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herb canter
Running guides are up to you but with a 2000 size spinner and only 6 -10 pound test line ( Braid i assume) i would go with the smallest runners i could get away with for a variety of reasons . With the last transition guide being a 5.5 you could go with a size 5.5 KB as the choke or go with a size 5 KB it's up to you . A KB is recommended for the choke guide and you may even want to use KB's
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Today
herb canter
Bill Batson: " YES, I am sure i am biased but that is how much I believe in the product lines" It's always good to be honest and being the CEO i would certainly expect you to believe in your product lines and its clear that you do , one thing you missed to point out however, is one of the biggest reasons why you sell the most blanks along with the other points you mentioned
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Today
herb canter
So it sounds like you may have tried the casting version , if so what were the pluses and minuses of it or is it just something you assume without having personal experience with it ?
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Today
herb canter
Look at the last post in the thread below , names are mentioned and the member who posted the last post hasn't been active since 2017 , worth sending him an email and ask if he still has parts .
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Today
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Do people use microwave stripping guides on > casting rods to tame the vertical loops that come > off a revolving spool - for distance casting, > maybe? Good question Phil , i have asked about that myself because they do have quite a few Microwave systems purposely made for casting rods . America
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Yesterday
herb canter
I think Nick is picturing something completely different in his mind and can't visualize what we mean by using cork tape or Winn Grips as the actual grip . I'm guessing he is looking at info from webpages that shows grips being reamed and fitted on blanks that ARE NOT surf rod blanks that are 10 feet in length . EDITED LATE: Nick, if you want to see what Quinn and i are referrin
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Yesterday
herb canter
Michael Danek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It's interesting to do the KR software multiple > times changing dimensions one at a time and seeing > how that changes the guide placement > recommendation. Yes it is , i can't even tell you how many times i have done that LOL.
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Yesterday
herb canter
Roger is assuming you prefer Minima guides , if thats the case those recommendations are fine but so is the Fuji KL-H guides following the recommendations of the KR software , it's dead on accurate .
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Yesterday
herb canter
Nick, this is one i will leave to others who have used reamers because i have not. All my surf rod handles use either shrink wrap or Winn Grip overwraps for the handles . What type of grip are you talking about ? Never mind i see cork , on a 10 foot surf rod ? Thats different but OK if thats what you want .
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2 days ago
herb canter
Very funny Lynn but very true lol. I'm not convinced it's over yet .
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2 days ago
herb canter
Daren Molina Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I just got a fiberglass rodgeeks 7ft blank for a > casting rod I’m building. I got it in their > seafoam green color and it looks great. Has a > nice action to it. Many say they're much lighter than what one would think a fiberglass blank would be , SC II carbon being a part of the butt section
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2 days ago
herb canter
Oh i missed that you don't have the reel seat location decided on yet , do you know where you will position it along the blank , if you have a good idea at what point you will likely place it then you can still get a very accurate recommendation from the KR concept software . I went through the same thing waiting on the reel seat etc.. to come in the mail. The guide choices are likely to sti
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2 days ago
herb canter
Bob: " I will still benefit from the better guide system in terms of rod loading handling fish, etc, correct" Yes correct , the below link is where you start , fill in the info and see what it comes up with .
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2 days ago
herb canter
Yup , if he stated that he wants a 24 inch handle than make sure thats what you do even if you think it's nuts . If he ends up complaining if you built it exactly like he said you're good although without it being in writing he could say i said 36 inches lol. Some are open to suggestions and some aren't , just confirm everything no guessing .
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2 days ago
herb canter
Ray Zarychta Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Winding checks can also serve a functional > purpose. They help block or fill in the slight gap > from reaming your handle material and the blank. I > add a short length of thread trim in a > complementary color, coat with thread epoxy to > seal the whole deal. Keeps water from seeping > und
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2 days ago
herb canter
Jon Hood Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb, > No I was wanting to confirm the primary was the > 1st ring for measurement pupose - I realize there > is only about 1/2” difference in the 2 rings but > I was curious which one was the ring to measure to > from the spool lip for initial setup. No way would > I consider turning the guide
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2 days ago
herb canter
RodGeeks blanks are St.Croix blanks but if you mean the labeled St.Croix blanks in the SCV material i don't know , the RodGeeks website should tell you whats available. RodGeeks offers a lot more color options than St. Croix does , most everything listed can come either finished or unfinished.
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2 days ago
herb canter
One of the RodGeeks blanks that i picked up at last years Expo was unpainted and it's finish is super smooth and looks beautiful . I also picked up a White colored RodGeeks blank and to be totally honest the difference between the painted one and unpainted one is nearly undetectable , every other blank manufacturer where i have compared the unfinished blank to the painted blank had a much more n
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2 days ago
herb canter
As many are aware most of the RodGeeks blanks are SC II St.Croix blanks , they don't offer SC III blanks at this time but if there is a demand they will . SC II , SC IV and St. Croix labeled blanks in the SC V are offered by RodGeeks at this time. Their S glass models are ridiculously popular . Spencers comment below terrifies me lol. " They are small diameter heavy wall blanks,
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2 days ago
herb canter
Bob Ginther Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- " I guess what I am wondering is do some builders put some type of epoxy or other clear coat finish on the entire blank" Most do not put anything on an unfinished blank , it's not needed and and a blank will perform to it's max potential WITHOUT any finish or coating of any kind applied. If you must apply
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2 days ago
herb canter
Was away from the computer so sorry about the late response , like Roger said the largest ring but this name of "Primary" is a little confusing , primary meaning the largest ring faces the reel , i suppose you meant do people set it up with the smaller ring facing the reel , no it's never set up that way , that would be backwards.
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3 days ago
herb canter
Jon Hood Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is the primary ring the largest ( and closest to > the reel) or the smallest ring on the stripper > guide of the Microwave 30 system? Largest ring is the stripper/choke combo ring and it is closest to the reel , after that is a transition guide and then the smallest guides are runners which go out towa
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3 days ago
herb canter
If you really don't have a clue about length take the reel you plan on using and go to a tackle shop or similar store that has a bunch of rods and see how the different lengths with the reel attached feel to you. I personally like longer length rods because i find them superior casting tools , even between a 7 -71/2 foot blank compared to an 8 footer the eight footer to me makes a huge differenc
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3 days ago
herb canter
Jacob: " How far do you start your wraps before guide? Right now I've got a few that have a pretty good distance before the guide I know this is not ideal as it takes away the crispness of the blank" " Winding checks really serve no function other than to dress a rod up" " Starting wraps on the stripper and reduction isn't hard but once you get to the tip it can
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4 days ago
herb canter
Many prefer no paint or other coatings on their blanks and i am one of them , i have a few blanks that i ordered raw with no coatings of any kind and i have the same blanks painted by the factory , i was very surprised just how much more the blank that was painted felt to me when comparing both . Uncoated blanks are perfectly fine and the elements will not harm it in any way . As Tom said a Car
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4 days ago
herb canter
Considering that Tom Harder IS NOT the OP and posted in an attempt to help the OP but in the end was thoroughly convinced he became the OP until reminded that he wasn't , one of the craziest threads ever lol. Tom probably heaved all his rod building equipment out the window and took up bowling.
Forum: rodboard
4 days ago
herb canter
Sounds like choices in guides , guide types, guide sizes, reel sizes, reel types , line types , line diameters etc... can be tossed right out the window folks , Bob's son proved it's all irrelevant .
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4 days ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My bad. I fish bait off flat, featureless beaches > and inlets on Florida's ocean coast. Between the > wind, waves, and tide it is frequently impossible > to hold bottom over 30 yards out even with a > six-ounce sputnik. If Nicholas will chiefly be > fishing calm water or casting spoons/lures a
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4 days ago
herb canter
The ocean side where Nick is thinking of fishing has less current than my bathtub . In the NE when fishing for large stripers heavier tackle is much more common as is heavier tackle for big red drum on the mid Atlantic coast . Even with that being the case the overwhelming majority of surfcasters from New England to Florida are equipped with surf rods from 9 to 11 feet in length rated from 1-4 o
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5 days ago
herb canter
Just when you think Nick is finally on the right track Phil chimes in with " Don't forget you will need a heavy rod to be able to heave 4 to 6 ounce sputnik sinkers to hold in heavy surf and powerful currents LOL.
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