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El Bolinger
Hmm, thanks for your thoughts. @RICHARD - isn't that wrapping opposite the spiral ridges? Given the difficulties wrapping a ridged rod what's the impact of a novice builder doing a novice job of wrapping on that blank? Will a mediocre wrap job have an exponential negative impact? I only have size A thread and with shipping I don't think it would be worth ordering size B or greater - cou
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2 days ago
El Bolinger
Let's see if it works now...
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2 days ago
El Bolinger
This seems like a solid wrapping, I admit I'm new - but this appears to me that it would hold equally well as with "traditional" wrapping techniques. I've seen comments about wrapping on unsanded X-ray blanks and wonder if this would help - thoughts? It let me post so in trying the link here Again...
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2 days ago
El Bolinger
Thanks yall I see a number of Rod maker magazine articles get referenced, but I can't seem to actually find the articles when I look - how do I get to these articles?
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3 days ago
El Bolinger
Thanks for all the input! I ordered some AT Airwave sets, but then ordered some AT TIforged runners to add if needed for a couple of longer rods I'm building. I'll measure the weight difference of the runners - but they seemed like they might be lighter and I wasn't sure if the SS insert on the airwaves or the nanolite would be "better." I wish there was a physical store I could g
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3 days ago
El Bolinger
I'm still pretty new to all this but based on the description of it being moderate fast and the picture of the 7109 (which I just ordered myself) it doesn't appear to be something to expect much stiffness from. Looks like you both meant to get this one @Ernie if you feel like that's too long this one looks like a better fit than your first pick - both seem to get to the back bone qui
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4 days ago
El Bolinger
@ALEKS MASLOV - I did order this blanks, I reached out through phone and email to correct the order as I accidentally ordered the unwanted finish for the DS721 but meant to order the mirror finish. @LYNN - yes this is all to get me set for my first build, or four builds rather. The start up kit and components are already here. The NFC Blanks are for after, I'm hoping I got all the things I nee
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4 days ago
El Bolinger
Anybody have any thoughts on this? Why is Fuji better than CRB if they state the same material make up? Is it just all the size of the guides?
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4 days ago
El Bolinger
Share what you got on Black Friday and are still looking at for Cyber Monday... Black Friday bought: getbitoutdoors: Start up Deluxe kit - (I got this one because the reamers looked better than mud hole kit, but the wrapping station looks weak, plus arrived with defects in the rod rests) 4 Fuji nocp thread size A U-40 ROd bond 8oz 5 ft ML spin rod kit 5'6 MH cast kit 4 decals for th
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6 days ago
El Bolinger
Do you mean there's a way to attach that to a blank all the way through from front to back?
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7 days ago
El Bolinger
To fit a blank the blank butt must be exactly .5? Any size 20 Butt cap will fit from any brand?
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9 days ago
El Bolinger
Thanks y'all! @PATRICK - yeah I was excited for black Friday to try some MHC blanks - but they only put the a sale on some OEM blanks so I'm gonna have to get blanks elsewhere.
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9 days ago
El Bolinger
What's the difference between KL-H, LY, AND KW?
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
Do you guys think coatings have any measurable effect on guide weight (such as a black or chrome version of same guide set)? I don't see any info about guide weight when looking to purchase, do you just kind of go by experience/visual and material input to guess? They come in so many sizes and shapes it's crazy - American Tackle Microwave and Airwave and all that look appealing - your thoug
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
@JIM - okay yeah I like that, that makes more sense haha @Lynn - Thanks, nice consolidated content
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
Michael Danek Wrote: , but I have tested the Xrays that everyone > seems so hot for. Were your findings consistent with Norman's? Do either of you two have other data on other popular blanks you could share with the class? @TOM KIRKMAN - you're the first person I've ever heard say longer rods are more sensitive- from an engineering that would seem counterintuitive if by sensitivit
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
Thanks for the recommendations @MARK - what is a typical handle length? @PATRICK - which MHX blanks and how do you feel about them?
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
David Baylor Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Other than the very first reel I ever bought, an > Abu Garcia Cardinal spinning reel... I'm glad I bumped into this thread - I have no idea how Abu is doing with their spinning rods presently, but I bought my Abu Garcia Cardinal (I think SX30) like 10-12 years ago and I have never done any maintenance at all
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
Hi all, I was planning on grabbing a handful of blanks from NFC for black Friday - any recommendations for blanks to cast finesse lures like ned and dropshot? (Mostly ned at 1/16 oz) I keep going back and forth on XF or more MF to play the fish without coming off. I've actually purchased a couple of rods this past year for this purpose and they're just not quite right - I got a 7'6 medium l
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
Jim Berry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Check at your local hotdog stand to see if they > have the plastic ketchup cups they work very good > for epoxy mixing also When I see people on Youtube globing epoxy on for grips and seats I can't imagine a small ketchup cup holding enough, they could fiull a catsup cup with the epoxy that falls off afte
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
I tried looking at Composite forge a few weeks ago when I bumped into an article about rodgeeks and paul/bob etc. Just double checked and the website is still just one page with contact info and nothing about rods or blanks. New to this - what exactly is the OEM rod business? They'll manufacture blanks for other companies to put their name on?
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10 days ago
El Bolinger
@BRANDON - yeah they screwed up. I was considering their blanks largely on the fact u could get a burtn orange or fun green. Other companies have competitive prices and quality that edges out RodGeeks. I was literally on their site and emailed a couple questions like a day or 2 before the post about the site changing. They still even say in the site they don't offer SC3 because they offer SC4
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11 days ago
El Bolinger
@SPENCER - Looking at every single seat listed on Mudhole there appears to be a number of them that would allow the reel to sit as low as possible and the trigger to sit as high as possible. SO long as the trigger is sitting low and the grip is made to sit high it should have the same affect as a seat "designed" or marketed to be offset. I can't see how some of these other seats can be
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11 days ago
El Bolinger
@NORMAN - thanks my man, very helpful info and tip. Makes me wonder why more videos don't include chamfering. Is rod building like fishing - where some people will discover a very effective modification/lure/technique/location and then die without telling anybody so nobody gets to ever experience the same joy and success? I feel like even on forums people will only share so much, but we know
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11 days ago
El Bolinger
@NORMAN - Thanks, I'll be honest it looks like the "offset reel seat" is really just a reel seat with a bump towards the back to line up with an offset grip - the triggers on a number of seats sit lower or higher but that one doesn't look unlike others that sit higher, the only difference being that hunch back. The pics helped me compare to what's available on the market and I think I c
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11 days ago
El Bolinger
Thanks yall, if they essentially serve no to very little purpose, I'll forego them. Maybe I'll do a short wrap in front of the foregrip instead.
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11 days ago
El Bolinger
Okay cool, thanks. I'm gonna try to do all the grips and seats for all 4 rods in the same batch of epoxy so I'll mix a pretty good size glob. That's a word we don't use enough in life - glob I see often when people apply epoxy for grips and slide on a ton gets bulked up and pushed off - can I just drop that back onto my mixing paper and apply to next grip? How snug should the grip be dry fitti
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12 days ago
El Bolinger
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In 40+ years rod building I have never seen on any > rod from anybody, or company fail because they > chose to use CP, it's just silly. Why would the > good sponsors to the left make the stuff and done > it for decades if it was junk? -the video doesn’t show that it’s junk and I never said it was,
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12 days ago
El Bolinger
Thanks again y’all for the tips and advice. Rod maker magazine only has 15 vids on YouTube, am I looking at the wrong channel? For epoxy for grips how much do you mix and how do you measure it?
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12 days ago
El Bolinger
@JAY - how does that attach to a rod? @NORMAN - I appreciate the offer my man, is there a pic online somewhere so I can see what it looks like? You guys really think it makes no difference in comfort or anything?
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