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2 months ago
Rick Sankey
Funny the one glue I didn't have is the one that most seem to use. I will get some of the title bond III and give it a try when when I make my first handle. Once again asked and answered by many. Great source of information. Thank you to all that gave me their input Rick
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2 months ago
Rick Sankey
Hey Guys, Looking for some a advise on which is the best glue to use when making a custom cork handle with burl cork. I am new to this part of custom rod building but want to expand on my builds. I purchased a bench top lathe and have my burl cork. I have watched quite a few YouTube vidies but would like your opinions on which glue you like to use and why. Pro - Cons. I have purchased Elmer's Wo
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6 months ago
Rick Sankey
Very impressive Mark!!!! You are very talented. And your right about Roger he is a great guy as he has helped me out several times this year with some ice rods. Rick
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8 months ago
Rick Sankey
I’ve had it happen to me twice with bad blanks. I ordered clearance rods thru Mud Hole. The OEM blanks where great but the CRB I couldn’t try to sell. I called Mud Hole and was told we don’t take clearance rods back but after talking with the supervisor he finally said this will be a one time thing. I paid to ship them back and they credited my account. The other was with RODgeeks. I had two 7’
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9 months ago
Rick Sankey
Hey guys, I have been asked about building an ice rod. I have not built one yet and wanted to get some input. The questions I have are. 1. Who handles ice rod blanks? I did get on Mud Hole and see they have HMX and CRB. Any others out there? 2. What about guides. I am currently using Pac Bay guides on all of the rods I have built so far. Anyone know what guides they have that would work fo
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Well here is another question I have. Being I am selling rods does anyone have any good places to purchase reels for wholesale prices. Right now I am in with Nicklow's and Maurice Sporting Goods. Nick's has the better price but seem to have a problem coming up with the reels i am wanting which are the Abu Garcia Silver Max Spinning Reels NPF-SMAXSP10 and the President Spinning Reel NPF-PRESSP25X
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Well just want to let everybody know how I came out on the fish eyes. I scuffed it up with a grey scotch brite pad and put another coat of Flex Coat on. It came out perfect. No fish eyes. Will be ready for the customer on Friday. A save Ching Ching!!!!! Again want to thank everybody who had input on my problem. THIS SIGHT IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Anthony being you seemed to have run into this a lot I'm going to go with you 2nd one. I will sand it down and rinse it off. Then recoat it. I will let you all know how it comes out but plan on letting it sit a another day before I work on it. But also want to thank everyone who responded to my cry for help. Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
No washer and dryer down stairs. Our basement is not one you spend any time in. Just my rod building area and storage. So nothing the wife would have done. And YES I do wash my hands. This is a 1st and I hope the last as I kicked A on getting this rod done this weekend. VERY disappointed but will make it right before I am done. I have very high standards and will not let it go until it meets them
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
The only thing I can think of is my bathroom exhaust fan goes into a crawl space in the basement. Old house that must be what did it. Man has to spray after taking a #2 or the wife not not HAPPY!!!! HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
It was in my basement.
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
I'm not sure where the contamination came from as I sealed it yesterday and then again this morning. All in the same area. Nothing changed other than the day but for sure something did. What are the recommendations on sand paper to use? Could I use a fine sand paper and leave it in the power wrapper to do it?
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Hey guys I have a new problem to me. I spent yesterday spinning up a rod and got my 1st coat of Flex Coat on it yesterday. I put on my 2nd coat on today and for some reason I have fish eyes in the finish on the handle end no where else. This also has a label on it. No fish eyes yesterday but have them today. I tried to brush it out and they came back after awhile in the drying mode. I used my a
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Thanks for the input. I had already gotten 3 - 6" UL - Mod and 3 - 6"6" Lt - Mod. I thought they seemed like a pretty good rod blanks for the price. At the time I also bought some of the CRB blanks. Those I was disappointed with. Thanks again for the feedback Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Does anyone have a opinion on the OEM blanks on clearance from Mud Hole?
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Well I sent pictures and a video of the crooked blanks. Talked with Mike at RODgeeks and he is sending me two replacement blanks. No hassles. Agreed they where not normal. I just wanted to let you all know how I came out. I did learn a few things that I will remember from now on. Thanks for all of the input. Rick RODgeeks That's what I call CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Thanks Norm I love opinions and for me I need as many as I can get... Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Hey Mark, I love Metallic thread and I will always pull off a bunch and run it thru my fingers and spool it back on the spool before using it. Will solve your problem. Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Herb, Build it with the bend up or the bend down? What is your opinion on this? Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
A lot of good input from all and I do appreciate it. I am on a learning curve and I do take all in and am learning as I go. I will say that all of the St Croix rods I built which where from UL to M I never had any with the crookedness in them I see in the RODgeeks. I have always found the spine and went from there. After seeing this I looked at the UL, ML, and M blanks and the only ones that don
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Hey Tom, It is a crook before the tip not just a bend up at the tip. That is why I think it will be very noticeable to anyone I would build it for. I have sent an email to RODgeeks and will see what they say. To me I'd much rather get a blank that was straight than work with one like this. Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
I have a 7' RODgeeks C2 L-F cut down to a 6'6". Spine is found. Cork handle reamed and ready to glue on and I eyed down it on my test fit before actually gluing it and the blank has a very noticeable bend in it about 12" from the tip. If I where to glue the handle and put the guides on in this location it would be very noticeable. Any suggestions as to how to resolve this. I have anothe
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Just want everybody who responded to my question on the blanks. I received my blanks this week and they look great. Thanks again Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Thanks for all of the feedback on the gloss blanks. I'm glad I joined this site as the feed back one gets from the rod building community is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Again Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
I just placed my 1st order with RODgeeks and am getting gloss only blanks. I received the blank sample pack before the blanks and think I made a mistake by not adding at least the black metallic color to them. Looking to see if anyone has been selling blanks with gloss only and what the customer reaction is to them compared to the black blank which is standard on St Croix. I'm not sure I like it.
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Steven, All but one of all the rods I have built has been using metallic thread. I built 15 rods last year for customers all using the Pro Wrap Premium Metallic thread. Only on UL - ML rods. I like the looks of it and so did my customers. No problems with it. I have had an UL I built years ago that has made many trips to Canada and has landed plenty of nice fish with it. Last fall a 42'"mus
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
Sorry didn't think about what it would be used for. Walleye is the target for him. I did look on RODgeeks but they did not list the Trolling rods like everything else. I could guess just thought I would ask.
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
I have been asked about building a Trolling rod. He is not sure of the length yet so I am needing info for a 7', 8', 9', and a 10'6" blank which I would purchase from RODgeeks. Thanks Rick
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
I just want to thank all of you who have given me your input on the thread. I am not new to building rods but I am new to building rods as a small business and want to make sure I do it right. So any and all info I can get is very much appreciated. To me no question is stupid so if I am thinking of one I will most definitely ask it. Since joining this sight I have had nothing but a positive exper
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1 year ago
Rick Sankey
HAHA!!! Herb I do agree with you on asking 1st. The main reason I am asking now is I have started a small business building rods. All the ones I have built in the past have all been using metallic thread so this was my 1st rod built with a different type of thread. Saying that, before I keep building my thread supply thought a good idea to ask. Appreciate your feed back Rick
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