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12 days 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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14 days 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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4 weeks ago
Alex Weissman
I've done a couple in black they're great looking.
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2 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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2 months ago
Alex Weissman
In receiving my new Mudhole catalog I noticed there were no PacBay guides. I've been using their Minima guides for a few years and wondered whether the CRB SSR guides are the same thing. Did Mudhole merge with PacBay or?
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5 months ago
Alex Weissman
This question, to me, would be best addressed to a So Cal site such as Allcoast.
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6 months ago
Alex Weissman
Pac Bay minima. I don't know if they're lighter but they're really light and hold up to braid.
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8 months ago
Alex Weissman
I've built a couple of rods on the Rainshadow IMMWS62MXF walleye blank. Minima guides, split grip, no fore grip, 6'3". The rod and reel weighs less than 10 oz. I'm using an Okuma Helios 30 reel. Extremely light and very sensitive.
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Norm, I'll take you up on that. I emailed Abu Garcia and they said they didn't offer replacements but the sizes were 6,5 and the rest 4s. They seem smaller than that though. Starting from the butt I need 1,2,3,4 and 6. The first three are double footed. #2 is .122" and the running guides are .095" with inserts.
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Lynn. I've never been one to not take advise of someone that went before me.
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
IMO a flyrod blank is too soft for the lure range you're wanting to use. I usually use the lightest line the blank is rated for for my applications. In looking at the catalog the S782-2-MHX seems right for your purpose.
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
The color looks to be bronze or gunsmoke, it's not black or silver if that makes a difference.
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9 months ago
Alex Weissman
My fishing partner stepped on a Abu Garcia Veritas VRTCM73-6 rod that has micro guides.If anyone knows the make, model and sizes I need them to order several new ones. The first 3 are double foot and the first one measures ..225" without the insert, the second one is .123" with the insert but it's bent badly, the third is gone. The rest of them are single foot and measure .095" w
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10 months ago
Alex Weissman
Fasten the right size crutch tip to a 3/8" dowel, chuck the dowel in your drill motor, mount the drill in a vise, put a wood rest on your bench and whittle away. The only trick is mounting the crutch tip to the dowel in the center.
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10 months ago
Alex Weissman
Why would you go through all that @#$%& when you can slide on a reel seat, glue it and be done? Epoxied/super glued for guides? Just wrap them with thread. Flex Coat and Mudhole have videos how to build a rod, check them out.
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11 months ago
Alex Weissman
About the lightest I found except for flyrod tip tops are Minima Rod Tops Model MVT.
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11 months ago
Alex Weissman
I also wear glasses and wore the flip ups for many years until.... One of my fishing buddies had a pair of Cocoons that I tried on. I could see so much more with the Cocoons that I'm on my 4 th pair. I wear the amber lenses for mostly fresh water fishing.
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12 months ago
Alex Weissman
I use a couple of Rainshadow immortal blanks for finesse bass fishing and love them. My rods are shorter than you like but are very sensitive and extra fast for 6-15 lb line.
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12 months ago
Alex Weissman
IMO it's a fly rod with a spinning reel.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I like the feel and looks of split grips and they're lighter.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I've been using the box method for more years than a lot of people have been alive with good results. I built a thread tension holder with a couple of pieces of wood @ right angles, a 1/4" bolt, 3 washers, a spring and 2 nuts. I made a dryer from a BBQ spit motor. Everyone calls me cheap but I'm just frugal.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I made 2 rods for the same application with a Rainshadow walleye blank IMMWS62MXF. One I cut to 5'6" and the other I left 6'2". I wanted the most sensitive and lightest rod I could find and it works. I use 6 and 8 lb mono and a super light reel.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I've been repairing/building rods since the 50s and had to either improvise or figure things out myself until I joined this forum. I didn't know what I didn't know until I got on here, thanks guys.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Gotter done. I used the sanding drum on the drill press for most of the shaping and hand sanded for the finish. I bought a surform sander and tried a dremel with a sanding drum but the drill press drum was much better and didn't remove too much material. It only took me a week. If I had to do it over I'd cut the Power Hump reel seat off and use a straight grip but hindsight is 20-20. There i
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I received the stuff, eva, to build my handle on a power hump rod I dredged up from the lake. I like the power hump reel seat so I kept it. I drilled the handle offset and cut the bevel on the piece of eva but don't know how to shape it. I chucked up a round sanding disk in my drill press and carved a bit but it didn't seem like the thing to do. i have to reduce the rear of the grip about 1/4
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I used a rod with a power hump for about 10 years until it went in the lake last year, and like it too. I have the butt end of a broken power hump rod so I'll try and duplicate it.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Roger. I was thinking about drilling the foam at an angle but your suggestion sounds so much easier so that's what I'll do. I measured and will need a chunk of EVA about 1 1/2" in diameter.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Roger. I was going to use the reel seat but don't know how to ream the EVA to fit where the blank comes out of the reel seat. Do I have to get an undrilled piece of EVA and drill on an angle, or? The guides are good and I cleaned and lubed the Shimano reel and used it last week. I have a couple of Basspro Extreme rods that I use and they're pretty good.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Last Dec 29th I wrote a question about a handle for a rod I fished out of the lake. I was asked to post a picture but don't know how to add it to this post so it's in the photo section under my name. I want to put a split EVA grip with no forgrip. The rod is a basspro extreme 6'6" casting. I just got home and want to start on it. As you can see the blank comes out from the bottom of the
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Personally I don't think the not made in USA is the main problem. Small businesses, if they want to succeed, cannot carry huge inventory to sit on shelves until a sale, so they order less.
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