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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
I might try local VFW's....they would remember him.
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
HA! Awesome.....I have built a few rods that have incorporated cat hair.....but that is priceless.
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
I have built on a few of those blanks.....they want a graphite reel seat because the rod will flex all the way down to the butt. When a manufacturer tells you what to use you should listen.
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
I just completed a fairly large order with the Batsons and I wanted to let you guys know that the customer service was awesome. Bill worked with us to set up the right account and Karry spent a lot of time working with me on getting the right components for my needs. They had all kinds of inventory and what they didn't have in inventory they got for me quickly. They are big enough to have everyth
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
I have has great success starting with a base of paste epoxy and then finishing off with thread epoxy....pigmented or not.
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
Bob.......this is an every day occurrence for the last 2+ years. Not sure why you would be surprised. It took me 2 years of calling Ford corporate and acting like a maniac to get parts to fix a dangerous recall issue on my Explorer. Supply chains are all messed up....the folks who said it would take a few weeks? Don't believe it.
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
Match the Gudebrod color as closely as possible and wrap all 3 rods with the substitute. That is the only way that all 3 will match.
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
I have forgotten my photo section password and as I have recently changed jobs, I don't have access to the e mail address on file for that section......so I have no way to change the password. I am under Joe Willsen in the photo area. Can anybody help me get this sorted out? Thanks!
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
Mike....I have used Permagloss to restore some old Lamiglass blanks and it worked very well. I wet a rag and gave the blank a quick swipe....it worked very well for me in that application, but that stuff is so hot I don't know if I could manage coating my wraps with it. That is a much slower process.....for me anyway.
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
I have never seen or heard of a guide failing by coming away from the rod. That includes custom rods my dad built in the early 70's....production rods....rods I have built.....rods I and my friends and acquaintances have used. I have been fishing saltwater for 50+ years....That covers a lot of rods. Guides fail by abuse (rings and inserts damaged) and corrosion/water intrusion at the guide feet.
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1 year ago
Joseph Willsen
Hey Jeff.....how about an update? I am interested.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
I just bought a whole sheet of LA Lakers vinyl decals off Amazon for $9.99. Different looks....different sizes.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Nobody mentioned burnishing.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
I have a heat gun and use it almost exclusively to soften up EVA grips to fit over some larger blanks that I am building on.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
As far as packing goes Steve....I hold the spool in my hand as I think most do. After several passes no more than 6 for me.....I tape off the thread...cut it and pack with both hands free.....then you have to refresh your 2 face masking tape and repeat. Not sure how you are setting up for butt wraps if you can't do this.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Guys......I thought you would apply a coat of CP...allow it to dry and THEN remove the sacrificial threads.....no?
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Mark....if you do decide to use them just remember that you need to use a graphite reel seat.....something with some give in it...as the blank may flex all the way to the reel seat. Good luck whatever you decide!
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Mark Brassett Wrote: > > Thanks, Richard. I have ordered two sets of the > Vitrus guides and I think I will put them on a NFC > X-ray 6'6" blank. Just waiting (for a while now) > for some guidance from the people at NFC on the > best blank for this application. I would give a serious look at the Black Hole Cape Cod blanks......they are the hot item here in the
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Guys.....he has a red trim band that will preclude him tinting the second coat with black.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
My .02.....I have built dozens of 80's and 130's. I triple wrap them all. One underwrap and 2 over....nobody using an 80 or 130 is worried about the weight an underwrap adds and it does afford some protection to the blank. As others have said...no need for anything between the guides. I have seen blank damage caused by the guide foot first hand when I re-built rods my Dad wrapped in the 70's on
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Dave.....any update?
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Kendall Cikanek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Joseph Willsen Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I am a hobby builder and a few years back I > > started with a fluke rod built on a 25$ > American > > Tackle blank.....total build cost about $50. > Since > > then my work has progr
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
I have had success sanding down or cutting off "dried" finish...as long as you don't hit the threads. Then you can add another light coat of finish to clean it up. Just like when you sand down a coat of polyurethane on wood and add another coat. It has worked for me. Others may feel differently. I have even thoroughly cleaned and then lightly sanded the finish on old Ugly Sticks and
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
I am a hobby builder and a few years back I started with a fluke rod built on a 25$ American Tackle blank.....total build cost about $50. Since then my work has progressed through wire line rods....stand up tuna rods.....Tuna spinning rods on Black Hole blanks....and now I am in the middle of building a set of 130's with Winthrop Adjusta butts($500.00 ea) and Winthrop rollers.....total cost for t
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Just an update.....the guy logged back on to the site....saw my posts and PM's and declined to respond.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
LOL!! Funny. I found a fly in my epoxy one morning only he had landed on the butt wrap and skittered all along the length before he died....making these really cool patterns in the epoxy with his wings.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
My .02.....I once e mailed Gudebrod and specifically asked if their metallics were strong enough to use as a guide wrap (rookie question, I know)....their response was to send me a very involved chart showing the tensile strength of all their threads. They left it up to me to decide.
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
I am confused??? I never pull the starter tag end through the wrap....I always just cut it off and leave the tag end laying against the rod and wrap over it. I start the wrap several turns before the place where I actually want the first thread to be. After 3 or 4 turns I will continue to turn the rod while gently pulling the tag end....this tightens the beginning of the wrap and allows me to
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2 years ago
Joseph Willsen
Hi Lynn.....your e mail is hidden and I don't think Tom wants me to post a link publicly.
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