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6 weeks ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Thanks Tom
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6 weeks ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Tom Kirkman I know you are a huge fan of PG, I am too. The smell is the only reason I dont use it more. Can you recommend a brand or style of respirator if i got one i could use it as long as its warm enough outside that i can open a window to vent the smell. My wife hates it when the smell permeates the house.
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7 weeks ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Thanks guys Herb I mostly use soft plastic swim baits and spinner baits. Line is around 12lbs and not sure what reel but it will be a baitcast from a boat.
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7 weeks ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Looking for a Rod geeks blank that will work for most bass fishing set ups. I know I will have to sacrifice some things to get what I want but I only bass fish 2 or 3 times a year. Any recommendations?
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2 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
I have used the pumps for years with no problem. Make sure you are letting them come all the way back up before you pump again.
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3 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Thanks Joe will do that. Norman Miller he doesn't want to spend that much. Actually I dont think he will buy a rod but I'm trying to make the sale.
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3 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Seth a customer wants a 8 and a half to 9 foot ultralight mod fast or faster and doesn't want a crappie rod ( he says they wont handle 1 or 2 lb test line). I thought that since fly rod generally have a softer tip they might work.
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3 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
The reason I ask is because it's hard to find a ultralight blank longer than 6'6" so the choices are limited.
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3 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Is there any way to determine if a fly blank will work for an ultralight rod? IE a 3wt or 5wt
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3 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Jody Hahn for a single axis wrap you use the circ of the rod to get square spacing. For a double axis you divide the circ in half to get square spacing. You keep dividing by 2 for every additional axis. If you want a compressed pattern you use slightly shorter spacing if you want elongated slightly longer spacing. IE if the blank has a circ of 30mm for a single axis that number is what you use t
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3 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Ray Zarychta that's what I have been doing but sometimes I end up with to much or not enough on the blue. Looking for a more consistent way.
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3 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Thanks Harry I looked on mud hole and couldn't find it I will look again.
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3 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Does anyone know where to get the blue sparkle thread used on the flag?
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Daren IMO butt dont effect feel enough to be able to tell. But there are many people who responded to your question that have more experience than I do.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
I would like for rod geeks to increase the options for ultralight blanks the longer the better. 7 or 8 feet is ideal.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Are you talking about deco wraps on guides or a deco wrap at the top of the grip. On guide wraps I keep everything to a minimum with the least amount of thread I can get by with. On a deco butt wrap as long as it stays below the stripper I doubt anyone can feel the difference between one with and one without.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Robert if the Mark's are visible then yes. But generally I make a dot at each cross point and no line. I use the but wrap alignment tool they sell at mud hole to keep the Mark's in a straight line.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
On open wraps I use an extra fine point paint pen. Sharpie is my brand of choice but there are many different ones and all would probably work.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Thanks for all the replys I just wasn't sure which ring on the stripper to measure to and how critical it was to get an exact measurement.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Yeah Michael maybe Don Morris will weigh in. It would also be nice to know if it change with the type or weight of the line.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Michael I was told to measure from the lip of the spool when it's as far forward as it can go. I asked the question because there was another thread about where to place the stripper guide and some of the answers indicated that it is very critical for for maximum performance.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
When you measure for the stripper guide do you measure for the main ring or the reduction ring?
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Ben I was afraid of that. I'm always looking for better ways to attach the reel seat.
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4 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
For me it depends on how strong the spine is. If it's very pronounced I will build on the spine if not i build on the straightest axis
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5 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Mo Yang where can I find these blanks?
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5 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
I haven't got much experience but I do know that Phenix has a blank with a 2mm tip but it's very expensive I wouldn't cut it up. Maybe they have other ones that small.
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5 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Unfortunately Billy I lost your book and I cant afford to get a new one right now.
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5 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
I fish in freezing conditions quite often my micro wave guides have never been a problem.
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5 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
Thanks Robert I think I did mention someone who isn't a sponsor
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5 months ago
Paul Luechtefeld
When laying out a box do you measure for the box or for the cross and just estimate the box?
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