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Robert Ford
I bought a digital one and it works as advertised,I think it was around 20 bucks or so.
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10 days ago
Robert Ford
I have a pac bay wrapper with an Alps chuck upgrade. You want the Alps chuck.
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11 days ago
Robert Ford
Carbon fiber handles.
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17 days ago
Robert Ford
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Gary: If you come across any credible evidence > that one guide more or less will create a PROVEN > distance in the accuracy, distance, or durability > of a fly rod please post that source. Why?
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19 days ago
Robert Ford
Spinning or Casting? Lots of variables here.
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23 days ago
Robert Ford
I have used those colored guides in green and I like them just fine!
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25 days ago
Robert Ford
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mohs hardness scale and the majority of angler > opinion are a reliable indicator of the durability > of fishing rod guide. Weight scales provide a > reliable measure of the weight of a guide or a > guide train, if you endorse the physics of > leveraged weight. If there is any proof that one &
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4 weeks ago
Robert Ford
This is why this is the best site on the web!
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4 weeks ago
Robert Ford
I'm looking to try out the new G2 handles but I think I want a size 17 aero instead of a 16 as I have big hands. It appears these handles are built for 16 size aero seats. This rod will be an 8'6" mag taper lamiglas certified pro XSH 102 2 MT. I plan to use it for chucking spinners and twitching jogs for coho,maybe light beach duty for throwing swim baits to stripers. Any input would be grea
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4 weeks ago
Robert Ford
I ordered from the sale and it was at my door 2 weeks later.
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4 weeks ago
Robert Ford
Try looking into the Bushido line of blanks from American Tackle. They are super nice and you should find a rod that will fit your needs.
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5 weeks ago
Robert Ford
Well I don't know about the fly blanks.
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5 weeks ago
Robert Ford
I prefer full handles but only by a small margin.
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5 weeks ago
Robert Ford
If it is an original G1000 they were good workhorse type graphite blanks. I was under the assumption that this line was discontinued. I have a factory G1000 Pro rod and it's a good stick for the application. It's been my general experience that Lamiglas makes quality products and their customer service has always been top notch. I recently acquired an original certified pro mag salmon and steelhe
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5 weeks ago
Robert Ford
Thanks so much guys for the suggestions! My buddy is always bragging how much money he makes so I'm making him buy the best haha! I will look into all these options before pulling the pin. Robert
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5 weeks ago
Robert Ford
I believe I will be putting fuji torzites on this rod. I like the idea of the smaller stripper guide. I built a steelhead rod for swinging spoons with Torzites and they just look and perform fantastic. I was eyeballing the black sic fuji titaniums as well. I have used alps,pac bay,and crb guides as well,and liked all of them . Going to price everything out for him and see what I come up with late
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5 weeks ago
Robert Ford
Thank you I forgot I could do the chart to the left! Duh lol.
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5 weeks ago
Robert Ford
I love fuji. I guess I was more curious how to go about setting this up properly for him. Guide height distance from the reel. I am doing research on it.
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5 weeks ago
Robert Ford
Hi all. Recently purchased a NFC FW 662-2(IM LMX) and I am building this for a friend. He fishes spinners on 4 pound test in colorado for trout,and uses a 1000 series Shimano Stradic Ci4. I have gotten so much information on this board over the last few years and I try to contribute what I can. Anyway I want to get him the best guides I can,and I am open to suggestions. Thanks in advance! Robe
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6 weeks ago
Robert Ford
No I'm weird and smell my blanks. Color me crazy.
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6 weeks ago
Robert Ford
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Other than the length and weight of a blank what > PHYSICAL differences distinguish one rod blank > from another - assuming physical differences can > be measured? How it smells.
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2 months ago
Robert Ford
I bought an led shop light for my work bench from home depot. LOVE it.
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2 months ago
Robert Ford
I have often wondered why there were no travel salmon and steelhead rods available on the market,and it must be due to lack of demand. Gary Loomis build his first summer steelhead rod on a fly blank,it's how he got started in rod building. There is likely a solution out there and the ccs measurements will likely be the ticket. Let us know what you come up with. I'm interested in one for traveling
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2 months ago
Robert Ford
Your preference on the guides,but having gone spiral I would do that exclusively with trolling rods. Have fun,my buddy is fishing Buoy 10 this morning.
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2 months ago
Robert Ford
They look sweet!
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3 months ago
Robert Ford
I swear by static testing placement of guides. I won't do it any other way.
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3 months ago
Robert Ford
ben belote Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Robert, sounds like your and old shaker too..lol. I always shake my rods :P
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3 months ago
Robert Ford
ben belote Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Just shake it..lol. This made me laugh
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3 months ago
Robert Ford
Wade Boone Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Robert Ford Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I wouldn't do an under wrap on a surf casting > > outfit. > > > Can I ask why you wouldn't do it? I am a minimalist builder. I don't want the extra weight,I don't want too many embellishments.
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3 months ago
Robert Ford
I wouldn't do an under wrap on a surf casting outfit.
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