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4 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
900 feet is insane. I think I will go with 9-10 guides maybe.
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4 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I guess it all in your perspective, I don’t > build a lot of surf Rods especially conventional > ones. An 18 oz reel that hold 300 yds of 30 # mono > is a large reel to me. I imaged the center of the > spool would be at least at least 2 1/2” above > the blank. I do agree that the rod would do b
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4 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > With such a large reel, I would use a size 25 > stripper just to get the height to keep the line > off the blank. I like Fiji guides and would try > KW25, KW20, KW16, and KW12 for the reduction > train. You could continue with KW10 or KW8 as > runners or use single foot KT10 or KT8. I would &g
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4 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What size reel will you be using ? If it has a > high profile may need a larger stripper guide like > a 25. > Norm The reel will be a conventional Penn 140. I will be going after anything off the coast of Washington and a few rivers possibly (once I get the casting down pat.)
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4 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
Robert Flowers Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How is this pole going to be used? What kind of > fish, and how heavy? Is this a saltwater, or > freshwater rod? > > Tight lines and frisky fish > > RJF This rod is gonna be used with a conventional Penn 140, in Salt mainly, and catching anything off the coast of Washington, so nothin
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4 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
Hello, I need help picking out the sizes and style of guides for this beautiful rod I have. I was thinking of using the same old guides if I could find them but I believe that any guides will do as long as they are quality and look nice on it. I have been staring at Mudhole's website and I can't figure out what sizes I need to use. Can anybody help a newbie out? I can take
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4 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
I guess I could, but I like the color scheme they have going on. I know about the GPS system for placement on spinning rods, but I don't know how to figure out placement on large conventional rods.
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4 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
I'm not even sure what brand I'm looking for.... I'm pretty new to this... I was told these could be mildrum guides? I'm not sure though. I don't even know how many guides I need to put on this damn rod. 6? 7? 11? Its 12.5' long. I wish I more knowledge on this.
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5 weeks ago
Brandon Giles
Looking for help in finding a similar or matching set of guides for my Lamiglas. If you need more pictures, please let me know!
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2 months ago
Brandon Giles
Thank you for the encouragement and thank you Tom for the link. I already found an old rod tip section that is going to fit it perfectly. Just going to read the instructions a few times before doing it because the fiberglass even matches so its like.... lets not F it up.. haha I'm really excited and I appreciate your guys' help!
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2 months ago
Brandon Giles
Awesome!!! I never thought of that. Thank you so much. Hopefully there won't be, but next time i won't trim the damage off.
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2 months ago
Brandon Giles
Hello First, I emailed Okuma and they are out of this rod indefinitely so they are unable to send me a tip. So, I was hoping to upload some photos here for help but I can't for the life of me, figure that out.... I have to ends that are 3.5mm ish to 3.2mm ish. I trimmed the fractured parts of the rod away so there are flat. I removed the guide that was closest to the fracture point to gi
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5 months ago
Brandon Giles
Thank you SO much! This definitely helps me A LOT. Do you remember what size guides are on the rod or have a guess by chance? SideNote: Do you think 20# dacron is good enough for backing with 20# mono? Should I go more than 6-7 layers, maybe bump it up to 14-16 layers? OR should I get 40# dacron? Does mono still shrink like the old kind did? This is actually really important to me because m
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5 months ago
Brandon Giles
Hello! I have been trying to find a guide, or anything to help me determine how many guides I need on my 13' 6" Honey Lamiglas 5m surf rod. I am going to be using a Squidder 140L with dacron backing, to mono, or dacron to braid... haven't decided yet. I've been told these rod is for chucking huge weights, but I'm not 100% sure. I don't understand how the GPS system works, and I th
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6 months ago
Brandon Giles
I rubbed down the lamiglas with the murphy oil, and used a clean rag to scrub it, holy crap guys. I'm going to do this to all the cork I have. I need to get the sealant and filler still but just ... cleaning the cork makes it looks brand new. I don't know why I never thought of doing that before. And if I haven't said it already, THANK YOU for letting me know my rod wasn't retarded, just s
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6 months ago
Brandon Giles
roger wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Then, use your tube of Elmers light oak filler to > coat the entire grip - making sure to fill any > voids. Then, let it dry for a few hours and then > take a paper towel with acetone to go over the > entire cork area, removing excess filler. Then a > final sanding > with 150 gr
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6 months ago
Brandon Giles
Oh good! I was afraid someone ruined a Lamiglas or it was built incorrectly. I'll definitely give your rejuvenation tips a try! Ah I didn't see photo section
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6 months ago
Brandon Giles
The rod doesnt look as bad as I remember on the cork. I must have been thinking about a different one, but all the tips are definitely helpful. Sorry it took so long to get these photos. I had to find a place to upload them first. Sorry the pictures are so huge.
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6 months ago
Brandon Giles
Ill get some pictures posted when I get home. I definite dont want to wrap it, as it was done nicer than I could. Im still waiting to do my first rod. The crushed cork is on the butt side. The pictures will definitely help. Sorry i didnt post them initially!
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6 months ago
Brandon Giles
Hello, I just picked up a nice Lamiglas 8 1/2 foot. The builder had wrapped the cork all the way into the seating area, so in order to attach a reel, you have to crush a portion of the cork. I'm thinking I can just cut the excess off, but in case it goes the wrong way, I had a few questions about the pits in certain areas. First, would you suggest filling the pits on the cork handle, or re
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9 months ago
Brandon Giles
Mark Talmo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Brandon, > Properly applied, rod-specific tip top hot-melt > adhesive will provide the best, worry-free > mounting of your tip top. Give me your address and > I will send you a stick and then you can repay me > 10 cents per month for 10 years and your wife will > never know the difference! Lol
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9 months ago
Brandon Giles
Wrong comment quoted
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9 months ago
Brandon Giles
Hello, Any body have experience using craft hot glue for rod tips? Im trying to find the difference, because I know my wife will freak if I spend any more money on this new hobby. I have thread, guides and epoxy on the way, could I just use the glue from a hot glue gun to put the tip on, then wrap and epoxy it? I know there are a lot of cheap glues out there but even a 5 buck charge and my
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10 months ago
Brandon Giles
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There is nothing special about building a pistol > grip handle rod. One of the "better resources" you > need is RodMaker Magazine that has covered not > only how to build these rods but how to craft you > own cork pistol grips, with basic hand tools, from > cork rings. Otherwise, you ju
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10 months ago
Brandon Giles
Looks like I need to catch one on @#$%& next time it is up for offer. Ill hit the local goodwill style fishy stores around me and maybe Ill find something. I have no idea how I would build with this rod's handle. Been trying to find a good guide for building a pistol grip handle and there isn't much. I need to find better resources...
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10 months ago
Brandon Giles
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A decade, or so ago they were still available in > Japan. Not sure now. The ones I saw were much > fancier. Are we talking about the handle or the rods themselves? Do you know any brands or names of the "reel handle", or even a name of one of the rods?
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10 months ago
Brandon Giles
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They were called a lot of different things - > collet handles, chuck type handles, etc. This is > how nearly all freshwater casting rods were made > until the early 1980's. > > ............... So, found more information. I searched an antique ferrule catalog and found almost the exact ones used
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10 months ago
Brandon Giles
I appreciate the quick reply! Definitely giving me more stuff to search up. Do you know if there was a specific name for the rods with the collets on them? Or were they just called casting rods? Do you know of any vendor that sales newer collet/chuck handles?
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10 months ago
Brandon Giles
Hello! I have been searching far and wide for a name of this style of rod. There are 3 that share the same pistol grip handle, the 4th is a few MM larger and doesn't fit. I don't know how to post pictures in this forum, but here is a link to an album I put on IMGUR. I included the handle that is used and pictures of the ferrule like ends that insert into the metal clamp. Anything el
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