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11 days ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Check out United Composites Gladiator and Invictus blanks.
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6 weeks ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Congratulations Tom and rodbuilding.org,
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7 weeks ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
In Hawaii we use all different types of rods for bonefish fishing. One of the more popular rods/blanks at the moment is the Bonecrusher. 13', Rated at 15-30lbs, 2-4oz lead, Medium Action Perfect for playing with the Bonefish! A perfect match for your Torium 16 and 20! Double digit bonefish are the prize here in Hawaii.
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3 months ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
That's awesome Michael. Mahalo Nui Loa from Hawaii.
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3 months ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
206 Garnet. A, C, and D. No NCP.
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4 months ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
I have possession of this particular rod. It looks pretty mint if not NOS, no discoloration on the guides, blank, wraps, reel seat, rubber butt cap, etc. The rod says Cross Scrim Graphite. The blank is a matte dark brown or black. The guides are double footed lightweight metal without any ceramic insert. Guide wraps are Metallic Brown with Metallic Gold trim. The stripper guide has the same
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8 months ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Google pink nitro ulua rod. Nice color scheme.
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9 months ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
I only had corrosion problems when I started wrapping and used Fuji Hardloy's back in the med 80's. Since then I use mostly Titanium frames when i wrap for myself. The few rods that have stainless frames have little to no corrosion because I always rinse and wipe down my rods. Rods I've purchased that have black frames usually show the silver under the black after several years of use. My rods
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10 months ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Mahalo all for your time, efforts, and responses.
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10 months ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Aloha Everyone. I have heard mention of a thread finish used by mass producing rod builders that is activated/hardened by UV light. I did multiple searches here and nothing came up. Is there such a product available?
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1 year ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Mahalo Jim. I ordered another sized 20 T-LCSG to complete the train. I will use the LRV on my next builds
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1 year ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
I have 2 sets of titanium T-LCSG but only 1 size 20. I would like to make use of the guides I already have on hand Could I successfully use TRVSG in 25 and 20 for the strippers and/or 2nd guide in the train? They are going on 13' CTS S8 blanks I have been sitting on. Mahalo in advance for any advice.
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1 year ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
I think I remember them having Custom Poly Build too. Plus Crystal Flow as a thinning agent.
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2 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
With all this being said, I long for the Cermet rings. LOL
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2 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
CTS makes a 14', 3 piece blank. Anglers Workshop has a 14' 3"? blank. Both the CTS and Angler's blanks are "surf" rods.
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2 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Being that when a rod breaks it's usually the tip section, you might be able to find someone willing to part with a remaining butt section.of the rod you have.
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2 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
It has 8' bed so unless you're wrapping 1 piece rods you'll be fine. Only thing is see missing is the thread tensioner. Some like using the tensioner, some don't. I do, but you can order one or two from Renzetti. The Clemens will be alive long after we are gone. I have one 30 year old Clemens and 2 older model Renzetti's that I bought long ago as back ups but they have never been used. Only
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Hi Spencer. Thank you for your response. I am interested in the Fenwick Matrix blanks, anything 8 1/2' and longer and 2 piece. Looking MSH, MSP, GSP, and GSH blanks. Fast taper and no noodle type rods. Looking for Perigee SH Lami's too.
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Looking for the above in lengths 8 1/2' or longer. Please let me know what you have. I tried posting in the buy/sell page multiple times but I am unable to post there. A Captcha error. Aloha.
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Here's my take on singles VS doubles. Single foots can be used and will be able to handle the stress put on them in fishing situations. What the smaller higher framed single foots CAN'T handle is abuse when moving the rod around. While you can bend them back into shape, you will tire of having to do this.
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
I'm pretty sure I have several TLVSG in stock. Would you be interested?
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
If you are desiring an exact match may I suggest sending your rod to CTS so they can physically see the taper and try their best to match the prototype. It costs money to ship to New Zealand but the outcome may be worth it.
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Better with the Old gold under the garnet. No CP to get the candy apple effect.
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Let me see if I can locate any other info on 1 piece Fenwick blanks with that butt diameter. Please give me a few days. Mahalo!!
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Sorry took so long. This is what I dug out from my Fenwick Catalogs. 1978 Catalog: LB966 - X-Fast Action - Med. Heavy Power - 1-3oz lure weight - .930 Butt - 8 tip - 9 1/4oz weight LB967 - X-Fast Action - Medium Power - 1/2-2oz lure weight - .970 Butt - 8 tip - 16oz weight LB1206 - X-Fast - Med. heavy - 1-3oz lure - 1.085 butt - 8 tip - 16 1/4oz weight 1979 Catalog: LB966 - Fast - Me
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
I have used Interline rods for smaller fish - up to 12lbs. I have been using them for about 15 years. If you use the cheaper rods, you may end up with some problems such as grooving of the inner collector or the ceramic in the tip breaking. If you travel up the road in the cost of the rods you won't encounter these problems. If you follow the manufacturers directions on flushing out the rod b
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3 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Are the blanks one or two piece?
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5 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
I don't like Stella's. I LOVE them. LOL
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5 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Aloha Chris. From my experience with all 3 of the Ballistics, none of them are suitable for slide bait in Hawaii waters. The 35 you are planning to wrap can throw 8oz but to me, 6-7oz is perfect. While casting on Christmas Island the 40 couldn't handle a 70lb GT. The reel would have been emptied at a lighter drag setting OR the rod would have snapped IF we didn't point the rod at the fish w
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6 years ago
Mark B. Gonsalves
Splice a hollow core line onto your solid braid main line. Splice a loop onto the hollow core end. Purchase or make your own wind on leaders in the sizes you want. Join the main line and wind on leader with a loop to loop connection. May not be the cheapest option but it is a smooth and strong connection.
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