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7 weeks ago
Joshua Caldwell
David Baylor, I also have some questions for you that I don’t feel are post worthy. Is there a way I can also get in contact with you?
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2 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Terry Kirk Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you like the custom Kistler blank but not the > build, then strip it and rebuild it to your > liking. Terry Kirk that is most likely what I will do in the future. As I find more information on rod building I’m feeling a lot more comfortable stripping down a rod to rebuild. I actually have 2 kistler heli
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
David Baylor I agree with your thoughts on braid and drag settings. I only use braid (12-15lb) on my spinning rods as it does help with hook sets. I do use a 6-8lb flouro leader around 6ft long though so there is some small stretch. I think the braid does make the rod seem more powerful in certain situations but that’s just me. For instance my kistler helium 4 power casting rod is my favorite pro
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Mr Baylor you are not wrong. Yes that that is how we fish a drop shot a lot of the time. There are times when we do it more traditional but for the most part we make longer casts and work it in place a bit, lift or drag, work it, repeat. Bringing it by or down past the target. There are also times when we do use a shakey head and finesse/ micro jigs. So its really a over all finesse oriented dee
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2 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Mr Nash you and Mr Baylor make a very good point that I didn’t fully consider. I went into this thinking about putting the best guidetrains on an ok blank, but now I realize that I can get way better with a great blank and smaller “decent” guides. I’m rethinking my process on blank selections for this project and talked to my partner more about what he wants. Mr Baylor I poorly worded my ori
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Thanks everyone for the advice and recommendations. Seems like the bushido is the favorite by far. The only thing that I do not like about that blank is the length. I usually use a 7’4” rod for finesse/ ds and my co angler uses a 7’1”. I worry that the short length would hinder some of the casting ability as we do not vertical dropshot hardly ever. I may be completely wrong as I’ve never fished a
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Duplicate post please delete
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2 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Hey guys I got more beginner questions. This will be a long read lol. I’ve finished all my bass rod builds for the moment, and my co angler is really liking what I’m doing and wants a few made. I had to explain to him that I’m using premium components for mine and it would be around $300 in hmm just parts. He was shocked lol. He asked if I could assemble something more budget friendly but still
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Hey guys I got more beginner questions. This will be a long read lol. I’ve finished all my bass rod builds for the moment, and my co angler is really liking what I’m doing and wants a few made. I had to explain to him that I’m using premium components for mine and it would be around $300 in hmm just parts. He was shocked lol. He asked if I could assemble something more budget friendly but still
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Thanks Lynn, fwiw I tried to quote you but it said a word was banned. I’ve seen how some new guys tend to start threads so I figured I should mention what I know and don’t know first lol. That is a great idea you have. I had planned on giving this rod to a friend but I do feel it deserves some new guides. I went a bit short on my handle length and going to a lighter guide setup should help it
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You can’t go wrong placing the RV6 about 19 to > 20” in front of the reel. The PB731MHXF is an > extremely nice blank, I have built several of > them. With your handle length you will not need to > worry about balance, in fact, because of the way > they are built it’s very difficult not to have
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Michael Danek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What you are proposing makes good sense to me. I > caution you to put the RV on in the right > direction. I did it wrong on one rod, and while i > think it casts just fine, it bugs me. i'll have > to turn it around one of these days. > > From the reel level wind guide to the RV should b
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3 months ago
Joshua Caldwell
Hello everyone, this is my first thread so forgive me if Im asking repeated questions. I’d like to start off by saying even though I’m new to this site, I have been reeding these forums for a couple years now and there is some serious talent on here. So thank you for all the great discussions and info. Im a bass fisher and got into this custom rod stuff by accident last year after playing with a
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