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4 months ago
Christopher Ritter
Ahhh.......Angler's Roost did have a note on its site saying it wasn't taking orders for a while -thanks for the explanation. I'll head over to Angler's Workshop and look at your recommendation. Thanks again. -Chris
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4 months ago
Christopher Ritter
Hi, I have somebody interested in a 6' or 6'6" fly rod in a 3 or 4 weight. I found a 6'6" fiberglass blank on the Angler's Roost site and I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this blank or could recommend others in a similar length/weight. Thanks, -Chris
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9 months ago
Christopher Ritter
Thanks
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9 months ago
Christopher Ritter
I would like to build a rod as a surprise gift for a friend of mine but have never built any heavy saltwater rods so I need some recommendations for a complete build. My rod building experience is in 6 and lighter weight fly rods and smaller spinning rods. My friend fishes for mahi-mahi off the east coast of Florida by trolling and throwing lures. I believe he uses a spinning reel. I tried to
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11 months ago
Christopher Ritter
I used a fresh razor to slice off the edge that was sticking up but I made sure to clean off all of the oil on the razor before cutting. A fresh coat of epoxy has been applied and all is well. Thanks Terje, for your help.
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11 months ago
Christopher Ritter
Terje, thanks for the link but that thread talks about fixing issues with future decals. I'm looking for tips on what to do now to fix my label which has already been applied and has its first coat of epoxy.
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11 months ago
Christopher Ritter
Until today, I've always put a coat of epoxy on my blanks and then applied a decal with no problems. Today, for some mysterious reason, I put an MHX decal directly on the blank and, surprise!, the edges lifted during the drying process. Now I have about 1/16" of the decal sticking out of my first coat of epoxy. So.......I understand how this problem was created, but how should I fix it? C
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
Thanks for the help here, lots of great information!!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
A friend of mine wants a spinning rod with K-Series guides and would like to either replace the existing guides on a rod that he loves or find a blank with the same feel and build a new rod. The rod in question is a Chinese-made “Camo Stix MB66MS”. The rod is labeled: 6’6” Medium Power, Line 8-17lbs/Lure ¼-3/4 oz. Simply replacing the existing guides would be the easiest option but the
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
Yes sir, it is a solid glass rod. I will try the slice & peel and, when I screw that up, I will just cut the tip off. Thanks!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
I am trying to refurbish an old St. Croix rod that belonged to my dad & give it back to him all spruced up for his retirement in May. The tip top appears to have been pinched or dimpled to keep it in place. Is there any way to remove these or must I cut the tip of the blank? Thanks, Chris
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
Thanks for all the info, I appreciate you taking the time to reply!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
The Rod Geeks blank is more expensive than I wanted to spend but I'd rather him have a real rod instead of a toy. Also, I can't get better at building rods if I buy him a Spiderman rod and it's easier to justify the cost of building a rod to my wife if it is for my son. :-) Right now he uses one of my 5'6" UL rods. I help him cast and he does the rest. He loves flipping through
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
I am planning on making my 3 1/2 yr old son a rod this winter and he wants a red rod. I am thinking of a 5'6" or 6' light power for trout & panfish. The only place I found a red blank in this size range was Rod Geeks which offers a 6' blank. Does anyone know of any other vendor? Thanks, -Chris
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
You guys rock, thanks!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
Sorry for the newbie question here.....assuming there are no labels, how can I look at a finished rod or blank and know if it is fiberglass or graphite? Thanks!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
Would you say that there's a dead giveaway when looking at a newbie's rod? Poor finish? Lousy guide wraps? I live in Pennsylvania between Reading & Harrisburg and will try to locate some local builders. I haven't found any rod making classes in my area yet. Good tips, thanks again!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
I'm curious how you guys built experience during your early rod building days. Did you just build completed rod after completed rod or did you focus on specific tasks in between completed rods? I'd like to build experience and I can easily practice wrapping guides over and over on a blank or even a dowel, but how about perfecting rod finish? I guess what I'm asking is, if you had to do it
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
This is all fabulous information, thanks again!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
I think I understand now, thank you so much for taking the time to explain things so clearly!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
I think I understand now, thank you so much for taking the time to explain things so clearly!
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3 years ago
Christopher Ritter
Hello everyone, This is my first post so I apologize in advance if this has been covered in the past; I couldn't find it while searching the forum. I am new to rod building and I am also new to a South Bend 9A lathe that I bought a few months ago. I would like to shape some cork handles but need a little help getting started. I would assume that my lathe's chuck would damage the rod b
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