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2 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Mike, Here is the original KR concept video that made me rethink everything I was doing with rods. It is not in English but you will get the idea that is conveyed. Basically you are trying to keep the line off the rod because that slows the line down (does not cast as far). You are also trying to keep the line straight by using rapid reduction in the guide ring sizes. Pay attention to the size
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5 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Seth Johnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lance Schreckenbach Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Ed Kramer Wrote: > > > -------------------------------------------------- > > > ----- > > > Lance, What number of single foot runners > have > > > you found to b
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5 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Dag gum yall sur is some edumacated folk op in hear, earegrtless wat som sae. I mostly use anodized aluminum winding checks and I coat them like Michael does the rubber or silicon. Mud Hole is a good source for just about any type of winding check.
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6 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A ten-pound trout or bass will draw "oohs" and > "aahs" nearly everywhere, but a ten pound redfish > or a 30 pound tarpon won't. A 30-foot fly cast in > still air on a river will usually be plenty good > enough for success, but that same cast in an > estuary with a 20 mph wi
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6 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Ed Kramer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lance, I usually place my stripper guide within > easy reach of my free hand. I assume you then > place the running guides based on the normal > stress test. Correct? Ed, No it is not based on the stress test but rather the best placement to get the most distance and control out of the line. I am usi
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7 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I am an old surfer and use a surf wax called Sex Wax that I have used on my surfboards for over 40 years. It is little softer than normal wax. I usually have to ream the cork anyway so there is not a problem with epoxy sticking, at least I have had none.
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7 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Ed Kramer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lance, What number of single foot runners have > you found to be the optimum number for a 9 foot > rod? I have found that 12 guides total work (not including tip top) for 9' rods. Two strippers or one stripper then all running guides Most of the ceramic tip tops are also lighter than the snake style fly ti
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7 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Mark, I believe you are correct about the open end of a snake guide especially the European style tear drop shape. The RECs are more round, and in my opinion make a better snake guide because they do not "pinch" the line like the tear drop. Both can let the line touch the blank but if you have the proper amount of guides keeping the line straight then this is less likely. I to had give
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14 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Thanks, will add to my collection.
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14 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
A bit slower action. A 1/2" broken off the tip is noticeable so 2" or more will be very noticeable. I am thinking new bait rod.
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16 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Looks like it will go good with their Titan series ringlock fly guides. This is my new go to single foot fly guide since Fuji quit making Ti framed L guides.
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25 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
When I fish bait casters they are spiral wrapped. Been doing it this way for a while now and I use topwaters almost exclusively along with jerk baits. The only reason I can see to have a conventional rod is when trolling and the fish have a subtle bite and you need to set the hook as soon as you can detect the smallest amount of movement. You see the tip on top of the rod easier than on bottom.
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Ouch, those big Ti framed spinning guides are pricey. Hey Jim, you think you could do us all a favor and talk to Fuji about making a Ti framed spinning guides with a cheaper ring material?
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
herb canter Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Torzite inner ring diameters are noticeably > thinner than regular SIC but not so much the Slim > SIC and if you're looking for top of the line > either is a great choice . Torzite is slicker and > lighter in weight with added crack > resistance/durability, regular SIC has been known > to be
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Had the same thing with a rod I was building for a guy that wanted what was written on the wallet in Pulp Fiction. Bad MF R. I will never put cuss words on a rod again. A preacher once told me that everything is connected with God and most of the times when something is going wrong or your late to somewhere it because he may be saving you from something terrible if it didn't go wrong. Relax and g
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
X2 Herb L. Make a wrapper yourself and buy a drying motor set up. Boom Your done!
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I will replace any rod piece that fails other than the blank for life of ownership. If the blank is broken it will be currently $100 dollars for rods up to $275 in value and $150 for rods valued at up to $500 and $200 on rods valued at up to $1000. This is totally dependent on the rod guides being intact and available to be used on the replacement rod. No warranty to rods owned or used for comp
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Go with one chain of thought and carry it out to the end. Once completed improve on the concept. It is evolutionary and will change as you make changes. This is the only way to build concepts and sometimes there will be mistakes. Mistakes and failures are opportunities for learning so take advantage of them. Now pass that joint my way...........
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Decal Connection x 5. You can also get a Brother label maker like a PT 700 that uses white on clear P Touch cartridges. You are limited to white or black on clear clear tape. You have to mess around with it a little so the edges don't become visible. You can use any kind of font or take a JPEG image and put it on the label. This is about $80 bucks + the cartridge. There is more expensive label p
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I have never built on a Liberty blank but the other two are outstanding. If it will help I would weight all of them and pick the lightest because they are all pretty much equal except for that (but I am not familiar with the Liberty). If you are going to haul your fish then the Bashido is a bit stronger.
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
They allow the rod to flex more naturally and are lighter than standard plated snakes so there is a different feel. I never use a locking wrap on double footed snake guides and have used REC light on many rods without issues.
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Two shots of whisky, works every time. Also a a fly tying Bodkin (large needle with a handle) helps with the tunnels.
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Thanks Phil. I have been looking for something like this for a while.
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3 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You can have all cork, I look for a tougher > composite cork on the very end as regular cork can > chip. Full EVA, or a mix of cork with EVA end, > they all work well. This is what I do mostly. I just don't like the way foam and cork look together on a fly rod so I use composite corks and they are
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3 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Just about any reel seat will work so in my opinion you want aesthetics and then consider the weight. What looks good, is functional without failure and how much does it weight. On an 8 wt, I like a fighting butt and like many have said what is the purpose of being able to remove it. I used to just use Struble seats because that is what all the nice rods seem to have and they were fairly light an
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3 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Mark, Schedule 20 3.25" Diameter PVC is 5.99 for 10' section at Ace hardware. The butt ends or screw end pieces are around 2.00 to 5.00 so you are looking at about 12 and some change for a rod storage up to 10' lengths. If you paint them add another 4.25 for the spray paint. I have a piece of 8' schedule 40 with cap and screw ends that I carry around in my 9' bed Silverado to deliver fini
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3 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Mark I am with you on the 5' blank I usually don't do anything less than 6'6". I believe the reel placement and handle length is going to absolutely effect the guide and stripper placement. I would guess a shorter handle with the reel set back more toward the butt and a tall guide for a stripper very close the reel. 5' blue water rod with a longer fighting handle / grip in a simple spiral, n
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3 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I use a fresh Popsicle stick when I mix the paste. Put a X on one end of the stick on both sides, take the "X" end and get the part "A" and put in whatever you use to mix it, then clean it off with a paper towel and use the other end for the part "B" just try to get what looks like equal parts. This stuff is very forgiving and I have not had any problems with it get
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3 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
herb canter Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > All of a sudden David reads " It is the straight > up the best fly rod I have ever cast " and says to > himself , " I'm a patient guy i have no problem > waiting " lol . Herb, I have many blanks so it is not an issue waiting for a few more, but to tell you the truth I am always
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3 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Mo, I have found that the longer the rod the better it will cast lighter weights. The distance of the stripper guide (guide closest to the reel) should be 20" to 22" (508 mm to 559 mm) from the level wind face on the reel where it is mounted on the reel seat, depending on the length of the rod. I was building casting rods back in the 1990s with all single foot guides and IMX G Loomis
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