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Michael Danek
Phil, if partially set epoxy was my problem it would have been wavy all over, not just over the text which had CP on it. Guide wraps are much shorter than the decorative butt area, so waves don't show as much. On the particular rod I was doing there were only 3 guides that would be long enough to show waves, and they were not perfect. The other wraps were so short I didn't detect any problem.
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Michael Danek
I don't know what that mechanism is, but I have experienced it, I believe. There are other variables that could be at work, but I cannot identify anything. Others have reported it either here or on another forum. What would cause epoxy to be wavy ONLY over the area covered by CP? Over the rest of the area, smooth. I don't know that either. My CP was bone dry, always is because I don't work
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Michael Danek
Most, possibly, but not all. So the ONLY possibility here is excessive epoxy?
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Today
Michael Danek
While it may not be the CP, it may be. It may not be excessive finish. It may be a combination of a CP and finish that don't work together. Or it could be something else entirely. When I experienced lumpy epoxy recently it was ONLY over the area to which CP had been applied. I was using a CP that I had not used with the epoxy before. The rest of the area was very smooth. I'm not sayin
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Today
Michael Danek
I think your problem is with the CP. Flex Coat Lite is what I have used for years and only recently experienced what you report after using a different CP. Use Flex Coat CP. If something else in my process changed other than the CP, I don't know what it was.
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7 days ago
Michael Danek
That's a great blank. I don;t make many spirals, but when I do I don't offset the first guide. And the line does not build up on one side. I think that the simple spiral doesn't have that problem like some of the other spirals do. Which way did you offset the stripper to?
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8 days ago
Michael Danek
Hitena has worked well for me. Levels well. I use two thin coats, usually. Feels dry overnight. Some don't. Their Pureline is the best braid I've ever used, too. I use their premium fly tippets for leaders for braid on cast and spin outfits, and that works very well.. too.
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12 days ago
Michael Danek
I misread the original post. My first guide is at 20 inches. I find that the simple spiral works fine, but I don't build many because I can't seem to get beyond what I perceive as a "goofy look." But they work fine. Regarding "progressive blanks," I just finished a Point Blank that wanted a little deviation from progressive. Even the software recommends a non-progressive
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14 days ago
Michael Danek
That should not be a problem I've used that blank and it's a good one. I have not noticed the line touching, but the only time I've probably stressed it that much was on fighting a fish, and was too busy to notice; I think my first guide is probably at 20 inches. My reel is a Daiwa Tatula 103. Will measure it if you want me to.
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14 days ago
Michael Danek
The material Anglers Resource publishes on the Fuji KR Concept system for spin (on their website and in the catalog) is a great example of how line type has been considered in guide recommendations. Most posters asking for recommendations state in their post what type and pound test line they plan to use.
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22 days ago
Michael Danek
You can add coats of epoxy any time. Use a abrasive pad to dull the surface. Just a little. Better to use lite rather than high build since it already has epoxy on it. All I use is lite. I like square tip artist's brushes from Hobby Lobby, never the cheapos you mentioned.
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23 days ago
Michael Danek
What you describe, in my opinion, and I expect in Rainshadow's opinion, is not acceptable. If you can discern a definite change in direction, it is not right. I don't know what is considered acceptable if it's just a lack of being straight along the whole length, but I've only had one blank in very many that had that condition to the point that I complained. If you can set it up (don't worry a
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24 days ago
Michael Danek
Sounds like yet another business opportunity. Great point, Tom, on any rod casting any line at some distance. Strange that so few seem to understand.
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28 days ago
Michael Danek
IMO the line is more important than the spool diameter, but regardless of what I plan to use, I start with the 20 for the versatility. For the difference in weight I just cannot see limiting myself to 15 pound test max or a smaller reel than I might want to use.
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28 days ago
Michael Danek
Well, like some of you, I've been stung. My latest build using the old bottle of Roddancer Chromaseal 2 caused my epoxy to be very lumpy ONLY in the areas where the CP was applied. In the areas that were not covered with CP, my epoxy is like glass. I don't recognize any differences of process from previous builds, but there must be something. That bottle is going into the trash.
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28 days ago
Michael Danek
thank you, but for clarification does the css 16/ccs 16 seat weight about 17.5 or about 25?
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29 days ago
Michael Danek
I always use the 20 for the versatility reason Norm mentions. It will work with almost anything reasonable and the weight differences are imperceptible to me. I don't even test cast any more; it always works just as a KR software specs it.
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30 days ago
Michael Danek
I'm fine with just using my judgment. To me it's just fishing, not world peace. I'd rather not burden the manufacturers with the costs it would take to do this. I'd end up paying for it in the product prices.
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4 weeks ago
Michael Danek
Bushidos are very nice blanks for the money. A real sweet spot, IMO.
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4 weeks ago
Michael Danek
You only need a winding check if your cork or whatever seat/grip element is poorly fit OR you prefer the look of one. I like the black flexible rubber/vinyl ones not because I need them, but I think they really look good and make the transition from the component to the blank look good. I totally encapsulate them, forming a nicely curved filet of wrap epoxy over them;
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4 weeks ago
Michael Danek
Have you asked Daiwa?
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4 weeks ago
Michael Danek
CSS size 16. Does it come in a 17? thanks, Mike
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4 weeks ago
Michael Danek
Like Herb said is how I have always done it .. Exc for the Fuji RV. Which goes with the single leg toward the butt.
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4 weeks ago
Michael Danek
Good news. for the future do like Don does or use your thread packer like I do, concentrating on the edges, then use CP. No need for a long temporary wrap.
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4 weeks ago
Michael Danek
What is the weight of a size 17 spin seat? no 17? Then what is the weight of a 16? thanks
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5 weeks ago
Michael Danek
I did not ever say that I thought D. Hanneman had made any error. His system is brilliant and I use it effectively all the time. I am simply pointing out that to state that one "measures ERN" is untrue and confusing. One measures Intrinsic Power. IP is then converted to ERN using the Rosetta Stone. ERN is a number created by Dr. Hanneman to relate the power or the rod to the wei
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5 weeks ago
Michael Danek
Tom, please humor me. How do I measure ERN? I know how to measure IP, but not ERN.
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5 weeks ago
Michael Danek
I think the surprise might be that that 3 inches you lost was very important to the enjoyment of the rod. I would do as suggested above, because it may fill a need in your inventory, but I would not expect the same rod after losing 3 inches of the tip.
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5 weeks ago
Michael Danek
I beg to differ. If I cannot "measure" ERN, it is not a direct measurement. IP has been defined as the power of the blank in pennies. 100 pennies = IP of 100. CCS "calls for ERN," but why? I'm thinking I'm going to get "just because" pretty soon. Tom , what is the algorithm that put the numbers for ERN next to IP numbers? Someone, somehow, decided that a r
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5 weeks ago
Michael Danek
As I see it the only direct power measurement is the number of pennies it takes to deflect the blank. As in 100. If I interpret the info correctly THAT is the power of the blank measured in pennies (pennies that weight 2.5 grams) It is not 100 ERN's. Or 25 ERN' assuming an ERN is 4 times more mass than a bag of 100 pennies. I know I'll regret it, but if the ERN is not a "derived"
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