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herb canter
I disagree about "Weight" not being an issue and casting distance not being an issue with a rod built for Musky fishing , it's the fish of a thousand casts and the lighter the rod the better since you will be casting so much and having a rod that casts further is also beneficial as that will tend to cut down on the amount of casts you need to throw to cover the same amount of water .
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Yesterday
herb canter
I have been a St.Croix diehard for years but was talked into trying a few other blanks from other manufacturers including the Rainshadow "Immortal" and i didn't care for it at all but i'm in the minority . I have been impressed with a few older CTS blanks and ordered some of those that i'm very happy with . The Eternity is on the same level as St. Croixs SCV and is built in the USA the
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2 days ago
herb canter
Sorry Rick i was away from the computer at a dinner gathering for the Holiday so just saw your question , Norm hit the mark though , you want to build it so the bend toward the end of the rod is least noticeable when the angler is glancing down the rod from the butt end , that usually equates to the tip being in the "Up" position.
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2 days ago
herb canter
Most builders who sell a lot of rods these days build on the straightest axis because it takes away the concern about a customer not being pleased with and noticing a curve toward the tip of the rod . St. Croix builds all their rods on the straightest axis as does many other popular blank manufacturers so definitely consider doing that from now on to eliminate this annoyance .
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2 days ago
herb canter
Eight pound mono isn't going to cause noticeable issues with small ringed guides , when you get up to around 15 pound mono or flouro as your main running line then you will see issues develop especially if using spinners with larger spool diameters but with reels in the 1000-2000 sizes it's not a problem . When one chooses to use a larger ring size than necessary for the stripper energy is los
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2 days ago
herb canter
As Michael said since you cut the blank down you're probably out of luck , from now on when receiving a blank make absolutely certain that it's satisfactory before you do anything to it as RodGeeks and others will gladly take it back and exchange it.
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3 days ago
herb canter
Luckily for me i don't suffer from the rod building addiction as my goal was only to build a select few super high performance surf rods and i accomplished that . Now here's what i'm somewhat curious about , i asked Jim Ising a while back about whats new for 2019 with Fuji , the below is an exact quote by Jim: " Fuji plans a HUGE new product push in 2020 to coincide with the Olympic
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6 days ago
herb canter
Herb L makes a great point , the only thing that i found somewhat challenging when i decided to build my first rod was applying the epoxy to cover the thread wraps and having it come out looking good . I found reel seat positioning and mounting , butt grips and fore grips, guide wrapping & final alignment not difficult at all it was applying the epoxy that i sometimes struggled with . I
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7 days ago
herb canter
Two months isn't that uncommon actually , you waited this long i would finish waiting it out .
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7 days ago
herb canter
I had a totally different game plan when i decided to build a rod , i had zero interest in building a beginner rod just so i could get some practice in, i knew i would never use it . I also had no interest in getting into rod building on a permanent basis , my goal was to build a few top of the line surf rods so thats what i did. I researched and took things very slow and practiced wrapping
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7 days ago
herb canter
Mike : " I'm not 100% sure if I want to build a spin caster or fly rod first, I'd rather buy better equipment up front instead of buying it twice" Somewhat confusing info here , especially the latter comment , are you planning to practice on beginner kits until you feel more comfortable or are you looking to purchase the best components and blank possible right from the st
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7 days ago
herb canter
As Norm said both to a point but lets cut through everything else and get right down to what really determines whether a KR build is going to be successful for you . The # 1 factor in determining whether a KR concept build is best for your specific intentions is your choice of line type and diameter , if you intend to build a rod with the intention of always using braid that is rated at 30 pound
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9 days ago
herb canter
Chris Zarza Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I’ve been out of rod building for a while now. > > What would a guide train be like using KR guides?
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9 days ago
herb canter
The below visual will give you an idea . If you mean whats it feel like to fish a rod that utilizes the KR guidelines it feels much crisper and more responsive and what allows that is the reduction train is considerably shorter in length than a typical NGC layout and that means much smaller & lighter running guides begin closer to the reel which really lightens up the whole top section of th
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9 days ago
herb canter
I read Lynn's post and was convinced it's Phil Ewanicki posing as Lynn , thats a Ewanicki question through and through.
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9 days ago
herb canter
NFC should be paying you lol . Now fear not other blank manufacturers on these boards and elsewhere around the world , while it's great that Mr. Baylor loves his new rods don't forget there are many others who are beyond thrilled at the performance of the new rods they built and on the blanks they chose to purchase . I can't tell you how many times i let a fellow angler check out a super high
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10 days ago
herb canter
Are locking wraps necessary .....no, but they aren't a bad thing either , i do not use a locking wrap even with size 5 KT's for the running guides on my surf rods but to each their own as they say . I like the Fuji titanium torzite tip tops because they're exceptionally light and slick and i found one that had a size 6 ring instead of the larger size 8 and 10 tip top ring sizes that others prefe
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10 days ago
herb canter
The below link may help, it's not a new thing apparently .
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12 days ago
herb canter
I have fished exclusively in saltwater for decades and brute strength and corrosion resistance is not a priority for me whatsoever , thats because i have never in my lifetime had a Fuji guide corrode or show a lack in strength in any way shape or form. Many anglers still falsely believe that they need double foot guides & 50 pound braid when fishing the salt but unless you're targeting trul
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13 days ago
herb canter
Most know very well that factory rods that had the NGC tag swinging off a guide frame were not built following the NGC method at all , all you would have to do is sight down the blank to see the guide layout didn't result in a bullseye . Even knowing many different reel sizes will be used the NGC should still bullseye but if light braid is used most won't complain because it works very well eve
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13 days ago
herb canter
I'm still trying to figure out how Lynn could have possibly known how bad i have always wanted a Silver/Grey Porsche .
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13 days ago
herb canter
Wow, a 4 piece five foot six inch rod lol, you can probably fit that into your pants front pocket .
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13 days ago
herb canter
The ONLY thing that has attracted me to the KR concept guides is the height advantages offered in smaller ring sizes , all K guides have a slant to prevent line wraps which is completely different than "Wind knots" . Wind Knots are due to angler, spinning reel retrieving and line spooling errors and some spinners are known for being especially troublesome in that regard , i have owned
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14 days ago
herb canter
Michael Danek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Using super glue on regular thread will result in > the thread changing color. Might not on NCP., but > I don't know. Depends on what your overall > strategy is whether using super glue to end the > wrap will work for you. Super Glue is an absolute nightmare to remove if it dries on a painte
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14 days ago
herb canter
Herb Ladenheim Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > REALLY??????? You got to experiment Herb , even though the overwhelming majority of rod builders use the tried and proven thread loop to finish off wraps including myself some still insist that you MUST experiment , i think it's against the law to not experiment these days .
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14 days ago
herb canter
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I know some that wipe the tag end of the wrapping > thread with super glue and then just make one > revolution, cut it and let it set. > > ......... It doesn't get any easier than that and i have no doubt it would work , you just leave the tag end stuck to the bottom of the blank . The biggest
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20 days ago
herb canter
Always a great feeling when you end up loving the performance of your build and it sounds like David is a "Performance first" kind of guy with him explaining how the wraps are slightly fuller than normal lol . I'm the same way , the wrap can't be any longer than absolutely necessary to save weight etc... Although Flourocarbon doesn't stretch nearly as much as mono, braid will make
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21 days ago
herb canter
As Lynn said the sponsors on the left side of the page are all first class trustworthy suppliers , Tom doesn't let garbage on his site, (Except me but we're discussing vendors here not members) anyway , all the sponsors are superb and carry EVERYTHING you could possibly ever need . I have used many and have been exceptionally satisfied.
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21 days ago
herb canter
Robert Drabik Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I will suggest you blanks from the length you are > looking for. > They are expensive but very high quality. > > > s/luxury-rod-blank-japan-suzuki-blank-rxf-20lb-802 > -8-2pc-fast-action > > s/luxury-rod-blank-japan-suzuki-blank-rxf-20lb-862 > -86-2pc-fast-action > >
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