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Spencer Phipps
Like many rods built by one manufacturer, or a series from same, there are winners and losers. I've only tried the Gamma Alphas, the five weight is not noteworthy, the eight weight is a good steelhead/bonefish rod, and the ten weight could use a bit more butt power.
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2 days ago
Spencer Phipps
If uou take a 10 ceramic, and than place a 3 snake or single foot, along side or over it, I think you'll see the similar sizes. No need to step down gradually.
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2 days ago
Spencer Phipps
No Ben, it was their Esprit/XMG50 fly rods and I believe they were black framed Fuji Alconites. I won a 9 1/2 ft, 3 piece, 7 wt. that was a bomb, sold it on the river to a fishing buddy. Than bought a blank and haven't built on it yet. Started using Dan Craft blanks and haven't got to it.
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2 days ago
Spencer Phipps
No Ben, it was their Esprit/XMG50 fly rods and I believe they were black framed Fuji Alconites.
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2 days ago
Spencer Phipps
I like them also, Lamiglas at one time used ceramics on their high end fly rods.
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2 days ago
Spencer Phipps
I'm a big fan of the 6 ft. rod, I don't know about now, but originally the anglers were going longer only because they were getting bigger, wider boats that needed a longer rod to comfortably get the tip over the side. My boat has an 83 inch beam so my 6 ft. rods work fine. Lighter and better balanced works for me.
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5 days ago
Spencer Phipps
My Crafty Cutter gets it done pretty simply. Adjustable for different needs, centers on grips center bore for blank.
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5 days ago
Spencer Phipps
They use 8 - 10 wts fly rods for these fish, why would you need such a heavy gear rod? Are they tailwater fishing heavy current? Talking to some friends they used the same gear they would for peacock bass.
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5 days ago
Spencer Phipps
A lot of the older bamboo and glass rods will measure this way, there is no recognized specs for rods, it's all in the eyes of the manufacturer as to what to designate a rod as. You in turn can change the specs to anything you think it should be.
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6 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Tight loops while casting are definitely not recommended using Chuck and Duck.
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6 days ago
Spencer Phipps
ERN around 10.2, AA 70 - 72 degree range.
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6 days ago
Spencer Phipps
That rod is slightly less powerful that a TFO TiCr's but the same action angle, been at least 5 years, but I remember it being a decent sink tip and roll casting rod.
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7 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Sorry, I'm blank oriented. AVC68MXF. SCIII, LBC68MXF. SCIV, LBC68MXF. SCV St. Croix rods. ,
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7 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Production rod to look at the St. Croix 5, 4, or 3C68MXF, bring your casting reel with you and mount it up for your tests. Frankly if that spinning rod does it all, except it's configuration, I'd build the casting rod on that blank. I doubt you'll need a longer rear grip than 9 inches, especially if you downsize the guide train. My walleye rods that fit your needs are all discontinued.
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9 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Back in the day of knuckle buster reels with no free spool, we used a leather pad attached to the top of the reel for prtecting your thumb from the line during casting, and as additional drag if your reel had one. You just flipped it over away from you when not needed, no reasaon it won't work today.
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10 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Batson BP1266, or BP1265. I use the 1266, because it also makes a decent rod for other techniques in it's own right.
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10 days ago
Spencer Phipps
It would be a expensive comparison test program considering you'd have to have quite a few guides of each type to get an accurate, repeatable, measurement on the light stuff.
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10 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Another great option is the Special Edition Task Specific Rod Building CD. You may also need to make a live bait rod, or other saltwater rod someday.
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Since most presentations I do are either tip up, or tip down, not tip level, I balance for that specific presentation and while doing that specific presentation.That means for tip down presentations, I don't concern myself with balance. I concern myself with presentation above all else. Handle length dictates whether you can present the lure/bait correctly. Rain gear, life jackets, float coats,
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Ryan, The blank is in their catalog, so it would seem tbey could get them maybe from Rod Geeks, if they don't have one stashed in the back they didn't list in the catalog.
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Nope, they're built into the blank.
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13 days ago
Spencer Phipps
St. Croix 3S59MXF.
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13 days ago
Spencer Phipps
A soft bristle brush remove dust and lint from blanks, or wraps very well, leaving no residue behind.
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13 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Just because St. Croix isn't in the blank business doesn't mean there aren't some blanks out there. Angler's Workshop lists them and I bet others do too.
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16 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Not all are rated this way, there is absolutely zero differences in steelhead and salmon rod blanks as far a spinning, or casting is involved.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
i have Pac Bay M guides on rods that are 30+ years old, till G Loomis was sold they used their components on their rods, no need to be concerned they won't take a licking.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The classifications are simply suggestions, back in the day many 3 power mag bass blanks were also the 4 power spin jig, or spin bass blank in the company catalog.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Have checked out the originals, the Fuji Perfect Fit? They have installation instruction videos on Youtube, bet it's not far off the mark. You want pics of what it will look like on your rod with a reel? Check out the Edge Rods site in the bass and Delta sections.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Tough call because we're getting in the realm of powers and actions that have no universal definitions. A MH crankbait rod isn't the same power as a MH mag bass inthe same company let alone between companies. I much perfer recommendations like James made. I have found truly similar power rods of different actions still get the job done, so I don't fuss over it near as much as I used to. My MF MH
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Garage sale rods, you can buy 4 -10 for the price of shipping one.
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