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18 days ago
Jeff Shafer
Amen on the suggestions about practicing on inconsequential blank sections. Early on in rod building there can be many "what do I do now" moments when doing tasks for the first time. Best to go into actual rod component fitting and bonding, wrapping, and thread finishing steps - with confidence. Some things translate well from videos watched, some things don't. Like when your epoxy work
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2 months ago
Jeff Shafer
I had a stash of these in my golf club building box. And think I used a couple during the last few years. Also available in lead.
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3 months ago
Jeff Shafer
Consider one of Mike McFarland’s “Perpetual” blanks. Rolled using a combination of E-glass and S-glass. I built an 8’3” 7wt Perpetual for light salt use. Moderate action with plenty of power to throw a medium sink line and dumbbell eyed streamers.
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3 months ago
Jeff Shafer
Another consideration is Winston’s IBIS (I purchased as blank in 2001) though you’d have to research whether they made the IBIS in your desired configuration.
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3 months ago
Jeff Shafer
I own and fish a considerable number of fiberglass fly rods. Some are fished with a four weight line and some are fished with a five weight line. These two lines are mounted on two reels that I use for 90% of my fishing (and lots of lawn casting). Presenting dry flies and catching trout is usually not a problem for me. What I’m getting at is all of those rods balance at different locations, but u
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3 months ago
Jeff Shafer
I collect Gudebrod jasper thread anytime I come across it. Works well on fiberglass blanks.
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3 months ago
Jeff Shafer
To the right people your Gudebrod thread could be valuable.
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3 months ago
Jeff Shafer
We happen to be discussing fishing rod blanks/rods and their static, measurable dimensions. But there are numerous other objects that have intentionally different static dimensions based upon their ultimate user. Think golf club shafts, tennis racket frames, vaulting poles, ice hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, etc. Each of these ‘tools’ are designed with different flexibilities and likely flex poi
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4 months ago
Jeff Shafer
Gentlemen, we're not trying to cure terrible diseases here.... Why don't we just let tis topic gradually work its way down to page twelve?
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4 months ago
Jeff Shafer
……To the top as replies are added.
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2 years ago
Jeff Shafer
<p>Additional use for Hand Clamp</p>
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2 years ago
Jeff Shafer
<p>Mandrel Removed From Rings</p>
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2 years ago
Jeff Shafer
<p>Rings Glued and Clamped</p>
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2 years ago
Jeff Shafer
<p>Clamp Modified For Bonding Cork Rings</p>
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9 years ago
Jeff Shafer
My home made dryer has two motors. One drives a cup which is set up to hold the butt end of a rod. The other motor is set up to hold an upper section of the rod. This drive system incorporates an all-thread coupler, into which a glue stick screwed. The glue stick is shaved into a rough taper onto which the female ferrule is mounted. The flexibility of the glue stick reduces the likelihood of the
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12 years ago
Jeff Shafer
When I started turning a piece of yellow box burl this gnarly section materialized.
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13 years ago
Jeff Shafer
Though I have several CA finished reel seat inserts installed on fly rods, with no problems, this insert experienced multiple fractures while in storage. My only guess is that the moisture content of the wood changed resulting in either slight shrinkage or expansion. The other side has twice this number of cracks.
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13 years ago
Jeff Shafer
This insert is made from Chechen, and is finished using the same technique I use with CA, and others use with Tru-Oil. Successive coats are built to beyond disired diameter, then wet sanded with progressively finer sandpaper followed by wet 8000 & 12000 Micromesh. Final Step is a heavy cut car polish followed by a scratch & swirl remover.
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13 years ago
Jeff Shafer
This winding check has two thread wraps under it. The epoxy buildup matches the level of the winding check without lapping up over it.
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14 years ago
Jeff Shafer
Thanks go out to the board members who provided turning and finishing guidance - Curly Hard Maple.
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15 years ago
Jeff Shafer
Some individuals requested additional information about my use of binder clips instead of wingnuts on my thread Carriage. There is a washer between the binder clip and the thread spool. The spring clip provides more than enough grip on the all thread to set your tension at any level you choose simply by placing pressure against the spool washer.
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16 years ago
Jeff Shafer
I have always applied epoxy while turning by hand. In order to allow my hands to remain steady I made up three low supports. I should add that this wasn't my idea, I picked it up from someone, maybe here on the board. Not sure.
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16 years ago
Jeff Shafer
Batson Enterprises was kind enough to replace an RX8 blank with an RX8+. My feather inlay on the original blank was lost, but the RX8+ blank this inlay is on is a very nice blank. My casting experience has been limited because we’re just coming out of winter, but I believe I will really like fishing with the Rainshadow RX8+.
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16 years ago
Jeff Shafer
This was my first grip using one quarter inch rings and darker cork inlays. The reel seat is a Struble U24, and of course the very elegant wood insert is by Andy Dear.
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16 years ago
Jeff Shafer
The thread spool color in this image is a bit off, the color is actually more of a Chestnut color variegated with black (Rice 1092B). The tinsel is Sulky Light Copper. I incorporated black into the butt wrap. No CP was applied and the wraps look nice in sunlight.
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17 years ago
Jeff Shafer
Edit: After finishing the rod and applying epoxy, I found that the color of the tread was much darker than in this image, so it appears that the application of oil doesn't darken the thread color as deeply as when epoxy is applied without color preserver. I've seen some interesting work with two tone threads, so I purchased a few to test wrap. These wraps had vegetable oil applied to simulate
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17 years ago
Jeff Shafer
Finally ran out of patience (ferrule problem) and will be cutting this rod up to salvage components.
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5 months ago
Jeff Shafer
I install a stent (or stint) only when I want to reduce the butt section diameter in the position where a wood reel seat will be installed. Particularly helpful when building on fiberglass blanks. With or without a fixed fighting butt I usually make all sections of equal length.
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5 months ago
Jeff Shafer
If you’re referring to transparent, or “invisible”, guide wraps visit fiberglassflyrodders.com. Individuals there have described their techniques frequently.
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5 months ago
Jeff Shafer
I haven’t kept up with Rainshadow blank models, but can provide ERN/AA for the RX8+ 905-4. Maybe also RX8 905-4.
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