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5 months ago
Tim Veale
Gflex by Gougeon is a breakthru epoxy product. I have used it for many projects where minimal flexibility is desired to keep joints from fracturing under load. All the benefits of epoxy strength with the added benefit being slightly flexible. On fly rods, I have experimented gluing guides onto a blank instead of thread wrapping. It works fine and I have a 10 ft 9 weight fly rod that I've been usi
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5 months ago
Tim Veale
A few years ago I entered a topic on this board concerning single foot guides versus double footers to get opinions on whether or not the size and weight factors were sufficiently in favor of one, or the other. The standard answer was as per Tom's post above but I suspect that single foot titanium guides on a fly rod could be better than ss snakes on the upper tip section. Consider the tip sectio
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5 months ago
Tim Veale
Pretty much all of my fly fishing is packed into a couple of weeks each year; salmon fishing in Quebec's Gaspe peninsula. Here, you get a mix of equipment demands. People use single handed, switches and spey rods with many different line combos. Lots of variables are always present, sometimes on the same day. I've been fishing these rivers for over 40 years but nowadays do not have the strength
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5 months ago
Tim Veale
The tip section of my two piece 9 ft fly rod has ten ss snake guides sized 3 x #2, 4 X #3, #4 and #5. I have broken this section and the mfg has provided a new tip section which I now must equip with the right guides. Since my running line now includes an #8 skagit with a loop to loop to a #8 level line, I am worried about the proper sized guides to install. I'd switch to single foot TLSG fuji or
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10 years ago
Tim Veale
West System GFlex xxx.westsystem.com/ss/gflex/ It's primarily aimed at the marine market but I've used it for all kinds of projects where some flexibility is required.
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
If less weight is better, the obvious remedy is fewer guides...., however the books I've read don't give any option. Would it be fair to say that guide spacing could be modified to drop one of the tip guides if the rod is to be used with a specific line, let's say a Lazer WF-8. I'm reasoning that if the line is larger diameter with longer weight forward section, the spacing of tip-section guides
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
So, in a fly rod application, how is the dampening effect of this weight in motion manifested in a high modulus blank versus the IM6 variety. Put another way, does it level the playing field if you have a lighter set of guides on a lower modulus rod (in terms of vibration dampening)?
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
I mean that if you take a static flex test... say both sections are subjected to x static loading over their length. One length will sustain a load with less deflection than the other. In a dynamic environment, I wouldn't know the answer, however, how is it that guides don't dampen flex? Don't they create localized zones of higher rigidity and thus lower flex?
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
If I take two, one foot sections of tip-sized blank; On one, I'll tie on two guides at 4" and 8". The other I'll leave with no guides. If I do flex tests on these two pieces, the piece with the guides tied on may not flex as well as the naked piece BUT, you're saying that when taking into account the entire rod with all ten guides installed, it will flex more than the naked blank but on
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
To answer Cody V's query. I used a flexible thickened epoxy (GFlex by West System). First, I scraped the paint off each guide foot. Next, a 100 grit light sanding where the pad will sits (About small fingernail size and shape). Find some heat shrink tubing sized to fit over blank and guide foot. Mix epoxy and apply sparingly to surface and top/bottom of foot. Place foot with fingers and slide tub
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
To facilitate my understanding (maybe I still don't have this grasped) if I take an entire rod length, having two footed guides and I measure its flex somehow. Then, I sever all the wraps from one leg only of each guide, the rod will now flex in a 'softer' manner ? I agree with this, if the analogy is correct. Again, referring to the FAQ and, lets say, going with single footers instead of double
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
IMHO the whole notion of a rod's modulus is grossly misunderstood. The actual fly fisherman reads ads by the major rod makers and sees that price and modulus are directly proportional and that creates the mantra for high-end desirability . My question, as a consumer, was "why should I pay big bucks for a high-end 21st century rod and then turn around and hobble its performance with 18th cent
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
Just finished building a three piece 9'8" 8 wt on IM6 blank. It looks quite sleek without thread wraps anywhere. The finished rod weighs 149 grams with 11 guides including the tip. Guides are single foot except for first two. I did it this way in order to minimize the effects of restricting the blank's modulus. From the FAQs on this site, there is a suggestion that 10 guides, installed with
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
There is a relatively new epoxy made by West System called GFlex. I've used it for some impossible jobs. It will cure underwater and dries to a yellowish color; is flexible; very hard and can't be sanded after curing. Maybe it's the stuff you see.
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11 years ago
Tim Veale
I'm a newbie to this forum but have build several flyrods of 8-10 weight in 9 -14 foot lengths. Don't mean to hijack this thread but think this might be the right spot to ask this additional question about stripping guides. If I put, say a #12 "line taming guide" ahead of a #16 stripping guide, which way should the double guide ring supports face? Does it matter and if not, which way
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