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Thomas Kaufmann
The Eternity lineup are amongst the best. My personal favorites are built on them!
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Yesterday
Thomas Kaufmann
Has anyone built on these? If so what are your impressions? I am considering the SI864 and 875. Thanks Tom
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5 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Tom, you can do it on the X-ray, you just need to ensure that you have the decal firmly placed in the blank. While I have not done hundreds of these I have done about a dozen and a half of both X-ray and delta in this same manner with zero issues
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7 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Thanks much Robert!!!
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9 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Funny you mention those tip and butt they are darn close.. I was just looking at them tonight while waiting for parts to dry on my sc1’s and rod Geeks s glass.
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9 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
You all are not alone with the waves in X-ray ‘s. I have noticed them as well. They definitely need to take the head of their quality assurance department and place a boot in his butt as well as train their entire qa team..... I expect much more with a pedigree of Gary Loomis. I have only experienced this issue on the X-ray..... all other series have been good. This is their top tier blank and it
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9 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Aaron, yes you will need to cover it if you would like for it to hold up. Depending on where you have it placed it may wear off the writing by the end of a single season if left uncoated. No you don’t need to epoxy prior to placement., I have done hundreds without issue( these have all been bass and panfish) I cannot speak to any type of salt build or fly. Tom
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9 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I did a search and couldn’t come up with which volume and issue the article ran in. It involved laminating flat sheets together and then turning . If someone happens to know which volume it is in can you point me in the right direction? Thanks Tom
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9 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I had this exact conversation with the Rod Geeks guys and they told me their blanks are close but not identical. I have both in house right now and yes they are close but not identical. I need to put them on my board and take a comparison pic. The unspecified color from from Rod Geeks is a graphite color similar to any other carbon blank.
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9 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Jim, What did you use to attach the weight to the tip? Is it a type of surgical tubing?
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15 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I just gave it up all together to completely alleviate the problems
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16 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Indulging in alcohol is responsible for some of my largest mistakes
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20 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Jim, You have my most sincere condolences! Tom
Forum: rodboard
26 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Scott, I have to agree with you the idea of an unpainted SCV is exciting however I really liked the SC1’s too. I have ordered a rod Geeks s glass for comparison but it looks like I will be seeking out the ole bs706 again for my guys. Would rather a US company if I can.
Forum: rodboard
29 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Well at least we still have Batson, Phenix, Northfork and Lamiglas. If only we could get an update on the new SI blanks
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29 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Pretty soon we will only have choice of MHX and point blank..... if that ever happens I’ll quit building and take up golf n duck hunting
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29 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
It hasn’t been made public but it did happen. From now on you will have to contact Rod Geeks. From what I was informed of, you will be able to get the SCV’s in st croix form however all other flavors will be RODgeeks
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Norman I too have done like you and have gone out and built all that I have an interest in. I agree there are many great blanks out there. I was pleasantly shocked by the mid tier blanks especially. I have built on scv’s, k2’s,eternity 2’s, point blank and many others as well. Your point is very well stated , sensitivity is completely subjective. I have people who rave about rods that I think a
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Norm not trying to start anything, I agree in construction the x Ray and pb are similar. In my hand I don’t find the point blank above the IM in terms of sensitivity. The pb’s are wonderfully powerful and definitely have a place. I have recently put some of the X-ray blanks I’ve built on the water. I think its the best Northfork has come out with yet. The guys I fished with all have HM’s that I
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
You can never have enough. I forgot to mention the 5c610 mxf from croix. It will have PLENTY of power. I used mine as a Shakey Head rod using finesse worms in timber. Caught multiple fish in 4-6 lb range and easily muscled em out of the pole timber. If I had to build just one it would be the eternity. I have built on the point blanks and while nice they IMO are not in the same class as the Etern
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Jay just a quick note call Alex at Hydra. He is a great guy. Very personable, knowledgeable and his suggestions will be spot on as he too is a bass guy
Forum: rodboard
5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
What about an eternity2 etes610mxf? It Is the replacement for the Rx8 822.5 which many have considered to be the holy grail for drop shottin. If you want a little more power you could go to the etes68mf or the etes72mf. I have built the later and it is an awesome awesome blank Tom
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Thank you for the responses. I will probably just order a couple to try out. Thanks again Tom
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Does anyone know if the Rod Geeks glass blanks are the same as the early SC1 blanks? I am trying to match an early SC1 blank with the specs of 10-17 1/4-3/4. I will call rod Geeks tomorrow but thought I would check here first. Thanks Tom
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7 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Jay, it is the 732. I think it will do what you want especially if you are fishing open water areas.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I have that same blank in the house right now that I am building as a BFS rod for a friend. IMO it will excel at what you are looking to do. Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
There have been many post regarding lengthy ship times from Northfork. I ordered some blanks 3 weeks ago to the date and just received notice today they have been shipped. They advertise 2-3 weeks shipping. Much better than the 6 weeks from my last order. Just an FYI Tom
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2 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I have received some blanks from Northfork without labels... took em six months to get em but I did get em eventually. Bingham was the instrumental player in making this happen. This was prior to them going direct to the public
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I prefer Threadmaster
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Honestly I just put the label on and epoxied it. No muss no fuss no problem. Done it on about half dozen delta blanks which have larger ridges than the x rays and have done it on 4 x Rays so far with no issues.
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