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8 weeks ago
Rod Siemens
Phil Erickson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mask it off. This is what I thought I would do. Thanks.
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8 weeks ago
Rod Siemens
Question for you more experienced rod gurus. I have a carbon fiber rear grip that is capped off with the ol standard fuji eva foam but cap. I want to wrap some metallic thread (basically a trim band) at the joint where the butt cap meets the grip for accent. Wrap it right into the little seam that is there. If I do this, I will have to then put rod finish over the threads and slightly onto the
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3 months ago
Rod Siemens
I, and many others, like the feel of cork on a jigging rod. I keep them short on those length rods - 6-7" rear and 2" fore grips. TVS ergo reel seats with carbon inserts that match the trim bands or guides. Light, sensitive, comfortable and I always seal the cork. Lots of great ways to build those rods - good luck and enjoy!
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3 months ago
Rod Siemens
I have built a couple of 6'6" two piece rods using the old SCII St Croix blanks. Can't get those any more but Rod Geeks has the exact same blank in several lengths in their Carbon 2 series blanks. Pretty good blanks at a good price. Good Luck!
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7 months ago
Rod Siemens
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You can use either the KL16H, KL8H and KL5.5M, or > the KL20H, KL10H, and Kl5.5 M reduction train > group. In my opinion, the KL20H based reduction > train will give you a little more versatility if > you want to use a larger reel and/or heavier line, > and it will not affect performance with
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11 months ago
Rod Siemens
herb canter Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > All of them are good , Rainshadow , Sage CTS, > Mudholes MHX, American Tackle blanks , RodGeeks > blanks ( St. Croix in actuality) NFC, Fuji Point > Blank blanks etc... everyone has their own > personal preference and all perform admirably. I don't build fly rods but for spinning rod blanks I went
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
OK you CF guru's. I have built a couple spinning rods with CF grips on them and I like them. I have left them exactly the way they come from the manufacturer but am interested in the permagloss or other clear finish over the CF. Do you have to sand them first or just lay the finish right over the cf? They are not rael smooth - a little texture to them as you probably know. I don't have a 200rp
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
Thank You Seth. Will definitely use!
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
I've built several of these rods and use 5mm choke and running guides. I've also found that 20,10, 6 then 5mm runners actually performs better with a 2000 - 2500 size reels. Rule of thumb is the butt or stripper guide (first guide) should be about half of the spool diameter. The 16mm choker performed well, but the 20mm casts a little better. The reels were spooled with 10/4 fireline. Jus
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
Anyone have any experience with these rod blanks? Also known as Graphite USA aka GUSA dual helix rod blanks. Made in the USA, reasonably priced, good warranty. I'm wondering if they could be a good replacement for the SCII or SCIII blanks I used to build rods on? Any input and/ or experience with these? Thanks!
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
I think Roger and Michael hit the bullseye. My go to jigging rod for walleye is a 6'3" rod. For pitching cranks, slip bobbers, spoons, etc is a 7' rod. Most jigging rods I sell are 6"-6'6" rods. Build two - one 6' - 6'6" for jigs, etc then another 6'6" - 7'2" for the rest of it. Good Luck!
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
Personally, i found that the 16mm butt guide too small. I changed to a 20mm butt guide and had much better results. 20, 12, 8, and 5mm for runners. This is what I use and is by no means necessarily the best way or right way. I have found this works well for me so I have stuck with it. Like Spencer said, reel size and guide placement according to that reel makes a big difference as well. T
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
I have built several SCV, SCIV, and SC III & IV jigging rods. I have used Fuji SIC and Alconite guides as well as CRB Elite and LZR guides on these rods. Ended up using the Fuji Grey Alconite KL-H as the go-to guide. Eight guides on 6' blanks and nine guides on the 6'3' blanks. Personally, hard to tell the difference between the SIC and Alconite guides - in my opinion, SIC are simply no
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
David Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Another US manufacturer is United Composites. Anyone have experience with their DHX blanks?
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
herb canter Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Think "Made in USA" means designed , rolled , > baked & painted in the USA there's no question > that much of the highest quality carbon is > imported from Japan . > > St. Croix's Fresnillo Mexico facility is identical > in every way to St. Croix's facility in Park Falls >
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
OK you more experienced rod building pros, a question for you. I have been building all my rods (few dozen) on St Croix blanks - it was part of my marketing strategy. Made in the USA, lifetime warranty, etc. etc. As we all know this will no longer be possible - unless I want to build all of them on SCV blanks which gets pretty spendy. So, what now? I stocked up on some SC blanks but will
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
The trend is toward split grips but I'm a little old school, I like full cork. I asked one of the owners of St Croix rods what the appeal was for split grips and we discussed weight and application. Long rods, heavy weights, there is an argument for a split grips - but for small lighter rods, the weight factor is a little weak, IMO. He said that they weighed the difference and split grips
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
Scott You will get lots of great advice form some experts on here. I'm no expert but I have built several rods similar to your build. Closest to your build would be the 6'3" st croix medium action rods that I built. I started out with nearly the same reduction train as you, 16, 8, 5.5 and then 5mm running guides. They performed OK but not great. I removed the guides and went with
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
Thanks for the input guys. Last few rods I have built have 5mm runners. The Fuji video recommended 4 and 4.5 but think I will stick with the 5mm. They seem to work fine, just wanted your guys opinions on the even smaller ones. Once again, great source for resources and information, especially for us less seasoned builders.
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
I just watched a Fuji video that stated that running guides should be 4 or 4.5mm at the largest for best performance when using the new KR concept guides. Assuming the butt guide and reduction train are properly placed, are 5mm running guides too large? A couple examples would be trains that go, 20-10-5.5- then 5mm runners, or 25, 10, 6 then the 5mm runners on medium action rods 6-71/2 ft in le
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1 year ago
Rod Siemens
Hello I am going to build my nephew a surf rod as a gift. I've built several fresh water spinning rods over the years but never anything close to a surf rod and don't know where to start. Looking at an 11 ft two-piece rod 3oz-6 or 8oz range but really need help or advice on guides, guide type, size and spacing - reel seat size - length, size and type of of grips,- thread size, etc. I live
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