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12 days ago
Michael Ward
Thanks.... that’s what I assumed buy seemed wrong to put those tags on the guides....
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12 days ago
Michael Ward
When doing a spiral wrap - where do you make your “dirty” side - normally would be on the bottom of a casting rod, but this is where 2/3 or more or the guides will be, putting the tag ends with the guide, which likely is where folks will focus looking.
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13 days ago
Michael Ward
2nd the ALPS - you can use it to finish wrap and finish at speed and then put it on slow dry rotation. The "spring arm" supports (2 of which come with it) can be a little finicky with the blank popping out if you put lateral pressure, but I've found by alternating the direction of the supports (forward / aft) that it helps this.
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13 days ago
Michael Ward
2nd the ALPS - you can use it to finish wrap and finish at speed and then put it on slow dry rotation. The "spring arm" supports (2 of which come with it) can be a little finicky with the blank popping out if you put lateral pressure, but I've found by alternating the direction of the supports (forward / aft) that it helps this.
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17 days ago
Michael Ward
Looking forward to it!
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17 days ago
Michael Ward
Looking forward to it!
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22 days ago
Michael Ward
Ben - lol I understand his concerns - live bait inland striper fishing is often done with 6-10 rods so they add up fast, and many guys use the $35-$40 Ugly Stil striper rods. The old style had guides that were terrible for cracking on the frame. The newer ones are all stainless but have other issues. As would be expected on a low cost production rod. They also tend to get banded around a
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22 days ago
Michael Ward
Thanks - correct weight is not a concern
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23 days ago
Michael Ward
Looking for a recommendation on a “budget” casting guide set that can take some abuse. These will be paired with a fiberglass blank for inland striped bass fishing. The angler is looking for options as he’s tired of eyes popping out and epoxy breaking on production rods. Figured I’d use all double foot guides - maybe or maybe not with underwraps
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6 weeks ago
Michael Ward
John Cates Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- The best BBQ in > Texas isn't made on a pit with a thermometer, its > made by feel, and touch and heart and soul. Well, I mean that’s not even BBQ down there.... if it’s not Eastern NC BBQ then it’s not BBQ <duck, cover and run.... lol>
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6 weeks ago
Michael Ward
What assortment of guides, tip-tops or other would you recommend to have on-hand for rod repairs to avoid lag time of having to order and wait for shipping when doing repair work for someone? Is there a certain set of parts that would help hit a 60-75% sweet spot? What’s the best way to go about building up a repair parts inventory?
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2 months ago
Michael Ward
I did some searching but came up “blank” (pun intended) I have some blanks I need spray paint and wanted to knock number out at once so got to thinking about what I could use to hold the blank upright - and then it also crossed over to thinking about how to store blanks vertically vs leaning against the wall or having to have a long talk space for them on a rack Was in the sporting good st
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2 months ago
Michael Ward
A rod drying cabinet with integrated heating could help in a garage situation. I build this recently for my workstation in my basement which, while climate controlled, stays on the cool side
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4 months ago
Michael Ward
Congrats - here’s to 19 more and then some
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4 months ago
Michael Ward
No more excuses.... finally finished my drying cabinet tonight - so no more excuses not to get busy wrapping some rods.... Bench features an ALPS wrapper mounted to an "X-Y" carriage to allow sliding it forward/back and then also left-right along the bench Drying cabinet features four 30 rpm 12V DC motors - each with their own variable speed control & power control; LED lights
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4 months ago
Michael Ward
I’ve been making rod socks - can do them for something in the $3-$4 ea range depending on size & length of reel. Use the expanding wire loom, a bit of heat shrink to seal the top, and then curl the bottom in on itself and hit with some heat. I typically add some elastic cord for a small hanging loop at the top and the. Cord and a spring button at the bottom where it’s folded over itself to
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
Thanks Roger & Mark. Mark - I've got the pics of your cabinet saved away on my phone for creative derivative inspiration. Trying to avoid a fan for concern of dust entry and such - though guess could be one just moving air inside the box itself... Appreciate the ideas on various light options as well - was planning on some LED strips on a switch for light - yeah - then why not just u
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
Getting ready to build a rod drying cabinet as my basement workshop stays low 60’s most of the time and there is a HVAC vent right over the bench Still sorting out dimensions for a 4 rod cabinet but thinking 18” y’all and 10-12” deep - by 10’ long or so - will hang on slatwall above the bench and have a plexiglass or Lexan front Trying to decide on a heat source. Don’t want to go with reg
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
First rate work Mark.... I’m considering a multi-rod box that can hang from slatboard on the wall - would allow it to be taken down if needed My bench in in a finished basement which stays on the cool side around 63-65 - and an air vent is right over the bench which I know will distribute dust and dog hair - so looking to make something....
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
Good point Russell. Forgot about that totally. Perhaps not as high quality as Boca bearings but most likely good enough. Love my Avet’s....
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
BocaBearing would be one source This is a great resource of info on Avet reels
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
Nope - right handed. I’ve considered flipping the track to move the carriage to the back side but then may need to reverse the motor. May tackle that later when with a dc motor upgrade. I had thought about the ol’ standby two-pin trailer connector..... given it won’t be plugged and unplugged much it would do the trick
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Michael, > > That's what most people do. In fact, it's what you > did in your original post up top. > > ............ Tom - I was referring to an image link so it would show here also.... But could be archived on the other location
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Photo Page constitutes the internet's largest > permanent collection of custom rod building > photos, nearly 20,000 to date, and they are > archived in a form that makes it easy to find by a > variety of search criteria. Embed something here > and you may never find it again after a little &
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
In in good old North Carolina - I think it is less a northern/Southern Hemisphere thing as it is an Apple / PC thing - lol...... noticed that when I uploaded the pics here it showed the thumbnail upside down, but when I looked at it the pic was correct - weird.... (also curious why we can't embedded pics here with an image link vs. having to click over to the parallel website.....) I am prett
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
triple post....
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
triple post....
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6 months ago
Michael Ward
I guess I no longer have any excuses for not getting going on wrapping some rods - well other than I'm still waiting on some reel seats which should hopefully arrive tomorrow.... Thanks for the inspiration from some here and elsewhere on the sliding carriage for the wrapper - I combined the ideas of the left-right, but also for a front-back to create an X-Y carriage - can push it back out of t
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