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6 days ago
Danny Smith
Thank you Ken. I was looking at that red and I think my friend will be very pleased with it.
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9 days ago
Danny Smith
I am also looking to build a surf rod for a friend. I have found that it is difficult to find an 11' foot rod for $100. I will look into some of the suggest above. I am looking for an 11' graphite/s-glass composite .
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21 days ago
Danny Smith
I just built a jigging rod on the HTR 6' blank. I am extremely pleased with how it fishes. I am in the process of building a second one on the same blank.
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4 weeks ago
Danny Smith
Thank you Chris.
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5 weeks ago
Danny Smith
A friend has a Shimano Ocea Plugger that needs a new stripper guide. I have a pic but can't figure out how to upload it. I has an inch ID so it is a double footed stripping guide. and looks to be a Fugi MN. Does anyone know if this is the guide that come on this rod? Thanks for your expertise.
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7 weeks ago
Danny Smith
Thanks Tom. That's the plan.
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8 weeks ago
Danny Smith
Thanks Tom for the suggestions. I considered starting with a 16, but was warned to make sure to use a large enough stripper to avoid having trouble with the line touching the large fore grip. I will know more after receiving the rod and doing a static test. From those I have seen, I suspect the stripper guide will be only a few inches above the grip. The bumper guide suggestion also makes sens
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8 weeks ago
Danny Smith
Has anyone built on a Thrasher blank. I am building a 6' jigging rod and had a strong recommendation for this blank. I am planning on using a high rise 2 footed stripper guide a bumper, and #8 runners in a spiral wrap. I was thinking 20-12-8-8-8-8. Any thoughts or recommendations on this setup?
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2 months ago
Danny Smith
I am a novice rod builder also. I have about 10 rods under my belt in the past 6 months. I have experienced the same problems and most here probably have. As mentioned earlier, learn from your mistakes, don't be too hard on yourself when a mistake is made, and most mistakes can be repaired. Do as these pros say. There are not shortcuts. I mix the epoxy under a bright light and make sure th
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2 months ago
Danny Smith
I am quite certain that in the grand scheme of things, there are literally millions of flies made throughout the world each year. My few flies might not hurt, but my few flies are not all that are being produced. I have been reading about micro plastics for some time, and there will be a time that we really regret using plastics. Good post.
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2 months ago
Danny Smith
I am sure there are many guides that would serve the purpose of this rod. It doesn't sound like you will be casting it much. I think that reel has a 20 pound drag. I would consider a light to medium duty boat rod guide. I have used them on a few saltwater rods and like them. Please feel free to criticize my response if I am off-base as I am a novice builder. I like these:
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2 months ago
Danny Smith
Just fyi, I have a build that is a MH 14-20 lb. casting rod with Airwaves. I built is to use 30 lb braid, but didn't have any braid on hand. I spooled it with 15 lb. mono attached to a 20 lb fluorocarbon leader and caught 5 striped bass in the 6 lb. range and had no difficulties with knots going through the guides and it casted awesome. I later put on the braid on and it casted even better.
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2 months ago
Danny Smith
The Alberto knot looks very simple to tie and reliable. I will have to give it a try. ery few of my personal rods are micro guided, but eventually I am sure all will be.
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2 months ago
Danny Smith
Thanks for all of the knot advise. I typically use the FG knot, but this rod is for a friend. That is the knot he told me he uses so I am building to that. I think he would want the best casting guides for the build. I failed to mention he will be fishing a Stradic 3000 on the rod. I don't think this will change anything. My only question would be why not the MV25s? I am still quite a novic
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2 months ago
Danny Smith
Thanks for the recommendations. I was thinking the Microwaves 25 were for a heavier rod situation than this build. Thank you. I like the MV25 idea.
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2 months ago
Danny Smith
I am building a redfish rod for a friend. Casting distance is one goal as his fishing requires long casts to spooky reds. He wants a medium action (8-12lbs) rod 7'3" in length. I am thinging the airwave guides would be a good choice on a MHX blank for this rod. I see the runners are 5mm. Is this going to work with a double uni knot with 10 lb braid to a 20 lb. mono leader. I have seen t
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3 months ago
Danny Smith
I just built one out of a Lamiglas 7'6" Lamiglas rod that I like very much. I can't remember the model number just now, but it is very nice.
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3 months ago
Danny Smith
While I do not surf fish for those species, I do fish for 30+ pound redfish in the surf. With braid you should be good with the 6500. I use a 6500 and it is more than enough reel for large reds.
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4 months ago
Danny Smith
Beautiful work!
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4 months ago
Danny Smith
It's not a stupid question if you don't know the answer. I had to look it up a while back. They can ne very handy, but I rarely use them. I use the epoxy to fill in any small gas at the rod butt.
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4 months ago
Danny Smith
I am a newbie to building, but have already run into this problem. I have only bought about 10 blanks. I bought a 7'3" rated as fast-medium heavy. I bought a blank from another company 7' fast MH also. The first blank turned out to be what I would call Medium. It was going to be a salt-water float rod and it turned out to be an awesome popping cork rod. The other blank was much stiffer
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
What I don't understand is how I can buy a St. Croix inshore rod for $100, but can't buy a blank for under $180.
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
Phil Erickson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I also use "super glue" on my fly rod builds and > also find tip removal not to be a problem as it > acts like heat stick with low heat removal. Good to know because I have the same complaint about heat sticks. Thanks.
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
It sounds like you are going to have an awesome outfit. Those spotted bass are tough as nails. I sometimes fish for them in western Ga. I am a beginner at best so I am not offering any advise, but I would like to give a guess to see if I was right when I was faced with this situation. I am not afraid to be wrong so feel free to rip me a new one if I am off base. I would think it would be ideal
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
So far, I have only built 5 rods. All were built just as described by G. Loomis in Kent's previous post. His video was all I knew about the subject at the time I did my first couple of builds. After that video I just assumed this was gospel on the issue. I see no reason to build any differently since it is now part of my routine. I certainly mean no disrespect to anyone who builds differently
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
I posted something a few weeks ago that got this very same discussion started. I now know that "get out the popcorn and enjoy the fun" is a very appropriate response on the subject.. I have read everything I can find on the subject. I am also a psychologist by trade. I have come to the conclusion that most of the opinions are based on more emotion than science. I have decided that
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
So I just completed a rod with my first diamond type wrap and single wrap guides in garnet on a black sanded Batson RX7 blank. I have seen and read many posts referring to customers asking about tape, shrink wrap, or stickers etc. because the wraps are so good. I was amazed at how solid your wraps look. Well I just produced such wraps on my 5th build. My wraps have been getting better with ea
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
Thanks for the video Don. I have been using your technique since I discovered your video a few months ago.
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
Thanks for your input. As much as I love a beautiful rod, I think the fisherman in me will make me a minimalist, but I want to learn the fancy stuff also. I recently built a flipping stick that has a black blank, cork handle and black single wraps. This is already my favorite rod!
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5 months ago
Danny Smith
I have as much respect for you builders as I have for any profession. Not only for the professionalism and lack of unproductive competition/criticism, but for your willingness and patience with newbies. Some observations I have made so far after 4 builds: Unlike many building activities, one cannot hide mistakes in wrapping. Redo it! A builder can hear a thread get out of place or back in plac
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