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Lance Schreckenbach
I am using the RV guides on spiral wrapped rods as the stripper only being a 6 mm. The KW 6 is 8.7 mm tall and the RV 6 is 12.9 mm tall. The taller guide holds the line straighter to the next guide on the side.
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Today
Lance Schreckenbach
Go for it Mo. Just a couple of questions; How long is the rod and what kind of reel are you going to use? Typically the spacing for your running guides will be about the same as on a spinning rod using the concept system (rapid reduction). The main difference will be the stripper guides or the first 3 on the reel side due to the ring size. Don't worry about the guys that are down on the spiral w
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Yesterday
Lance Schreckenbach
I have been building a lot of rods with KW frames and the only ones that I have seen damaged like that were caused from stepping on it, slamming it in a door or catching the ring on something while transporting. The advantage of the RV guide is the height and that is why you are seeing them for those applications.
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Yesterday
Lance Schreckenbach
I have also been doing it for a while but have found that you need to use more single foot ceramic guides than double foot snake guides to get better performance. There is a better feel with the ceramic guides but there is also a jump in cost.
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Yesterday
Lance Schreckenbach
Pawn shops have a lot of old rods and vintage guides. You can usually deal with them and get the rod pretty cheap especially if it is damaged. I have set crystals from a hobby store in dimpled winding checks by supper gluing them into the dimple then coating the whole thing with guide epoxy. The will not come out and it looks great for your wife or daughters rod.
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Yesterday
Lance Schreckenbach
Ernie, If you use tape arbors make sure you get epoxy around the ends on each side of the tape, so water is sealed off from it. In fact you should do it with foam arbors also. When I first started I used round files to ream out the cork, grips etc. but now I use the Batson dream reamers. I use the smallest one and the next size up most of the time mounted on a drill. It sounds like you are using
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Yesterday
Lance Schreckenbach
This round goes to Robert!
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Yesterday
Lance Schreckenbach
I believe the classic is going to be more like the IMX. I got the Gamma Beta LMX in a 4 piece 9' 8 wt and it is the straight up the best fly rod I have ever cast. I did not use conventional snake guide set up but rather single foot ceramic SIC Fuji L guides and a Arowana TT (KG) the stripper guides were KW Torzites. There are no guides on the grip section. The 1st stripper is set very close to t
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13 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Roger is right as always x 2.
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13 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
You can use a shorter butt piece like a 2" and it will give you more exposed blank or you could not use a rear grip, just a fore grip works better for a spinning rod. It will look a little strange until you get used to it but that is what, in my opinion works best for a spinning rod. Put a pretty winding check on the back end of the real seat. Tape it up and see if you can live with it.
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4 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Tom Wewerka Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lance Schreckenbach Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > NFC also Batson makes a few blank models in the > > USA. > > A lot of your resins are made here in the USA > but > > as stated earlier the carbon cloth like Toray > is > > fr
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5 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
NFC also Batson makes a few blank models in the USA. A lot of your resins are made here in the USA but as stated earlier the carbon cloth like Toray is from Japan Companies and may actually be made in China. There are a few carbon and Kevlar type clothes that are made here but am not sure about pre-preg.
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5 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Great comparison Norman. I think the biggest difference that will affect the characteristics / performance of the rods is the taper of the blank near the butt. To me it is the parallel taper (equiradius?) of the PB and the soft tip is going to have a wider range of lures and weights that can be used. Where the NFC is going to flex more toward the butt and have more of a specific use. This reall
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5 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Michael as long as you have a line of site through the guides (bullseye) you can change the guide size to get the correct graduated spacing. It looks like you already figured it out with the 20. Your rod should kill it.
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Nicholas, I do sand at my wrapping station on grips when I am finishing the rod. Usually just to detail sand the grip a little or after using filler. I have an old vacuum cleaner that the roller quit working on, but it still has suction for the hose and attachments. This is a good use for those old vacuums that the roller and belt finally gives out and arn't worth repairing. I clean up everythin
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
roger wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nicholas, > Most folks find that although you may use a power > wrapper for shaping grips, that really the best > idea is to pick up a wood lathe for that purpose. > > > Then, keep your wrapper dedicated to doing wraps > only. > > But, as always, it is your choice. >
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Roger's method without the heat will also works for pulling teeth. LOL We all pretty much agree that applying pressure on the tip top away from the blank while heating it will remove the tip top with the least amount of issues and heat. Whenever you grind on something like the tip top barrel it will create heat due to friction. In the process of cutting into the barrel material a greater amount o
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Sam, It looks like it is a water based water color pigment. So using other water based acrylics like Flexcaot CP is going to smear it or make it wet again. I would makes some marks on an old piece of blank or some other similar material and try brushing over it with the wrapping epoxy to see if it will smear it. If it does then try a spray can of clear enamel coat over the top, let it dry and co
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Michel, I don't know if you are still monitoring this thread, but I recently finished a F903-4-MHX-M Blank. This is a 3 wt 9' 4pc blank made by MHX. It is not an expensive blank. I am using a short taper WF F Scientific Angler 3wt line on it and am consistently casting 60' (18 meters) with little effort using #16 & #18 dry flies. Although it does not have the conventional snake guides, I am
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Just a suggestion; I would bend the rod over my head at fairly good bend that would be just a little over the stress that a fish would put on it to make sure the rod doesn't just snap after all the effort to repair. If it is hardy enough to withstand a stress test then it should be good enough for the repair. I am just saying this because the rod looks a little old or has been abused.
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Very sorry for your loss Jim. This is happening way to often to good people and it looks like way too much in Mobile. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for his family.
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
To me the paste type epoxy work better for grips and reel seats. The original Gorilla glue will totally screw up your rod because it will keep expanding and blow out the ends of the reel seats and grips even after you have cleaned it off. Had to find out the hard way when it first came out.
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6 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I think this is great for finding spine on butt sections of multi piece fly rod blanks but the tip sections almost always have to go on the straightest axis, like John said in the video, otherwise it will look bad and in reality it does not matter because the guides are going to force the blank to bend in a certain direction. Also there are usually a major spine and then 1 or 2 other minor spines
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7 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
If he is not casting, then why a spinning reel? Sounds like a stout offshore casting reel would be better for several reason and one being drag. Off course if he already has the reel, and it sounds like he does, then a rapid reduction guide train would be better suited for the length of rod. something like a 40, 20, 10, and the rest (runners) 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 & 6.5 tt. Move the 40 mm guide cl
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7 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
X3 On casting. Although the CCS is important to the blank the actual finished rod is a combination of guide types, guide placement, reel seat weight and placement and the grip weight and placement. The reel can also change the feel and balance of the rod. I think as far as action goes (this is obvious) slow, fast and anything in between is a personal preference that is important to matching the r
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8 weeks ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Unless you fly fish a lot, I would not bother. Like just about what everyone has said; just get out there and fish with the one you have. Don't take any other rod and your chances go up considerably catching something on it. A different blank is just that and it will have its pros and cons just like the one you have. Use the one you got and then determine what can be improved and build one with t
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I believe the type of fishing is going to dictate the handle length and reel seat placement. A wading rod vs surf rod vs boat rod, etc.. Also the reel is going to effect where the seat should be placed and by default, the balance of the entire rod. The reel is often overlooked regarding weight and balance. Casting style will also have a bearing on the seat placement. A surf rod will typically ha
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
The first rod that I built was a fly rod. It was a 9' Sage RPL 8wt 2 pc blank. The only reason I did it was because I could not afford the same Sage rod that was already built. I guess I saved about 50% from retail building that on the newest fly rod blank that Sage had at the time. Came out real nice and worked well. I was still making surfboards when I did it and it really was not that hard for
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Here are a few rods of mine. The latest one is the first post. I am not selling these online and the only way you would be able to get one is if you know me where I live. I do use components from the sponsors on the left.
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
First this is your rod and you can build it anyway you want, I am just making suggestions and have been making spiral wrapped rods like this for a little over 5 years, with a lot of trial and error. This is how I do them now: The stripper guide (butt guide) should be about 20" to 21" from the face of the reel mounted on the reel seat. On a rod that length (6'6") I would use 8 m
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