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6 weeks ago
Steve Cox
Christian, I have posted pics in the photo section of a homemade 'tube boiler tower' I use to remove reel seats. I have removed many with this. Check it out!
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6 weeks ago
Steve Cox
Curt, did you brush on the finish or drip on the finish?!?
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8 weeks ago
Steve Cox
Robert I did. Thank you
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2 months ago
Steve Cox
Nathan, I posted a 'Homemade Boiling Tower' I made for safely heating Handle/Reel Seats for removal. I posted some pictures of it in Grips and Handles. I have removed many reel seats from rods with this tool. I wrap a long rubber innertube strand grip around the rod blank and I have a ring circle of wire just above the the tube to keep the rod centered so it doesn't touch the hot sides of the top
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2 months ago
Steve Cox
Thanks Robert went through the click hoops for that and got to a final page that said they couldn't verify the email was mine
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2 months ago
Steve Cox
I cannot login to upload photos! Help
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
Ralph was a Master :-)
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
Mark, after decades of rod building, I find feather inlay work to be extremely complimentary to a custom rod build. I have found no quick way to do it well. My feather work needs to be slow, careful and meticulously tampered with with mag glasses and calm music in the background. I have evolved to several specific but fairly simple pieces oh hand made jigs and tools to make it easier. I now set a
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
David, take some old rods and completely strip them! (Stripping blanks is a good skill to have anyway) Then build on them experimenting at will. Try things, make mistakes, learn things, improve your technique. They are 'no deposit-no return' blanks. When comfortable, then go order that really 'quality blank' and have at it!!!
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
I don't know if it's considered innovation but the ease and speed of getting useful, accurate information on building technique from other builders is a major plus to rod building today!!!
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
Neat video and team effort in these trying times. Salute Don and stay safe all!
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
Do enjoy the woods, rivers and family. Big Salute! :-)
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
'Plain Jane', nothing but efficiency and the lightest weight possible rods are such a piece of cake to build!!! Of course I would use nothing but Black size A nylon. And I would throw the option out, to this highest level hunter of fish, that I would put Forhan locking wraps on these light single foot guides but that would add about 5 wraps of thread per guide which would amount to about the weig
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
Thanks Mark
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3 months ago
Steve Cox
After 30 some years of building I have learned many things about the hobby/addiction. Number 1, I was, in my early years, too rigid, paint-by-the-numbers and locked into formulas and methods I had read or viewed. It was stressful then and I was always feeling my builds weren't good enough! Then I went to one of those first few 'Big Shows' in North Carolina.. Visited Tom's shop and he was there. H
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4 months ago
Steve Cox
Utmost is the short cut to Batson's at their finest! Carol is the type of person you would want at the heart of interaction with worker and customer in any family business!!!. She is hard working, dedicated class at it's peak and very representative of the Batson name and family. American rods at their finest!!! :-)
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4 months ago
Steve Cox
If you've ever dealt with any of the Batson's in person, you know what down to earth, class folks they are. Totally dedicated to fisherman and fisihing, especially here in the United States. Do support them folks!!!!
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4 months ago
Steve Cox
If my customer tends to land fish 'on his/her own' especially from a boat.... this means for a time they have to hold the rod in one hand while they maneuver the fish to the net or their hand. This means locking the rod into their elbow or lower arm for good leverage!!!! If this is the case. I set the handle for their their particular arm length so this is very comfortable for them!!!!! :-)
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4 months ago
Steve Cox
If my customer tends to land fish 'on his/her own' especially from a boat.... this means for a time they have to hold the rod in one hand while they maneuver the fish to the net or their hand. This means locking the rod into their elbow or lower arm for good leverage!!!! If this is the case. I set the handle for their their particular arm length so this is very comfortable for them!!!!! :-)
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4 months ago
Steve Cox
A 'Snake Skin' followed by a 'Tiger' in front of the fore grip is very custom!
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4 months ago
Steve Cox
Those of you who have the Immortal Walleye 6'2 1 pc rod ....... what do you recommend for guides for a guy that uses only 8 lb Nylon line and direct or slow drifts 90 % of the time? Thanks
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4 months ago
Steve Cox
A fishing friend contacted me today about a favorite Loomis Rod he knocked out of his boat and lost! Loomis 1 pc Spin Jig 5'10" Mag Lite Extra Fast. Is it still being made by anyone? Does anyone have an old one they want to sell? What blank today would be close to a replacement for it? I told him I would check with the Rod guys. Thanks
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7 months ago
Steve Cox
Mark, what a thorough, thought out, well explained answer. I really appreciate your words. thank you
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7 months ago
Steve Cox
On a smaller 6' Spiral Wrap rod, what is the probable size of the stripper and then size of the transition guides when 8lb test is the line to be used? Have not done one in a long time?
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7 months ago
Steve Cox
What issue of Magazine had Spiral Wrap article? Is the current recommendation for '1' bumper at 90* or '2' bumpers, one at 60* and one at 120*? Bumpers for a Right Hander = What side? Thanks
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2 years ago
Steve Cox
Great builder and TEACHER. Rest In Peace
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3 years ago
Steve Cox
What kind of mixing? Thx
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3 years ago
Steve Cox
I had one bottle of old Gudebrod 811 color preserver left to get me through another decade of feather and snakeskin inlays! Sadly discovered it was not the old Gudebrod!!!!! I have tried several other cp brands and had little success. I am allergic to Permaglos. What else are you folks using for setting feathers down for inlays? Thanks
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3 years ago
Steve Cox
Once you meet Ken in person, like so many of us were privileged to do, you had a phenomenal source of rod building info and tips just a quick text away. As busy as he was, I would drop some question to him out of the blue and usually within a day had an enlightening answer. Humble and great. We lost a great one!
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3 years ago
Steve Cox
My Flex Coat 5/16 Pilot Bit wore out. I need a new one. Mud Hole has advertised the 5/16 in their last few catalogs but tell me they cant get them anymore when I try to order one. Do any of you builders have the a 5/16 Pilot Drill Bit you would be willing to sell? Thanks
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