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6 days ago
Marc Morrone
So I'm doing an 8 wt. for a friend for a bonefish trip. Thinking of using ceramic running guides - anyone build one like this? If so would you go with 6's or 7's for runners? I have both. Thanks!
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6 days ago
Marc Morrone
Batson has a nice 15" rear grip and full wells type fore grip, and I'd use either a size 17 or 18 trigger seat, depending on how big you have to go to accommodate the blank. Large hook keeper is nice, and I like Alps recessed ring guides. I usually run guide sizes 16 - 12 - 8's to the tip.
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18 days ago
Marc Morrone
I like non-recessed fly seats to match up with other grip styles like cigar or Fenwick type grips at times - but there are not as many of them to pick from as 20 years ago. Does anyone use size 16 graphite spinning seats in these applications? And any thoughts for an end cap if used up-locking?
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3 months ago
Marc Morrone
Thanks Roger. I do try to instruct people as best I can, but the number of "silly" things I have seen people do with rods has me looking to build a little insurance into them when possible. I seem to meet a lot of folks that want a rod to fish nice, but really need them to hold up to the occasional "oops" as good as possible. I know - it's a tough balance.
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3 months ago
Marc Morrone
With ultra-lite rods guys do a lot of fish swinging into the boat when fishing for panfish. I get a little uncomfortable with tip sizes less than 4.5 on these rods and try to look for 4.5 as much as possible. Does anyone built many panfish rods with 4.0 tops and do they hold up well? Thanks, Marc
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3 months ago
Marc Morrone
Has anyone used these blanks, and what are your thoughts? Are they soft enough to fish 4# mono on? They look a little larger on diameters than most of the light blanks I use. Also - I know they are not a high end blank, but how is sensitivity. Are they comparable to anything in particular? Thanks!
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3 months ago
Marc Morrone
Yes moving - talked to Karen recently. I think e-mail is the best contact right now.
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4 months ago
Marc Morrone
Thanks Roger. I do use a lot of hi-viz mono for line watching, so I hear you on the visual strike detection. I have noticed the same thing, when the tips get really soft feel does drop off. I may have to fish one to check them out more.
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4 months ago
Marc Morrone
Has anyone fished either or both of these blanks. They are pretty unique with soft tips and a lot of backbone. Main question is what did you use them for, and how did you find the sensitivity to be?
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4 months ago
Marc Morrone
Sounds nice Gregg! Did you run the SSR tip top on it as well? Thanks, Marc
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4 months ago
Marc Morrone
I recently purchased some SSR guides for a few spinning rods, but have yet to build and fish them. They look nicely made, and nice prep on the foot. I'm using the black frame, silver ring version, and would like to find a tip to run that has a smoother frame profile for less line tangle. Has anyone fished these much? Especially on spinning rods. And any thoughts appreciated.
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4 months ago
Marc Morrone
Considering adding some new multi rod dryers to the shop, and looking for any input. I currently use the Pac Bay 4 rod dryers mounted to the wall. Anyone have any experience with either the Flex Coat or CRB 4 rod dryers? I don't really have time to build a set up, so looking for something to purchase. What I have works OK, but at times the small rollers get stuck and don't turn, and the r
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4 months ago
Marc Morrone
Thanks Alex - they have some nice stuff! I think the box fan air cleaner may go a long way to get the loose dust I seem to miss.
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4 months ago
Marc Morrone
Thanks Roger. I have a separate room for cork reaming, so I guess more specifically I am looking for ideas on collecting the cork dust and keeping the air clear. Thanks, Marc
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4 months ago
Marc Morrone
So we are re-setting up the shop and looking at new ways to do things. What do you guys use for dust collection on reaming cork grips? Some of these are 15"-16" long musky grips. Am considering going to a pair of shop vacs properly set in place of the larger dust collector, as it's needing some money put into it, and it's so big and bulky. We build quite a few rods, so a nice set
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5 months ago
Marc Morrone
At times I do cut a fair amount of blanks, larger musky style blanks with heavier butts, so dust control is really nice. Thanks for the feedback so far. I'll keep researching. I wonder what the large companies use that cut a lot of blanks? Anyone ever seen one of their set ups?
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5 months ago
Marc Morrone
I have been using a wet tile saw for cutting rod blanks with a diamond blade and it works great! But I'm in the market for a new, smaller one that fits the shop better. I'm wondering if the type that just has a water tray below the blade that the blade runs through controls dust well enough, or if I need to stay with one with a flood water pump?
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7 months ago
Marc Morrone
Are you guys finding white rod blanks still popular? A few years ago they seemed pretty popular, but wondering if you still get interest on them? Thanks, Marc
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10 months ago
Marc Morrone
As common as size 16 standard spinning seats are, I am finding that the arbors for them generally have a really loose fit - more than I am comfortable with. When I go to size 17 seats the arbors are nice and snug. Working primarily with Fuji DPSM seats and Flex Coat or Batson arbors. Has anyone found arbors that have a nice snug fit with the Fuji DPSM size 16 seats? Thanks! Marc
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12 months ago
Marc Morrone
Thanks!
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12 months ago
Marc Morrone
Thanks Spencer! So a size 16 M guide and 8# mono you wouldn't flinch at? What have you run for transition down to running guides? I won't go smaller than 6's for running guides. Thanks! Marc
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12 months ago
Marc Morrone
I did some comparing - and a size 16 M style, size 20Y style, and size 25 SV style guide are all really close in height. Anyone run size 16 M style for a stripper guide on ML and M power freshwater spinning set ups? 8# Mono would be the coarsest line used most of the time.
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12 months ago
Marc Morrone
That sounds like what I was thinking - thanks!
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12 months ago
Marc Morrone
Considering using an M style for the stripper guide on some bass-walleye spinning rods. What size stripper do you guys run for rods like this - it's been a while since I have used them.
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12 months ago
Marc Morrone
Wondering if anyone has used the Alps LF spinning guides on bass-walleye type spinning rods. If so - what size stripper guide did you use? Would like to run a size 20.
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1 year ago
Marc Morrone
I generally build to the straightest axis and forget about it on spinning rods. But I started using some blanks that generally have a very pronounced spine - they are smaller diameter slightly heavier wall, bass and walleye type spinning rods. With the really pronounced spine, and wanting to jump to a particular spot when checked, I'm having a hard time not building to the spine on them.
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1 year ago
Marc Morrone
I used to do it a lot and it can look nice. Coat of epoxy, decal, coat of epoxy - good to go!
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1 year ago
Marc Morrone
Anyone fished the SB780 in Rx6? Wondering how sensitivity is on this one? Thanks
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1 year ago
Marc Morrone
Running into an odd problem. In trying to finish some satin black finish blanks the Flex Coat is repelling from the blank on the ends of the finished section. Everything was cleaned with denatured alcohol prior to finishing. Using Flex Coat UV high build. These are import blanks and the satin black finish has this really slick feel to it. Any thoughts appreciated!
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2 years ago
Marc Morrone
One issue that can cause this is not mixing the epoxy totally. I did this just recently, after many years of building. Make sure it's mixed until all the "swirls" are gone. I use a timer for mixing, but have been reminded it's just a guide - it's not mixed until it's totally clear. You should not need to add more hardener - good luck!
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