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5 days ago
Daren Molina
Thanks for the advice everybody.
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9 days ago
Daren Molina
I used to get those and I started using a drying tent and that cut down on it a lot. I think it was tiny dust particles that would settle on the finish. But I agree with your previous statement John, and I also try not to beat myself up over small imperfections.
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9 days ago
Daren Molina
The butt diameter is 13.4mm. I dug through my stuff some more and found an alps triangle seat and its too narrow and internal diameter. Another REC RFTS I found will fit though...
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9 days ago
Daren Molina
I just got an Epic Fly Rod 12wt fiberglass blank. Its a blemish kit and I don't like the reel seat that came with it (kind of a cheap feel, I think they were out of the nicer Epic branded reel seats, hence the blem). What kind of reel seat can I put on a 12wt fiberglass rod? I've never built anything this heavy duty before. Do you need to factor in reel seat twisting fighting big fish? I was
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3 months ago
Daren Molina
I've got a blue halo blank in the color blue and I'm wondering how to match the lime green and blue acrylic reel seat. I was thinking blue wraps on the ferrules with chartruese bands covered with color preserver, but then I was wondering if I can use colorfast nylon but next two the blue silk thread. Bad idea? I'm thinking going color preserver route would be better as I've honestly never used
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4 months ago
Daren Molina
I just ordered a Ben's of Holland 4wt 7ft 6 fiberglass blank. I'm trying to decide what guides sizes and this is what I'm thinking so far. 10mm 3 2 1/0 1/0 1/0 1/0 1/0 1/0 1/0 small tip top Any advice? I've heard you don't need to have all the step down sizes as it just adds weight so I was thinking going down in size pretty quickly and just using the small 1/0 as the running
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11 months ago
Daren Molina
I’m trying to spec out the guides rod a blue halo 8ft 6wt. Their website recommends: 12mm 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 Tip top Can I make them smaller to save weight and do the following; 12mm 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 Tip top I was also thinking of going with REC guides to help save weight also. I may try single foot as I haven’t done a single foot fly rod. What do you all think?
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1 year ago
Daren Molina
Oh ok good to know. That's helpful. I won't sweat it then. Thanks for the info. Any thoughts on my second question? Second question is, Epic recommends using two 1/0 size guides at the very end of their rod. Normally I use snake brand guides, but I'd like to try REC recoil guides as I head they're lighter. If Epic recommends the 1/0 guides, can I just do more size 1 in the REC? It seems
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1 year ago
Daren Molina
Hello all, I'm a hobby builder who occasionally posts on here and I was poking around this forum for info on choices of rod guide sizes for a 6wt fiberglass fly rod. I'm actually building a blue halo 6wt and have a epic 686 rod also in line. One question I have is, both manufacturers recommend only one stripping guide, a size 12, but I've seen some on here recommend for a 6wt fly rod d
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1 year ago
Daren Molina
This is awesome. Building a CTS rod has been on my bucket list. I’m a sucker for pretty color fiberglass rods. I may have to look at getting a shorter graphite one from you guys as well. Herb Ladenheim Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bill, > Thanks. > Daren, > Yes - what Bill said. > My email is not hidden. > Herb > PS - One
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1 year ago
Daren Molina
Both. I kayak fish the marshes for I shore fish a lot. Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Out of curiosity, is the #8 requirement necessary > because of the size of the flies you are casting > or the size of the fish you hope to catch?
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1 year ago
Daren Molina
I didn’t see any 8wt rods in the shorter length. Do they make them? I’d rather not reinvent the wheel but I kinda wanted something heavier than a 3wt. Herb Ladenheim Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Daren, > CTS has quite a few 7'6" - 8'0" fly blanks.Why > reinvent the wheel? > > Herb > CTS
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1 year ago
Daren Molina
I’m wanting to try and build a shorter 7ft 6 or 8ft fly rod that would be an 8wt to throw flies from a kayak. I’d been poking around on here and saw the 1/16 oz to 1wt conversion. I’d also heard moderate actions are best. I’m looking at rainshadow sp942 or sp943 which are rated 1/4-5/8oz and moderate fast. I’d also seen rodgeeks C2SW76MLM their inshore moderate rod that is rated 1/8-1/2oz a
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Oh ok. Could I just call you guys and order them if you have them in stock? I’m not seeing them in the mud hole website.
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Ahh...definitely could be the packing job I did...and it was a light blue thread over a black blank. Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > One full wet coat is generally enough. It is > important to remember that no CP can perform > miracles. A light colored thread over a dark > colored blank is going to lose a shade no matter > what
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Any idea where to buy fishhawk variegated thread? I’ve tried the links on their website but it seems most of their vendors have only limited colors.
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
I’ve only used color preserver (specifically chromaseal) twice and the first time I applied 3 coats and the end result was perfect. The second time I applied 3 coats and had the threads darken only slightly and had some patchiness if you look close. So do you really just need to do 3 coats or is there a trick to applying it and I just accidentally got it right the first time? I put on a libera
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Sorry I meant to say he did let me borrow his reel and line as well as the rod. I was able to cast consistently about 10 more yards with my reel and line vs his reel and line (throwing the same saltwater jig). Therefore I’m assuming something with his set up is incorrect. Spool looks to be filled correctly but it is heavier line. It’s also some kinda line (not sure the brand) that has some s
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Yep, I think it’s his line he has on there. I casted the rod after getting it from him and I used my shimano 3000 loaded with braid and it casts just fine. Honestly I got about 10 more yards on his rod than my usual st droid with standard guides. Gotta be his line.
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
I built a rod for a buddy as a gift (I’m a hobby builder) and used microwave guides on an MHx tr843-3 rod blank, and he is saying it’s having trouble casting and the cast goes for a bit then “seems to die off early”. I carefully measured everything and had built an identical blank with microwave guides for another buddy that I test casted and I had no issues. He is putting a larger reel on it
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
So I’m an idiot. I didn’t watch the Eva foam grip installation videos and I reamed the Eva like I would cork. The 4 inch rear grip stops about 6 inches from where it’s to be installed. Is it ok to still install it that way or should I get another piece of foam and start over without reaming this time. As I said, I’m an idiot hobby builder who’s never worked with Eva before and didn’t realize
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
These responses are all helpful. Some of you are right. This is a personal rod and I’m probably not a good enough angler to tell the difference in sensitivity so I may just glue up the handles and when I start to wrap, do what strikes me. I’m thinking of making one minimalist so may keep it without decorative wrapping and then do a butt wrap in the other.
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
I was referring to a butt wrap just above the grip. Paul Luechtefeld Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Are you talking about deco wraps on guides or a > deco wrap at the top of the grip. On guide wraps I > keep everything to a minimum with the least amount > of thread I can get by with. On a deco butt wrap > as long as it stays below the stri
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Sorry for all the questions. What do you guys think about decorative thread wraps on rods and how they change sensitivity? On the casting rods I’m doing I’m debating doing small decorative wraps on them but I’m not sure if that’s kill the sensitivity of having a fiberglass rod and a Fuji sk2 split grip. Or am I overthinking this?
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
It was just Eva from mud hole. I think the lines were me being impatient and going heavy on the 80 grit. Tried again with shaping last night and it came out great with no marks. Ron Schneider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Without knowing what kind of EVA your are using, I > have found that a certain amount of heat generated > by frict
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
You guys were right. I just wasn’t being patient enough and went too heavy on the 80 grit. I was able to smooth it out with some 220 followed by 400. Went and shaped by fighting butt for the casting rod and it came out perfect! Thanks for the help! Going to do the rest of the grip soon so I can get the handle all glued up.
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Ok, cool. Good info. So basically hit it with the finer grit stuff until all sanding lines are gone. Sounds like a plan. I’ll experiment some more tonight when I get home.
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
It’s also not a solid color foam. It’s that kind that has vertical stripes in it. Could it be a foam problem? I guess I could try some of my solid color Eva and see if that does it too.
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Hmmm...I was staying in one place for a while. Maybe the heat did it. I’ll experiment some more tonight and see how it goes.
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2 years ago
Daren Molina
Any tips on shaping Eva foam grips? I’ve done cork grips no problem on my little homemade lathe with a hand drill but I was playing with some Eva before I shape some grips and have trouble not getting striations or tiny cracks horizontally in the foam. I started with 80 grit and then went to 150 and then 400 then 800 grit sandpaper. FYI it’s 3/8 in inner diameter foam that I have on a 1/4 in m
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