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10 months ago
Ernest Horvath
I was fortunate to be one of the folks that got to build on some of the Point Blank prototypes. Yes there were a few growing pains, but once production blanks were introduced, Point Blank blanks are my go to rod for all in-shore and freshwater builds. But the bottom line is my customers love them. Keep building Junior.!!!
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10 months ago
Ernest Horvath
Pete, the Point blank 7'3", or the 7'6" MHF, is a great choice for your build. They are lite in weight, and when teamed up with a lite reel, the combo will float if you drop it in the water.
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11 months ago
Ernest Horvath
I recommend the Point Blank PB761XXHMF. I have several customers that use this rod for A-rigs.
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11 months ago
Ernest Horvath
The best way to get the answer you want is to check with your distributors. Even if you have a wholesale account, many of the distributors include the excise tax in the wholesale price. I know Mud Hole, and Get bit, include the tax in all purchases. And it is not just blanks. It is all rod building components. I know Batson shows the excise tax on the invoice. You are better off letting the d
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11 months ago
Ernest Horvath
Point Blank 701LXF.. I have built many drop shot rods using this blank. And they will float if dropped in the water, with a lite reel attached.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
That is a wild idea. However, be sure to do a test piece before you even put the grips on the blank. Winn grips are very sensitive to foreign substances. If you use the black grips you should be OK But the colored grips present a different problem when subjected to any type of solvent. The color fades or runs. If the marbling you plan to use is water based, you might be fine. Good Luck.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
As one of the recipients of the builder profiles, I am extremely thankful to Jim and Bernie Schultz for even considering me in the Fuji venture. Fuji components have been my go to for most of my builds since the early 80's. And with the introduction of Point Blanks a few years ago it completes my search for necessary inshore builds. I don't do much thread-work, because my rods are built for fit
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
I strongly advise a thin coat of finish on each layer to secure the wrap in place. Remove as much excess finish as possible, let it dry, then do your next wrap. Be sure the guide foot tunnels get filled on the first wrap finish application. Yes it is more time consuming, but worth the extra effort when complete.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Scott, for your first build you are just about spot on. About the only other thing I would do is change the 5.5M to a 5.5L, then check your reduction guide placement again. Then you can tweak the guide placement for the best performance. Remember the GPS guide placement is a starting point that can be tweaked to give you the best performance. Using 5lb. braid, your rod will perform great. Good l
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Jim, education is the key. Once folks figure out or are shown how to use the GPS guidance pages, guide selection become second nature. Now on the other hand, some of the new reels present a challenge because there is a minimal angle on the body of the reel. I think one thing that confuses folks is the fact that factory rods use larger guides than are necessary for stripper guides because they
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
This blank, being a lite action off shore will not require heavy duty guides. Even with the slammer, you can start with a #30 stripper reduction down to a 20 then a 10 and #7 running guides. This will work with braid up to 50lb. test. I suggest the Fuji CCKWAG guides. and the CCLGAT tip with a #8 ring. All corrosion control for the price of standard stainless. Have fun. E.P.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
I am very surprised no one has mentioned the great Point Blanks into this feed. Almost all of my customers that use them come back for more. Very sensitive and versatile.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Agree with Michael, Flex Coat lite for over 30 years. Yes on off-shore rods you have to apply more coats, but never had a problem.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
I have customers that love the Winn Grips, and others that prefer Cork, or EVA. Seems like the more choices we have to offer our customers, the better we like it . I have not had any issues with Winn Grip failures or problems. As with any fairly new product there is a learning curve for the builder or manufacturer. Elmer at, Winn Grips does his best to help with installation problems. And he real
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Michael, looking forward to meeting you. I have been fortunate over the years working with Donnie, Jim, and Barry at the show. I have met many knowledgeable folks, and of coarse a few questionable characters like Tom. !!!!! Just kidding Tom.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Steven I use the WSG35 and turn down the front of the grip to accommodate the SK2 cast seat. It works very well.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Arthur, you can use the sk2 split seat and put the carbon sleeve that fits the rear part of the seat and the thread barrel. I glue the barrel into the rear housing then install on the blank as one. Then measure 1.35in's up the tube and have it a little longer then build an arbor for the thread barrel and glue the thread barrel to the carbon fiber sleeve and the arbor. Leave 1.35in to 1.45in's be
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Yes, Billy Surfisher Mike. He is a very knowledgeable person. I enjoyed talking with him.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Sorry Michael Danek, I thought you were Another Mike from the NERBS Just a little more info. There is no extra cork on the rod. They are the standard Anglers Resource cork grips. BGKS17C, BGK485, andRGSK1617RC. I didn't try to build the rod to float. I just build the Rods as lite as possible. There ability to float is just an added bonus or pure luck...
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
Mike, I remember meeting you at the IRCBE a few months ago. I was as shocked as anyone would be.
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1 year ago
Ernest Horvath
O.K folks, I will add my two cents. When the rod first went over board I told Andy grab the rod, the spinner bait was hooked on the line of the rod with the fish on it. When the fish jumped the spinner bait came off the line and I got very excited to get the rod back. I thought it was gone. I hollered, Andy get the rod, he said I don't see it, I looked to the front of the boat frantically lookin
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2 years ago
Ernest Horvath
I agree with Mark. The Point Blank, 701MLF, or the 701LXF, will fit the drop shot application perfectly.
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2 years ago
Ernest Horvath
Bill, how are you doing? Yes many years have passed since Cape Fear. The blanks were just to time consuming to build to be a profitable market. Ian, the reason you can identify the spine is because that T had a layer of fiberglass in it, to give it better structure. I haven't seen any blanks for 5 or 6 years, and the folks that have them will not part with them.
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3 years ago
Ernest Horvath
On the same blank, being used for the same application, I ended up with 13 guides and the tip total. Three doublet K 10, 7, 5.5 THREE kb5'S and # 5 runners to the tip. My customers love the set-up The two added guides add virtually no extra weight to the build.
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4 years ago
Ernest Horvath
Do potential customers or want to try the blanks folks have to contact the Rod Room?
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4 years ago
Ernest Horvath
Pablo, Fuji has introduced 14 new colors. Go to anglers Resource site to view the new colors. The thread packs very nice and the colors really pop. Very easy to work with.
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4 years ago
Ernest Horvath
Evan, I don't believe you will find much variance from one supplier to another. Fuji has a MSRP price, and that is very close to the prices from all of the distributers. You may be looking at the Titanium prices verses the Stainless Steel frames. Different ring and frame materials make the price differences from all manufactures, not only Fuji.
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4 years ago
Ernest Horvath
Phil, Winn Grips now offers a split grip with the rear grip tennoned to allow the use of a butt cap. Check there web-site. On the rear grip that you are using, I use my bandsaw to remove the end of the grip right at the end of the grip material. Then reem to fit the blank and reinstall and sand the end of the grip. Hope this helps for future builds.
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4 years ago
Ernest Horvath
Ditto, Barry Weaver's statment. I also have had the privledge to build and use the Point Blanks since the prototypes were introduced. However I build mostly in-shore, Spekled Trout, Drum , Flounder and Striper, ' rods. And all of them have performed flawlessly. The lightest rod I build used all Fuji components. Torzite, spin #16 - 4.0, Thirteen guides plus the tip. Split cork grips and SK2 spl
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4 years ago
Ernest Horvath
Frank, I have that thread in stock. It is from back in the 70's. I have size E, and the color leinghts are 24 inch black, 14 inch orange. If this will help you let me know. E.P.
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