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10 days ago
Mike Juliana
Andrew McDermott Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It will help eliminate the decal edges being seen. Have you found CP or thread finish easier to use as the undercoat? Or does it make a difference?
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10 days ago
Mike Juliana
Just received my first custom decals from Decal Connection. They were great to work with. The instructions say to put a coat of epoxy or CP on the blank where the decal will go. Has anyone noticed a difference? Is one easier to work with than the other for applying the decal over?
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21 days ago
Mike Juliana
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would find the straightest axis on each section > and assemble it that way. Spine is not really of > any importance, but in the vertical plane you'll > want the rod to be as straight as possible. > > .................. Sorry but I'm spatial challenged so what does building on the straightest
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24 days ago
Mike Juliana
Thank for the suggestions. Everything, so far, is for freshwater and are for me and buddies. Definitely for catching fish.
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25 days ago
Mike Juliana
First off, thanks to everyone on this forum for your willingness to share your knowledge and experience with those of us that are new to rod building. I've completed 3 fly rods over the last month and have 2 more waiting to be built. For all of my builds so far I've been using Snake brand low-profile stripping guides since I've been using snake universal running guides. I know there are a lot of
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26 days ago
Mike Juliana
Thanks everyone. To me it seems that the rod position recommendation by CRB results in wraps way too tight when wrapping fly rods.
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27 days ago
Mike Juliana
CRB says with proper tension on thread, the tension rod will point at your chest (basically parallel to the table). I've found that if I wrap with this amount of tension, there is no way after wrapping both feet of a snake guide that I can adjust the guide with any amount of pressure. If you are using the HWS-1, where do you have the tension rod pointing when wrapping? How easily should you b
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5 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Donald La Mar Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm with Herb, 1s out to the tip top for a 5 > weight. Are you guys just concerned about knots hanging up? I've seen people recommend 1/0s for up to 6 weights? In any case, what would be the guide train that you would use?
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5 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I normally use two ringed guides on any fly rod, > even lighter weight rods because under load the > butt carries most of the load and ringed ceramics > or similar in those positions makes sense. But it > would only take you a half hour to try some > different guide arrangements and find the one
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5 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Thanks for the advice on my 2nd rod build (8'6" 4 weight). I was able to fish it Saturday over on the Deschutes. First fish I landed with it was a 16" redside fooled with a caddis dry in the waning light of the day. I've now built a 6 weight for streamers and the 4 weight for most of my dry fly fishing. Now, I going to build a 9' 5 weight to replace my old Orvis. Assuming I start
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6 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Thanks for the advice everyone. I went with a Lemke reel seat with a beautiful insert and the snake litewire eco guides. I used the 10mm stripper then went down to #2 and then 1/0 snakes. It's in the rod dryer now. Still have to get better at not leaving thread nubs...
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6 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Thanks Ron and Michael. Got it all put together with no problem. Thanks, Mike J
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6 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Michael - thanks for the detailed response. This is fantastic. When you glue the front hood on, what are you trying to line up? The bottom hood rotates freely so I'm not sure what you need to line up. Do you scuff up the top of the wood insert before putting the front hood on? Thanks, Mike J
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6 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Hi Everyone - I decided to go with a Lemke LC1 reel seat for my 2nd fly rod build. What's the easiest way (step by step) of installing this (along with the grip) on the blank? Glue what to where and when? I have a process in my head for doing this but I don't know if it is the best way. How do you do it? Thanks, Mike J from Oregon
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7 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Phil - Sorry if I'm saying this wrong and have things backwards. I want a reel seat that is recessed into the handle and not flush mount against the cork. I would need to get a cork that is already allows for this as I don't have the tools/skills to create the opening required in the handle for this.
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7 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
So the difference in OD really is aesthetic thing. That's what I thought. Thanks. By not flush-mounted, I meant one that was inletted into the handle. I would need to find a matching handle as I don't have the skills needed to cut an inlet into the cork.
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7 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Thanks for the advice on the guides. This rod will be for me and will become my primary dry fly rod. Bill - on the REC reel seats, is there a particular model that you like for a 4 weight? On the Snake Seats, why would one choose the .640 OD barrel vs the .705 OD barrel other than one is slightly bigger than the other in length? I really like the look of the American Tackle Braided and
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7 weeks ago
Mike Juliana
Hi Everyone - New member to the forum. I just finished my first fly rod build (9' 6 weight) using a turnkey kit. I really enjoyed the process and already have a 2nd blank on order -a 8'6" 4 weight Rainshadow Revelation. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of reel seat choices and guide choices out there. Guides are a bit easier I think. I'm leaning heavily to Snake Universal Guid
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