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2 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Use the Common Cents system to the left, top and find out what you are actually looking at, than order a blank from one of the dealers to the left that you can get that info from, or ask here to see if anyone has an option. The Pinnacle rods I doubt are made of anything better than IM7 at best, the old salt rods I used for family were composite, or composite with a solid glass tip like the UglySt
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3 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Yes you can, however I didn't particularly like a top thread in metallic on the one time I tried it, I went with normal blue. You may get different results as I was using silver and dark blue metallic Sulky in the bottom wrap so it wasn't a bit subtle.
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4 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Yes, I have one, but I rarely use it anymore. Once I started using carbon sleeves the need to use shrink tube decreased dramatically and I rarely have to warm epoxy, etc.
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5 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Go for it.
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10 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Unless things have dramatically changed, Lamiglas will paint a blank if you order 25, or more, they had a board you could look at with all their standard colors and there were a large variety of colors on display. Used to be someone out east having his blanks painted a bright red in batches of 25, or more, a reel stunning color when setting all together in the blank racks waiting to ship. The M
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Buy a Canadian Mooching reel, like fly reels you would think they display minimal torgue. Hand protection may just be mandatory however.
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Both of the Hitena silk sizes are smaller than Gossamer which is 6/0 thread, 4A is 12/0 and 3A is 8/0 approximately so in theory they should give a clearer result. Strength should be fine as you will have far more wraps per guide.
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15 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Leslie, I isolated what I thought would be behind my hand while using the rod, so on the flyrods I started with, about 11 to 12 inches.
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16 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Les, You are overthinking it, just read and follow the info in the in the post. My first ones were done by placing the blank in my bookcase and piling books on the butt till it was wedged tight. KISS applies here.
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20 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Would be nice to see an X Ray blank built for us west coast guys. LOL.
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21 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Use the guide spacing used on one of the other spinning rod patterns, last page of charts at the top of the page MB694-1, if you pre-select 100 selections. Problems I see with charts, you have,to have a place to start, you have to know where the reel is when they made the chart, this means you need to know which length rear grip was used and what reel seat was put in front of the grip and it's or
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25 days ago
Spencer Phipps
IMO something that would be both a dry fly and streamer rod doesn't exist, that doesn't mean it can't be done, just not done well. Schneider's to the left has a Rainshadow RX7 866 2 pc. in a spring grass green, a 864-4, 4 pc. same color, and a 866-4 RX6 in a blue that to my eye has a bit of green to it also. These are easy blanks to live and learn on, frankly I have never had someone not love how
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25 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The bamboo rod looks like a Calcutta bamboo build, an inexpensive rod and build back in the day. The old commercìal tuna fishing films where there is a whole deck full of fisherman with no reels, heavy poles with a short line and big jig that gets bent over double as they drag a big tuna on deck, were made on Calcutta bamboo.
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27 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Until recently Seeker made a line of trout E glass, than maybe 5 years ago switched them over to S glass. I made six of the E glass 6 1/2 ft, 2 to 8 lb line rods for the family kids some years ago, they have been good, versatile, shore or boat.
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27 days ago
Spencer Phipps
They may work, but looking at your priorities I would try the Rainshadow UL popping rod blanks, I use the Immortal series by the Revelations would probably work fine also, neither are whippy rods with more backbone than you would expect and forgiving tips that will throw both hardware and tender baits well.
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27 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Anymore virtually an style guide can be bought with a SS inssert instead of ceramic ring, the rings are usually coated with something making their surface harder than the base stainless. The rings appear to me to be identical to ceramic versions with a metal ring swaged in it's place. Pac Bay has two versions, single, or double swaged, the single designated with a 3 in the part number, double sw
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
Other companies still make black guides of superb a quality, you may have to expand your horizons.
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
Having an end showing on a flag is just the nature of the beast, some more obvious than others, thin wall high modulus blanks just can't be finished/sanded as much as a lesser blank.
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
CTS & RODgeeks.
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
Yep, all do. There are other finishes that don't, but are longer, or more difficult to apply in a production environment
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
I'd do a thread wrap, no need for it to be pretty, then do a minor ream to fit. Glue up normally.
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
Shawn, We only hear about the delays, myself I have never had an 8 week delay, or anything near it, but I have from other companies over the years. My deliveries have been on the porch from 4 days to 2 1/2 weeks, same with their grips. All the rest of us that have had good service will rarely mention it, just the opposite seems to always be posted, I wonder what tthe ratio is etween the two? W
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
Double edge razor blades, I cover the other edge with tape to protect me and the edge, or Persona single edge blades used in neck and edge trimmers in salons. They are like other single edge razors in general build, but they are longer and the height is about half, much better to handle in my opinion and they are much sharper than the average single edge blade. I get them at Sally's and other be
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
Have you used the search function to get your info? Lots more info there that we can list in a post. While you are at it look at the info fot the Xray SJ703 also, I think they do everything I need them to identically. Light ned rigs, smaller jerkbaits, just for fun I stopped znd threw a few small spinners for summer steelhead in a small coastal stream, handled a 5 lb fish just fine and it was su
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5 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
I think I would try transitioning a few of the tip guides into a lighter style approppriate to the right size tip top, if the tip is that light the matching guide would also be more than strong enough and would help with the look you're after.
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5 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
In either one of the systems mentioned above rod length is irrelevant, I wouldn't concern myself with rod length, just build the rod.
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5 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
The ESN anglers seem to be going to a longer rod for some time now. If you are at all serious about this technique I'd go with the Pac Bay that was built for this technique over a generic blank design.
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5 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
Get with Rodhouse France to the left, they carry some of your choices and know their product lines well. Croatian trout are a bit out of some of my experience.
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5 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
I think Mudhole and other suppliers carry some on the left.
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6 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
SWS540, 7' 8" long, 15-25 lb line, .735 " butt, 7/64 tip, Fast action, Medium power. There were a few Fisher/Kennedy designed blanks that Batson had in the catalog for some time, I think this was one of them.
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