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2 months ago
edward zinda
well I feel a bit foolish as it is just a reel seat.. makes sense that it would not matter weather it was up or down..over here in the west they attach their 25-40 size reels to cork taped rods with a clamp.. any reel seat and a clamp should be just as strong. Ed
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2 months ago
edward zinda
OR. you could use the RS sb822.5 at under $60 (unless you are making really long casts) a really Awesome stick with plenty backbone..have built a few of these for west coast pro team tournament guys and have a few more that want them.. also makes a nice conventional for square bills around the docks.. I stocked up on them in green also for $5 less on sale. of coarse I'm thrifty so I used alps Y g
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2 months ago
edward zinda
Hi all.. I been using fuji dpsm-22 standard graphite seats on rainshadow RCLB 70M 20-50 blanks with great results.. light weight and have held up fine for school sized tuna.. always use a rod clamp (insurance). a friend sent me a ALPS FRS-22cd to look at and I must say it seems beefier and well made.. also same MFG as my blank.. my ? is about the Alps designation of "Spinning seat" the
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4 years ago
edward zinda
Randy Weakley Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yeah, but I'd likely be paying another $20 for > shipping depending on the oversize fee. Plus that > would put me under the $149 free shipping > threshold for the rest of the components at > Mudhole. I'd rather just buy a Seeker or > MHX...*shameless plug for my thread I started last > ni
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4 years ago
edward zinda
Hi all.. Have a friend that wants a 8' spin for westcoast light surface iron/poppers. trying to stay with Rainshadow because I have a local dealer that can save me on shipping.. anyway wondering if anyone has wrapped any of these blanks? thanks for any input.. Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
Thanks again.. the whole rod turned out wonderful and I am totally happy with everything except this 6" long section in front of the fore grip.. I installed a hook keeper at the 6" mark and decided to run a couple coats of finish from fore grip to hook keeper to protect the blank from hard glide baits and such.. I studied several High end rods and they were set up this way.. there is no
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5 years ago
edward zinda
all great replies Fellas.. I have a hard rubber old style sanding block and some 400 wet/dry.. would that be where to start or coarser/finer.. wet or dry? thanks again.. Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
On my first full build (I re built a few sabre and fenwick rods prior) I did a rainshadow swimbait rod.. the rod generally came out good but has some small waves in the long sections of finish.. the rod preforms great and my fishing friends love it, but the little waves bug me.. I have read here to either sand and add another coat or add another coat.. (has 2 coats of FC lite) if I sand then what
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5 years ago
edward zinda
bill boettcher Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 10 year old rods -- Maybe it is time to totally > rebuild them take the finish off and go for bare > graphite if that is what they are > Or repaint them I am sure you can put a better > lighter set of guides on and get better > performance from them > A coat of good furniture spray wax m
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5 years ago
edward zinda
thanks for the Ideas Guys.. I think i will try the PG on the split butt section to see what happens.. If it does lift the finish I can fix it with FC or such with pigment added.. On the scuffs tho.. him and I both have 10 year old Berkley series one IM 7 $70 rods that look better (scuff wise) than these 3 powells.. he and I tounament fish and these Powells got treated the same as the berkley's..
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5 years ago
edward zinda
my friend has 3 new powell bass rods.. the blanks are matt black/greyish color.. he said after just 2 times out they are all scuffed up on the blanks and look as bad as his 10 yr old berkley im7's.. just thinking out loud on a fix.. maybe sand a small area with scotch brite to see if the blank has some sort of cheap covering on it? thanks in advance for any help. Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
wanting to use permagloss on a rod that is factory made but has a matt finish on the blank.. just going to add a couple coats in between the guides and on the butt section.. should I mask off the edges of the wraps or is it nessary.. i don't plan on slobbering on the permagloss on top of the wrap but may touch the edges in places.. anyone do this before? Thanks. Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There is no correlation between the SWB series you > have and the SW saltwater blank I mentioned. The > calfishing site has a print and video review of > the blank I mentioned. Mudhole has pricing on the > Bushido blank. got ya.. thanks Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
bushido sounds worth looking into for sure.. cost for the blank?.. Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
edward zinda Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Spencer Phipps Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > The Batson SW967 has been a mainstay for many > > years, lots of info on the internet about this > > great rod blank. > > > Actually I am looking to go lighter.. I just built > the 9
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5 years ago
edward zinda
Get Bit Outdoors.Com Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That Rainshadow is a great blank with a lot of > power, ideal for larger swimbaits like you > mentioned. We have some Castaway MB805 that quite > a few of our customers have built as SwimBait rods > and absolutely love them! > > /50-60-off-high.html > I don't know if i'd throw
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5 years ago
edward zinda
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Batson SW967 has been a mainstay for many > years, lots of info on the internet about this > great rod blank. Actually I am looking to go lighter.. I just built the 945 so I think the 947 would be heavier, no? Thanks Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
Hi all.. just finished up a rainshadow ISWB 945. 7'10" 2-6oz RX7 build and am very happy with the results, however the rod seems a little heavier duty than I anticipated and is much more of a "brute" than my buddies Okuma factory 7'11" MH guide select 3/4-3oz stick.. I will def be hanging on to It as It should be great for bigger baits.. my question.. what would be some blan
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5 years ago
edward zinda
Phil Erickson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Roger, id = identification in this context, not > inside diameter. Sorry about the wrong terminology.. I'm after the Identification of the blank but I'm on the right track now.. Thanks Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
Curt Forth Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think you may have a rod made by Steve Biechman > (Steve's Custom Rods), out of Redding, Ca. Found a > post on a message board where he mentioned that > very rod number. SCR makes sense.. thanks Ed
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5 years ago
edward zinda
Hi All this is my first post here.. hope it doesn't seem too dumb.. My friend has a custom made swimbait rod with no blank name other than SCR 801 "swimbait special" 3/4-3oz baits medium heavy action.. any help in ID on this blank would be appreciated.. Ed
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