there are still > some CDs available too..those early Rod Maker > magazines were some of the best.. just to add, the epoxy finishes love flex coat and U40 color preserve
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3 days ago
ben belote
Todd, if you can get ahold of vol.4 Issue 2, it has two very informative articles about color preserver and CP wrap strength..there are still some CDs available too..those early Rod Maker magazines were some of the best..
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4 days ago
ben belote
all the spirals i ever made were simple spirals and i didn,t use a bumper guide..just ran the line from the reel straight to the first 180 guide..i remember Tom once saying that if you didn,t want to use a bumper guide you could coat that part of the rod with permagloss which wears like iron..i never got around to using PG, never needed it..about stacking, it was never a problem for me and i thin
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4 days ago
ben belote
also without the 90* guide it,s easy to swing the line around the butt to the other side of the rod incase of line stacking..
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5 days ago
ben belote
Todd, build a rod but put a standard number of the guides on without epoxy, only cp and fish it for a good while to get a good feel for it,s nature then take the guides off and add 2 or 3 runners with new spacing and just cp..fish for a while and learn it,s nature...you will gain an understanding about guides than all the reading on this site..you got to experience the feel of the fish surging du
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5 days ago
ben belote
yes, the load is transfered from the tip to the butt..by adding guides all the other guides have to be repositioned which shortens all the gaps between each guide..this is the ireason for adding guides..since the weakest points on a rod are located in the middle of each of these gaps, you are reducing the size of each gap on the rod..shorter gaps are stronger gaps..also with shorter gaps you wil
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6 days ago
ben belote
i forgot to mention that if i was using any low stretch braids, i for sure would be using 9 or 10 guides on a graphite rod or even glass..
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6 days ago
ben belote
if your rod has ten guides and a ten pound load is put on the rod, each guide on average is carrying a one pound load on average..now run the line through every other guide and load it wth ten pounds again, each of the five guides will be carrying a two pound load on average..the point is for every guide you remove the other guides have to pick up the slack and carry a bigger load..these guide lo
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7 days ago
ben belote
that,s right Phil..the thumb and finger tell you all you need to know..it can be an old bamboo casting rod but with super braids your in business..lol.
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7 days ago
ben belote
i gave up on extremely sensitive rods and started using extremely sensitive lines..you can have the most sensitive rod ever made but if the vibration doesn,t get to the rod tip, your not going to feel it..nothing beats the super braids for transmiting these vibrations..i now build on the cheapest glass rods i can find but use these super lines and no longer worry about damaging the rod..it,s fun
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7 days ago
ben belote
Phil, maybe just a drop of CP will hold it..
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8 days ago
ben belote
Phil is barking up the right tree with using minamas..lol. you can save another half of weight by applying only one coat of epoxy to the one footed guide..this is very easy to do by simply sealing the wrap with CP instead of using epoxy to seal the wrap and then coating again to cover the thick and thin spots in the first coat..by sealing the wrap with CP you need only apply one coat of epoxy to
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9 days ago
ben belote
Spencer, maybe don,t label the rod at all..wouldn,t that drive them crazy..lol. just call it a Spencer Special..lol.
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9 days ago
ben belote
the ones that pay thirty times as much can afford it..that,s why..so far..lol.
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10 days ago
ben belote
ben belote Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > eva is good on cork if it,s flocked..in fact it,s > pretty good on anything if it,s flocked.. i mean it,s good on flyrods if it,s flocked not cork..
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10 days ago
ben belote
eva is good on cork if it,s flocked..in fact it,s pretty good on anything if it,s flocked..
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