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David Baylor
Not on the topic of the original post, but some information regarding the weights of casting guides with Torzite rings versus the same size guides with SIC rings. Frames for each ring type are titanium. The guides with the SIC rings are the black titanium finish T2s KW 10 w / Torzite ring .647 grams price $20.39 KW 10 x / SIC ring . 690 grams price $
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2 days ago
David Baylor
Fuji KL-H 20, Fazlite ring, $4.19 Fuji KL-H 20, Alconite ring, $5.45 Fuji KL-H 20. Torzite ring, $43.45 You can get a complete KR spinning rod guide train, 10 guides + tip top, with either Fazlite or Alconite rings for basically 3/4 of the price of a KL-H 20 guide with a Torzite ring. Granted that same entire guide train with Torzite rings is going to weigh about the same as a KL-H 20
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6 days ago
David Baylor
Spencer, perhaps and I would say that it's more than likely, that the NFC guide spacing tables are based on specific guide types and sizes. It seems to me that what you're saying is that the spacing in those tables will work regardless of type and size? I'm using a KW 10 as the butt guide, and a KW 5.5 as the guide next to the butt guide, with the rest of the guides being KBs (3 of them) and K
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7 days ago
David Baylor
If one type of guide is taller from the bottom of the inside of the ring than a different type of guide, the spacing will change. Unless of course you don't care what your line path looks like, or if the line touches the blank. As far as what I could find of NFC guide spacing charts. If it's the guide spacing table linked on their web site, that things a joke.
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8 days ago
David Baylor
You don't actually need winding checks anywhere on a rod that I am aware of. It's a trim piece used to, in some instances, add color to areas of the rod, and in other instances, to make the build more finished looking. The only thing you really need to do is make sure that water can't and won't get into the reel seat, by at least filling the ends of the reel seat with epoxy glue.
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8 days ago
David Baylor
A golf club has a fixed head used to strike a ball. The angle of the face of the club head can change due to rotational forces that may occur as the shaft unloads On a fishing rod, the only thing fixed to the blank are the components on the rod. The line connected to the lure being cast isn't fixed, and it's flexible. That flexibility is going to eat up any energy that may be transferred to t
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9 days ago
David Baylor
You're right ..... guide spacing can make a difference because of how the blank bends. Guide type and size will affect spacing as well That's why placing the butt guide, then using the 2 line static load method, is the best way of placing your other guides.
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9 days ago
David Baylor
Looks good Al. Everything looks like they mate perfectly, and nice job on the finish on he guide wraps. Nice clean lines. Bet it's going to fish great !!! On a related topic ..... I have never seen line that color.
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9 days ago
David Baylor
Building it as a casting rod? A spinning rod? What size are the guides? How many of them are double foot? How many of them are single foot? If the blank you're talking about is the MB 725 C6O2., I have two of those right now, and based on how they flex, my guess is you're going to need at least one, if not two more than what you already have. Easiest answer is to set the spacing yourself. If
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10 days ago
David Baylor
Bruce, all I can say is that I suggest you take a flash light and look down inside the seat. While the casting seat doesn't open up past the thread barrel to the extent the spinning version does, it still opens up. I think once you look down inside the grip with a flash light, you'll see that you really only have about 1 3/4" of solid glueable surface. Not saying you should or shouldn't
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11 days ago
David Baylor
Yeah, not much information on the website as far as the XO Skeleton grip / reel seats are concerned. Both the casting a spinning versions are a size 16 reel seat. If you don't care for the lock nut / hood combination that comes with it, and I personally don't, you can use the lock nut / hood assembly from other manufacturers as long as the lock nut / hood assembly uses a single locating tab that
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12 days ago
David Baylor
Marcus, you're more than welcome. Glad I could help!
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13 days ago
David Baylor
Poly won't go translucent? I did not know that. I'm going to have to look at the Fuji Poly thread more closely.
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13 days ago
David Baylor
Fuji AG1C World Hot Melt Glue Red Enter that line into the search bar on that place that has the smile face on their delivery trucks. $1.84 per tube.
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13 days ago
David Baylor
While not being Fuji thread, or silk, Pro Wrap 819 Ghost Grey might be a color you want to consider. This is a picture of it raw, and with just finish on it. While I haven't actually wrapped a guide with it yet, as with most lighter colored threads with no CP and just finish on them, I'm fairly certain that you'll be able to see the guide feet through it, once just finish is applied.
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15 days ago
David Baylor
I use a coping saw with a fine tooth blade to do the cutting. Or you could use a hack saw. As far as making sure the cut is square, I use an old locking nut / hood combination and install it on the seat, lining up the end with where I want to cut it, and just go to cutting. To check to see if I need to true it up, I just back off the locking nut and see how its' edge compares with the end of
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15 days ago
David Baylor
I've only built a few cork grips, but I used rubberized cork discs on the butt of the grip. So not butt cap that would slide onto a tenon, but it did have make the end of the grip, rubberized cork. I build grips on a mandrel, and then do as Tom spoke of and bored the center out to a dimension very close to the diameter of the blank they were going on. As Tom said, keeping the bore centered wh
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15 days ago
David Baylor
I just measured the ID of both ends of a 13.5 mm MVT casting reel seat. 13.46 mm between the ribs in the thread barrel. 13.52 mm for the ID of the woven graphite insert at the rear of the seat.
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15 days ago
David Baylor
Norman, thank you for the additional response. I definitely appreciate it. There are times when I tell myself I'm over thinking things, but I usually tell myself that I'm just making sure I cover all the bases. I have a feeling you're right when you say you doubt anything bad will happen if I don't use a locking wrap. I'm very cognizant of guide position when putting and getting my rods out of my
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16 days ago
David Baylor
Spencer, but the ridges are peaks that will show wear more readily than a flat surface. My concern is, was born out of a possible color change due to wear. But now that I think of it, I've scraped the surface of sanded blanks removing finish from them when changing wrap thread color, and can't really see a color change as a result, so ..... Thomas, thank you for your response. It is much appre
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16 days ago
David Baylor
Norman, thank you for the response. Much appreciated. And good to see what you're saying. I too treat my rods pretty well. Really my only concern for how well the finish wears, is born out of sliding the rods in and out of the rod tubes in the rod locker on my boat. Other than that they're either in my hand, or laying on the carpeted deck of my boat.
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16 days ago
David Baylor
Cleaning them is as others have mentioned, soap and water, etc ..... as far as the shine that will develop on them over time, about the only way to get rid of that, is sanding. I have 2 Shimano Speed Master Fighting rods that have EVA grips on them that are 30 + years old. To be honest I had neglected trying to keep them look like brand new, so it took some pretty aggressive sanding to get
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16 days ago
David Baylor
The Alps MVT reel seat is my favorite casting reel seat. Based on my experience with them, the insert at the back that Norman mentioned, is a sized ID as well. I know when I've had to ream them to fit, the reamer is reaming the inside of the insert as well as the ribs in the thread tube.
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16 days ago
David Baylor
Spencer, thank you for the response. Much appreciated .... and that's good to hear. After posting this thread I decided to do a wear test on one of the blanks on an area that will be hidden by the grip. I should have done that before posting this thread, because I burnished the surface with an 1/8" round steel rod, using more pressure of that type than the rod will ever see in its' life tim
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17 days ago
David Baylor
I just received two MB 725 C6O2 X ray blanks. Their finish doesn't seem to be, at least to me, as textured as the original X ray blank finish is. Any time I've purchased an X ray blank with the original finish, I've sanded them smooth. I didn't care much for the feeling of them, and I had concerns as to whether packing guide wraps would be difficult to do because of the amount of thread tension I
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18 days ago
David Baylor
I got two MB 725 C6O2 blanks in yesterday, and took some CCS numbers for them MB 725 X-ray C6O2 IP 712 grams AA 75.3 MB 725 X-ray C6O2 IP 699 grams AA 75.6
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20 days ago
David Baylor
About the only thing that's going to help with dealing with the rod flex is getting your rod supports closer together. Of course that's going to make working between them difficult, but that's kind of just something you have to deal with when working with very flexible tips. I've thought about making some kind of vertical stand that you could attach to your wrapper base that would support the
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25 days ago
David Baylor
Les, in the opening post of this thread I mentioned what you're asking whether I tried running a line from the reel through the 4 guides and seeing where it intersects the rod blank as a position to place the next guide in line. I did, and where the line intersected the rod blank was 4.25" further down the blank from the 6L. I only have the 4 guides positioned on the rod right now, so I have
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26 days ago
David Baylor
Personally, I use the definition from the glossary of what the choke guide is. There is another thread that hasn't had a post to it in a while, where it was said the choke guide is only the choke guide, if it's the smallest guide on the rod. That the choke guide by the definition in the glossary, should be the smallest guide on the rod. I don't personally buy that. To me it doesn't matter if the
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26 days ago
David Baylor
Norman, thank you for the response, It is greatly appreciated. And you are absolutely right about my mess up with the length of the RT using the chart in the link Michael Tarr provided. I added in another spacing number.. I can't believe I didn't catch that. 4 guides only have 3 spaces between them. Duh me on that one for sure.. I went ahead and switched to the 6M , 5.5L guides and used the s
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