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2 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Thanks Roger. I can be reached at pkbobkat2@aol.com.
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2 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Anyone steer me towards birch suppliers for fly rod handles.
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2 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Maybe I am looking for info that isn't all in one place but I would like to find out more information about the above. I am a fan of 1494AK and would like to know More about which spools are inter changeable. Dimensions of the various models would be great.
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2 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Laying out a 3 and 4 piece rods and according to the charts I have guides that land just past the joint so I have to move the guide. Both rods are 9' so would I add a guide or two over the length of the rod. I understand that the guides get further apart from the tip top.
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3 months ago
Robert Kelsey
I looked in the library on the above subject and found nothing. Anyone used them? Are they a fad or are they a gimmick.
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3 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Ok Matt I'll take you up on your offer. The customer wants a 6'6" rod to fish for sturgeon. Also s.s. boat guides, no inserts, and. I.e.guessing that the guides would be bridged. The reel is Penn Senator 4/0. Apparently these reels have a size aka 16 so the correct size seat is used. I plan to use EVA handles but may use a cork upper grip or possibly turn a wood composite upper. Bait
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4 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Ok. Thankyou
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4 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Best information so far. Thanks Matt.
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4 months ago
Robert Kelsey
As I said before I'm only trying to find some information on this type of rod as I don't have a point of reference as to the correct way to make a surgeon rod. I'll ask about how the rod will be fished. Sturgeon and blue gills are at opposite end of lbs scale!!!!!
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4 months ago
Robert Kelsey
I just received an inquiry about building a 20/50 lbs sturgeon rod. This will be a first for me as I've only built fly rods. Other than looking at pictures I'm not sure what goes into a good rod, such as guides, handles(cork Eva), guides , one piece blank, 2piece, reel seat, etc .
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8 months ago
Robert Kelsey
What is it, color,durability. I've seen it but no idea what it is or the benefits of it. Also, Tich coating. Colorize I thought itch was brown/bronze color. I received some guides (tich) and they were black(?).
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8 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Ron, I've been building fly rods for about 2 yrs now and I try to find out as much as I can about building rods through the various forums. After I thought that I would use or a least take a look at the lite snake guides so I ordered some . But just yesterday I tied a lite wire guide and standard guide and took a look at it and decided not to use the lite guides. They looked too lite to the ey
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8 months ago
Robert Kelsey
BLAH.? Not quite sure what that is. Ceramic single foot guide? Getting some good information so far.
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8 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Michael: Damage to the fly line isn't the issue. The concern is whether lite wire guides is too lite for an 8wt fly rod . I'm beginning to think that they are.
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8 months ago
Robert Kelsey
Seems to be a mixed opinions about thin/standard wire. As a clarification, I'll be putting thin wire guides on 2 8 wgt rods. I haven't done that yet. I did wonder if thin wire might prematurely wear out the line versus standard wire. I'm not exactly sure what the forehan lock is my guess is there are wraps around each leg of the snake guide. I'm guessing a couple of wraps and then through the l
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8 months ago
Robert Kelsey
What is, in most fly rod snake guides, is it best to use one guide size(wire) over another. I know that weight seems to be a common concern when rod tip recovery is concerned.
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11 months ago
Robert Kelsey
I had masking tape on other parts of the rod and no paint came. I'll try scraping the paint off.
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11 months ago
Robert Kelsey
No guide wrap in that location. Thanks for citri strip idea.
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11 months ago
Robert Kelsey
I just posted about stripping the finish from a blank and I'll give citristrip a shot.
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11 months ago
Robert Kelsey
I use masking tape when I spline a blank and the tape removed the paint. I'm guessing that matching the paint is going to be difficult at best to match so is there any sort of solvent to strip off the paint and go with the dark gray of the shaft. I thought about sanding the shaft but the risk of changing the action of the shaft seems high. Any suggestions
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
Herb, I have a st Croix IV fast action(8wt) I tend to go as small as I can with both stripper guides and so far snake guides. With the stripper guides I would use a 12and 10 stripper with a 4/5 guide and 3s to the end. I make my own leaders I use nail and or blood knots, believing they the smoothest knot to pass through the guides. Fly line is most often a welded loop. I fish fresh water f
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
I am going to build a fly using single foot guides and am wondering if the guide size is the same no matter if single or double footed guides are used. It seems that I read when using single foot guides go larger by a size or two.
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
I am definitely leaning that way and I'll be going that way in the future. Thanks for the insight.
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
Yes Jay,I have. Al's premium cane finishing product, polyurethane and white Elmer's glue(water based). Al,s seemed to work in one test wrap and didn't work in another thread I used. I just don't want to reinvent the wheel if has already been done.
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
I bought some "rod wrapping thread" on a bidding site and the fish eyes appear soon after epoxy is applied. Has anyone found a way to seal in the silicone /contaminants. I know the best answer is to use thread from the advertisers on the left.
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
What I have read is all good. I'll continue to wrap guides on the ferules. I build on the less expensive import blanks and spine them very carefully To get as much as I can from them. Thanks again.
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
I have been reading some articles about the pros and cons of wrapping guides at each joint of a fishing rod. Most say it's not a good idea. Is it the stress the guide puts on the joint. I've been putting guides there simply because it looks better than wrapping some thread at the joint and then moving an inch or so then wrapping the guide on. It just seems extra thread in a small area. Also
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
I am familiar with the sulky thread and no I didn't use it. On a bidding site there a number of sites offering nylon silke rod wrapping thread. I liked the finish on thread, has a sheen to it. One I had no problem with and 2others I did When I saw the word encapuslate a light bulb turned on. I used a couple of coats of ncp and a lite coat of 5 minute epoxy and solved the problem. Bottom li
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
I just posted an inquiry about thread and the epoxy separating (silke nylon) I use primarily size A and B. I can only find the B sizes on the internet and that is turning out for me to be a crap shoot and lately more crap. It seems the garment industry dumps thread they can't use and call it rod wrapping thread. You can wrap a rod with it but the epoxy won't stick. Where do I find the B size
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1 year ago
Robert Kelsey
I just received a spool of nylon silke thread and tied up a test piece and the epoxy separated immediately. There is either wax or some other contaminant . Called the seller and claimed they don't have a problem. Any suggestions
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