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6 weeks ago
Michael Friddle
Do you happen to have a blueprint for the AXGC70M?
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6 weeks ago
Michael Friddle
I want to build a 30# billfish dink rod. What blank do you suggest?
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3 months ago
Michael Friddle
What would be the result of putting finish on to early?
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4 months ago
Michael Friddle
I would like to say thank you for taking time and speaking with me this past weekend at the show. You seemed genuinely interested in helping me with my blank decisions.
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4 months ago
Michael Friddle
I have some 30lb class rods I would like to install roller tips on. I see Aftco offers a regular and large in their Standard roller tip. I want to be able to wind on a Spro swivel through the guides and wonder if the regular size is large enough?
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12 years ago
Michael Friddle
I forgot about those. That's the way to go. Thanks!!
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12 years ago
Michael Friddle
I'm going to be fighting these fish from a center console boat and from the rod holder (no chair). So I was thinking that a swivel tip may be better that the standard roller tip since I can't move the rod with the fish. What do you guys think?
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12 years ago
Michael Friddle
Who has good prices on these? I need two. Thanks for your help!
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
I am not a fly fisherman but would love to have one on the boat at times when the albacore and small dolphin are around in schools. I know that we are talking about two different beasts here and if you could suggest a rod for both that would be great. I don't want to break the bank on these blanks since I will probably only use them maybe twice a year. Thanks for your help!!
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
Tom, did the pictures turn out ok?
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
Larry did you get my message?
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
That day sounds good to me Larry. I would love to come by and see your shop. I started to call you the other day about turning a handle for me, but I made due with a drill and a piece of threaded rod.
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
Ok, from what I have gathered we all know that we live in the "United States Of The Offended" and can't change that. All things said about this, good or bad, have been good points. I am new here and have not been able to feel out most of the rod maker veterans that I first thought would partake in this events attitudes but it seems they have expressed there feelings already. So what ab
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
Just a thought.
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
For some reason yesterday as I was building a rod I thought how It might be fun for Tom to organize a "Rod Build Off"....you know like the Discovery Channel does with bikes. What if we took some of the sites best builders,...Tom chooses them and gives them a deadline to finish a rod, any rod, and the viewers of the site or Rod Maker Magazine, votes on the winner by maybe a pole through
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
Guys I need to ream the EVA to almost 1" and can't find a ream that large. I purchased the large from cabelas but it's not even close to being large enough. This is going on a 80# rod with a unibutt so the EVA will be at the end of that 80# blank. I have a couple more 80# blanks so I guess I will just have to cut one up for reaming and make my own reamer.
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
How can A rod be rated from 30#-80#. My experience with a rod like this has told me that it will probably be best suited for 40#-50#. Why do they do this?
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
3/4"
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
How do you guys ream large diameters in cork /EVA?
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
I was thinking about grinding the tip as well but thought that I best not do this to a 80# planer rod that is going to be pulling a massive # 24 Old Salty. BAB THINGS COULD HAPPEN when you throw in some Braided line to the mix. OUCH!!
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
What happened?
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
I measured for a Aftco swivel tip and measured far enough down the rod to allow for the depth of the tip. I measured it to be les than 28th of an inch and ordered a size 28. Today I went to put it on and it would not go all the way down on the rod and bottom out. I did not know that the swivel tip would have taper in it. The rod is 3/8" from bottoming out in the swivel tip.
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
That's it Mike! Thanks.
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
Ken I could do that but I just thought the caps might be beter. I'm geeting tired of all the mess.
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
What effect will the silicone have on epoxy? The reason I ask is because I have access to syringes cheap and would like to try different ones to see if any of them will work. If I new what effect to look for it might save me some time. Thanks for your help!!
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
I saw a pic of some tops for epoxy somewhere that were blue and made so that a syringe would fit into the top of the cap and reduce spillage. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I would love to get some. Thanks for your help!!
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
I just wanted to let everyone know that I took Toms advice and contacted Batson about the problem I was having with my #4 curved butt. They where aware of the problem and had since tried to check everyone before they left their shop, but mine just must have slipped through the cracks. I spoke with Mike Thorton who is the Product & Sales Manager and like Tom said wanted to do what ever it took
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
I am wanting to buy a leather grip that is ready to install since I can't turn any cork or foam to make it myself. I see them with the gold trim but I would like one with silver. Does anyone know who I may be able to purchase these from? Thanks for your help!!
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
Yes Kevin I am aware of it being a chair rod, and mine will be used in the gunnels as a planer rod for those deep Wahoo’s. I also noticed when I tightened the collett nut to the ferrule by hand that the ferrule did not fit real tight in the butt. I wonder if I use something to tighten the nut more would it solve the problem. I have noticed that they make tools for this; I just never have had to
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14 years ago
Michael Friddle
ID was 1" , and that seems to be the standard for a #4. It just seems that the OD of the butt and it's lenght is way overkill. But what do I know.
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