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Yesterday
David Baylor
Hi Ben, my disagreement was strictly limited to the number of guides and their effect on the rod's sensitivity. Otherwise I completely agree with what you're saying. I'll gladly add a guide or two more than what I could get away with, because I believe it results in a rod that fishes more to my liking.
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Yesterday
David Baylor
Interesting thread ...... my experience with fly fishing is extremely limited. It took place years ago when my dad and I would go after spawning blue gills. As such I really have no clue what makes a good fly rod. I just want to address something Ben wrote in a recent post to this thread. I completely agree that when it comes to fighting fish, a rod with more well placed guides transfers the
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7 days ago
David Baylor
I use U40 quick bond for gluing up reel seat inserts, and regular U40 rod bond for gluing grips and reel seats to the blank itself. Aside from maybe using too much epoxy, you may be using too much alcohol for your cleaning. Whenever I have really soaked my cleaning cloths I have had the leaching problem that you described. I attributed it to the alcohol getting into the cracks and thinning the ro
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7 days ago
David Baylor
I've only built one carbon fiber skinned grip so I may be off here, but it seemed like the laminating epoxy when dry, was harder than thread epoxy. I had a dish of unused laminating epoxy on my work table along side a dish of unused LS Supreme and pressed my thumb nail into them, (both had been there for more than 24 hours) and the laminating epoxy felt harder. The laminating epoxy was the stu
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8 days ago
David Baylor
I would think any material that has zero, or near zero stretch would make it difficult to secure the guide to the blank adequately. Seems like a recipe for failure to me. As far as different ways to secure your wraps, as the thread that Herb referenced pretty much concluded, there aren't many ways easier than pulling the tag end back under the wrap.
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8 days ago
David Baylor
I used the epoxy that came in the CFX handle kit that I used to make a grip It took some time and some calculating to get dimensions right, but it was a lot of fun. Below is a link to a photo of the grip I made. It looks like a stock CFX grip but it's 9 1/2" long versus the 10" long one that they offer. Here is a link to a pic of the grip that I top coated with epoxy and then
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9 days ago
David Baylor
When you make carbon fiber skinned grip, you coat the grip with epoxy and slide the carbon fiber sleeve over it. You then work the sleeve by hand making sure the epoxy has thoroughly saturated (wetted out) the carbon fiber, then you let it dry. In Tom's video the grip he is coating has been coated with another coat of epoxy to make the grip smooth. That second coat of epoxy is kind of like when y
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10 days ago
David Baylor
I just e mailed the supplier. I figure I'd see what they say first. Either way, I'm not happy with the blank I have. I may be being too picky because as I said. the turn or wiggle in the blank is not severe, But it's there. This is an no expense spared gonna build one sweet rod on one sweet blank kind of build. I'm quite certain the situation will be rectified to my satisfaction. The supplier
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11 days ago
David Baylor
I'm faced with a bit of a conundrum so I am going to ask a question and see if there is any kind of a consensus among the fine folks of the site. You receive a new blank, you sight down the blank to check how straight it is, understanding that not all rod blanks are straight. You're one that builds on the blank's straightest axis so dealing with a blank that has a slight curve to it is of lit
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14 days ago
David Baylor
Lynn is exactly right, that hard ridge needs to be opened up or as he says, it will be very easy to over ream the foam in the grip. To be sure that the drill bit doesn't screw itself in I take masking tape and wrap it around the bit just a little past where the tip transitions to the flutes on the bit. I usually go about a 1/16" past the tip. I make sure to wrap about an 1/8" thick wort
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14 days ago
David Baylor
Don't you hate when you reread your post the next day and see that you had a major omission in it? lol What I meant to say was, I am going to be "happier than a pig in slop" with my ETES610MXF :o)
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14 days ago
David Baylor
James, thank you for the directed reply, I am very happy to hear that the new series is going to have a smooth finish. As far as me being happy with my Eternity blank, I have no doubt that I will be anything less than ecstatic with it. I have loved every Rainshadow blank I have built on. They're number one in my book.
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15 days ago
David Baylor
lol that was great !!!
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15 days ago
David Baylor
I e mailed Get Bit about my back ordered ETES610MXF. I am extremely happy to report that they have gotten said blank back in stock, and it should be going out "in the next day or two". I have wanted to build on this blank since I was a rod building infant. Can't wait !!! This is going to be a very special build because it will be on what is, from all accounts, a very special blank. Seem
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16 days ago
David Baylor
Couldn't you just paint the tip white?
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16 days ago
David Baylor
Say what? .... I didn't get that E mail. I am waiting on an Eternity blank I ordered from Get Bit..... it was back ordered. I got the components I ordered from them but they sent me the wrong insert for the reel seat I ordered. I wrote them an e mail regarding the mix up and asked them when they expected to have the blank back in stock. They told me they expected them this past Thursday or Friday
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20 days ago
David Baylor
Michael, my post wasn't to say I totally agree with everything in Chris' post, but I agree with the majority of it. For instance, Chris stated you can pull pretty much any rod out of the box that will handle the kind of weights mentioned, and be successful with it I don't agree with that, but if you read Chris's second paragraph, it doesn't seem like he does either. Like him I don't throw th
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20 days ago
David Baylor
IMO Chris hit it out of the ball park with his post. Really no need to add anything further on my part.
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23 days ago
David Baylor
Brian, I'm curious if you have gone out and fished any bottom contact baits with this rod? Meaning a jig, a tube jig, or a Texas rigged soft plastic? The reason I ask is, (and I have been following this thread from its inception) ...... my feelings are that the bait's you mentioned using thus far, really aren't baits I would use to judge a rod's sensitivity. Unless you are trying to feel a f
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25 days ago
David Baylor
Herb, I agree as far as the comfort of a grip being different for different people. I've done the carbon fiber grip thing purely for the cool factor, They look cool. Personally, unless it's a fore grip, I'm not one that puts a lot of stock in a grips ability to transmit vibrations. Actually I could care less how much vibration a grip transmits. I don't hold the grip when I am working a bait, and
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25 days ago
David Baylor
I have no experience with that blank, or red fish, but I do have experience losing fish lol It's hard to say what could be going on. Could be dull hooks. Could be the bait wading up around the hook and blocking some of the gap. Could be the fish is really chomping down on the bait and you aren't getting a lot of hook movement. It's really tough to tell. Some times losing fish comes down to i
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26 days ago
David Baylor
I completely agree with Tom, water alone does not make a top coated smooth to the touch glass like finished carbon fiber grip, slippery. An oily substance makes it a completely different matter. Water and an oily substance and you might want to tie a string to your rod so if you drop it in the water, you'll be able to get your rod and your expensive reel back. Question? If your hands are dry a
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26 days ago
David Baylor
Without trying to open a subject that is often discussed on this web site, I'll just say that weight, if it has a purpose, is not a bad thing. Where the weight is located determines how detrimental it is to a rod's performance.
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27 days ago
David Baylor
Seth, I don't think you're over thinking it at all. I think you're on the right track in questioning the whys and what ifs of building fishing rods. With that said, for me, the thing I'm looking at when determining the placement of the butt guide on a casting rod, is the angle of the line as it enters the butt guide. I want the angle of the line between the reel's line guide and the inside of the
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29 days ago
David Baylor
Thanks to this thread I just pulled the trigger on an Eternity ETES610MXF, and the components to build it, from Get Bit. I've been wanting to build on this blank ever since I started building rods. The thing that was stopping me then was the blue color it used to be. When they went to the natural graphite finish, it was just a matter of time. I'm building it with Fuji T2 guides, using the KR c
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4 weeks ago
David Baylor
I love this thread. It gives me ideas about which blanks I may want to build on in the future. I don't really know how much I can contribute to this thread though. I haven't been building long, and I only build for myself, so I don't have a lot to fall back on as far as comparing one blank, to another. With that said, other than my first two builds, I've tried to build on some of the higher e
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4 weeks ago
David Baylor
Count me in with those that love them. Holds great, and when you have everything lined up properly (rod stand height to chuck height) absolutely zero wobble. It is sweet !!!
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6 weeks ago
David Baylor
Jason, the NFC approved rod builder that you contacted is absolutely correct ..... the Delta and X ray blanks don't need to be sanded. But they can be sanded if you want to do so. For me personally, sanding the X ray blanks was a personal need. I had thoughts of sanding them before I even held one in my hand. Once I had one in hand, I knew deep down in my primal being that I wasn't going to be ab
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6 weeks ago
David Baylor
Norman, when I posted my opinion on power loss in this thread, the thread you mentioned was exactly what I was thinking about. I just checked that thread and we had a 16 gram difference in IP numbers. That's not losing much power at all. Sam, as Norman mentioned, try sanding some of the blank yourself. When I was deciding whether to sand my blanks or not, I sanded the area that would be hidde
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7 weeks ago
David Baylor
I lightly sanded both of the MB 736 X ray blanks that I got. And when I say lightly, I mean you can still see evidence of where some of the ridges were on the blanks. As far as sanding the blanks causing a noticeable loss in power goes ......I played with the blanks quite extensively before sanding them. Any power that may have been lost by doing the amount of sanding that I did, certainly wasn't
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