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Dan Grulke
Alberto knot for me as well. Easy to tie and very slim. Thanks, DG
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22 days ago
Dan Grulke
Rod Geeks is great!!! Strong carboard tubes and always well packed. Thanks, DG
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4 weeks ago
Dan Grulke
Depends on the lure range you will be throwing. Most med heavy to heavy blanks would work. You can look at inshore and flippin models as well. MHX, Rainshadow, rod geeks, and others have plenty to choose from. I have even used flippin blanks for lighter musky bait applications.. Thanks, DG
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2 months ago
Dan Grulke
Good info up above. Have customer hold the rod and see what is comfortable, have a customer send a photo of his most comfortable grip and where and how he holds it. As some one mentioned I like most of mine for the butt of rod to come just above the elbow. That way it doesn't get caught in clothing or nail you in the ribs. This is most important on jerkbait rods. Also too short and it catches yo
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2 months ago
Dan Grulke
You will more than likely get compensated for materials. They push back on labor. I have done better by getting quotes and "appraisals" from other rod builders. @#$%& and been there. Save reciepts, copy everything, and hope you had insurance. Sorry and it @#$%&, DG
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2 months ago
Dan Grulke
Agreed they are tough but if they are too rigid they could snap I guess. Just a thought never used or seen them. Thanks, DG
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9 months ago
Dan Grulke
Does anybody still carry on Andy Dears "Trash Can" blanks tradition? That was the coolest thing ever. Scored a couple nice All-Star popping blanks. Awe the good ol days. DG
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
Dan Grulke
I have used Sulky metallic for years on guide wraps with no issues. It is not as strong as the Gudebrod but strong enough that it does it job. I would recommend backing off on the tension on Sulky compared to the Gudebrod Metallics. DG
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1 year ago
Dan Grulke
Can the older legend extreme, with the "neoprene" or molded handle can the handle be removed and a cork butt built in its place. I can build cork and install so my question is really can the handle on the older model with the molded butt handle be removed? Thanks, Dan Grulke
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1 year ago
Dan Grulke
What are your favorite graphite 7ft blanks for throwing mostly 3/8oz and 1/2oz spinnerbaits and chatterbaits? Thanks, Dan Grulke
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3 years ago
Dan Grulke
Little light in power for swim baits FOR ME, but those are among the best drop-shot and shakey rods ever built. D
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3 years ago
Dan Grulke
No issues with that at all. As the previous posted stated a smaller sized trim band will give you a smaller in width trim wrap with the same number of turns, many people prefer this others not so much. Many people have used a mix of metallic, and nylons as well for guide wraps. A metallic wrap with a nylon trim band and then a smaller metallic trim band looks nice. DG
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
You can also loosely grip 60 grit sand paper in your palm/hand in the shape of your grip, and with your other hand rotate the rod. This will take some time but works in a pinch if you can't turn by a lathe. Finish it up by going with 100 grit and then 220 grit paper until it is the desired diameter. DG
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
I have used this blank with 1/8oz jig heads and a 2 3/4" tube. I have also thrown slender pointer 112mrs with it. It is a great all around blank as mentioned above and very light. That being said it does not like weights clanging off it on accident, accidental hits against the gunnel of the boat, or rough removal from the rod locker. Really non of the upper modulous blanks do, if your not ca
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3 years ago
Dan Grulke
I believe amsp is American tackle Matrix blank spinning...pretty sure it is a discontinued matrix blank that Jenns used to sell...would also explain why it's not listed in current catAlog. DG
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
Maybe a American tackle Matrix blank Dan Grulke
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
look at fast action blanks in the lure range you will be throwing. The fast action takes less movement and strength for your baits to work. A more moderate action blank will bend with your arm movements and thus taking more effort to make the glide baits dart. I also prefer braid with a fluro leader as mono will also stretch a little. High speed gear ratio reels allow for slack line to be taken u
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
Just use a size #6 ring it wont make any difference and the size is close enough anyways. On trips I have had to replace tips and sometimes have used size 8 and 10 tops when my running guides were size six. Slap on a size 6 and go fishing. DG
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
Spencer has a very key point here: I personally design my rod handles on jerk baits to end before the elbow joint. This prevents the butt of the handle from hitting your elbow and ribs when working the bait. On my other rods I prefer the handle to extend right too my elbow when holding the rod in my normal bait working position. This is one of the areas that makes a custom rod custom and an advan
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
Get the dream reamers and chuck them in a drill. go slow, get the bored cork bits out of grip every sow often, and let the reamer cool down, and you wont have an issue. DG
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
And adding to Michael the sc5 are great blanks, I have not had one fail due to defect. However, they do not like hitting the gunnel or trolling motor when jerkbait fishing, the sc4 and SC3 are more forgiving in that scenario. DG
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
St.Croix is my go to blank and yes they have exceptional customer service. Comparing st.croix to st.croix I prefer the sc4 and sc3 as opposed to sc5 and sc2, the sc5 seem more unfriendly to misuse and sc2 are a little heavy for me. That being said I generally select the best blank for the application I intend to use it for; if that is a mhx blank then that is what I am buying or recommending (
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
I use the 6' 8" rod exclusively but also throw slender pointers 112mr and 100sp, this also makes a great rico top water rod. That being said it is easy to hit the gunnel on the side of the boat or the trolling motor. You are on track with the 3c62mxf as I use that for a tube jig rod on the river and though not specifically built by me to throw pointers I have thrown both the 112mr and sp100'
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
Yes Its set up as LLC. dg
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
I have been paying my FET quarterly like I am required to do. However, my wife who does our personal income tax has been listing that income with our normal incomes...are we reuired to list it has personal income as well or just under the FET quarterly? Thanks, Dan grulke
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
I just put the two pieces together and then wrap it. You could use a dowel as well but don't jam it in there. Get the wrap as close to the end of the ferrule as possible. When you finish it make sure the epoxy doesn't drip off the edge and 1) either glue the two peices together, or 2) drip off the end of the ferrule and get inside the ferrule. DG
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
I have used st.croix 7ft and 7' 6" blanks in these models and they work well. I have never seen a need for a 8 or 8'6" for this need but for a float and fly rig yes. look at these: 5S70MLF-G, 5S76MLXF-G, 3S70MLF, and 3S76MLXF. If you really need that extra foot then I would extend one of these blanks and its really not that difficult. If you search the forum you will find enough adv
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Dan Grulke
Use the 142- series. DG
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3 years ago
Dan Grulke
You wont have an issue with color fast thread. All the epoxy does is protect the thread wrap. Dan Grulke
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3 years ago
Dan Grulke
No CP needed on sulky metallic. DG
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