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11 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
No offense taken but for me I will still pick up the caster every time!!! I fish them both with the same line and my reels are set much looser than most so for me there is no drawback. If I were fishing a shot in current I most likely not use 1/8 ounce anyhow as there will not be enough weight to put the bait in my preferred strike zone, but that is just me
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12 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Denham, This is not a blank that most would consider heavy flipping blank. I personally believe you will be very happy it. I am extremely picky in what I fish and build for my customers. I would not recommend it if I didn’t believe in it.
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12 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I completely agree, I used the Eternity 2 replacement for the 822.5 as a caster and it easily handles those weights
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16 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Denham, Point Blank does have trouble with its blank listings, this is definitely a moderate blank!! I know you don’t want to put out the money but this is in my opinion the best moderate flip blank offered currently I feel it even bests my Northfork HM flip blanks. Point Blank is a company that will stand behind its products, I wish I could say t have seen the same ( I have a customer who cannot
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16 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I haven built on the Rainshadows that were suggested but have built the Revc72mh and it will work well for what you want to do. I have fished and own the Shikari sh764 it is perfect. Get a hold of Kevin at Get Bit he will have the best first hand knowledge on the Liberty lineup.
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17 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
You should look into the blank suggested. I personally fish one and consistently boat flip 6lb fish and bigger as well, 4’s and 5’s are no problem whatsoever. It has a great moderate action that is perfect for flipping. I have the Northfork 766 you spoke of. I think the point blank has more power, but yet in hand it feels lighter and is just phenomenal. Keep in mind you need to take into account
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26 days ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I agree with Steve!!! IMO both Bob and Steve have an extensive knowledge base and one should take heed to the advice they offer. Pay VERY close attention to what they say, you will not be disappointed. Both have helped me for over a decade now and not once have I been ill advised
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I talked with the customer today and sounds like he wants to try one of each. I appreciate the help!!
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I like the looks of the IFS904 thanks Roger
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Haven’t looked at or played with Loomis stuff in a great while. I have a person that wants a blank as close as he can get to the old Loomis telescopic fs904 imx. It’s specs are 7’6” heavy ( which means nothing to me honestly) 12-25 lb test 1/4-1.0 oz Any suggestions?
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Preach on brother Steve!!!! Couldn’t have been said better. Some people just are unwilling to change and even when there is still proof they continue to blindly refuse.
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I used a reverse pilot bit on one set and on another I used a piece of tubing that I sharpened .
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Just wanted to provide a quick update. I Used a reverse pilot bit and it was wonderfully successful to remove the blank from the grip. Wear gloves and mask though... the blank splinters badly and does get slightly ground up during the process. I used a chop saw to cut down blank to a workable length . This was a split grip rod so I cut the handle into two parts before using bit. Whole proce
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Drew sorry I came across as taking as offensive but generally when someone prefaces their thought with a statement such as reality check it tends to put one one edge. I do appreciate the apology though! I agree that ones time is generally one of the most important parts of this craft. I only want to salvage these grips because I do have a large amount of time in creating them. If it’s a cheap co
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
4 years is about max service life before the wear is rather noticeable IMO
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5 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Drew Reality check back to ya.... I am smart enough to salvage something and make use of it later, why junk it when is is perfectly usable? These Will not go on a customers rod but I will use it. The process took about the same time it takes to ream a new one... so there is your reality check. You are welcome to do whatever you like but I will go the route of utilizing my mind for something c
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6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Awesome ideas Gentlemen, that seems like a really slick way to do it!! Thanks again Tom
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6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Has anyone successfully removed carbon fiber grips? I only ask as I have a few sets on rods that have broken and might like to try and salvage them. My guess would be to try and boil them just as you do cork. I tried the search function but didn’t find anything Thanks Tom
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6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Why not turn a set of grips from nylon? You could overbore to reduce weight much the same as one does with wood grips. Then simply use a couple arbors. You also have the option of a white carbon sleeved grip using material from Soller. Use permagloss for a coating that won’t yellow. Might be able to use the new CT’s epoxy but it is spendy and not the standard 1:1 we have all become accustomed to
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6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Tom do they still offer white flocking?
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6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Ok thank you. I am after the sb blanks,colored micros, and bigger dream reamers.
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6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Sounds goon on the testaments. When will the rest of the products be available?
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6 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Get bit has a sale going on
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7 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Very sorry to hear of the divorce . Never fun , I am on marriage #3 but finally found the right one. I will certainly hit ya up here in the next couple days!! I wish you nothing but the best with the new store Tom
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7 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Lance, I miss seeing both of you post along with that of Bill Stevens as well. He is greatly missed, I think very fondly of him each time I use my Castaway 874 of which he crafted a custom decal for. He was also kind enough to send a complimentary Castaway blank for a rod that I built for my commands Christmas party. I still stay in contact with the individual who won that rod and they rave abou
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8 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Yes but not the most recent ones. Hopefully Spencer will see this. He does quite a bit with Lamiglass if I recall correctly
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8 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
No worries Lynn it wasn’t taken personal
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8 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Phil, they are not “old” issues. They are continually ongoing, unfortunately people like their products. My last order was partially fulfilled with one blank after two months. I am still waiting on the rest. Lynn my apologies to you and Tom if I spoke out of context.
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8 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
So are we to turn a blind eye to the obvious? I can understand why he doesn’t want all the negativity and that is why I offered up suggestions for other options. But in all honesty we can all agree there is definitely a problem. This site is to aid and help each other and I believe we represent very well. It is my personal opinion they do not perform to the level of our other fine sponsors. Tom s
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2 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I had a warranty issue that I dealt with today. Their customer service is beyond reproach. Big shout out to Kevin
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