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Spencer Phipps
Micros never really took of in the PNW. The biggest problem is the facories never really went for the concept whole hog, they just threw some guides on pretty much in the same place as the larger sets.
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2 days ago
Spencer Phipps
I liked them better, at least the few I tried, discontinued a year, or so weren't they?
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3 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Your CP, or epoxy should have saturated the thread nub enough to not be a concern with the second coat.
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3 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Sounds like you may be using the ISA1086, I would use a double foot high frame stripper guide, the rest except the M frame guide would work well with no problems, and have been doing so for decades. The factory spinning model heavy salmon rods built by G Loomis rods and Lamiglas come this way and are a favorite with Alaskan guides.
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3 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The Bellinger 740 comes bored to .520 inches, used them on spey, switch, fiberglass, and the large butted former Lamiglas Perigee fly rod blanks that had .5 inch butt.
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3 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Thought of something a little bigger around like a Bellinger 740?
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3 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Lamiglas from time to time makes some very nice bass rods/blanks which nobody buys, or tries, I don't understand it because the fantastic XMG 50 series was well priced and we'll received by those that tried them, as soon as they were discontinued and on sale, only then did the bass forums light up, but than it was to late. The stuff they sell now is an IMX style graphite. Tackletour has tested so
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4 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Set up to run on DC all the time with charger on, then if you have loss you have a cheaper UPS system, (uninterrupted power source ).
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5 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Don't know about now, but the old G Loomis rods were wrapped with "B" thread, they worked fine.
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7 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Chuck, They may stretch good now, but over the years they get harder, check, than fail if stretched a lot. Best to not get to carried away maybe an eighth of an inch max.
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7 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Another thought, which is easier to get a rod sock and tube for, and then pack around? Which would transport best through the pucker brush and hang less on things?
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9 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The epoxy on CFX grips is prepegged into to sleeves, the same basic stuff on graphite blanks, it's baked in just like blanks. Same as the NFC grips.
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10 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The same epoxy used to make glass canoes and boats is also used with Kevlar cloth.
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10 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The first stuff is the same stuff used to fiberglass boats. Much more structurally stable, and probably much cheaper.
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11 days ago
Spencer Phipps
If you want a good DH blank for overhead casting you'll have to design it like a single hand blank to my way of thinking. The spey casts and blank designs for them is a whole different kettle of fish, nothing alike. My single hand rods cast just as far overhand as any spey rod I've tried.
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11 days ago
Spencer Phipps
If you bought the spinning grip and not the casting grip I could see you having that problem. The graphite .980" ID tube and standard 1.1" cork grips fit the 17mm, the .920" ID tube and spinning grips fit the 16mm unless they redesigned things.
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13 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The TFO BVK 10 wt. is a very nice blank, haven't tried the Rod Geek blank, but the St. Croix versions were sweet sticks.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Steve, I have a few, email me, I may have one. Your line weight to lure weight doesn't ring a bell.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The 17 mm version may be still available, I like them better, more ergonomic I think, and all standard grips will than fit.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Go to our library and look for the article on extending rod blanks. See if that's got any relevance to what you want to do. Your ferrule may not need to come off.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Angler's Workshop to the left carries McFarland glass blanks, about as good as they get.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Pac Bay also makes them.
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Butt diameter isn't your concern so much as the diameter of the blank where the fore grip rests. What is the diameter where the rear grip, reel seat, and fore grip end? The grip can't be to large at that point.
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18 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Ream it to any size you like.
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18 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The tip top tube size is a 7.0.
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19 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The Seeker FSH832B, is real close to the Fenglas FS83C, easily the #1 rated fiberglass steelhead rod of all time, and one of the all time most popular, if not the most popular, blanks Fenwick ever sold, as it did many things so well on other species and techniques. Fantastic drift rod, same pulling plugs.
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19 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Anything from bass to steelhead will work, Seelker E, or S glass blanks would be a good start, they have the best variety. MHX has some S glass blanks in the bass, light inshore spectrum.
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19 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Any idea on where and what technique is being used? I used a 7 ft. 3 power bass rod for jigging Lake Tahoe, but I wouldn't take it to deep troll situation with downriggers.
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25 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Have you been to the NERBs Face book site? Recent post of the pink EVA they sell there, looks close to me.
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25 days ago
Spencer Phipps
I may have a Dan Craft 6 pc. IM6, 6 wt. still around.
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