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7 years ago
John Martines
I would have to say it's the mandrel that stuck inside/broke during the extraction. Pretty weird but guess it could happen. Boron is not the best material for rod blanks. It came or comes as stranded in the carbon prepreg. The problem with boron is it is brittle and during the pattern layup, pattern cutting and rolling it could be damaged easy and also has been stuck in the hands of many workers
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8 years ago
John Martines
Talon makes more then just the one you listed. They have many different multi pc blanks.
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8 years ago
John Martines
Billy Vivona has a Montauk Cod that is one of my favorites.
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8 years ago
John Martines
The ITM will be a crisper rod the VI Plus. It won't make the rod faster but it will recover a tad faster and the blank will tighten up a bit higher in the blank. They make great blanks and not many know about them. Which model # did you get?
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8 years ago
John Martines
Spraymax can be used over Duplicolor touch up paints it will not have an effect. The Spraymax isn't really super hot solvent, it is a true 2 part Auto finish used in two stage auto finishes. A two stage finish uses a single part color base ( flat finish) that is over coated with the tough 2K finish to give it gloss and protect it. A single stage is a gloss color coat 2K that needs no clear coat.
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8 years ago
John Martines
Will give them a call they have way more then what is listed.
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8 years ago
John Martines
Talon Graphite has made 3pc travel rods for years. They have a bunch of 7'0 models in the range your looking for.
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8 years ago
John Martines
Billy, I'm using a Foredom all metal pedal ( they make a plastic too) and speed control. You won't find a more adjustable setup and no more over heating pedals or motors. Best thing I ever did on the lathe. I'll call you later this week about your lathe parts.
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8 years ago
John Martines
actually there are fewer 70/30 split blanks then there are 50/50. The thought with 70/30 splits is the longer tip is more like a 1pc, I disagree with this. I do like 70/30 splits on heavy long bait rods but on plugging blanks I feel it's hinders the action. With technology today 50/50 spilt rods bend just like 1pc rods and are just as strong. 70/30 split rods have long ferrules in the butt and th
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8 years ago
John Martines
Grainy finish is most likely to much air pressure, You moving the gun to fast over the surface or are too far away from the surface. You might have to small a nozzle/ needle but hard to say without actually doing it. I have not used Klasscoat so not sure if it's one part or two. If it's a two part depending on the temp outside and or humidity you must choose the right reducer which is fast, Med o
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8 years ago
John Martines
The stuff is so new I don't think many have seen it yet. It is an interesting product .
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8 years ago
John Martines
NOT an Epoxy and NOT to used without respirator.. a very good respirator! They are 11oz cans and can be had in single stage color and 2K color and clear. The colors are custom matched to any color code. with the clear you might get 2-3 coats on three freshwater blanks ( 7'6" and down ) or 2-3 coats on 2 surf size blanks 8'0 and up. I can't stress enough how careful you must be spraying thi
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8 years ago
John Martines
Google spraymax!!
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8 years ago
John Martines
I did this years ago and I prefer the fine ground over anything and you don't need much so, a little is enough! I can't say for sure if this is true but I swear the glitter would make the epoxy set up faster!
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8 years ago
John Martines
Is it a Batson or an old Sabre/Pacbay, or a Cascade Composite. I know I have a blank with that # but it might be a GT not GRT.
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8 years ago
John Martines
Fishhawk!!
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8 years ago
John Martines
I have fished from boats for them on the Columbia. Most used rods I saw were Lamiglas GSB120L and M. Everything else was 2 pc and the funny thing is the two pc blanks kicked the 1pc in power without question. You might want to look at the new Infinity surf from Lamiglas as well. I want to also mention Seekers CSW1008 and CSJ100. The CSJ action is GSB like but has a tad more bottom power and the C
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8 years ago
John Martines
I don't like all graphite or thin walls for boats. I would say a nice mid modulus ( IM6+ or IM7 type) range since most will still have some glass in them and they are durable within reason.
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8 years ago
John Martines
Many manufactuers out there make good spey rods. Kerry Berkheimer is one of the best though not sure he sells his blanks or not. Sage and Talon are two I have built on and both are very nice. Batson also makes nice stuff though I have only held them not built on the spey, I have built their float rods.
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8 years ago
John Martines
Your my boy Bollou!! So good to see you and you make us laugh so much my face hurt! The grips/ lures are outstanding and your talent really shines on them. I hope you make it up north at sometime soon Bill!
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8 years ago
John Martines
Dwight, Jean and John from Talon would like to thank first Tom for putting on a great show and finding this great new venue. Also to The Fuji guys Donnie and Jim for all they do for us. It was good to see and talk and hang out and meet so many of you. Billy and the Nerbs, Josh and the Lamiglas crew, Mudhole gang, Denny at Seeker, Bill and the Batson boys, Decal connection.. Kevin Knox and JP, Pe
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8 years ago
John Martines
Dick Kanter developed brought this method to rod building in the late `80's and Fenwick had a line of single Helix blanks for a time but they never sold well. Dick then started Graphite USA and made the now well known GUSA blanks. Stephen Pratt of CTS uses this method on some of his line of NZ based blanks and was trained by Dick on how to do it. It basicly has been used by gold shaft manufactuer
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8 years ago
John Martines
Check with North Fork Composites they have the old Shakari tooling and many of their models are very close!!
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8 years ago
John Martines
I have two pro staff and everything you said is pretty much key! I have seen other companies prostaff say and do things that are not what I would want. One thing that must be watched is Pros taking product that you gave them to try or use and sell it out of their car trunk. This does two things makes your company look cheap, shady what ever, as well as undercut any dealer you have. Protecting
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8 years ago
John Martines
I'm not sure it's still made. I was looking for their gloss poly ahile ago and couldn't find it anywhere. They used to have a website and the company was based in NJ if I remember. I never did bother looking as i bought another brand. Petri made/makes some great poly some of the toughest stuff i have ever used!! I found their phone # 973 589 1464
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8 years ago
John Martines
Century has a 1145 which is 9'6" and is a fast action, CTS has CB901 in a 1pc and 2 pc and are fast action and Fiber Star Composites has a 1086-2 moderate fast and a 1086, 1087 1pc which are fast moderate actions. I have not tried the new Lamiglas Infinity in a 9' yet but the old SSU 1081L and M were great all around 9' blanks. The GSB 108L is another but is moderate at best.. The GSB 1081M
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8 years ago
John Martines
It should be a good year! The new place has me excited about the show this year!! See you there Kevin!!
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8 years ago
John Martines
I'll guess.. Kingfisher? Montuage?
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8 years ago
John Martines
Older guys would know but I think rod varnish was used. I think Guberod made this stuff as many others I'm sure did. I would fix that rod and use it if it was me!!
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8 years ago
John Martines
NICE!! :)
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