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6 days ago
Mark Hahn
I put it right on the blank and put two coats of CP over it before applying epoxy.
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12 days ago
Mark Hahn
Put a bit of tape just past the uncured epoxy and scrape as much as you can with something soft like a credit card. The tape will prevent the surrounding area from being damaged or at least reduce the chances. Then, when you wrap the guides again, just make the wrap a bit longer to cover any scrape damage. A mild bit of heat will help as well.
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17 days ago
Mark Hahn
Jump in, make mistakes and learn. Lot's of videos on the web. Lot's of advice here.
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20 days ago
Mark Hahn
I've used many Rainshadow products and only had two issues, both were quickly corrected by contacting the company. Give them a chance and I truly believe they will correct any issue.
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7 weeks ago
Mark Hahn
Renzetti if you can afford it. ALPS is the way to go on an affordable budget.
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2 months ago
Mark Hahn
Perma gloss.
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2 months ago
Mark Hahn
NOBODY DID IT! About 20 years ago my kids were helping get everything ready for a day of fishing on the boat. The two boys were goofing around in the front of the boat so I told them to 'cut it out' as I went back in the house to get some more things. I came back out and both boys were uncharacteristically quiet. Any parent knows that quiet kids are a danger sign, so I took a quick visual ass
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2 months ago
Mark Hahn
I've had three issues with orders from GetBit. I called each time. Twice it was my fault, which they politely pointed out without making me feel foolish. The other time was an easy fix. I think a simple call to any of their people will give you results you will be happy with.
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2 months ago
Mark Hahn
Roger, Sound advice.
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2 months ago
Mark Hahn
My rates have changed from when I first began to now. At first, I was happy to get the experience, so I only charged a few bucks above the cost of the materials. This allowwed me to gain experience while my skills improved. I raised my prices as my skill level got better. Now it depends on many variables, mostly how much work will go into a rod. I charge much more for a rod with a highly det
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3 months ago
Mark Hahn
I've used them several times and they have done great work. I highly recommend them.
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3 months ago
Mark Hahn
I had the same problem with a rod I built a decade ago. Went fishing in salt water and soaked it in the pool for an hour. I meant for it to be a few minutes but got distracted. When I pulled the rod out of the pool, all the wraps were milky. I put the rod in a sunny area and let the heat dry it out. The wraps cleared up once the drying process was complete. Now I pay better attention during
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3 months ago
Mark Hahn
I'm building a 3wt 6.5ft fly rod for son in law. Not accustom to building them this short. What would be the best guide sequence and sizes for this?
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3 months ago
Mark Hahn
Gloves during the unpacking and then wash my hands.
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3 months ago
Mark Hahn
Any issue I've had was cleared up with a single phone call.
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4 months ago
Mark Hahn
Depending on the concept you are using, I usually go no less than 4" and no more than 5" between the runners. THEN I do a static test and make adjustments from there. Again, this is only my starting point. Also consider that a rod with a medium or slow action can require closer spacing or an extra runner as compared to a extra fast action. If I'm wrong, somebody please correct me be
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4 months ago
Mark Hahn
I just built one for a local kid on his high school fishing team. (Yes, they have them.) He uses it to fish the weed beds for bass and typicaly pulling them out with lots of weeds attached. He loves it and says it perfoms far beyond what he hoped for. I've built two other spinning rods and both customers are happy with them. In all fairness, I also recommend MHX and Batson products. 5 stars
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5 months ago
Mark Hahn
Power wrapper is used at a much higher RPM, used to shape cork or fast wrapping such as underwrap. Admittedly, some can wrap a guide with the high RPM, I'm not one of them. The finisher is usually a low 6 RPM to 32 RPM. This is used to keep a slow turn after epoxy has been applied, allowing for it to level and dry without dripping. Many power wrappers are equipped with two motors and belt tha
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5 months ago
Mark Hahn
Oops, the only one I read was Seaguide.
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5 months ago
Mark Hahn
They are on the vendor list.
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5 months ago
Mark Hahn
I installed LED overhead lights in my 10x20 shop and it does great for all the general things. I use two vice-mounted magnifier with a circular light around the lens for anything up close, one for the base of the rod and the other for the top portion of the rod. This works for me because the swivel arm isn't long enough to be used for the entire length of the rod. Others here have mentioned the
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6 months ago
Mark Hahn
I've tried some of the techniques above but find the one that works for me is as follows. Apply the underwrap with slightly more tension (but not too much) than usual and pack it as tight as you can. I wrap the feet with less tension than the underwrap and adjust the threads every quarter inch or so. It took a while but this seems to give me the best results.
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6 months ago
Mark Hahn
Norm gave me the same advice two years ago and it has never failed me.
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6 months ago
Mark Hahn
I've had to repair mine several times, all because of heat breaking the bond between the tape and mandrill. Use contact cement as it is much more heat resistant than epoxy, by far. I haven't had a repaired reamer fail after using this technique for three reasons. 1. Contact cement vs. epoxy. 2. Experience taught me to ream slower, causing less heat buildup. 3. I bought a set of the ultimat
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6 months ago
Mark Hahn
Thanks for all the responses. My customer read a little one-paragraph article from Fur-Fish-Game, published earlier this year. His opposition to braid was unshakable. He is now getting a very nice rod that will accommodate mono exceptionally well. I was in a position to sell a rod or have an argument. Thanks again all.
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6 months ago
Mark Hahn
I was building a rod for someone and when I asked if they were going to fish mono or braid, they absolutely refused the idea of braid. I asked why and he referred me to a magazine article stating that braid "would shorten casting distance, And, too, when playing a sizable fish or pulling hard on a snag, the no-stretch line cab be pulled down deep into the rest of the spool, causing tangles.
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7 months ago
Mark Hahn
I like my necessary tools and supplies in front of me while I'm working. 18" would not afford me the ability to work in this configuration. 24" is more "user friendly" in my situation. That being said, 18" is workable, but it limits options.
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7 months ago
Mark Hahn
I know all epoxy is approximately the same. But can anyone tell the the subtle differences between threadmaster and ProKote? Is there a discernible difference?
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8 months ago
Mark Hahn
I replaced mine.
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8 months ago
Mark Hahn
I've used both myself and built them for customers. No complaints either way you go as both are excellent.
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