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Norman Miller
If Fuji is still making these guides, then try Jim Ising at Anglers Resource. He may be able to get them for you. Norm
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Yesterday
Norman Miller
That’s a bummer ! I hope they remove it from their site. Seaguide makes a look a like guide, but I don’t know where you can buy it. Could check with Rick Hall, the global sales manager for Seaguide, he is a member here, and I’m sure he would help you. Norm
Forum: rodboard
2 days ago
Norman Miller
I always build on the straightest axis with the tip pointing up. Gravity and the guides with cause the blank to straighten. Not only does this make the rod look better, but also increases the dead lift power of the rod. I just don’t like having the tip veering off to one side or the other, nor having a big bend in the rod if built with the tip pointing down. But that just my opinion. Norm
Forum: rodboard
2 days ago
Norman Miller
A fact that one has to remember is when you use smaller ringed strippers the frame height also decreases. Thus, the chances of line slap increases, because the stripper guide is now closer to the blank. This is especially true when using larger reels, and/or heavier line. One of the main reasons for using high frame guides is to help prevent line slap by controlling line coils coming off the reel
Forum: rodboard
2 days ago
Norman Miller
Pierre, a friend of mine found this by accident, and this site does have the guides you are looking for. Norm
Forum: rodboard
2 days ago
Norman Miller
Some reel seat inserts, like the CFX reel seat insert, have a polyurethane core. So when glued in place you just ream the core to fit the blank. Other inserts don’t contain contain a foam core and thus need to be shimmed or arbored to fit the blank. I have not used the Alps reel seats with the texalium insert, so I have no idea if it has a foam core or not. In either case it’s not be that difficu
Forum: rodboard
2 days ago
Norman Miller
I have not really had any problems with any metallic thread, including ProWrap. I wrap by hand, I move the rod rather than me, and apply tension to the thread rather than the spool. I use metallic thread only for trim and inlays, and like the effect. I know I wrap differently then most rod builders, but that is just me. Norm
Forum: rodboard
4 days ago
Norman Miller
Yes, I have used an A rig and caught as many as 3 at one time, but casting and reeling that thing will wear your butt out. You do need a very stout rod. Norm
Forum: rodboard
4 days ago
Norman Miller
I agree with Micheal, the size 20H based reduction train does give you a little more versatility, especially on longer rods with reels larger than a1000 size. However, if you are using a 1000 size reel, I prefer the 16H based reduction train. Both will work exceptionally well. Norm
Forum: rodboard
5 days ago
Norman Miller
Casting an Alabama rig is like casting a chandelier. Not a lot of fun. Norm
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Norman Miller
I’m into my 4th month, placed the order in Dec. They really aren’t worth the wait, but I’m going to see how long it actually takes. They have the worst customer service I have every dealt with. Norm
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Norman Miller
I certainly agree with Tom, drywall tape or foam arbors. About the only things I use for reel seats any more. The dry wall tape is inexpensive (cheaper than masking tape or foam arbors) very light, and give great adherence with epoxy due to the mesh. Norm
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Norman Miller
They were very nice Blanks. I built a number of them for inshore fishing before they were discontinued. Norm
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Norman Miller
I personally think a fly rod is the easiest rod to build. Guide layout is quite straight forward, Handle is either a half Wells or a full Wells. Reel seat installs easily and goes at the end of the rod. Wraps are short and simple, and the multiple piece rods sections are very easy to wrap even without a rod wrapper. I don’t find anything about a fly rod build to be complex or difficult. If you wa
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Norman Miller
PacBay still makes a single foot ceramic ring Match guide. As Spencer states they have not given up on the classic M guide. Fuji made them for a while but switch over to the tangle free KL’-H series. Still have a couple of the Fuji single ft Hardloy M guides. Norm
Forum: rodboard
8 days ago
Norman Miller
Both of you have your emails hidden. Unhide them by clicking on your name, then control center, then edit email, and then allow your email to be seen by others. Norm
Forum: rodboard
8 days ago
Norman Miller
Both.
Forum: rodboard
8 days ago
Norman Miller
The picture made me realize I do have some old high frame double foot match guides, in various sizes. I have had them for 20 plus years. They might not all be Fuji, but if you want them you can have them. Norm
Forum: rodboard
9 days ago
Norman Miller
I agree with Dennis. Remove the handle and reel seat and put the handle on you like. The handle can be built on a mandrel, shaped, reamed and installed from the rear of the rod with no problems. If you need to shim the handle, I like to use drywall tape to get a snug fit. It is very light and the mesh allows for great adherence. Norm
Forum: rodboard
9 days ago
Norman Miller
The blank will be fine. I rebuilt a rod I dredged up from St Joe Bay, FL. It was fine. Norm
Forum: rodboard
9 days ago
Norman Miller
Micheal, probably posting at the same time. It happens all the time to me. Norm
Forum: rodboard
9 days ago
Norman Miller
Here is a how to article from the library on the Locking wrap. Norm
Forum: rodboard
10 days ago
Norman Miller
It’s a no brainer, use the matching LG. They are made for the KR guides. Norm
Forum: rodboard
12 days ago
Norman Miller
Here is an English version of the Fuji KR concept video showing slow motion video of line coming off both spinning and casting reels. Norm
Forum: rodboard
12 days ago
Norman Miller
You want a good compromise between packability vs functionality. Going too small will hurt functionally, too large will affect packability. I think a size 12M stripper is a good compromise. Norm
Forum: rodboard
12 days ago
Norman Miller
Yep, once I used it I never looked back. The KR concept is extremely versatile and really enhances the performance of almost any rod. Turns a low end blank into a high end rod.. Norm
Forum: rodboard
13 days ago
Norman Miller
Factory rod manufacturers face a dilemma in that they have no control over the size and type of reels and lines the customer will use with their rods. Thus, they are forced to use a guide train that performs well, but probably not optimally, with most reels and lines. The ability to optimize a guide train to the reel and line being used is just another thing that makes a custom rod custom. In my
Forum: rodboard
13 days ago
Norman Miller
The Minima 12M and16M are similar in height to 20V and 16V guides, respectively. Norm
Forum: rodboard
13 days ago
Norman Miller
In the past, I had identical M spinning rods set up with cone of flight, NGC guides Microwave guides, and KR guides. So someone wanting to test cast each could, and then choose the guide train they liked. KR was the predominant choice followed, not so closely, by Microwave and NGC. Distances were similar, with a slight edge going to the KRs. However, the different guide trains gave each rod a
Forum: rodboard
13 days ago
Norman Miller
12M, 6M, and 4M will work, I have tried it before. Have not tried 10, 6, 4. So not sure about that set up. The Minima guides are cheap enough to allow for some experimenting. Norm
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