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5 weeks ago
Michael Tuma
I agree Spencer. But I can’t convince him. Also thank you Spencer for all the great tips and help you have given me over the years.
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5 weeks ago
Michael Tuma
The carbon 4 would be an upgrade but he feels the SCIV rods are too stiff and doesn’t like them.
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5 weeks ago
Michael Tuma
I have a buddy that broke his St. Croix Rage RS610MXF and would like another one. But this rod is discounted and no longer available anywhere we can find. He asked me to make a replacement rod that would have the exact same feel as his RS610MXF. I have never handled this rod and am not sure what blank would match up. He is very picky on how the blanks responds. Does anyone have any suggestio
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6 weeks ago
Michael Tuma
I make rods for myself, friends, and family. I don’t do it as a business. They all love the decorative wraps on their rods. It takes time to do them and because of that I don’t make much on my rods. But I find it therapeutic. There is definitely a market for decorative wraps. The problem I see is finding a way to do them where you make money at it. Best of luck.
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2 months ago
Michael Tuma
I just found this and have to say thank you. It is far better than I data base I was building.
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2 months ago
Michael Tuma
Is there any prep you do for the Elmers Golder Oak wood fill before you add it to the rod handle? I have a big gouge in one of my rod handles for my jacket zipper pocket that I need to fix. I wish I would have noticed the damage I was doing when jerking the rod all day before it got so large.
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8 months ago
Michael Tuma
I can tell you that with my test wrap it does not look like it works.
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8 months ago
Michael Tuma
Has anyone tried doing a 3 layer tiger wrap? (base layer, middle layer, top layer) I am thinking of trying it but thought I would ask to see if I was just wasting my time. I have had good success with the standard 2 layers and thought a 3rd layer might add something or it could be just too much and wreck the whole effect.
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8 months ago
Michael Tuma
9. SWS597
I am finally have time to make the sturgeon rod I have been thinking about for a while and now found out that the blank I wanted to use is no longer made. I have not been able to find anyone with a SWS597 blank still available. (RainShadow SWS597, 7’-10”, 5.5 tip, 0.875 butt, fast action, heavy power.) Was this blank replaced with a different model number? I am looking for a similar blank (
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8 months ago
Michael Tuma
I have been looking at building a sturgeon rod for a while and was going to order the SWS597. I liked the 5.5 tip. What is a comparable option?
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9 months ago
Michael Tuma
I have a buddy that wants a 7’-6” to 8’-0” one-piece walleye jigging rod for using 1/4oz Storm 360GT Searchbait. I am having problems finding a blank to fulfill his request and was hoping some of the great people here could help me out. Thank you for your suggestions.
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10 months ago
Michael Tuma
You can find tons of videos on YouTube on cross wraps. Best thing you can do is get a bright 4’ light directly above your rod blank. The glare will draw a straight line on the blank for you.
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11 months ago
Michael Tuma
I ordered the IMMP70UL blank and will update this post once I get some time on the water with it.
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11 months ago
Michael Tuma
I have used the bobber method in the past but my goal was to come up with a rod that I can get away from using a bobber. I find when they are in 3’ to 5’ of water the bobber can also spook or distract them and I have had more success going without a bobber. I just can’t get the distance. I have even thought about trying fly blanks. I know what I am asking is a lot and I might just have to set
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11 months ago
Michael Tuma
Thank you so much Roger for your recommendations. The IMMP70UL blank was one of the ones I was looking at but with a 7’-0”, 1/32 to 3/16 oz lure ratting I thought it might be a little heavier than I was looking for. I could also be wrong. This rod won’t be used with anything heavier than 1/16 oz lure. 1/80 oz to 1/32 oz 99% of the time.
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11 months ago
Michael Tuma
Do you have any plans to just sell the stripper guide alone and not in a set?
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11 months ago
Michael Tuma
I need some help finding a blank at is 7’ to 8’-6”, one piece that can cast a 1/64 oz jig. I want to keep my options open but 7’-6” to 7’-10” would be the perfect length. I have tried some rods in the past that claimed to be able to cast a 1/64 oz jig but after the cast the rod would wobble around so much I lost the distance I was looking for. This rod would be mainly used for crappies and som
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11 months ago
Michael Tuma
Is there any other way to sign up other than Facebook?
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11 months ago
Michael Tuma
I really wish RodGeeks offered St. Croix full line of blanks. I have 6 St. Croix rods that I would like to build into my own style but can’t get the blank. I also miss when St. Croix sold blanks you could look up the rod (what technique the blank was design for) off their catalog and cross reference it. Than buy the blank.
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1 year ago
Michael Tuma
I enjoy doing decorative wraps. It does take some time but the rod looks like a piece of art work when I am done. I will spend less time on the wrap than the amount of time I will use the rod the first week on the water. So for me it is worth it.
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1 year ago
Michael Tuma
The rod blanks just come in. The RX6 SP942 feels like a great blank for this application. But the immortal IMMWS76ML feels even better. This blank is awesome. Wish I would have gone with both of them in the IMMWS76ML blank. But I don’t think my wife would know that difference. Thank you everyone for the help. I will let you know what I think after I get some time on the water with them.
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1 year ago
Michael Tuma
Bob Ginther Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Michael what do you use for bait on a Walleye slip > bobber set-up? Are you still fishing or slow > trolling, or...? Bob, I would be using minnows and leeches still fishing. Sometimes from shore or the river bank.
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1 year ago
Michael Tuma
Thank you guys for the input. I ordered up some blanks and can’t wait for them to get here.
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1 year ago
Michael Tuma
I have done a lot of looking on this site for suggestions on a 7’ to 8’ one-piece blank to use for a walleye slip bobber rod. This will be the sole purpose of this rod. Most of the older post recommended blanks that are no longer available. (they were from 2012 or older) So I thought I would ask again to see if there is something new. I saw there were many comments about using hot shot or pop
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1 year ago
Michael Tuma
I have a buddy that would like me to make him a 10-foot musky Rod but I cannot find a specified musky blank that is 10 ft long what would be another good blank that could work
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2 years ago
Michael Tuma
I am making my first open water rod and bought an Elliott E-C73MH-F and requested the recommend guide sizes and locations. That was skipped with my order and was wondering if anyone here had that information. I would like to make an order for guides but am not sure what I need since this is my first open water rod.
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2 years ago
Michael Tuma
I have been making ice rods for a number of years now and have been getting request for open water rods. I just need help narrowing down some blanks. I was hoping you will be willing to share your experiences and what blanks you use for a dedicated purpose (for walleye or bass).
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