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Tom Kirkman
Remember that the photo page is not part of this forum - you will have to register there (best to use the same registration you use here to cut down on what you have to remember when logging in to either). ..............
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2 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Almost any of the sponsors will have skeleton reel seat hardware available. .............
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2 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Jim is 100% correct - the best guide set up for any outfit has less to do with the rod and more to do with the reel and line used. ..........
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4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Please try to patronize the sponsors of this website when purchasing products. They provide this forum for you. ............
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5 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Re-registering isn't possible - the software won't allow that. .........
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5 days ago
Tom Kirkman
No idea, I just tried it in a few of the galleries and it worked fine for me. If you are viewing an uploaded "group" of photos and there is only one photo in that group, it may repeat the image over and over. Make sure you are in a group that has more than one photo. ..........
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6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Rich never actually advocated going 540 degrees around the blank - it was something he did simply to prove that it would not harm casting distance to any practical degree. Obviously, there is no need to do it and Rich wouldn't advocate it. ............
Forum: rodboard
6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
They can be straightened, sort of, but often revert to the original set. The older phenolic resins were prone to heat setting when leaned against a wall in a hot attic or garage. You attempt to take the set out the same way, but in reverse. Some will suspend the rod horizontally from two pegs and weight the middle of the set area from twine with a weight hanging below it. In a warm area, the s
Forum: rodboard
6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
$125 will buy you a very good fly rod blank from a number of different manufacturers. ...........
Forum: rodboard
6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I wouldn't use any transition guides, but that's just me. You don't have to "take" the line to the bottom of the rod - it'll go there naturally if you'll just let it. But, others like a standard Revolver Type spiral - 0, 60 - 120 and 180 all occurring within about 12 to 14 inches from the 0 degree butt guide. ...........
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6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Check any pigtails that route the thread to or from the tensioner. Rarely do they groove, but it's one place to check. Look at the thread you're using - on the spool before it reaches the wrapper hardware. How does it look? .........
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Tom Kirkman
You really don't need more than two sizes on a casting rod and rarely more than perhaps three on a spinning rod. Many companies simply use every size available - it's pleasing to the eye but the line doesn't require it. .............
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Yes. ...........
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I have just been informed that we have been moved to the 22nd and 23rd. So much for the dates listed in the new magazine. .............
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Expo dates are correct. I'll send a note to the Marriott to change their room dates to coincide. ............
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10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Acetone is the best bet but you have to get on it quickly as the PG sets very fast. ..............
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10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Right, just use the link to share it. ................
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12 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I prefer that people use the photo page here and then link back to it. ............
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12 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I tend to size the reel seat to fit my hand and shim or bush to the blank as needed. Depends on the type seat you choose. ..............
Forum: rodboard
13 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Pac Bay should know. Drop them a note. Assuming the track is the same (?) then it should fit. ...........
Forum: rodboard
15 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Some people seemed to be jealous that Dr. Hanneman developed a system that they didn't. So you take his, which was designed by great effort and research, to be not only accurate but simple, and put your own spin on it in order to gain some sort of notoriety or something, all the while addressing what you somehow think are shortcomings. The great flaw in the "RDA" or whatever you want to
Forum: rodboard
16 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The inside diameter of the guide will determine this. Keep in mind that ceramic guides are measured from outside to outside of the ring, so you're interior space may be smaller than you think. By the same token, 3-4 weight fly lines are not terribly "fat." Go cast it and see how it works. ............
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16 days ago
Tom Kirkman
After the CCS was unveiled, the second article ("The Big Picture") appeared and detailed how to measure portions of a rod, rather than its entire length. Another rod builder took this idea and knocked off the CCS and called "his" measurement system the RDA. Just a copy-cat system. ...............
Forum: rodboard
17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
It's strictly personal preference. ..........
Forum: rodboard
17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
About the only thing you can do is mount a reel and string up some guides and see how things look. If it were me, I'd most likely remove the seat and start over. What type arbors are you using that one of them "collapsed?" .............
Forum: rodboard
17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Will it cause the reel to point up, down, or to one side? .........
Forum: rodboard
18 days ago
Tom Kirkman
You can always bore step by step, going up in sizes rather than just biting off the whole thing in a single operation. There are also such things as "step" drill bits, which actually work quite well in certain materials precisely because they bore the hold larger and larger in steps as you feed the bit into the material. ................
Forum: rodboard
19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Yes. PermaGloss cannot harm what it cannot reach. But also keep in mind that PermaGloss does not give quite the same look as epoxy. Experiment and see how you like it. ...............
Forum: rodboard
19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Put the stripping guide 32 inches beyond the rod butt. Any rod length, any line weight rod. It'll be perfect. ..............
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19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Or put a coat of CP over the decal. ............
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