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26 days ago
Darwin Wong
Preference as well, i just like the feel of the split grip when casting. Also saves some weight if thats an area of concern.
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks Norman and Spencer Sounds like i'll probably be ok or can make it work with some slight modifications.
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6 weeks ago
Darwin Wong
Have a 14” nfc carbon fibre grip shipping. Was going to pick up a butt cap and maybe trim ring from mud hole but not quite sure the size I should get. Anyone have some experience with them? Do they have similar dimensions to the CFX brand or another brand I can interchange the parts? Thanks!
Forum: rodboard
6 months ago
Darwin Wong
Use old braided line as once i used the new lime green powerpro and it left some nice marks on my light coloured thread :)
Forum: rodboard
7 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks everyone! Joe/john that style looks to pretty versatile. I like how you can adjust the angle in small increments. I have a Scotty rod holder that I was going to mount but the degrees between each swivel position is bit large for my liking. Norm, so are just shimming the blank on the brackets during times when it is not level?
Forum: rodboard
7 months ago
Darwin Wong
I’d like to create something to hold my rods against my wall for common cents system testing. Saw some posts that referred to pics in the photo gallery but I can’t seem to search it. So wondering if anyone has direct links or can describe what they used. Currently I’m just using a table as my holder... which works but want to take advantage of the wall space I have. Thanks!
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7 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks David for your reply! I agree that hopefully it should not be that different with the minimal tip size change. Then again, i've also measured the actual blanks and sometimes they are off too lol. I'll probably pick it up just so its slightly different than my friend's and we can compare. Worst case i could always cut a bit off too i guess. I'll do a CCS test on it as well and share i
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7 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks Spencer! Never thought of it from that perspective
Forum: rodboard
7 months ago
Darwin Wong
I noticed the nfc 739-im is listed as fast action whereas the 709 is mod-fast. I like the way the 709 bends in my ccs testing.... anyone know if the slightly longer 739 is similar and just mislabelled? The 709 had an approx 68 degree AA. Thanks!
Forum: rodboard
7 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks everyone. Yah I’m bit biased to ecsm seats too. Great I’ll go with that and at least have the option to knock them down if really required!
Forum: rodboard
7 months ago
Darwin Wong
Building on my first x-ray blank. Has anyone had comfort issues with the ridged texture when using an exposed reel seat like a Fuji ECSM? I see a lot of premade inserts won't fit the diameter of the blank. Just curious reel seats most folks are using. Thanks!
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
Darwin Wong
On my first rod i was so eager to start trying to wrap my guides that i didn't realize i had them all on backwards lol. Guess i never really paid attention to the details of the rod until having to build them!
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks Jeff/Ben, I'll give the tape and hang method a try. Thanks Russell, I've never actually tied a line to a cane pole. Is there a particular name of the knot/procedure? I unfortunately don't have any extra tip tops right now.
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
Darwin Wong
Been reading many CCS articles here. I started performing some CCS measurements on my collection of rods and blanks. Attaching weights to a finished rod or one with a tip top was easy enough. But what if you are testing a blank? I was using a paperclip and dental tubing which worked fine for lighter power and moderate blanks. But I have some heavier F/XF blanks that had the clip slip off
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks Norm, I may reach out later this month if things still look a bit wonky. Thanks David, yup i just ordered some extra guides from the weekend sales. Hard part will be waiting the next couple weeks with the rod just sitting there :)
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
Darwin Wong
David Baylor Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In my world extra guides are a safety measure. lol Speaking of extra guides... I'm doing a KR concept with the KL-H (16H-8H-5.5M, 4.5 runners) on a 6'9 SJ Medium rod, fast action, . GPS software said i should use 4 running guides but i bought 5 just to be safe. But even with 5 running guides, an equal distan
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks everyone for the all the suggestions! It was a good detailed read. Yes I understand that in the end there'll be different ideas/theories and I like that about custom rod building I was running into the scenario Mark had replied with: Mark Talmo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > From your description, it seems like the guide > spacing closer
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
Darwin Wong
Do most of you end up with uneven guide spacing when doing static load testing? Example, the guides are closer together at the peak of the bend of the rod? Or do you try to find a setting that'll have progressively increasing guide spacing as you move from the tip to the butt?
Forum: rodboard
11 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks everyone. I see now that the CD was released pretty recently. Looking forward to reading these!
Forum: rodboard
11 months ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks Bob. Unfortunately I can’t get a direct subscription delivery to Canada. So my plan is to order some back issues in batches to an American resshipper. Do you know what volumes the CD-5 covers? Like if I also ordered back issues volume 10 would that already be on the CD?
Forum: rodboard
11 months ago
Darwin Wong
Been building for couple years now and love learning new ideas to implement on my rods. I build primarily bass and light freshwater fishing rods. I want to order some rodmaker magazines back issues with focus on eva grip designs / inlays, maybe other grip ideas though i don't have access to a dedicated lathe yet. Would the Special CD edition on grips (https://www.rodmakermagazine.com/pro
Forum: rodboard
11 months ago
Darwin Wong
This info is gold!! Thanks Norm! I hope to be able to contribute similar info once i get a setup going Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In case anyone is interested, I do have some CCS > measurements for some of the NFC X-ray blanks and > HM blanks that I made recently. > > MB 704 HM - intrinsic power (IP) is about 560 gm,
Forum: rodboard
11 months ago
Darwin Wong
This is a great read as i'm in a similar position as the OP. Was researching a lot on this board on the benefits of when i should be using double foot guides vs single. And i've learned there's just so many factors and opinions :) In the end will take all this info and try it out and see what fits my style of fishing
Forum: rodboard
12 months ago
Darwin Wong
Does sound like the NEO will work fine for what i want to try it on thanks! FYI, my friend wanted to try the 7109 so guess I'll have both to compare in the end. Maybe i can try building a rig to gather some CCS info or something and share
Forum: rodboard
12 months ago
Darwin Wong
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For all of these I > apply a coat or two of Permagloss with a saturated > foam brush while turning. Is Permagloss preferred over say thread epoxy as a finish over the grip?
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Darwin Wong
Thanks everyone. Think the 7109 is too stiff for throwing the crank baits? My heaviest rod is MB 705 MH so i guess the 9 rated power looks on paper to be a big jump lol
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Darwin Wong
Hi everyone, I'm looking to build a bass rod for bigger cranks and light swimbaits (like StrikeKing 6XD or 1.5oz swimbait). Something with mod or mod-fast action i think. Was looking at the NFC sale and wondering if anyone had comments between these two x-ray rods for this application: MB 765-1(X-Ray NEO) 7’6? - 12-25lb, 5/8oz-2oz, Mod-fast Action, MedHeavy Power MB 7109-1(X-Ray LMX) - 1
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Darwin Wong
I'm in the same boat, creating my first grips. Saw the flexcoat vid as well. But what i'm going to do is just ream the butt plug hole slightly bigger and stick a coin or other personal cap.
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Darwin Wong
Happy anniversary!!! This forums has been an great resource introducing me to tha world of rod building. Thanks!!
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1 year ago
Darwin Wong
Cool learning about new techniques. THanks for the share!
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