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1 year ago
Jim Kinkennon
Robert Hummel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Jim, I have an excel spreadsheet that I got years > ago that i use for all my guide spacing or at > least an initial starting point. Very easy to use > and works great. Since almost all the rods I > build are for bottom fishing and i don't worry > about casting distance. I believe it works a
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1 year ago
Jim Kinkennon
Phil Erickson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There may be a substantial difference between > placing guides for aesthetics and for performance! > One can start with any placement system, but > should always then do the static testing for final > placement. I would avoid 'always' and 'never'. I'd say 'generally', or 'in most cases'. The
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1 year ago
Jim Kinkennon
roger wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Jim, > When I first started building, I would always > place my first guide closer to the tip than the > the 2nd guide was to the first guide. > > But, after building a few rods, I realized that a > lot of blanks are relatively stiff in the first > few inches and do not need the first
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1 year ago
Jim Kinkennon
The 3.75 was just a number used in Billy Vivona's example of how to simply expand the gap between guides gradually as one travels from the tip towards the butt of a blank. In reality, the builder puts the first guide wherever wanted, and then decides how to space the remaining guides. The example shows that, by making a minor adjustment to guide placement, the appearance can be enhanced without
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1 year ago
Jim Kinkennon
Proportional guide placement is just one tool to produce the desired effects. As John Giannini of J&M custom tackle has pointed out. Guide type, number, placement, wrap and underwrap length, in addition to many other factors can be used to produce different effects from the same blank. The blank can be tuned differently to best suit different users. Lou Caruso has pointed out how slowing
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1 year ago
Jim Kinkennon
That's true. However, the percentage increase is different for each gap. Here's the proportional method, from a spreadsheet. (The cut and paste has some format problems, and one should check the numbers to see that they add up, but it gives an idea of how quick and easy it is): From Prev. From Guide Tip Spacing factor 1.09745 0 1st guide 3.75 3.75 Di
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1 year ago
Jim Kinkennon
Sometimes guides are placed on a blank by slightly increasing the gap from guide to guide as one progresses from the tip. For example, one may have a given number of running guides and not wish to keep the gap from guide to guide the same, but to increase the distance between guides until reaching the choke point in NGC guide placement. Or, one may have placed the first guide a given distance f
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
I'd love it if someone would pull one of each from stock and give them a static deflection test and see if they bend the same. Then wiggle them each and see if they flex the same. I suspect it's the same blank, but have no way to show it.
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Thanks, but I was interested in the comparison to the GLB 108 1MH. (It would be interesting to compare the properties of the GLB 108 1M as well, though.) The only difference in specs shown is the GLB 18 1 MH shows a 1/2 oz. greater upper lure wt. range, at 3 1/2 oz., compared to 3 oz for the GSB 108 1 m. Here are the possibilities I can see: 1) The specs posted by Lamiglas for one of the bl
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
The issue with choosing SiC over other ring materials is said to be reduction or elimination of line wear or failure due to heat buildup, rather than guide wear. This would, I suspect, be most apparent with saltwater fish. SiC guides are supposed to dissipate heat better. I wonder if they generate less heat from friction as well? Has anyone experienced a difference in line wear or failure be
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Some years ago I built a spinning rod on a Lami G1000 blank that's either a GSB 108 1M or a GLB 108 1MH. I don't have the records anymore, and I'd like to know which blank I used. Lami's rep told me it would be practically impossible to tell without flexing the two blanks together. I thought someone might know how much each or one of them would deflect with a given weight suspended from the ti
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Thanks very much.
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
I just re-wrapped a Fenwick SU108-2 blank, and would like to know how Fenwick rated it for lure wt. and line wt. I'd also like to know the tip and butt diameters. (I left the original tip, reel seat, grips and butt cap on it.) It's white, two-piece, 9' Fenglass (S-glass) with a relatively light, lively tip section. I've tentatively rated it for 1-3 oz. lure wt. and up to 20lb. test line. I l
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Just to be 'clear' about it, does this mean using a urethane finish instead of a two-part epoxy finish? Sounds like a good idea.
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
It ambered everywhere, but the ambering was not noticeable over the orange thread. It was awful over the white thread and white blank.Because it was so long ago, I don't remember which finish. It was a regular hi-build two-part epoxy finish. I think thinning the finish with acetone made it worse. The consensus is that all epoxy finishes amber somewhat over time, although some recent versions
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
John Martines Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Great blank!! My suggestion with mono is use a > Fuji SVAG 40 and go from there! Consider also using the above as a stripper guide and going to single foot guides (LVAG or BYAG, etc.) for the remaining guides. Use the one double foot guide and 6 single foot guides, plus tip top. Mike Peacher recently hand
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
I just rewrapped my UT Vols theme rod, because of excessive ambering of the finish over the white thread and white blank. I hope this will not be a problem for you.
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
These are store bought (Mud Hole). I have no reason to believe there's a thing wrong with them. I might have gotten something on them by handling them.
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Thanks very much. I'll try the distilled water, and see if that won't do it.
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
My first attempt at adding decals to a decorative thread wrap has encountered a problem. Either the decals were contaminated, or I contaminated the area of application. The finish has 'fish-eyed' in the area of the decals. The rod is rotating while the marred finish dries. I've reviewed the topic. I have some acetone, and understand that it is not a good idea to try to use a solvent to clean
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
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5 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Technically, 'Green Reels' are restored PENN 706 'Greenies' (also non-green PENN 706Z). Less expensive upgraded Mitchell 302s contain PENN drag washers, crosswind cams and manual pickup rollers instead of a bail. The popular modern high-end equivalent is the Van Staal. These reels all have relatively powerful, durable drag systems and high line capacity. The manual feature is extremely conve
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9 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Thanks for your thoughtful replies. The article in the library on finishing is excellent, along with your advice. I need to practice proper techniques. I might wrap some paper clips on a piece of dowel, to simulate guides. I'll also be looking for the best application brushes for me to use. This website is a terrific resource. In return for your help, I'd like to suggest considering alw
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9 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Having not finished guides in some time, my skills were not up to requirements. I was careful to mix and pour out my Flex Coat onto aluminum foil according to instructions. The air temp was high 60s. I think the main problem was my application technique. I think Flex Coat can give a great finish. My finish was uneven, except for one quide where pot life, the size of my brush, and my strokes
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10 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
I'm building my pier spinning rod now. It's a 9' Lamiglas GLB 108 1M. It's configured with a 2" butt cap, 14" rear grip, Fuji H22 graphite heavy-duty reel seat and 5" fore grip. I used a 70mm ss wire butt guide and 5 svsg sic guides in the following sizes: 40,25,16,12,10. Tip is Fuji concept sic 10. Guide spacing from tip is approx: 5", 11.25, 19.10, 28.90, 41.15, 56.50.
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10 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Jim P - Thanks for this great post. You seem to understand the issues involved. I got the bait wt. estimate from a site that sells frozen cigar minnows; so many baits per pound came out to 2.5 oz. I don't throw hardtails often, although I do recommend them for larger fish. I'll check out the rainshadow 1087, and the allstar 1087. Can you propose a quide system for these blanks? How abou
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10 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Steve- With my limited casting technique, I like the idea of a slower action in the tip section. I don't get many casting days each year, and slower action blanks are more forgiving to me. Even my cobia rod has a slower action. It's built on a Lamiglas 965 8' s-glass blank, and it'll throw a cobia jig a long, long way. But casting these livies into the breeze is challenging for me. Thanks fo
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10 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
Thanks for the comments. The "cost... factor" I referred to is that lower cost may have influenced locals to use wire guides. Those folks think the "cone of flight" theory gives more distance. I don't think so; I use silicon carbide, but I know they cast 5 to 10 yards farther than I. Technique is probably a factor, but my 7' rods are probably too short and too stiff in the
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10 years ago
Jim Kinkennon
I need to cast live cigar minnows and sardines farther into the wind from Gulf fishing piers. These baits probably average 2.5 oz. The upper limit would probably be a small blue runner to lob at about twice that weight. What would be an ideal 8' or 9' spinning blank and guide set-up for this purpose? The reels would be Penn SS series, up to an 850SS. For you custom rod pro builders, there
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