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4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If the company that you ordered the blank from offers the Torzite tips, you may be able to ask them to fit one to the blank. ..............
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4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Dave pioneered weaving software. HIs program is highly recommended. He will also be appearing at the upcoming Expo in February. Jim's book is the bible on thread weaving. .............
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5 days ago
Tom Kirkman
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5 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If the stripers you're most likely to catch are going to be in the 10lb range I'd go with an 8 or 9 weight outfit. Stripers are plenty strong and you won't be overgunned plus you'll be able to cast larger flies/streamers. ..............
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6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
15 inches bare minimum. If you have any tools or items that you plan to store or have on the bench, remember to add enough depth to allow you to pass the carriage by them. .................
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8 days ago
Tom Kirkman
No only can you do it, but RodMaker Magazine did a complete article on how to do it. It was in Volume 17 #2 and was penned by Nuno Paulino. The only catch is that the impressions are laser cut, which is also almost certainly the case with the rod grips you mentioned above. There are quite a few shops that can do this for you and they're not extremely expensive. ..............
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
You're welcome. ............
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10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
As of December 6th All Around Fishing American Tackle Anglers Resource - Fuji Archie's Custom Fishing Rod Handles Batson Enterprises Rainshadow/ALPs Bill Ballou's Custom Fish Grips Century Fishing Rods CTS Fishing Custom Fly Grips LLC Decal Connection Get Bit Outdoors Get Outdoors Fishing Hitena USA Liberty American Made Rod Blanks Michigan Rod Builder
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12 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Action has little to do with rod loading. Fast action rods load just as easily and quickly as a rod with any other action. All it takes is having the right line on the rod to load it properly at the distances you plan to fish. ............
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14 days ago
Tom Kirkman
You'll have to cast it with those size rings and see they easily clear any shock leader knot you use. ................
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14 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Carbon has much better sanding manners than does glass. You shouldn't have any problem. ................
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14 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The guide at 90 needs to have a large enough ring so that the line never really touches it, other than just at the bottom (next to the rod blank). It's only purpose is to keep the line off the blank - not to redirect it. You can use a larger ring if need be and bend the frame to get it low to the blank. .............
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16 days ago
Tom Kirkman
PermaGloss tends to automatically tint rather than go opaque. So you get a top coat and a tinted color all in one. .........
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17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
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19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Heavy salt trolling and surf may benefit from using an underwrap. Not so much most other type rods. .................
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19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
It takes what it takes. If you're using lightweight guides, then it won't be an issue. ..............
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19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
One note if you do a "simple spiral" - there are no transition guides. The line goes from the top to the bottom without requiring anything in-between those 0 and 180 guides. Some people will go back and locate a guide on the 90 axis to function as something to keep the line from rubbing the blank, but such a guide does not transition nor direct the line anywhere. .........
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20 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Too much pigment, of any kind, can affect the setting and curing of the epoxy. Not saying this is your specific problem, but it's one more thing to look at. .................
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22 days ago
Tom Kirkman
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23 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Start off the guide foot and wrap towards the ring. This is the best direction as you are wrapping uphill. Trying to do it the other way results in loose threads that have be constantly pushed back into place. ............
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25 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The CCS would do it, but you run into a similar difficulty as only a small number of manufacturers provide those type across the board specs. ...........
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25 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Okay, action is created mostly by rod taper. It doesn't change regardless of anything you do related to casting weight or casting cadence. I assumed that by "stiff" you meant "power." So you're actually referring to rod "speed" which is what the CCF measures in relative terms. So yes, going by that, I understand you want a rod that is more powerful/stiffer but
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25 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Trying to understand your numbers - an ERN in the low 7's is going to be more stiff than the rod you say is already too stiff (ERN 6.9). ...........
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26 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If the small area that is peeled is going to be completely covered by the length of the tiptop tube, it won't be an issue. ............
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27 days ago
Tom Kirkman
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27 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Flor isn't necessarily a high grade of cork. There is no standard for what constitutes "flor." So you really need to have the seller shoot you a photo (or adhere to an actual standard such as the RodMaker scale) so you know what you're getting before you get it. There are several good suppliers of cork here, including nearly all the component suppliers plus you have Custom Fly Grips
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28 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Cheap guides and rough handling/transport. ...........
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29 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If spine orientation was important then not orienting it "properly" would result in all sorts of maladies. And it doesn't. The idea that the blank wants to bend along a particular axis is false - rod blanks don't want to bend, period. That's why when you bend them and release, they return to straight. It is their resistance to bending that allows them to function as fishing rods. Don't
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30 days ago
Tom Kirkman
All rods with guides on top will attempt to twist under load. Rods with guides on the bottom, will not. this remains true regardless of spine orientation. So spine is really irrelevant. You might want to read this - ..............
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