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David Baylor
I'm working under an assumption here, and we all know the old saying about making assumptions .......... My assumption is that your description of this rod being "new old stock" has lead the members of this site to believe that there is no warranty either from the manufacturer or the seller, on this rod. I only assume this because I find it hard to believe that any of them would fin
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10 days ago
David Baylor
Certainly there are casting reels that with the right rod, and in the right person's hands, can cast the extremely light weights like those mentioned above, but there is little doubt in my mind that it takes a very specific set of conditions to do so. Everyone familiar with casting reels knows what causes a backlash. The line forward of the reel's line guide slows to below that of the line being
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15 days ago
David Baylor
While I agree with most but not all of what has been posted thus far, as I see it, the major difference between spinning and casting reels (from a dedicated bass fisherman's perspective) is in bringing a fish to the boat. In open water the difference is much less pronounced, but in and around cover, the difference is glaring. A casting reel is a winch mounted on a fishing rod. When you are fighti
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26 days ago
David Baylor
Ahhh ... so you were measuring the guides you had on hand. I was gonna say, the guide height chart on the Angler's Resource page shows an RV6 with a height of 12.9 mm and the BLNAG 6 with a height of 8.5 mm. That's a pretty substantial difference.
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5 weeks ago
David Baylor
Guide finish is way too heavy. Perma Gloss or a similar product would be the way to go. Use the search function and put in something like "refinishing a rod blank" and you will get a lot of information of how to do it. Be sure to set the search to " all dates"
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5 weeks ago
David Baylor
Steve and Thomas, I respect and value your opinions. Just to be clear .... I'm not saying you can't fish a drop shot on a casting rod. Of course you can. But if you're using an 1/8 oz weight on a drop shot in river current and you have a spinning rod and a casting rod rigged with identical baits and weights, and since we build our own rods, built on identical blanks, which are you going to reach
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6 weeks ago
David Baylor
A casting rod would be a very poor choice for a drop shot with the size weights being mentioned. Especially in current. There are certainly casting reels that can handle the kind of weights being mentioned, but in current and with a drop shot rig in general, you want line to play out easily. Sure you can strip line and feed line off the reel, but I can tell you from experience that doing so gets
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6 weeks ago
David Baylor
Larry, what you wrote makes perfect sense and is exactly what I was talking about in my first post to this thread when I said that you can definitely turn the tenon afterwards, if you want. I actually experimented doing with a stock CFX grip that I had over reamed. It was more or less like peeling a finished guide wrap off. Not that hard at all. As long as you're patient peeling it off it sho
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6 weeks ago
David Baylor
Larry, this video and help from one of the members here, Phil Erickson are what I used as the basis for laying up the grip I made. It's a great video from a former sponsor. It's long but informative. I really enjoyed making the grip I made. I'll probably do another one some time in the future. I have an idea for a spinning rod grip that may be pretty cool. lol be a good idea if I posted
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6 weeks ago
David Baylor
Thanks for the nice compliment Larry, and I'm glad you were able to make sense out of what I wrote. I wasn't sure lol. I will say that I did one thing extra that the Mud Hole video doesn't show or do. After I turned my grip down, I top coated the foam core with some of the lay up epoxy and let it dry. After it dried I gave it a light sanding to knock down a couple of waves that I had in the surf
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6 weeks ago
David Baylor
I've only made one grip so I am by no means an expert, but the one grip I did make turned out pretty darned good if I do say so myself. Personally I turned the tenon (s) while I was turning the grip, but you can definitely turn it afterwards if you want. I did not have the carbon fiber cover the tenon in that it was actually epoxied to the tenon. What I did was pull and cinch the sleeve ove
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7 weeks ago
David Baylor
The Immortal blanks are awesome blanks, (I'm not familiar with the other blanks Norman mentioned) but .... and this is just my opinion, but if it's going to a dedicated frog rod meaning strictly a rod used for topwater baits, there really is no need for a blank with the type of sensitivity that the Immortal provides Were it me I'd go with the Revelation REVC72H that Mr Taylor suggested.
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8 weeks ago
David Baylor
I hate to even say it because it's not something that people commonly have, but if you happen to have one ... a power miter box is going to give you the cleanest, straightest and most precise cut. The thing that I have found to be most important in getting a nice square cut through the entire thickness of the piece, is that your cutting implement needs to be rigid. I haven't tried size D thre
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8 weeks ago
David Baylor
I don't know if it means anything, and it just may, but I just pulled up Utmost's web site, and they no longer list Quckline blanks of any kind. It may be yet another awesome blank that has fallen by the wayside. First Eternity, now perhaps Quickline ...... what a shame
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8 weeks ago
David Baylor
I have the same wrapper. I've never put enough pressure on the blank while drying to have the motor reverse directions, but it will reverse directions if I turn it on and off using the switch. I actually think it reversing itself comes in handy. I can control which direction I want it to turn. If I want it to rotate the same way. But yeah, they will reverse directions. I've just never had it
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2 months ago
David Baylor
Fine job Mr KcKamey ......... on second thought, fine job isn't appropriate........ but the word outstanding is ..... OUTSTANDING !!! . Can't get any better than that Chris.
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2 months ago
David Baylor
Michael, agreed, but that isn't the problem the OP is having. He's not trying to identify a mystery blank .... he's giving or gave a potential customer IP numbers without correlating them to something the potential customer, or even the OP himself, is familiar with. That's like speaking a foreign language that you can't speak, to someone who even if you were speaking it properly, wouldn't underst
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2 months ago
David Baylor
I guess I just don't see the dilemma you're having. Every bare blank I have ever purchased has the listed lure weight range, as well as the named power that was given to it by the manufacturer. Why wouldn't you just tell the customer what the rod blank manufacturer calls it? If the potential customer questions you, it would be just as simple to have a list of lure weight ranges and the named
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2 months ago
David Baylor
There is a formula to determine lure weight ranges in the Common Cents info in the left hand column. But in order to use it, you must go through the process of actually using and counting pennies. It is located on page 8 of part 1, The Common Cents System. It's not in the text of the article, it's in a box of its own. You may find it to be surprisingly accurate for some blanks or rods, and not ac
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2 months ago
David Baylor
There's really no guess work with the KR concept either. Go to the Angler's Resource page, click on the KR GPS link, but in the pertinent information and it spits out the size guides and the distances at which they are placed from each other. Running guides just like any other set up, are placed using static load. It couldn't be more simple. I use fluorocarbon as the main line on my spinning gea
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2 months ago
David Baylor
James, thank you very much for the reply, I truly appreciate it. Lighter in the tip is good, and very close in sensitivity isn't a bad thing either. I find the Immortals I've built on to be very sensitive. I'm kind of a power hog, so a little less powerful than the Immortals ...... ehhh lol I just glued up the rear grip and reel seat on an Eternity ETES 610MXF blank that I am building. Wonder
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2 months ago
David Baylor
Yes Robert, compliments are definitely good. I didn't name the supplier or manufacturer in my initial posts because as I said then, the wiggle wasn't severe. I am pretty picky when it comes to that kind of stuff and I was thinking I may have been being too picky. Be that as it may ..... I am happy to report that when I got home from work on Friday the 28th, my replacement blank was leaning agains
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2 months ago
David Baylor
Not much info on the page for the new line of Testament blanks. Interestingly they are more or less the same weight as the same spec blank in the Immortal line up. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but ......... James, I'm assuming you've handled some of the Testament blanks, can you give your impressions on how they compare to the Immortal? Even if they are the pretty much the same as an Im
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2 months ago
David Baylor
Alcohol changes the color, but it doesn't replicate the transparency factor that finish adds.
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2 months ago
David Baylor
I understand and agree that a lighter guide train lets the blank perform more efficiently than a heavier guide train does, and that, that may be some of the reason micro guide rods cast better than rods with fewer but heavier larger sized guides. But it's not just because the guides are lighter. Like Michael I believe it's because the line is controlled better. If it weren't because of better
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2 months ago
David Baylor
Just an update ..... as mentioned I contacted the supplier and they told me that all warranty claims go through the manufacturer. Not really unexpected. So after dilly dallying for a few days (more like a little more than a week lol) I contacted the manufacturer. They are shipping me a new blank. The man I talked to said it would be going out that day. The only questions they asked me was what my
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2 months ago
David Baylor
I haven't built a lot of spinning rods, only 4 thus far, but I have used a lot of spinning rods over the years. All of the spinning rods I've used prior to building my own rods used guide train layouts other than a KR concept guide train. The 4 spinning rods I've built were all built using KR concept guide trains based on the numbers that the KR GPS software recommended, and every one of those ro
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2 months ago
David Baylor
The KR GPS software recommends guide sizes based on information you supply. It's recommending the 20 because of a combination of three things, reel size, line size, and line type. If you put in a 3000 series reel, the GPS is suggesting a 20 over a 16 because of the diameter of the reel's spool. If you put in a heavier line, say 10 - 14# mono, the software is suggesting a 20 over a 16 because of t
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2 months ago
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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2 months ago
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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