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Norman Miller
Phil, my experience suggests that it is tack free but still soft after 12 hrs. If needed the second coat could then be applied. I turned my rotators off after about 6 hrs. I would not fish the rod until at least 36 to 48 hrs have past when it is fully cured. Once it has fully cured it is very hard and holds up well. Norm
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Yesterday
Norman Miller
Good job Mark. I still have samples I mixed over 6 months ago, and still water clear and colorless. The 3R:2H volume to volume ratio is given by CTS on their web site, but not in the instructions supplied with the product I found that the left over Crystal Coat mixture can be put in the refrigerator or freezer and reused the next day for applying the second coat. Herb Ladenheim had mentioned do
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4 days ago
Norman Miller
Measure where you want the butt end of the reel seat to be. If the ID of reel seat is slightly smaller you can ream the seat to get a perfect fit. In my opinion, It’s better for the ID to be a little smaller than larger. Norm
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5 days ago
Norman Miller
The topic of refinishing a blank has been covered numerous times on this site. Most people agree that Permagloss is an excellent clear coat that is very light, flexible, hard, durable and will never yellow. I did a search using Permagloss application using all dates, and there is a wealth of information in that search, plus a lot of reading. Norm
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5 days ago
Norman Miller
If I were you I would not coat the blank with any thing. A matte blank with epoxy finished wraps looks just fine. If it’s not broken don’t fix it! Norm
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5 days ago
Norman Miller
Soller Composites for any type of sleeve you want. US Composites for the polyurethane foam Norm
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8 days ago
Norman Miller
I Used to ream the arbors before installing the reel seat, and quickly found they are very prone to splitting when you slide them down the blank to see if they fit. I addition, you are just as prone to ream off center or over ream with the arbor alone as when it’s glued into the seat. I personally find it much easier to center ream with the arbors in the seat. I let the seat slip in my hands whil
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
The only problem with the foam arbors is that they are expensive when compared to dry wall tape. For $10 you can get almost a lifetime supply of dry wall tape, and for the same price foam arbors will do a lot fewer rods. However, the foam arbors work very well, and I like them. Just make sure you glue them in the reel seat before reaming, otherwise they are prone to splitting. They ream very eas
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
Here is his Facebook link, it has his contact info. Norm
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
There are two ways I install reel seats. First, and most preferred by me, is to epoxy foam arbors into the reel seat and when cured ream to fit the blank. I cut the foam arbors into 1” pieces and use three or four per seat depending on the length. The second way, is to use dry wall tape. I use this method when the space to fill is not that large. I tack the dry wall tape to the blank using super
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
You may be able to salvage the reel seat off by heating it with a heat gun or boiling water. The heat may soften the epoxy enough so you can twist the reel seat off. The arbor will act as an insulator and prevent the blank from heating up too much. This has worked quite well for me, if it doesn’t come off easily then the Dremel tool works great, just don’t cut too deep and damage the blank. Again
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12 days ago
Norman Miller
No, as Jim mentioned he was still working on that part of the specs. You have to remember that flipping a heavy weight is not the same as.casting one. The IP of 895 gm puts it into what most would consider to be MH to H power, certainly not having an IP value of over 1000 + grams common with most flipping sticks. The Action angle of 66 indicates it’s what most would consider a moderate to modera
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12 days ago
Norman Miller
Here is Jim ising’s Original post on the blank. Norm
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12 days ago
Norman Miller
Go to your local sporting good stores and see if they have any broken rods. A lot of times they will just give them to you. Or check with a local rod builder, most will have a stash of broken rods and may be willing to find a piece that will fit. Flea markets, Salvation Army, Good will, other types of junk shops, even your fishing friends may have junk rods. Just look around. Can also use an in
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14 days ago
Norman Miller
Choke guide position is not written in stone. Both the 27X and reel up sweep methods are merely suggestions. There is quite a bit of flexibility in setting up a guide train. Do it both ways, static test and then test cast both, then move things around and see which works the best. Everyone knows when a rod casts well. The use of braid allows for a lot flexibility in setting up a guide train. Wh
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15 days ago
Norman Miller
I agree with both Lynn and Russel to try and repair the butt section, if you want to keep it as a fly rod. A break in this portion of the rod is relatively easy to fix without affecting function or feel. Norm
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15 days ago
Norman Miller
Denham, the CPB761HM is very a new Point Blank addition and has not been listed on the Anglers Resource’s website. Contact Jim Ising at Anglers Resource. I think he will be more than happy to fill you in on this blank. I personally own and use several rods built on Point Blank and have made a number of them for other die hard bass fishermen, and we all love them. Even though they are very light
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17 days ago
Norman Miller
It is amazing how much space the shock and ceramic rings take up in these old style guides. Modern guides are a heck of a lot better, no shock rings, much thinner and stronger ceramics that are deep pressed into the frames. In addition the modern guides are also much lighter. Norm
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17 days ago
Norman Miller
Take Jim up on his offer, Point Blanks are phenomenal. The CPB761HM has and Action angle of 66 and an Intrinsic Power of 895 grams. It should be very close to what you are looking for. It is not a broom stick but still has plenty of power with a moderate action. Norm
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17 days ago
Norman Miller
It would be interesting to measure the CCS intrinsic power and Action angle on your shortened fly rod blank. If for nothing else than for comparison purposes, and having the hard data on hand. Norm
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20 days ago
Norman Miller
It’s probably broken. Many times when one tries to over tighten the hood, the the hood that good over the reel foot breaks away from the the threaded collar. If you don’t have a fore grip, it’s fairly easy to replace the hood unit with a new one. Basically, the hood is large enough to pass over most of the guides with the possible exception of the stripper itself. So just remove a guide or two, r
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20 days ago
Norman Miller
I bought the NFC 905-5F, it a very nice blank for $95 but had to wait over 3 months to get it. The best high end fly rod blanks I have used are the CTS blanks, but they cost much more. The MHX native are also very nice as well as the Rainshadow Eternity. If you get the NFC fly rod just be prepared to wait, but is very nice and the price is right. Norm
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21 days ago
Norman Miller
Page 32 of the catalog describes the S guides. Norm
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21 days ago
Norman Miller
The ones with no B or R suffix are the hialoy guides and don’t have a shock ring. I don’t know the difference between TiO and TiOx designations, I assume they both denote titanium oxide rings. The S guides are an old fashion style stamped frame guide. The titanium oxide rings are more brittle than the hialoy (hard aluminum oxide) and use a shock ring to hold them in place. The size of the ring
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21 days ago
Norman Miller
Some of the PacBay S guides come with a plastic shock ring to hold the the titanium oxide ceramic ring in place. B stands for a black shock ring and R stands for a green shock ring. The S guides with a hialoy ceramic insert do not use a shock ring. Norm Ps - They do not come in a size 14.
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21 days ago
Norman Miller
Curtis, if you are not fishing heavy, cover, pads or weeds then you really don’t need an extremely powerful rod. Here are a few rods on which I have CCS intrinsic power numbers. This may give you something for comparison purposes. MHX MB874 - IP = 1047 gm MHX SJ 843 - IP = 900 gm PointBlank 731HXF - IP = 947 gm PointBlank 731MHXF - IP = 813 gm Point Blank 701MH. - IP = 800 gm Rainshado
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24 days ago
Norman Miller
I think St Croix should send you the guide you need. If not try Hydra they do sell Kigan guides. Norm
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26 days ago
Norman Miller
Here’s a picture from Photos section showing the cutter. Norm
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26 days ago
Norman Miller
Did you use medical syringes to measure your epoxy? If so that could be the source of contamination. Most medical syringes are siliconized to prevent any type of sticking. Norm
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30 days ago
Norman Miller
That is a better choice for your heavier tackle. Norm
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