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6 weeks ago
Scott Lawrence
In the library there is a article called Eliminate Broken Rods- correct rod usage. About 10 copies of this to read may help. Good info even if your not a serial rod breaker. Scott
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7 weeks ago
Scott Lawrence
Mark, Yes this will probably be debated for ever. I am only a novice builder so have very little experience to go off. I have built only 3 rods thus far. Doubt that underbind and double over binds are necessarily needed. However I still did it on the 15kg and 37 kg stroker style rods I built. Used A for underbind and D for over binds. Also some do a coat of epoxy between the two overbi
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5 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Some sewing threads have silicone as a lubricant in them I think. Come epoxy time would be heartache all round I would think. Fwiw. Scott
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6 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Might get a bit and experiment on some scrap blank. Scott
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6 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Hi guys, has anyone tried some of the cross shrink wrap as a decorative area. Like a 4 to 6 inch area in front of foregrip with a couple of trim bands at each end and then a couple of coats of epoxy. Tight lines Scott
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6 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Cheers. Will get one and just test it on the reels mentioned before putting on blank. Scott
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6 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Thanks for the reply. Have heard that the fin-nor has a bigger reel foot then alot of reels. May get one for this rod when my penn 850 gets retired. I am in Australia so will send Batson a email as it will be easier with time difference. Tight lines Scott
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6 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Hi Guy's, Looking to use a size 22 Alps triangle reel seat on a heavy spin rod that I am building. Just wondering if the following reels will fit nice and snug. Penn 850ssm Fin-Nor Lethal 100 Shimano Shperos 8000 Shimano TLD 20 (another build) Also how have people found them? Rod used for live baiting out of a holder mostly. Tight lines Scott
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6 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Hi Adam, mine is a homemade version and I would be lost without it. Sure the real deal is amazing. Also down in Oz. Scott.
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8 months ago
Scott Lawrence
If not using the two line method, the guides need to be taped on tight. I use electrical tape. Found out the hard way when loading up a 15kg rod and all the guides turned to the bottom of the rod and scratches the blank. I have a rod holder made that I can clamp to a post on my outdoor bbq area. Holder is at 45 degrees. Scott
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9 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Thanks for the advice gentlemen. Cheers Scott
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9 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Hi Guy's, I need to order my 2nd epoxy kit and was wondering do I need to get new bottle inserts and new syringes. I always keep the syringes in separate ziploc bags. Cheers. Scott
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11 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Anthony,sorry to here about the tragic loss of your friend and his son. Much love to all of those that this loss has affected. It is sometimes easy to forget about the good in people if you listen to the media to much. The evening news is a sure way to find out all that is wrong with the world. I would sure love to watch some good news stories. There are many good people out there willing to help
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11 months ago
Scott Lawrence
Nice Roger. Have had a look at Taig here in Australia and it is pretty pricey. They do look like good quality stuff.
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Great idea Mark. Simple and effective. SCOTT
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Well done Roger. I have enough problems keeping a handle on one rod at a time.But did build a motor with speed controller from going over your help full posts. Scott
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
I think ngc and KR concept are slightly different and not interchangeable. But you would want to double check that with someone more knowledgeable then I. Scott
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Denis, I to am a newbie and it can be very overwhelming. The Fuji anglers rsrc has some great info. I found some good stuff on the blog pages as well and the KR concept page was also helpful. But the good folks here helped to put all the puzzle pieces together. Good luck. Scott
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Just had same happen on standup 37kg just built. Underwrap in A and double overwrap in D thread. Faint hairline crack at end of the feet. But I didn't hear any cracking sounds. Next build think I am going to try lite build epoxy and only single overwrap in C or D. I feel your pain. Scott
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Cheers James. Alps is lucky to have you on their staff. Scott.
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
James, thank you. I understand now about the pvd coating. The hxn guides look great. Might put them on my next build. Do you have any tip tops that can handle 80lb? I only found some that go to 50lb. Tight lines Scott.
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Thank you for the replies gents. James, so does the colour option of zirconium have the same pvd coating or is it the bare zirconium ring and all other colour options are it with the pvd coating? Also James do you have alps ring tips that can handle 80lb line? Cheers Scott
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Hi All, Wondering is the coloured ceremic insert on ring guides (alps) more prone to chipping or corrosion? The guides are all stated as being zirconium with one colour option being zirconium. Are the other colour options the bare zirconium ring with a colour coating or plating over the top. How are they made and how do they stand the test of time? Tight lines Scott.
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Mark, have decided to go with a roller tip. A 14 should just fit over or may have to sand or scrape paint off to fit it on. Cheers Scott
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
So I guess the question that I need help with is if using ring guides on a 37kg rod would you use 12 or 10 as the smallest guide? The shimano backbone that broke used size 10 as the smallest. Scott
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Thanks for the input guy's. This is only my 2nd complete build and not really planned or budgeted for. Took my sons mate out for a shark fish and the shimano backbone rod we were using got broken when I had to dump the leader on a 6foot bully. Not sure if the leader wrapped around the tip or whether the angler had the rod tip up to high. Only ever broken 2 rods fishing and both of them backbones.
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Cheers Mark, that's what I was leaning towards. Just running all 12's then the 12 tip. Also wonder if should step up to a 25 for the stripper when using a 50 size reel. I am only a beginner still and could use some advice from some with far more knowledge then I. Tight lines Scott
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Hi Guy's, I am about to build a 37kg stand up rod that is 5foot 6 inches long. I am not wanting to go rollers all the way but may consider a roller tip. If I use ceremic guides and tip I will have to use a 12mm tip as the tip is 5.5mm in diameter. Was looking at 20,16,12,12,10,10 then tip. Because I have to use a 12 tip do I still use the 10's or do I just use all 12's? I don't use windon leaders
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
Hi Roger, your posts about making wrappers and dryers are always welcomed. One day I will get around to making a motorised wrapper. Out of curiosity is there much difference between using a 3 vs 4 jaw chuck. Cheers Scott.
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1 year ago
Scott Lawrence
I am just starting out and have only put new guides on a light spin rod and built 1 15kg stand up rod. Have built all my own rod stands, hand wrapper, variable speed dryer and a few other bits and pieces. For me it has been a wonderful learning and creative experience. So much to learn. Have fun
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