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Spencer Phipps
Soller Composites is a good starting point. Tubes don't know, the ones at Mudhole are spendy, much cheaper to make my own.
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Spencer Phipps
If you go to the Batson site, I bet they have a full recipe for their downrigger rods of similar length that will work, grip lengths govern guide spacing to a certain extent.
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2 days ago
Spencer Phipps
No, you never need to underwrap a rod like yours, and about 99% of any other builds you'll do.
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3 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Utmost to the left has consistently good prices, service, and shipping costs. They are very close to Pac Bay and Batson and knowledgeable in both.
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5 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Casting, if spinning the guides would be much larger near the reel and progress faster to the smallest guides, back than there would have been at least one less if not two less guides also.
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6 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Talked to an uncle that has a Seeker surf rod, but it's a medium. He gave me his spacing and guide sizes: From the butt, it has a 20, 16, 12, than 10's to the tip. Spacing from the tip: 4, 8 1/2, 13 3/8, 19 3/8, 27 1/2, 36 1/2, 46 7/8, and 59 1/2 inches. Never seen, or know anyone who has used your reel. Within reason it's not that important I don't think.
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10 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Michael and Tamas, The CC data MHX fly blanks is in the resource section of the MHX site.
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Best bang for the buck is probably the Pac Bay match guides in titanium.
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The same grips that fit behind a casting reel seat slip inside the pocket on the 17 mm seat, at least the ones I've used. Tell your supplier where the reel seat will end and they can fit your checks to the blank at that point. Same with your tip top, the tip isn't always the size listed on the catalog.
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The s glass blanks were discontinued in 2003-4 time frame they were the SMB84 1. The CMB84 1 was an e glass blank initially, but when it came to installing the next flag, it was graphite instead of more e glass. It looks like they used the same mandrel, the thickness of the material in the butt is much reduced. I still have 1 or 2 of each I haven't used. They made saltwater blanks of many kinds
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12 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Josh, Go to Bingham Ent. and get the SHX 6 1/2 ft. blank and everything else there also, gret people, great value.
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13 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Sure.
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13 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Are you sure? Mudhole lists it still, MB84-1E-H. I still have that blank in S glass and with the graphite overwrapped butt. Both are 5/8 oz. lighter.
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16 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Are you talking about making rings from pie cut segments? Plastic wire ties work for that.
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16 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Spinning?
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17 days ago
Spencer Phipps
It's done all the time on spey rods, R. B. Meiser turns all his grips on the spey blank, done it for a very long time.
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18 days ago
Spencer Phipps
There is no mythical perfect distance for the guide or spiral wrap. I use 16 inched from reel's level wind guide on pretty much everything unless the rod's design style, or test casting tells me I'm off.
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18 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The price of shipping one or five blanks is the same, I've shipped up to 10 on the same nickel.
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19 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Use a 4 inch grip as your butt grip, there are no rules to what you use and where, I've seen the longer foregrips also used.
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19 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Before Shimano bought G Loomis they used Pac Bay guides and other components on their rods. The M framed stainless guides for decades, I've had good luck with their titanium guides with or without ceramic rings for 10 years or so. Ring quality of their guides have never been an issue.
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19 days ago
Spencer Phipps
4 inch grips aren't long enough? Split grips were designed to minimize cork use and to be no longer than necessary to rest your hand on 2 1/2" was all I've every needed on any of my rods, bass or otherwise. I install a full grip more often than split grips, splits aren't always appropriate.
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20 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The S-glass Seeker SBS-706 is an awesome squarebill blank, well regarded for a long time in bass circles.
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20 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Angler's Workshop used to have cork grips of good quality made in Portugal, even used to go over and select their stock. This also let them make cork in sizes you don't always see, they have both longer and larger diameter pre-formed grips.
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20 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Braid doesn't hurt guides, the dirt and debris that collects on the braid is the problem. Any ceramic guide is impervious to braid and anything it will collect within reason, I've got rods that are 20+ years old that have had nothing but braid on them, 65 and 80 lb. usually. Same frame weight and ring styles you'll be using on much bigger fish. Check out the KR concept for casting rods and use t
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21 days ago
Spencer Phipps
Rich, Take your customer to a place that carries salmon/steelhead or swimbait rods. Have him go through his flipping routine, he'll hate it and want the shorter grip.
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22 days ago
Spencer Phipps
The blank is geared for it's purpose, take it into another arena and you'll need to use a heavier line. Split shot, multi-fly rigging, etc. will put a smile on your face.
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23 days ago
Spencer Phipps
My dad uses Lamiglas XCC 705 rods for similar purposes, but from a rowboat. He catches salmon, steelhead, and striped bass up to 40+ lbs. Uses everything from lip less crankbaits, deep thundersticks, flat fish and Maglips. Casts all the relevant stuff also. Since they have glass tips they hold up well to abuse and rod angles dangerous to graphite rods. There also is a longer version at 7 ft 9 in.
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23 days ago
Spencer Phipps
WD40 is a petroleum product and therefore illegal to put into the waters.
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26 days ago
Spencer Phipps
One of my friends has a Sage shop but he had only the Bluegill rod in stock, this may be the rod you're looking for, it by no means needs a special line, though the line that came with it has it's purposes if all your doing is short work with only a backcast snap and shoot style. Otherwise any line we had with us worked just fine casting it like any other rod, they included a 6 wt GPX, Wulff tri
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27 days ago
Spencer Phipps
When I was stationed in Cheboygen, Mi. I fished my G Loomis 1141 with 4 mm match guides, I found out something that was also mentioned by bass anglers with their micro guided rods, the guides will ice up, but also de-ice faster than larger guides, so it was pretty much a wash. Even in Michigan with snow on the ground, I really didn't think it was that big a deal, but here in the Pac. N. W. even g
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