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5 weeks ago
Anthony Unger
Rod building has helped me many many times on diffrent scenarios, as well as fly tying, i agree with dennis danko, you should give that a try, if anything, it wouls give a unique sound... Might want to change the bridge at the headstock too, it would be easy if you have solid stock.. And go figure.. Now i want to get my bass out and start beating the strings again lol
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
Agreed with normans response
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
I know jim, my biggest issue, as stupid as it is, you cant see the kr gps without placing your phone into landscape orientation... I know, first world problems! Lol
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
Personlly i dont care for the new site.. I think the old site had a better flow.. However, i am using mobile...
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
I wouldnt call myself a professional lol
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
It seriously is good stuff.. If they carried gallon jugs i would probably order it! Lol
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
Its for a 12 yr. Old.. Mainly fishing canals and creeks.. Its ok though customer just got bacl to me, he says to go ahead.. My concern is more with the casting of lighter lures, i recently introduced him,to the KR concept and its incredible casting distances.. With being,so stiff im afraid its going to significantly (with lighter weights) impact distance.. I jumped the gun though, he says to keep
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
I already have the handle assembly, reel seat, and butt cap on... Plus the customer had to get me the reel for it.. I ordered it 5th of September.. This is what i get for trusting invoices..
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
Crap.. I ordered a X-camo rod kit for a clients kid, i ordered the CAMO72M 6' 6-12lb 1/4-1/2oz. The problem is i got a CAMO72M 6' 10-15lb 1/2-1oz. Kit.. And i glue up a bunch of handles at a shot.. Didnt notice it was the wrong blank until i went to put the decal on.. Now i dont k ow what to do.. Call the customer and give them the bad news i guess.. Hope mudhole An make it right... I
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
When you go to mount it, why dont you mount a piece or 2 of uni-strut? Puting this vertical would allow you to elevate the one side as far as you would need, you can mount a second piece horizontal so you can slide the end as far left or right as necessary.. I am working on building my own multi dryer as well, and doing 4'-10' rods poses the distance problem for me.. Simple fix.. Although, with t
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
Hey jim, The facebook page, and the nerbs site is a little screwy, it may be my inability to really do anything facebook... Do you have a rough estimate on how many entries there are? Just curious...
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
I wanted to add, that after talking to a staff member one on one for a little, (through email) hitena really is a top notch company, finatually im not able to right now, but i am concidering using thier thread exclusivly.. I have never hd a delamination issue with any of thier metallics (and theres Lot, like... A whole lot) or breakage with any threads.. Including the AAAA silk, they truly due ca
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
I have, the airbraid silky is anazing, along with all of thier threads
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4 months ago
Anthony Unger
Wow.. That was impessive in my opinion... I dont have a chuck for my rod dryer anymore, (long story) so now when i have to cure thread epoxy my power wrapper is utalized, i just switch the belts to the dryer motor witch i installed a double pulley, and viola.. Just @#$%& since my work area is basically completly utilized when i need to spin a rod down.. I installed to threaded collars in f
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
To address your gloss problem... How are you applying it? Spinning? With a fkam brush? How thick? Is your mixing cup compatable? (I had a bunch of cups where the bottom melts after awhile.. Put plastic onto the blank.. What a mess) For your cork seal, you may be puting to much on with the single coat.. I try and apply cork seal before i epoxy everything up, this way the edges are sealed as we
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
Ive looked into whats known as a 'pen' rod.. Not those cheap 10$ toys you sse on anazon, but penfishingrods.com has a couple 'real' pen rods.. The goliath, or extreme caught my eye.. They're website is a crapshoot though..,
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
Email me, yours is hidden
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
Another trick for keeping the tip top in place when using tip top adhesive(hot melt glue) is to put a few wraps of thread up onto the tip top tube, if the glue starts to melt a bit in a trunk or back seat, the thread will keep it from twisting, or sagging.. Plus it helps keep it in place in the event of a mishap.. Guides can take a conciderable amount of abuse, why should your tip top be any diff
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
Hitena offers a buch of ST thread in AAA and AA and honestly its pretty darn good thread in my opinion.. Check em' out herb
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
You should try a 8 axis optical wrap... They are really fun to do, and extremly rewarding.. When i did my first one i it was kinda meh, until i put the final outline wrap on it.. Came out georgeous.. Amazing how 1 thread can make a stunning visual diffrence.. Litterally make or break a wrap... Those however, are a pain by eye.. Everything has to be kept square and tight.. Mine didnt hold its s
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
By align, i assume you mean space correctly, and have the orientation not cocked... Best thing i can suggest is to use the light line... The light line is the reflection of your over head lights, (assuming you have overhead lights) most reel seats have a seam either on the bottom, top, or both.. Center that in your light line, use that as a straight edge to keep your wraps on the correct axis.
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
Lynn i was acually trying to lure tom into a trap.. It backfired... :) Hey guys, i dont have any problems... I dont need to try anything new... I found a method that works for me... Ill gladly show anyone any of my rods, ive found a system that works.. Plain and simple.. I was just trying to help... Lol
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
This board has removed the learning curve and allowed me to leap forward many times... Tom, im talking about washing the epoxy after the first coat to get contaminents out of the pits.. Not soap and water directly onto the threads.. Then again, if you get a fish eye, theres no epoxy at the pit.. So water could potentially floodthe wrap under the contaminent.. Hmmm... I dunno.. That idea never
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
Thank you tom, if i dont use alcohol, and have trouble, do you see anything wrong with giving the entire rod a bath with warm water and dish soap before the second coat? pat dry, then air dry..
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
I hear ya roger, but back to the original question of the post.. Does alcohol (of any kind) adversely affect epoxys ability to adheare? Or cure properly? Or any other issue that may arise other then the possibility of the addition of contamination due to impurities... If its used to thin out epoxy, one would think it would assist in saturation no?
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
I vouch for hitena 100%, that silk thread is awesome..
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5 months ago
Anthony Unger
Say that to the very off color whites that get cleaned before epoxying... Lynn is refring to me.. I use 91% isopropyl alcohol, prior to the current job i was covered in grease and oil.. Hydrolic oil and gear oil dont come off easy.. If you ask many rod builders they will tell you they burnish and pack with thier finger nails.. Thus getting whatevers on your hands on the wraps.. Its probably the n
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6 months ago
Anthony Unger
Send me a couple pics.. I seem to have a nack for finding things online
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6 months ago
Anthony Unger
While were at it.. Id be lost without him.. I dont even know how its possible for one man to be this generous, kind, knowledgeable, patient, and understanding.. Norm is extremly good at boosting confidence as well.. I am going to throw a line in with him probably in spring... Nothing's planned yet, but i need to shake his hand.. Norm, if you are reading... You say you ha e no artistic t
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6 months ago
Anthony Unger
I do tend to overheat....
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