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4 weeks ago
Chris Zarza
I want to build a vertical jigging rod, but I want to be able to use land based for big tarpon. Is it silly to have a guide train suitable for maximum casting but a blank suitable for vertical jigging? Can someone help me out on the guide train needed for this idea. The reel is a Quantum Cabo 80 loaded with 50 pound braid. It’s a CBVJ6060 blank. 6 foot 40-60#
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5 weeks ago
Chris Zarza
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Don’t use the Mudhole kit!!! Mudhole doesn’t > use the proper Fuji recommended KR concept guides > in their kits. Wow. I was under the assumption it was a Fuji packaged product. How can I figure out if I should use 25-12-5.5 or 20-10-5.5 with the reel I'm using?
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5 weeks ago
Chris Zarza
ok so that answers that question. I guess I'll use the KR concept. I was going to order the guide set mudhole has. Now that brings up the question, Is there any reason I should use a 20-10-6 over 25-12-7? Spool diameter? Or is it negligible?
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5 weeks ago
Chris Zarza
I'm ordering online. How can I determine which one I need? Is determined by the size of the reel? Building a 7 foot spinning rod. I'm using a Quantum Smoke 40. I'm using 20# braid. Angler's Resource is a bit confusing -
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
Fred Yarmolowicz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > One thing you need to do is tape the guides I > added put a deep bend in it. Make sure the line > has clearance to the fore grip , Not fun when 50 > lb braid is stretched tight and cutting into you > fingers. This is applicable for conventional reels though. Or am I missing something wit
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
I’m finally getting around to building my vertical jigging rod. I’m trying to figure out the guide train. I know these rods are a bit different due to reel size, rear grip length, and length of the blank. I think I’m going to go with a 6 foot blank. CBVJ6060. I currently have 2 of each Fuji BMNAG 30, 20, 16, 12, 10, and 8. I’m going to be using 50 or 60 pound braid (I can’t rememebr
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
Has it been replaced?
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
Dan Ertz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > by Lamiglas > > ISP705 Inshore JB CR LCB SB 7"0" 1 PC > 10-20 lb line 1/2-1 1/2 lures mod-fast butt > .520 tip 5.5 blank wt. 2 power MH $61.60 THANK YOU! Any info on material?
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
Do any of you have a 2012 catalog? I have a blank that I want more info on. It’s a CRB ISP705. I tried finding an online version of the catelog, but no luck.
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
herb canter Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Chris Zarza Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I’ve been out of rod building for a while now. > > > > > What would a guide train be like using KR > guides? > > > > > > f_choke_guides.jpg?width=700&height=390
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
I’ve been out of rod building for a while now. What would a guide train be like using KR guides?
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
To add on to your question, Which rod will perform better at casting the same lure weight?
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7 months ago
Chris Zarza
Is this doable without problems? I’d like to buy a rod maybe 6 inches longer than I’d like to cut it down for transport ability. I’d like to do this for a travel rod that fits in a backpack or a long surf rod like 9+ feet.
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
If you can, let the painted blanked cure in the sun for as long as you can. My dad says at least a month. Every time I've wrapped a rod painted with car paint, the thread digs into the paint. It's fine, but can cause problems when packing the thread in my experience. I have a GoPro pole that I painted thats been sitting for a couple months. The paint is rock hard.
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
To add on to Sam's question...... Why do they sell soooo many different kinds of blanks targeted for specific fishing styles?
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
Typically I'll use 5 minute epoxy for the guides. I make sure I get everything set up (tip, epoxy, rags, denatured alcohol). I lay the rod guides down on my wrapper. Put epoxy on the blank. Put the tip on while swirling it around. Take it back out and put a smidge more. Clean up any excess. I then let the gravity align the guide with some minor adjustments. Once it starts to set, I check it to
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
I'm in South Florida. I see these specific style of rod typically targeting snook on piers. My cousin wants me to build one for him, and I don't know much info about these style of rods. I don't think he does either.... From what I see on social media are they are pretty long and have long rear grips to put under the armpit. He will be using a Saltist 5000 (not sure what specific line). H
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
I noticed on a particular store bought rod it has a very nicely finished shrink tube grip. It's a split grip so it has 3 exposed ends. You can barely notice the eva and shrink tubing over it. How can someone achieve such a nice clean finish on the ends of eva in that fashion? I've seen the methods of stuffing the shrink tubing into the grip or blank prior to being glued. But this rod wasn
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
I've got several blanks that I got from a flea market. Some heavy offshore and some light inshore. Any way to get their specifications of line/lure rating besides just general knowledge and feel for it? (ie; tip/butt dimensions, material thickness at the butt, action, weight, etc) The lighter rods are easier to get a feel for, but the heavier ones are most difficult. I had one rod br
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
Barry Thomas Sr Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Rod Geeks Blanks DO NOT like DNA! Why not? What paint/clear do they use?
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
roger wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The one thing that I am very particular about and > that is to make the first or stripper guide large > enough and tall enough to avoid deflecting the > line during a cast. I have seen too many rods > with the first guide too low and thus cause drag > on the line due to the line rubbing on the
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
Has anyone ever done such thing to avoid ordering guides you don't need? I'm imagining something like a flat piece of plastic with steps for each guide specific to a certain guide model. If that makes sense... I haven't built many rods so it hasn't been much of a problem for me so far of trying to figure out which guides to use. Not only of ring size, but heights. I'm trying to build a c
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
What's the reasoning though? It makes sense to prevent to rod from twisting under heavy loads.
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
Has the spine theory gone out the window or something?
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
Michael Harmon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Great blank choice. As far as guides, I would take > Toms advice and look into heavy duty single foot > guides. I've built a few but I used double foot > guides. When choosing guide sizes keep in mind the > size of the reel spool and the type of line to > leader connection you plan to use. I l
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
I've got 12 inch eva grips I got from a local shop that are super dense and feels very good quality. Not very compressible. But I would like something a few inches longer since I'm building a vertical jigging rod. It just barely reaches my armpit. I know GetBit sells 16 inch eva, but I don't know the quality of it. I haven't checked other places. Any one know where to find really dense e
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2 years ago
Chris Zarza
I'm looking to build a 60# spinning VJ rod for South Florida. I've only build a few light tackle rods. Is it dumb to build it with single foot guides as opposed to double foot? Mostly just to be different, lighter, less material, less "heavy looking" but serious power. edit: what size guides would be best suited for jigging? i've settled on Seeker Hercules 60H
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4 years ago
Chris Zarza
Thanks! Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I second Spencer's recommendation. I live seaside > in central Florida. A 9' "steelhead blank" with a > Stradic 4000 loaded with 20# works well for me in > the situation you describe. Select your reel > carefully, for many will rust out quickly in the > salt. I junked a Qu
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4 years ago
Chris Zarza
This is my first post and I'm looking for opinions on an idea for a rod. I'm a beginner rod builder. I've done multiple repairs and built a few rods for myself and want to get a little more technical. I fish mostly in South and Central Florida. Mostly Atlantic side. This rod I want to use for the surf to cast lures. Doa, yozuri, bucktails, etc. (1/4-3/4 or so?) I'm pairing it with a Qua
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