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4 weeks ago
Bob Ginther
Thanks all, I was able to resolve the clogged guide issue with the approach suggested by Thomas Kaufman, and then some careful knife/scrape work as suggested by Mr. Kirkman. A very satisfying end to what I first thought was going to be a much bigger problem. I don't know if the other posters discussing thick epoxy coats were responding to something in my post, but avoiding overly thick epoxy
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4 weeks ago
Bob Ginther
Thomas, Thank you so very much for this helpful advice. It worked perfectly. I am so relieved, you made my day! This forum has again proven invaluable to me in my new hobby.
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4 weeks ago
Bob Ginther
I just finished building a rod using 4.5 running guides. Took it outside and was admiring my work. Best looking rod I ever built. (I have built maybe 10). I installed the guides using Perma Gloss for the first coat on the guide threads. Threadmaster Lite with marbelizing for the second coat on the guides. I used PG for the first coat to minimize the buildup of epoxy from two coats of Threadm
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5 weeks ago
Bob Ginther
What is CA?
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5 weeks ago
Bob Ginther
Sharon, what type of surf fishing will you be doing? Casting bait and heavy weights? Or casting lures that weigh 2 to 4 oz, or some other weight. Very different types of blanks are used for these different types of fishing.
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5 weeks ago
Bob Ginther
Norman, does the hidden thread hood color match the deluxe or standard version of the reel seat body?
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6 weeks ago
Bob Ginther
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8 weeks ago
Bob Ginther
After you add the trim wraps, do you epoxy over just the trim wraps, or over the wraps and the full marbling section?
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2 months ago
Bob Ginther
I am building a rod on an NFC LMX hybrid 705-1 7'0" Moderate action , MH power. The rod will be used for trolling bottom bouncers for walleyes. The rod will be held in my hand, not placed in a rod holder. The rod will be held horizontal to tip slightly down when trolling. So I am trying to choose a reel to match the rod. I have done a lot of this fishing but never really paid attention
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2 months ago
Bob Ginther
Excellent. Thank you!
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2 months ago
Bob Ginther
Hello I am wondering if there is any "easy" way to reverse the motor rotation on a CRB variable speed dryer motor with a slip clutch? I did a search but was unable to find any specific answer and I am wondering if maybe there are new developments. My single speed dryer motor would randomly run in opposite directions each time I turned it on, but this new one does not do that. I am
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2 months ago
Bob Ginther
Thank you Ancelmo. Are you familiar with the Atrex blanks? I see they are marketed as carp rods, which I know nothing about. The heavy and extra heavy power ratings along with the carp rod ratings are making me question if these blanks will excel at throwing 2-3oz lures?
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3 months ago
Bob Ginther
I am looking for recommendations for a 12' to 12'6" surf rod (spinning) that will excel at casting 2 oz. to 3 oz. aerodynamic lures for maximum distance. Primary targets are Roosters and Jacks, etc. Caveat: no section of the blank can exceed 79" in length to fir airline travel tube length restrictions. This basically means it need to be close to a 50/50 split for two pieces. I am aw
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4 months ago
Bob Ginther
VooDoo Rods is a great addition. I have made several purchases over the last couple months. Great service, very fast shipping, and a 15% discount for all future orders after your first $100 purchase (or something like that).
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4 months ago
Bob Ginther
I am looking to build a St. Croix 4T76HF3 (rated for 3/4 - 3 oz, 15-30lb) for an inshore rod used to target roosters, groupers, snappers, sierra, dorado and such in Mexico.  Is my Penn Slammer III 4500 a good fit?  Should I use a single foot guide train using the KR Concept?  Or would I be better off using double foot guides, and if so how do I lay out the reduction train (still KR or maybe 27x s
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9 months ago
Bob Ginther
Billy Vivona, aren't you or weren't you somehow affiliated with Rod Geeks? Are you unable to shed any light on this other than "Put the crack pipe away?"
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12 months ago
Bob Ginther
Thanks Robert, that Game Master looks too heavy duty, but the SlipStream Quartz seems more sized for what I am looking for. However, I was using a St. Croix SCV blank that I built for this purpose and broke the tip on the first day...Hence my search for the composite blend that will not only better match the preferred action, but also maybe a little more durable in the boat. But that history al
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12 months ago
Bob Ginther
Well, I have found these blanks: Rainshadow XCW70MHM (apparently these are MF) Rainshadow RDR70MM Rodgeeks SG70MHM Rodgeeks SGTR70MM Rodgeeks XComp730 (this is MF blank but could be cut down to 7' - 6'9" to make it more moderate?) North Fork Composites Hybrid CB705 Zentron Delta Robert, I wasn't sure which CTS blanks you were referring to. Anyone have any experience with any of t
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
Lynn, Thanks. I saw those, they are moderate fast- not sure that makes a big difference, but still looking for other options to see what's out there.
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
I am looking for recommendations for a blank for a rod to be used for back-trolling bottom bouncers for walleyes in Canadian shield lakes. I will be using a baitcasting reel; 1oz to 2oz bottom bouncers; 10-12lb braid. This rod will not be used for casting, but for trolling only, in 6 to 25 feet of water. I will never be putting this rod in a rod-holder, I will be holding it in my hand. My re
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
My surf rods are 11' -12.5'. Do you recommend adding extra runners? Would this set-up be recommended for casting lures maximum distance? What is the maximum spool diameter this set-up can work with? Will it match up with Shimano Aero Technium 14000 with a 72mm spool diameter?
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
I am not familiar with this blank, but I would be curious to know what "Centrepin/Float fishing" means and how such a rod would be intended to be used.
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
Dick, the micro parting tools I am finding look like small gouges (u-shaped blade). I am also seeing micro skews with a 45 degree angle. That seems more like what would work? Do you have a brand name I can search?
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
Thank you. I will make an extra length to practice a few cuts on. Do you recommend I cut it before or after I apply the Perma Gloss?
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
I am looking for the best way to cut a home-made carbon fiber handle to get the cleanest, straightest edge to match up to a butt cap or other fitting. This carbon fiber handle will not go inside the adjacent fitting but instead will just butt right up to it. So the cut edge will be exposed and needs to be perfectly straight around the circumference. I am making the handles on my lathe. I am t
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
Michael what do you use for bait on a Walleye slip bobber set-up? Are you still fishing or slow trolling, or...?
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
I am not an experienced rod builder but I will throw in my limited experience with trim bands. I started out using the method Tom Kirkman showed in his videos. I was having difficulty with them coming unwrapped before I got the epoxy on (again, I am inexperienced). So I switched to a method similar to what Roger and Herb recommended - using a pull thread to pull the trim band tag ends under t
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
Tom, I am no expert and I have not done this myself, yet, but others here often recommend using a carnauba paste wax on raw carbon blanks to add a shiny finish without any clear coat. Search carnauba. (First search how to spell it correctly - I didn't!).
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
One word of caution on the drywall tape. If the epoxy has not set when you slide your reel seat over it, there is a possibility the whole coiled stack may be pulled with the reel seat. The result could be a real seat that sets up not concentric to the blank. Don't ask me how I know... I still use it, but very carefully watch to make sure the stack does not move, etc. Still trying to master t
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1 year ago
Bob Ginther
When you mount the bored stock on a mandrel, how do you secure the stock to the mandrel so it does not spin freely?
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