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2 days ago
Alex Weissman
I'm with Jay. Golf is the most frustrating game in the world; one day you hit the ball OK and the next every shot goes in the woods.
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2 days ago
Alex Weissman
Forgot to say I broke 1 1/2" from the tip a few months after I built and just added a new tip. The extra fast part was pretty much gone. I use the rod with 6 lb mono or fluorocarbon for finesse fishing with a 4" worm and could feel a pebble on the bottom in 20'. Think I'll just get another blank.
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3 days ago
Alex Weissman
I broke my favorite worm rod this morning and am sick about it. I've been using it for several years and reached down to get the worm off a log and snapped 3" off the tip. It was a Rainshadow blank IMMWS62MXF with Minima guides. The rod and reel weighed less than 10 oz and I used it several times a week here in FL. Does anyone know if there's going to be a sale on those blanks in the nea
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4 weeks ago
Alex Weissman
I have a 4 pc 7.5' Eagle Claw in an aluminum tube that I bungee corded to the handle bars of my dirt bike in the '70s and 80s. I fished for golden trout in the South Fork of the Kern River and smaller tributaries in the CA high sierras. IMO 7.5' is the perfect length and 4 pc is compact enough for a pack or bike.
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5 weeks ago
Alex Weissman
If you can measure it for the size and have time and are frugal you can order it/them on @#$%& for 1/10 the cost from boca or mcmaster carr. They usually have free shipping. Ceramic bearings are the best for saltwater longevity.
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7 weeks ago
Alex Weissman
How about striper fishermen? I've had 5-15 lb stripers take me well beyond 10 yards you mention and this is on a 9 wt.
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2 months ago
Alex Weissman
Not the same blank but I use it for the same thing and love it. Rainshadow Immortal walleye IMMWS62MXF. They're a little longer, 6'2".
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2 months ago
Alex Weissman
I looked at another rod with a Minima tip top and saw the same thing, many grooves. Two other rods that I built with Mimima guides have other good tip tops that aren't grooved. Everyone was right.
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2 months ago
Alex Weissman
Three years ago I built a light spinning rod with Mimima guides and tip top and use it frequently. The other day my line felt rough so I looked at the guides and the tip top was severely grooved in several places. The rod was only used with 6 lb mono not braid. The other guides were OK. I replaced it with another style.
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4 months ago
Alex Weissman
I mixed them up on a rod this winter and can tell the difference but not by much. The feet are longer on one of them, forgot which.
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4 months ago
Alex Weissman
I wanted the lightest reel available that I could afford and went with an Okuma RTX 30. I'd rather have a Shimano Stradic Ci4 but couldn't swing it.
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4 months ago
Alex Weissman
I wanted the lightest reel available that I could afford and went with an Okuma RTX 30. I'd rather have a Shimano Stradic Ci4 but couldn't swing it.
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5 months ago
Alex Weissman
I'm primarily a bass fisherman and use various length rods for different presentations. This said I prefer shorter rods than the younger guys. My finesse worm rods are 6' to 6'2", my big worm rods are 6'6", my spinnerbait rods are 6'6" to 7', my topwaters are 6'6". For small river kayak fishing, which I do a lot in the summer, are 5'6" to throw under trees.
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6 months ago
Alex Weissman
Don't. I had a bunch of Minima guides and bought some SSR guides to build a new rod. I learned the hard way they aren't the same. The feet on the SSRs are longer and when wrapped don't look good with the Minimas. Ended up cutting the feet on the longer ones to look good.
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6 months ago
Alex Weissman
I have a set of number drills that I use to slightly enlarge the tube. DO NOT USE A POWER DRILL FOR THIS, USE YOUR HAND.
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7 months ago
Alex Weissman
For what it's worth, years ago I put a spinning reel on a fly rod with 1 or 2 lb test line for a crappie rod. There was no feel and I had to watch the line for a bite. As Spencer said, you can buy ultralight blanks that cast much better and feel the bite.
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7 months ago
Alex Weissman
As for blanks I can't help, but for kits; what kind of fishing do you do? There are kits for anything you like to do.
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7 months ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Steven.
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7 months ago
Alex Weissman
Opinion Roger?
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7 months ago
Alex Weissman
Does anyone use a Mudhole NEPS78MLF-MHX blank for worm fishing? Spinning with 6 or 8 lb line? Thanks.
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8 months ago
Alex Weissman
Spencer, As I read Golden Trout originated in the South Fork of the Kern River which is where I used to fish once or twice a year. I haven't been there in 20 years though. I rode my dirt bike up the trails to Monache Meadows with a 4 piece flyrod bungeed to the handle bars and a fly vest under my riding jacket. I have fished the main Kern for rainbows as Phil said.
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8 months ago
Alex Weissman
You could also buy a Mudhole CRB colored blank and put a ferrule on it. IS661ML or IS661L.
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
I'm like most of the people in that for 6 lb mono or less I use spinning tackle and heavier I use bait casting stuff. I used to live in So Cal and fished the Sierras every summer for golden trout and all I ever used is a fly rod. In the salt water I used conventional tackle. When I moved to the south east I took up bass fishing in a big way and use both spinning and bait casting almost every d
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
I put a Dremel in a vise with a cutting wheel.
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks guys it had me worried. I fished with the rods this morning and they were their normal glossy black. Norm, I used some more of the guides you sent me last year. My buddy lays his rods on his boat with the tips toward the bow and he steps on them. I've never seen him with under 12 rods up top.
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
This morning, while fishing, I noticed my black wrappings were gray. It was raining and the rods were wet. I used Pro Wrap size A with Flex Coat. I went out to the car just now and they're black again. What's going on please?
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
I've called Okuma a number of times and even spoken to a real person. 909-923-2828
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
Like Tom said "step bits". Harbor Freight has a set that's on sale often. For acrylic they'd be great.
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10 months ago
Alex Weissman
I've done a couple in black they're great looking.
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12 months ago
Alex Weissman
I fish a couple of Immortal blanks and love them. I also carry a Leatherman multi tool with a diamond file that I use whenever a hook needs it.
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