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2 months ago
Gary Weber
Hi, I recently tried to set up two rods for slip bobbers to fish for walleye. I had used one in the past with limited success (caught some). This time I tied a mono leader to the main line (fire line), using the knot as my bobber stop. This caused ticking on the cast. Looking at the spool, I could see the line snagging on the knot as it came off the spool. So I tried the knot with a mono main l
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5 months ago
Gary Weber
here: is a display of a blank being stressed with a gallon jug of water that looks like 180 degrees.
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5 months ago
Gary Weber
Just curious, being a 4 piece rod, is there a guide on the butt section? If not, you would probably be able to replace seat from top of butt section.
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6 months ago
Gary Weber
I built an ultralight spiral wrapped spincast rod. When trying to reach some crappies from a boat, It cast 1/32 oz. jigs just as far as an ultralight spinning set up I had with me. I would not shy away from the spiral wrap.
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6 months ago
Gary Weber
If you search, Ultra Light rod blank suggestion, with all dates, there is a description of Batson REVS54UL, that might work for you.
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11 months ago
Gary Weber
Gene, I have a question about "The further the guides are placed away from the tip the more tip velocity will be imparted to the jig. ". About how far from the tip are you placing your first guide on the u.l. blanks that you use? 6" -8" longer? Shorter? Just wondering. Thanks
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1 year ago
Gary Weber
Hi, Has anyone built or fished a rod using the rod geeks travel blank C260LF4 ? If so do you have any thoughts or impressions about it? Thanks
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1 year ago
Gary Weber
Measurements made from the tip of spol extended out to its furthest point, toward the tip of the rod to the primary ring of stripping guide, trabnsition guide & first running guide. Stripping guide = 19 1/2 " Transition guide = 30 1/2 " running guide = 39 7/8" this is from sheet included with microwave air system, if this does not help check out the american tackle website
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1 year ago
Gary Weber
Hi Alex and Gary, Looks like you have a well thought out plan. I wish you well in your business and personal undertakings. Gary
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1 year ago
Gary Weber
I have the Okuma RTX 25 and it is a good reel, but it has a 200 yd 6lb. mono capacity. I do not own, but it may fit your needs, Okuma Inspira 20B. I do own the Pflueger president XT size 25 and it has been good for me and might be what you are looking for.
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1 year ago
Gary Weber
I use a butt guide size close to the same size as the line opening in the spin-cast reel.
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1 year ago
Gary Weber
Not sure if this would be of help, Utmost carries titanium black frame with tiblack ring in the 4 style.
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1 year ago
Gary Weber
Hi, I am wondering if the alps XPBMKLG mini is the same size frame , physically, (in 3 and 4) with just a larger hole to fit the larger size 4 ring? Thanks, Gary
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
I would like to see more 2 piece blanks in the 6 to 6 1/2 foot fresh water catagory.
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
Hi Ryan, If you do build the spin cast rod, you would be able to start with a stripper guide the same size or smaller than the line opening on the spin cast reel. This might simplify your guide selection. Hope this is helpful.
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
Hi, I saw this, and am interested on any thoughts about these blanks. this reminds me of the old ugly stick demonstrations. Thanks
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
I was not able to attend this year, but was hoping to see some posting on how it went? Thanks
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
Mark, You can use small strips of masking tape to hold guides in place till you figure out the guides final position.
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
Mark, if I remember right, match frame guides were originally used on ultralight rods for casting distance. I am probably wrong, but the idea was to keep the line away from the rod blank even at the tip of the rod. This was supposed to increase casting distance on these rods. This is what I remember from past reading.
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
Hi, I agree with Tom that it might be a good idea to talk about the looks of a spiral wrap with your business partner. The spincast rods that I have built or rewrapped have taken little or no time to get used to the looks. I usually try to make the first guide from the reel the same size as the size of the line aperture of the reel and then develop the spiral from there. Good luck
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
Hi, I needed to work on some guides on personal rod that gets roughly treated (grandkids, wading). I noticed I was out of thread wrapping finish, so I went to a local fishing shop. They had head cement lure and jig finish. They said that they used it on spring bobbers for ice fishing rods and it had held up well for them. So I took it home and tried it on the guide wraps. It looks good. I have
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
On the tackle tour ultralight forum they mention fishing rods with graphite solid tips, from Japan. I was wondering if anyone knows of a source for solid tip graphite rod blanks. Also has anyone here had any experience building or fishing this type of rod blank? Thanks
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2 years ago
Gary Weber
this is a link to some videos on spring bobbers. I have been using a spring bobber mounted on the side of the blank. It is mounted so that the eye of the spring bobber comes to the blank just before the tip guide. It works o.k., and can be bypassed so that you can just use the blank. I normally use a very light blank with red tip and gold line for my fishing, so the rod with the spring bobber is
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3 years ago
Gary Weber
I have used a St. Croix 3S70MLF2 (with 1/32 oz jig + plastic minnow, and heavier lures with 4 lb. test mono), and a 2S60ULF2 for a long time. They have worked well for my purposes. So I think the 2S70ULF mentioned above would work well for you.
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3 years ago
Gary Weber
here is a link to an older article on triggerspin reels for fishing:
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3 years ago
Gary Weber
I have built one rod for an under spin reel. I used a high frame single foot spinning guide that had the same diameter as the line opening in the reel. I was able to go from there right to the running guides.
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3 years ago
Gary Weber
Tried to search CCF, but could not find. Looked in glossary for CCF, no luck. Can you explain or tell me where to find an explanation of CCF? Thanks
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3 years ago
Gary Weber
Thanks Michigan Rod Builders for hosting the rod building seminar. The subjects that I listened to were good.It was nice that so many sponsors contributed to the raffle. The food was excellent. Also it was nice that John Powell came and presented on decorative wrap centers. Gary
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3 years ago
Gary Weber
I have used kroil for maintaining guns. I think that if you already have the kroil it would definitely be worth a try, however I would apply a couple of times over a period hours (better yet days).
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3 years ago
Gary Weber
The razor blade method, as Tom stated, works well for me. But I do not do very many rods like this.
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