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7 days ago
Robert Flowers
Also late to this discussion. Another few great options, again in tungsten, are these: Each of these will add toxic free weight where you need it.
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7 days ago
Robert Flowers
What is the target species. For pan fish, there are economical and work fantastic - . I built 7 ice rods on them, and never had one fail. For bass, and walleye, I like these - . Again never had one break on me. For large game fish, such as lake trout, salmon, musky, etc. I'd opt for something more durable, like this - []. I've also built on the economy fiberglass blanks from Mudhole with g
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13 days ago
Robert Flowers
I'm thinking 6 to 7 foot, equivalent of an 8 weight fly rod.
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14 days ago
Robert Flowers
I have a potential customer fot a canal rod. The power canal in Sault Ste Marie, Mi, is 20 foot deep, an 8th mile wide, with a continuous 7 MPH current. It holds whitefish, carp, King salmon. coho,, and the occasional lake trout, and steelhead. The rod needs to be strong enough to pill in a King against that current, maybe lifting it up an embankment. The rod will be either a spin cast, or bait
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20 days ago
Robert Flowers
I caught a big Chinook on th St. Mary's river, next to the powerhouse in Sault Ste Marie, MI., several years back. I was using a $15 glass pole I'd purchased 15 years before, with a Mitchel 300 reel, and 15 lb, mono-filament line. The rod creaked and groaned, and the reel was a bear to wind. But the fish was landed, and the tackle held up with no damage. The right fiberglass rod is just plain
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20 days ago
Robert Flowers
Herb, tis is a question that I'm not sure you can answer. Both CTS, and Epic are rod companies with stellar reputations. Any idea why I never see them in shootouts where they might be tested against a scottk Sage, Orvis, etc/ I would like to hear some comparison's bt people who test, and report such things. I love my CTS 3 weight, but have really never fished it against any other three weight
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24 days ago
Robert Flowers
Science All objects at rest will remain st rest unless acted upon by some other force. All objects in motion will remain in motion, at a constant velocity and direction unless acted upon by some other force. Tht being said, for this discussion,the object is the lure, At the beginning of the forward cast, with the line behind the forward direction if the cast, that lure, for this purpose of ex
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26 days ago
Robert Flowers
CRB Upgraded Thread Carriage with Alps power wrapper, are they compatible?
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5 weeks ago
Robert Flowers
I built a CTSquartzCrysal 3 weight, 7'6" rod using a snake guide kit from CTS. The rod casts, and performs beatifully. Take a look at their site. Also, Herb Leaderman. on rodbuilding . org, is a great resource for CTS products. The guide kits take the guess work out of the equation. You will need to be able to give the tip, and butt diameter for you blank.
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5 weeks ago
Robert Flowers
Hi Herb. I'm looking to purchase an affinity X, satin blue, 4-setion, 9 foot, 8weight blank. I priced it at CTS for $300,00.. Please contact me at g.w.north@hotmail.com. This will be used for big Montana browns on Montana rivers. I ;ook forwrd to hearing from you. My email is - [email protected]
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7 weeks ago
Robert Flowers
Anyone using tfurled Silk leaders on their fly rods? From the reviews I've read, they appear to be superior for laying down a dry fly delicately, and are very strong. A plus for me is that they are biodegradable.
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8 weeks ago
Robert Flowers
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Flexibility may be more important than weight for > rod performance. The more flexible a rod is the > faster it can push the line after the caster > releases it. The stored energy from springiness of > the rod, not the weight of the rod, makes a rod > cast farther and more accurately. Ther
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8 weeks ago
Robert Flowers
I have seen where dental spatulas are used to ally the thread coat. The person who did it had very nice thread coats. Tight lines and frisky fish. RJF
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8 weeks ago
Robert Flowers
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I understand the pulling part the rod plays: The > rod pulls the lure faster as long as I pull the > rod faster - I can feel the energy I expend > pulling the rod forward. I still can't understand > how, after I release the line, the rod's stored > energy pushes the line and lure forward - but
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8 weeks ago
Robert Flowers
When the tip of the fly rod is swung, on the back-cast, the rod is loaded by the weight of the fly line.. It has to transform potential energy into kinetic energy. If the line is lying straight out on the water, the friction of the water also comes into play. As the rod initially starts to move, it bends, like the limbs on a bow, storing energy. When the rod motion is stopped, the rod straight
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
I stand corrected - ; a fishing pole is a class three lever. That being said, what I stated is still true. As per this site - , "This kind of lever requires the use of more effort to move the load; However, the result is that the load can be lifted a larger distance in a shorter amount of time (Gega, 1990). A longer lever, with the same rotational speed around its fulcrum, will Have a h
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A fishing rod is a type three lever. It maximizes > the speed at the end of rod IF you have the > strength at your end to accelerate the rod tip. > The whippier the rod, the easier it bends, the > smaller the effective length of the rod the less > speed it produces at the business end. You or y
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
While working for Lockheed, we used epoxy to partially fill a part of the cannon plug connectors. The epoxy resin, and hardener were measured out by weight, mixed by hand for three minutes, then allowed to sit for another 5 minutes to release all bubbles. Everything had to be exact, as the epoxy filling was the second-stage protections from sea water entering the deep submersible. Fortunately,
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
One word - Impressive! Tight lines and frisky fish. RJF
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
Using the valuable suggestions given to me, I found sites for beautiful agate stripping guides (Golden Witch), and REC Nickle/silver reel seats with bootee wood inserts (Mudhole) Snake guides, silver with ecoating guide train will be used ,with Snake Brand large loop tip top/ Other accents will also be included. I'm going to go with an African cocobolo front and rear grip, and a Ross Anim
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
If you will be casting a lot, grip length is important. The rear grip should be such that when added to the reel seat, and fore grip, the fore grip should be at the balance point of the finished rod when rested on 2 fingers. This reduces the swing weight, reducing fatigue, and increasing sensitivity. A good rule of thumb is 1 inch grip length for ever foot of rod length. Tape the grips in place
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
Thanks everyone. As always, this forum provides great answers/information. My objective is not just wow factor, which will be important, but a highly functional 6 to 8 weight for Montana waters. This rod is supposed to ne a show stopper. I was looking for unique deer, or elk horn reel seat inserts, and someone who can do beautiful scrimshaw work as well. Other insert choices will be cons
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
I'm still determining the best componants for a premium fly rod. I was wondering about the Fuji KLH as the stripper, with the KL Reduction guide, followed by ither KW, or Snake Eco coated running guides. All of the Fuji guides would be Torzite. For this rod, cost is not an object. Tight Lines and frisky fish. RJF
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
In a nutshell; Stripping guide - the large guide closest to the reel, be it for a spin casting, or bait casting rod. Spine - the top side fof the blank when the tip is bent, while the thicker part is rolled on a smooth, hard surface, i.e. the natural flex point of the blank. Belly - the underside of the blank, opposite the spine Belly guides - the same as running guides, ut aligned with the b
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
Where can you get rod cases with your logo on it. I'm looking for cases for 9 foot, four piece rods, preferably wthat will hold the reel/s. Tight Lines and frisky fish. RJF
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
Thanks. You've given me what I need to knoe. Tight lines and frisky fish. RJF
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
I have a customer who wants to explore a really high end fly rod with the stand out aesthetics, and performance.. He aske me how fancy I could go. I told him I could make a rod worth over $1,000.00, if he wanted. I have seen some beautiful agate guides. How well do they hold up to modern fly rod blanks, say in the 6 to 8 weight region. Are they light enough to use on a three weight. If
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2 months ago
Robert Flowers
I agree with Norman. His instructions are spot on. The only thing I might add is that I like this guide better, as r it is a tangle resistant guide - ICMNST Tight lines nad frisky fish. RJF
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3 months ago
Robert Flowers
Herb Ladenheim Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Robert, > I should add - that the latest "fad" is using > typical fly rods of typical lengths to be used as > "single-hand" Spey and Skagit. > Line companies like Sci Anglers, OPST and Wulff > make lines specifically for this use. > So, I should have asked if your cust
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3 months ago
Robert Flowers
As the title suggests, what is your favorite blank for a skagir rod" Tight lines and frisky fish. RJF
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