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2 days ago
Mike Lawson
I'd consider Minima Match guide reduction train 20/10/6/5.... runners and a Fuji Alconite top.
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6 weeks ago
Mike Lawson
Locking wraps make final alignment more difficult for me. I can get them close enough to work fine but guide alignment is the first thing customer and potential customers look at. I go back and forth on this.
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7 months ago
Mike Lawson
Does anyone have a line on a PacBay QuickLine QLMBC845? I quoted one to a customer and then couldn't order it. Thought I'd check here before making a dozen separate inquiries. Thanks!
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8 months ago
Mike Lawson
Thanks guys
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8 months ago
Mike Lawson
Does anyone still sell the Manley Adjust-A-Butt? I'll need 3-4 I think. The Manley site is only shows some O rings. Thanks!
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8 months ago
Mike Lawson
If I remember correctly the set comes with 9 runners for a total of 11. That should be an extra or two for a 7' bass rod
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9 months ago
Mike Lawson
Does that include the DVDs?
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1 year ago
Mike Lawson
Yup. I hold my breath before every reveal. Nothing beats the look on their face when you've met or exceeded expectations. No matter how special the build I wouldn't trade that feeling for anything.
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1 year ago
Mike Lawson
I have a request for a 5wt 7' 3pc fly rod. I see some 2 pc choices any suggestions appreciated. Thanks
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1 year ago
Mike Lawson
How you get rid of your schedule 40 PVC scraps from shipping tubes? I have a pile of 2-3' long 2&3" dia tubes Thanks
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1 year ago
Mike Lawson
Gary, Think swimbait of similar weight and you'll get good results
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1 year ago
Mike Lawson
Do rod manufacturers that don't make their own blanks pay excise on components then on complete rods? I attended a seminar by a well known blank manufacturer who assured us all that their corporate lawyers said custom rodbuilders did not owe excise since they paid it on components. I get the better safe than sorry thought where the feds are concerned, just curious what others have heard on this.
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2 years ago
Mike Lawson
I like fast, soft tipped popping blanks for topwater and jerkbaits. A hotshot blank would be along the same lines. may make a good rod for square bills too. The soft tip and backbone might be an option for drop shot rigs.
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3 years ago
Mike Lawson
I was thinking more along the lines of spinnerbaits, swim jigs etc for bass rods. Casting distance is way over rated in bass fishing circles but it's a common question. Thanks for your input!
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3 years ago
Mike Lawson
In a blank of a given power, which action will cast further? I can the fast action having increased tip speed to fling a bait, or will a more moderate action load more making more use of the rods backbone? I can see the logic of both lines of thought and also that it may be a moot point and the power being the real factor.
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3 years ago
Mike Lawson
The resources mentioned are good especially for rod types you're unfamiliar with. But don't be afraid to experiment or deviate from the "recipe". Eventually you'll find what works for you which is the ultimate in custom.
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3 years ago
Mike Lawson
There's a meaningful jump in quality in casting reels that retail at $100>. The BPS Pro Qualifier is the way to go on a budget. There well worth the $125 list but are on sale all the time. Alternatively, I'd go with a lightly used Revo S, Citica, Tatula or mid level Lews.
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3 years ago
Mike Lawson
With the reel being so near the fulcrum of the lever (depending on how you grip the rod) I don't find reel swaps all that helpful. I hesitate to add weight at all to a lightweight blank that costs a premium. A quality blank, well thought out grip, and guide train should result in a rod that is a pleasure to fish.
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3 years ago
Mike Lawson
Is there a model to fit 16mm seat with trimmed threads that allows room for the hood to loosen?
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3 years ago
Mike Lawson
I salvaged a motor, switch and foot pedal from a sewing machine and would like to use them for a lathe primarily for finish application. The motor had a belt to a gear which I also saved. Does the motor need to be geared down to be useable or can I work right off the motor shaft? Any other tips or suggestions appreciated.
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3 years ago
Mike Lawson
I just got a call form a client saying that the red anodized checks on a 3 yr old rod are starting to fade and look pink . Has anyone else heard of this? These are common parts from a reputable supplier. Thanks
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
I have two bamboo fly rods given to me that as far as I can determine were built in the 80's by a local guy. They are 7' 4pc with snake guides and a metal DF stripper. each has 3 spare tip sections and one has a spare second section. They have TN grips with slip rings and are labeled as Mtn Pack Fly/Spin 5-8wt. and the name "Brian Monroe" CCS put the ERN at 4.8 and the AA 55*. The fini
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
I did a swimbait rod on a n MHX surfcasting blank for a client last year and he absolutely loves it. Long casting of big baits was his primary concern.
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
Full HM is a no go for any type of rough use. MHX just launched an Elite Pro Series. that is in between their standard and HM models as a compromise for such rougher use applications (tournament guys etc)
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
Good idea. I've been using a wrap of thread to snug up the fit then trim it off to not show.
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
If you're talking about Shaw Grigsby those are a slip on butt they call a Koosh or something. They're a flotation device. Personally I don't buy into adding weight to a bass rod to "Balance" it. A well thought out handle and guide train on a quality blank usually feels and fishes pretty well. Some feel a Mod Fast action helps keep the fish hooked. I find a mod-fast preferable for punch
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
I did a lavender on pink for my daughter that I think came out well.
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
I just did exactly as you suggest, cut the grip back at the diameter that fits. Worked perfectly. Just don't make it too tight or the skin will peel off.
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
I'm searching for some small decals to identify technique specific rods for a client. Worm/Jig, Frog & Crankbait to be specific. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
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4 years ago
Mike Lawson
Subjective as it may be, I couldn't begin to sell a rod to the avid bass anglers I deal with without talking about lure weight rating. I don't have a URRS chart yet and can not reconcile the CCS formula with the fly weight/16 formula. The prior gives me a range of 1/16-3/16 and the later 3/8 (6/16) as a starting point. I don't see a rod that handles 30' of 6wt fly line casting a 1/16 bait very we
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