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Tom Kirkman
Both of the contract room blocks at the two host hotels have sold out. However, there may be rooms available outside our block. Call and inquire. Contact info for both hotels is available on the official event website at www.rodexpo.com ...............
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Today
Tom Kirkman
One accurate reply is usually all that is necessary and precludes the need for others to add the same information. ...............
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Yesterday
Tom Kirkman
As one of the co-originators of the foam-core carbon-fiber skinned grips, I can tell you that they are as durable or more so than other grip types. Easily. Keep in mind that they can be refinished if need be. ...........
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Yesterday
Tom Kirkman
No, the West System stuff is a liquid. But it's not suitable for thread finishing. ............
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Yesterday
Tom Kirkman
The article was also reprinted in a more recent issue. I'd have to look it up but I think it was somewhere in volume 19 or 20. The back issue page would have that information. .............
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2 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I believe he's talking about structural use, not thread finishing. ............
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2 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If you simply want to increase the diameter of the final grip - cork (cheap stuff) will be your lightest bet, unless you want to pour up some urethane foam. If you want some sort of texture to the grip, then nylon cord can be wound in any number of ways. Leaving gaps will provide more of a textured final surface. No gaps will still offer a bit of texture, but not as much. .......
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2 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The original purpose for graphite sleeves was to > make cheap cork grips look good, the foam core > came later. In both directions - the foam core was intended to be a base for nylon flocking, the carbon skins came later. Either way, they joined up about a month later. But I think he's talking about
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2 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Cord is another option. ..............
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4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Always near perfect cork to be had at Expo for very reasonable prices. But it rarely sells. Odd. .................
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4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Yes. .............
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4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
You would have to contact those companies for information on their event schedules. ............
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5 days ago
Tom Kirkman
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6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Exhibitors As of January 21- American Tackle Angler's Resource/Fuji Archie’s Fishing Rod Handles Batson/Rainshadow/ALPs Bill Ballou's Custom Fish Grips Carolina Cast Pro Century Rod Blanks Cork4US CTS Fishing, New Zealand Custom Fly Grips, LLC Decal Connection EP Customs Frederick's Stabilized Woods Get Bit Outdoors/Liberty Rod Blanks Hitena USA
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6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
They are very light but I won't begin to comment on all the different frames colors and variations. Yes, the rings are the same. I have found these guides to be an excellent choice for most freshwater and even light saltwater rods. They will hold up to braid. ..............
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The same type motor won't do both. Two different things. ............
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Phil, Oh you'll see it and you'll even be able to tell if the guy is casting overhead or sidearm because the groove will be either in the top or the side of the guide. And no, they're not hard to see. Modern guides have gotten so much better than this would not happen at the same rate of occorrence that it did 15 or 20 years ago. .................
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Yes, wire guides did and some still can wear out. It used to be a big part of my rod repair business - replacing snake guides on fly rods. ...............
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10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
It won't make any difference. The line doesn't know where the rod is - only where the guide is. But don't take my word for it - mock the rod up and go out and cast it both ways. .................
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11 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Always some great rods in that group. Look forward to seeing what they bring this year. ...............
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11 days ago
Tom Kirkman
They are all equally good. The idea that any one particular finish is better than another is bunk. But they each have their own unique characteristics. Find the one that suits you best and stick with it. This requires some experimentation on your part. There are no bad epoxies. Only bad epoxiers....
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12 days ago
Tom Kirkman
3M. Anybody that sells 3M tape is selling good tape. ............
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12 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Use the same caution with the hacksaw and it'll work as well. ...............
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13 days ago
Tom Kirkman
A hacksaw, wielded carefully, can be used to spiral cut the seat. Then insert a screwdriver into the cut slot, twist it, and the seat will pop open and can slid off. 5 minutes work, tops. ..........
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14 days ago
Tom Kirkman
As of January 13- American Tackle Angler's Resource/Fuji Archie’s Fishing Rod Handles Batson/Rainshadow/ALPs Bill Ballou's Custom Fish Grips Carolina Cast Pro Century Rod Blanks Cork4US CTS Fishing, New Zealand Custom Fly Grips, LLC Decal Connection EP Customs Frederick's Stabilized Woods Hitena USA Michigan Rod Builders Mickel's Custom Rods Mud
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16 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Use NCP white thread and the black should not bleed through. .............
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17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The weak link in that chain would be the adhesive on the cork tape. It is possible that it could give or shift under adverse conditions or due to water, heat, etc. What I'd do there, is to cut some small sections out, perhaps 1/4 inches wide at maybe 4 or 5 places along the cork underneath where you intend to mount the seat and epoxy it up that way. A sharp single edge razor blade will easily mak
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18 days ago
Tom Kirkman
There is a way to combine the best of performance and aesthetics but you have to be creative in the way you go about things. .................
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19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The RodMaker series on grip and handle ergonomics covered all these points, and quite a few more. .............
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19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If you are building rods for sale, the most important thing is to build the type rods that your market is willing to pay for. .............
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