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Norman Miller
Alps or Fuji are both very good guides. I personally like Fuji, but that’s me. The double foot Fuji KW guides would work quite well, and Fuji also makes both KB and KT running guides in a size 6 and they are quite durable. The only difference between the KB and KT guides is the size of the foot, which is longer and wider with the KB guides. The KBs are designed to be used in the mid section (bel
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Today
Norman Miller
Eleven guides on a 7’ Heavy power rod seems like a little over kill to me. Depending on the reel size I would use a double foot 12 stripper if using a higher profile reel or a double ft 10 stripper with a low profile reel. I would follow the stripper chosen with a size 8 or 6 double ft guide, respectively, for the extra strength they provide. The runners could all be single foot guides and shou
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Today
Norman Miller
What do mean not a casting reel seat and wrong hood size? Those reel seats can be used for spinning or casting. Norm
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Yesterday
Norman Miller
Never said it was an add on, I just stated it was a complication that is not needed to understand power and action. Norm
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Yesterday
Norman Miller
Doing a CCS analysis on a blank is really a straight forward and simple process that anybody can successfully do. Basically, the amount of weight it takes to bend the blank 1/3 it’s length defines power, and the angle the blank tip exhibits when bent by this weight defines action. Simple, easy, and understandable. The addition of ERN to the mix, complicates and confuses many, because they look at
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2 days ago
Norman Miller
Thank you Tom. The conversion chart will help. I know the NFC ERN chart used to be in the Library , which allowed one to convert any IP weight used to an ERN value. We have had this discussion several times in the past. I think such discussions are useful to give new members an idea what the CCS data is all about. CCS data is quite useful for comparing blanks. Norm
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2 days ago
Norman Miller
Then tell me, when you personally do a CCS analysis in your shop on a rod blank from a manufacturer that does not give ERN values how do you directly measure ERN? The answer is you don’t! You measure the weight (in cents or grains or grams) required to bend the blank 1/3 it’s total length. This weight is the intrinsic power (IP) of the blank. To get the effective rod number (ERN) you have to conv
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3 days ago
Norman Miller
You have to have a conversion chart or formula to convert IP to ERN or vice versa. The formula was not given in the common cents articles and the conversion chart given only goes up to an IP = 62 cents as being an ERN of 7.9. Thus, it rather difficult for someone to do the conversions from IP to ERN and vice versa. Also changes in IP are not proportional to changes in ERN. For example, the chan
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3 days ago
Norman Miller
Tom, I know what you are saying, but you are not seeing my point. If a manufacturer lists the power of their blanks by ERN (asPoint Blank does) then how does one compare that ERN number to their favorite blank which they personally measured it’s IP in grams. Like ERN , the higher the IP the more powerful the blank, thus IP to IP measurements are a valid way to compare blank power. In my opinion
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3 days ago
Norman Miller
Mike B, ERN didn’t come first it was derived from the measured IP of a blank in grains to reflect a relative fly line weight. I know that the first 30’ of an 8 wgt fly line weighs more than the first 30’ of a 7 wgt fly line, but can you tell me what the difference is in grains, grams or cents? Norm
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3 days ago
Norman Miller
It’s useless for people like David and others who are measuring IP in grams or cents for their blanks and would like to know how these numbers compare to IPs of other blanks. For example, when given an ERN of 25.1 how does one compare this number to an IP value measured in grams or cents? Unless he has a conversion chart or a conversion program he has no ides that an ERN of 25.1 is equal to 764.0
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3 days ago
Norman Miller
David, unhide your email or email me. I have the conversion charts that you might be interested in having. There use to an NFC IP to ERN conversion chart in the library but it’s no longer there. NFC at one time published the CCS numbers for all their blanks but they no longer have it available, although this data has been archived it is hard to find. Norm PS - I agree ERN is a useless number u
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4 days ago
Norman Miller
Trash it and get ThreadMaster or Hitena. They both seem to yellow less than other finishes I have tried, and cure in a reasonable amount of time. They also seem to me to have less problems with crystallization. As soon as it comes back into stock, I want to try the Gen4 epoxy, which sounds quite nice and worth a try. Norm
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4 days ago
Norman Miller
Many of us here are veterans and do appreciate the heart felt thank you. Norm
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4 days ago
Norman Miller
I use the Flex Coat brushes and reuse them. Been using the same brushes for years. I have a 12 oz empty soda bottle with a small amount brush cleaner in it. When I’m finished applying epoxy, I remove the excess epoxy from the the brush with a paper towel, and put the brush in the bottle and cap it. When the bottle gets full of brushes, I remove them dry them off and store to reuse. The handle of
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5 days ago
Norman Miller
David, it is in the Simplified Common Cents System. Here is the quote from that article in the helpful hints section. “In order to provide relative results for your own work and to help ensure that your measurements will be relative to those of others, it is recommended that your forward support be no further along the blank than about 10% of its total length. For a 9 foot fly rod this would equ
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5 days ago
Norman Miller
Basically, the Intrinsic power (IP) of a blank is the weight required to bend the blank 1/3 of it’s total length from the horizontal when supported at a point equal to 10% of the blank’s length. The Action angle is the angle of the blank tip when the blank is deflected 1/3 if it’s length. ERN is a conversion of the IP that takes into account the weight in grains of various fly line weights, and
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5 days ago
Norman Miller
Try these. Norm
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6 days ago
Norman Miller
I just start the trim wrap, make as many turns as I want and add a half turn. For example, if I want a 4 turn trim wrap I make 4 1/2 wraps . I then bring in the main wrap thread in between the the trim wrap and the trim thread, make a turn to catch both the trim thread and the main wrap thread. I put my left thump over the cross over point and then cut the trim thread. Make a few more turns wi
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7 days ago
Norman Miller
Here’s the thread. Norm
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8 days ago
Norman Miller
Agreed, the 6L seems just too short to use as the third reduction guide. Nicolas is spot on with the 6M, this would allow for the use of larger size 6 or 5.5 runners, if desired. You could also use a 7M as the third reduction guide, and the 6L could be used as the choke guide, this would allow for the use of the larger size 6 or 5.5 runners for a conventional build. For a micro build I would cer
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
It looks like you could use PB73ML, or PB70LXF, or PB70MLF. All would work well. The ML rods are more powerful than most other blanks labeled as dropshop blanks from other companies. Norm
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
Back when that rod was made, they used very large and very few guides. There was no such thing as braided line or even high quality mono. Today the trend is using more guides which are smaller, and lighter, to spread out the forces generated while casting or fighting a big fish. With a 3500 or 4500 reel, you could certainly go to a KR concept if using braid or relatively light mono, but a KR co
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
I assume you want to use size 6 or 5.5 runners. If so it may work fine. Could also use 20H,10H, 7M, and 6L as your choke. If you are planning on using 5.5 or smaller runners then use the KL5.5 M as the third runner. If you look at the reduction guide placement, for conventional vs micro they are basically identical. I think the problem you are having is that the 6L is a little on the short size f
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
You did a good job stripping it down. How long is this rod, and what size reel will be used? I was under the impression that it was a surf rod when you stated it originally had a size 50 stripper, Hence my guide recommendation. The rod does not look all that long, but it could just be perception. Norm
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9 days ago
Norman Miller
The KR GPS gives you a good starting point, it’s measurements are not locked in stone. There is a lot of flexibility in putting a guide train together. Not sure what information you put into the KR GPS, but I have not seen this particular reduction train show up before. The 6L is shorter than the 5.5M which is used in most of my reduction trains. I have used a 6L before but as a choke guide on a
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11 days ago
Norman Miller
A more modern guide layout would better spread out the forces involved with casting and landing fish For a KW layout could use KW30, KW25, KW20, KW12, to your KW runners. For a KW/KL hybrid layout you could use KW30, KL20, KL12 to KT runners. The KL20 is higher than the KW20 and fits well with the KW30. The KW/KL reduction train would be lighter. Just depends on what you want. Norm
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13 days ago
Norman Miller
The RV25H to RV16H to KW10M makes sense to me based on height. RV20H , RV16H, KW12M does not make sense to me based on height. If using the RV20H, I might think about using RV20H, KW12M, KW10M. With a large reel and heavy braid I think the RV25H reduction train might be a better choice. On a 7’ rod the reduction train will be short, maybe about 20 to 22” total with the stripper at least 22
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13 days ago
Norman Miller
I don’t build rods for tuna jigging, so I don’t really know what guides are the best for such a rod. With that said, the RV16H is a KR spinning guide and might be a little too tall, which is the reason I suggested the possible use of the LRV guides which are designed for conventional rods. Still have the same look but a lower profile and if you want you could use them as a stripper and running gu
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13 days ago
Norman Miller
I mount the VSS seat down locking, with the no thread hood facing forward toward the tip. I do this because in the up locking position I find that the hood loosens way too much for my liking. I glue the seat in place, and after cured I then screw on the hood. Done this way you will never accidentally glue the hood to the seat or the blank. So if you replace the seat or on your next build try it
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