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2 months ago
Jeff McInnish
I am looking for some old ATC AMP843 7/8-14 or AMJ 843 blanks. Any help would be appreciated!
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5 months ago
Jeff McInnish
Thanks for replying Don. The 843 was the Golden Rule for my grumpy Gulf Coast wading folks and myself. I built 20+ on that blank and there is only (2) left still fishing, the others were KIA and after several unsuccessful repairs we had an appropriate burial. I built a couple on the MA-SJ 7 12-20 and received negative feedback in the form of grunts and sarcastic remarks about my rod buildi
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5 months ago
Jeff McInnish
Dear American Tackle People, Please bring back the original AMJ 843 Matrix blank. If anyone has one or more I’ll pay an unreasonable price. That is all, Thanks Jeff
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5 months ago
Jeff McInnish
I built 20+ rods for the same purpose on the L902 and 903. 1/16 and 1/8oz jig heads with 5” plastic jerk baits and top water baits can be launched and there’s plenty of backbone to set a 3o hook in big reds. They are our primary “Boat Rods” When we drift now since we started using the L843 for wading. After ATS stopped producing the AMJ843 Matrix which was the Golden Rule for wading rods I have s
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5 months ago
Jeff McInnish
I'm looking for some Do's and Don'ts for building a surf rod. Resources are limited to parts and pieces and Ive been doing this long enough to know that I should put my ego in my pocket and let the opinions fly before I tackle a 10' project. Customer wants a 10' (2) piece spinning set up with EVA grips. The SU1207F-2-MHX is his first choice and I am a long time believer in Fuji components. If yo
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7 months ago
Jeff McInnish
BB, I was worried that I was doing something wrong and I had some strange electrolysis building up in my drying process and here you are turning the guides around backwards. You may have just rewritten the quadrangle formula for parabola! Like you, I found the Tapeless, glueless, process much easier to manage. I appreciate the new perspectives.
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7 months ago
Jeff McInnish
I think you guys are profiling me?....Magnification and bright lights for bad eyes and adjustments for old age?... Its a good thing sound isn't part of the equation for building rods because I can't hear worth a damn either! I'm sure there is some irony in the old saying about "Old dogs and new tricks". ROGER NAILED IT. The dryer speed was the culprit. I rebuilt my drying rack with
Forum: rodboard
7 months ago
Jeff McInnish
Phil, I adopted that wrapping direction for a couple reasons. Physical limitations after back surgery were one but the primary reason was what my daughter calls 'Hot dog Fingers". Its a sarcastic reference to the size of my fingers which may be more information than you needed but she gets the credit for the term and the credit for me starting the wrap from the tip. I was struggling with r
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7 months ago
Jeff McInnish
RW, You are 100% correct. Speed was the culprit. The pics of your dryer set ups were inspirational. I disassembled a couple of old 8 rpm dryers and remounted them. I let two rods dry overnight with great results. Like I said, I knew something had changed and it was my 18rpm dryer speed. I bought them to speed up the application process and never realized it was screwing up my finished product.
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7 months ago
Jeff McInnish
When I apply a thin coat the finish will end half way up the shank. If I attempt a thicker cost it will ride up to the ring frame. The space behind the shank down to the blank is the problem area and I believe I may have figured out part of my issue. I am starting my single foot threads from the tip end and working toward the butt. this leaves 4-5 wraps behind the shank. Is it possible that the t
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7 months ago
Jeff McInnish
I am not sure what has changed in the last year but I am experiencing a growing problem with finish riding up the shank on my single foot guides. I have checked to ensure the rod axis is level and even titled it down on the butt end of the rod but I have the same results. I typically apply a thin first coat, trim or fix any thread issues, then apply the second coat. I have also tried a single coa
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