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2 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
I bought a box of "Roxy Epoxy" pearl tinting powder online and it comes with many different colors. Using just a little makes it very translucent, use a lot and it is opaque. I believe it comes in a solid color kit as well but the pearl kit maybe a viable choice for you. Sorry, I forgot the link. A lot of pigments for a good price.
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2 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Mark, I was going after that look a month or so ago and tried the Permagloss and YLI thread on a light gray blank and it looked pretty good but was not invisible like I'd hoped. I put the project on hold and I haven't tried anything else yet but I hope to get back to it soon.
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3 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Michael Danek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If it doesn't make sense, don't use it. No need to get smart about it, I think I had already figured that out long before your comment. It was simply an observation. Not quite sure why you had to say anything.
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3 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Interesting. I wonder if you can use a heat gun to install them rather than boiling water. They look grippy. The longest is 16 inches which is not long enough for any of the surf rods I do, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
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3 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
It is truly a great wrapper and backed by a good American company. Kudos to John Cates. He is very helpful when called upon. My wraps and finishing just keep getting better with every rod.
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3 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
John DeMartini Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I do the Norman Miller way. No muss no fuss. Same here. It's really taken my wraps to the next level. Thank you, Norman.
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nothing was changed - that coating has been used > on all RodMaker covers for over two decades, but I > appreciate the nod. Sometimes it might be a > applied a bit more generously I suppose. You'll > enjoy Mel's book even if it's a bit long in the > tooth now. > > ........... It was ve
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Tom, the added touch of the aqueous coating to the cover of Rod Maker this month was a nice one. I work in a very large print shop and I couldn't help but notice the change. You have at least one person that looks over the quality of your publication with a fine tooth comb! I've only skimmed it so far but the tip about Mel Marshall's book was great too. I've found one on the net and ordered it, i
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
That's dark, man. Really dark. I'd pursue this one if I were you.
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Mark Talmo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Fred, > Don’t feel rained on!!! I questioned the exact > same thing when I first started building rods and > I am certain others before me did as well. You are > among the others who will undoubtedly continue to > question guide ring sizes. > In reality, the present system is really silly, &g
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Steve Chontos Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I get it Fred, if you are going to standardize > anything, I feel like it should be the inside > diameter. No matter what the ring material is, > make the I.D. the same and let the O.D. vary. EXACTLY! Everything else we seem to do or talk about is so precise, but i.d. ring size? Ehh, it's not impor
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Peter Yawn Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Also remember that the KR page on the Anglers > resource will tell you what size the butt guide > should be. As Herb said, it's more about height > (angle) than ring size. Keep in mind that the KR > concept is for braided line. It's probably not > great for heavy mono or fluoro. And that is w
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Jim Ising Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If Norm says buy a 30, buy a 30. If Norm says buy > a zebra, buy a zebra. If Norm tells me to buy a zebra, I'm gonna want to know why he wants me to buy a zebra, Jim.
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Metal ringed guides are measured inside to inside. > Ceramic ringed guides are measured to the outside > to outside of the ring, or the inside to inside of > the frame. > > There is no absolute rule that your butt guide be > 1/2 the diameter of the spool diameter. It is a > general rule
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Lance Schreckenbach Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Fred, > This has confused me in the far past but have > since gotten over it. When a Fuji app is telling > you to use a 30 mm guide they are telling you to > use a Fuji 30 mm guide that is measured from the > OD of the ring, that does not take into account > the type of ring / thickne
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks Jim. > That’s just the convention for the way guides > are sized, by OD not ID. Most rod builders > understand this. If an insert is not used, like > the old metal guides by Mildrum, Varmac, and > others, the OD and ID will be the same. If there > is an insert used, the ID will alwa
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
But Norm, that does not answer the question. If you tell me to use 30-20-12-10-10-10-10-10, what are you saying? If I were to go buy those guides, I would not be getting 30-20-12-10-10-10-10, they would all be smaller and the largest ones would be a lot smaller. It is pretty clear that a 40mm guide is really a guide with a 30mm ID, but how to I take your answer? I know I am making sense here. Whe
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
So, I built a 10' surf rod for a spinner. Using the KR concept, my spool is 60mm, which means my stripper guide, or butt guide should be half that, which would be 30mm. I noticed in the sizing chart that for every guide size listed is NOT the true inside diameter. they are smaller, all of them. If I wanted a 30mm butt guide and stay true to the diameter that I needed, I would use the 40mm guide
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Shane, I've been using Fish Hawk 638 Teal Nylon thread. On a black or gray blank it turns to a really pretty midnight blue without color preserver. What I like about this thread is I can get many shades of teal/blue depending on the blank color and it does not look too dark like some nylon thread will do. I also used it on a pearl white blank and it popped like anything. A very versatile thread.
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Agreed, this forum is priceless to me. Everyone here is very friendly and professional. I only hope one day I will have the expertise that many of you do so I too, can share more from experience. It took some time for the reality of it all to set in and that this is a journey, not a race.
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Fred Zimmermann Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Joseph Willsen Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I am confused??? I never pull the starter tag > end > > through the wrap....I always just cut it off > and > > leave the tag end laying against the rod and > wrap > > over it. &
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Joseph Willsen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am confused??? I never pull the starter tag end > through the wrap....I always just cut it off and > leave the tag end laying against the rod and wrap > over it. > > I start the wrap several turns before the place > where I actually want the first thread to be. > After 3 or 4 turns
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
I've got a rod to build so I will try these methods. Really, it's not bad, just annoying, and I'm a perfectionist, which can even be more annoying in my head. I'm very close to getting that first coat of epoxy to go on the way it should. You all are very helpful, many thanks.
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
I see to be the exception for the norm. SNAFU is what I call it. I wrap tight, all nice and snug, can't see anything wrong until the first coat of epoxy, yet it protrudes. I'll try Aaron's way. It's the last hurdle for clean wraps, everything else is looking really good and I'll get over it.
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
I didn't want to high jack the other thread (ha, thread, get it?) so I started this one. I have mastered the pull through at the end of the wrap and it's a major improvement, but I still get nubs from when I initially begin the wrap. I wrap about five wraps and then cut, I can't seem to cut it close enough and I always have to trim the nubs after the first coat.
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
I just built one of two of the Tommy Farmer blanks. The 12' 3-7oz is what I've built and the 13' 3-6oz is next. I haven't fished the 12' yet but the tip is pretty stiff. Same with the 13. They are beautiful rod blanks with a unorganized pattern in the strands. Very different from what I've ever seen. Both are 50/50 split. It really depends on what you are fishing for though. We catch whiting and
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4 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Mike Ballard Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 13' is too long for people. Huh? I think it depends on the person. I use everything between 11" and 13' 4" Just about all my friends use 13' rods. I certainty prefer the 13' rod.
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5 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
It's not that difficult to find the products that are made here in the USA. It is plainly and proudly advertised, especially in the rod/reel business. They pretty much shout it form the mountaintops when it is, and are quiet about if it is not.
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5 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
Thanks to all of you for your help. I am in the process of putting in some very bright directional lighting and I will also use magnifiers to aid myself. My shop is always changing into something better than it was!
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5 months ago
Fred Zimmermann
It was a great show and meeting the vendors face to face ,you get something you just can't do online or through email. Everything was well done and Kudos to Tom for making this happen year after year. I won't miss another one as long as I can help it! The wife and i really enjoyed the convention, the reception and the city!
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