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3 days ago
Paul Darby
I have it in both Holland and gudebrod. I'm sure we can get ya thru a project.
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23 days ago
Paul Darby
If you take the long view, putting the design in historical perspective, if its the only horse in the barn, than you ride it. In their defense I will offer. They did make a number of improvements to the hanger arms. Three I'm sure of and perhaps a forth.
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23 days ago
Paul Darby
Good upon ya for bringing in a next generation an offering a taste of back in the day. One hint on the Herters , I put a piece of cork tape on the spool carrier back, to smooth out the turning of the thread feed.
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25 days ago
Paul Darby
Just started collecting old manufactured hand wrappers. Thought using a coffee cup an a phone book was slow and challenging. How ever I'm finding some to be rather ingenious. Just looking at the sport from a different angle.
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5 weeks ago
Paul Darby
I got 11 sz.6 and 9 sz. 8 . Don 't know what sizes your looking for.
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6 weeks ago
Paul Darby
Its a rod tip , for goodness sake, it aint rocket science. Fifty years fixing tackle and when a customer walks in needing a tip its likely because they want to go fishing. I been buying assorted size tip kits from fleabay for years . Do yourself a favor, pick up a tip gauge, it will save a lot of time and grief.
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7 weeks ago
Paul Darby
You can always do a test wrap with or with out the guide and just wet the thread with water. Then you know what your going to get when you apply the finish.
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8 weeks ago
Paul Darby
Ive had great success with , What isn't in the market but deserves to be. Every market has voids, fill the need.
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8 weeks ago
Paul Darby
Before I started to clean my brushes I kept all my handles and used them to fashion various tools that I use in painting fly's. Also use some to repair fishing tackle and and as handles on other tools I build for fishing tackle repair and creation.
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2 months ago
Paul Darby
Building ice fishing rods in Florida Can cause old men to dust off trick casting skills and get asked questions like "What is that, and what did you just do with it?
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3 months ago
Paul Darby
I use pumps screwed right on the bottles, 2CC pumps to be exact , and have been for thirty + years . Ive seen no better answer in the last forty years. your mileage may very.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Your wish is granted.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
The Penn 33-116 reel clamp is ;nearly 2.5 in. center to center across the clamp holes.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Spool of thread, box cuter. roll of masking tape and the flap off a cardboard box and I can and have made a rod a wrapper in mere minutes and stared wrapping rods. Don't over think don't over spend.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Check the reel seat for for air space with a large needle, ice pick , fly tying bodkin works well. Finding a gap, consider injecting epoxy rod finish, super glue, or remove the top of the reel set cork ring and just pour adhesive and replace the top ring.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Pumps in the microwave , 10 seconds no sparks , resin clear again and thanks for reminding me.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Near thirty years with pumps now, neither my wife or I could ever get syringes to work for us.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
I use a pallet knife with Rod Bond, an 1CC and 2 CC pumps with the flex coat. Thirty plus years cant remember the last time I missed a mix with either one. Have changed pumps from time to time of course.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Tom on a serious note I would suggest Mr. Al Clark for a profile, one of the true pioneers of modern Thread patterns an to my understanding the originator of the fish wrap.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Why should I waste time and money advertising my work. The majority of people who use rods I design and assemble will likely never meet me. and only a few will remember my name if they even know it. This is as it is, no judgement here, as you need to understand, I build for people who don' t buy rods. And It can cost thousands of dollars and often takes a credentialed professional to fish
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
300 lbs. single strand stainless steel leader wire. works great and also useful for making small tools . Seldom does a day go by that I don't use some of the tools Ive made out of leader wire either repairing reels or building and repairing rods.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Make yourself a gauge, strip of metal is what I use most of the time . Lay it on the blank touching the guide foot tip and mark the other side as my starting point. Cut a strip of plastic or metal, what ever with your comfortable using.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
You may want to consider making what I call a drop rod. Were the top section drops into the but section about 14 inches. the drop can very depending on the blank your working with. it gives you some of the benefit of a two piece rod and the reliability of a single piece rod. I used to make them for hiding behind the seat of pickup trucks. Out of sight, out of temptations path so to speak.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
OK folks , simple is better. Six inches of mono fishing line tie a 3 inch loop, tie tag ends together, hold half inch down, knot towards the butt from the tip and wrap a rubber band over and around till your sure it wont slip. ten to twenty turns should do nicely. works for me every time .
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
Norm, on which line weights I have used, six, seven and eight weight. makes a fun little stick.
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1 year ago
Paul Darby
You may want to consider using an ultralight spinning rod blank and building it as a fly rod. My personal most popular is the St. Croix ultra lite graphite. From blue gill to bone fish its the best liked. I'm told it tucks nicely into a golf bag. A little casting practice on the back greens I guess.
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2 years ago
Paul Darby
My only thought to you, never hire anyone with less talent than you have . That isn't to say less knowledge in your field, but less natural skill. There is a difference between an assembler and a craftsmen. Ive hired both over the years but never made the mistake of confusing one for the other and been pleased and amazed by both. Good luck
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2 years ago
Paul Darby
I have learned to to use the characteristics of mono and will pull from different points of the loop which causes the loop to deform and set slightly in a more open position. Easier to hit a square loop than a narrow slit shape or just slip in your loop and tug slightly on one side to distort the loop and cause it to open wider.
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