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12 days ago
Grant Darby
That's some funny stuff Roger!! I have an ex son-in-law that I still fish with, a pretty darn good building contractor that spent years as a nail banger. His favorite tool? A cord wrapped, stainless head 16oz framing hammer. Yep, decorative cord wrap as well. A wall hanger tool? Nope, an every day workhorse. You may be surprised at the number of people who like to use a fully functional and pret
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19 days ago
Grant Darby
Different strokes ......the fish I go for have a tendancy to rip the rod right out of your hands. All the lightness and sensitivity in the world won't get that fish in any easier. I like pretty....and bling....sometimes so pretty that I just have to hold the rod over the side and the fish jump in. Trim bands, weaves, decorative butt wraps rule!
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30 days ago
Grant Darby
My metallic overwrap will be in A thread. Cut off the tags of the under wrap scales a bit before the finish and complete the wrap, wrapping tight and burnishing. The tie offs are done in C. If I wrap tight enough with the metallic, the C won't slip in. But......I like to do inlays in the tie off and will often put a light coat of finish over the scale wrap first. I found that messing around with
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2 months ago
Grant Darby
I don't own one, but from the pics it appears the thread carriage will slide all the way to the motor base.
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
I replace guides with cracked, chipped and missing inserts all the time. I don't think you have any other choices except inserts or plain rings. I think the recessed ring type is a bit more capable of withstanding damage. The only bulletproof guide I know of is the stainless frame boat guides with carbide rings.....like the Alps CWB.
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
Painters tack cloth, don't rub or wipe, just touch it to a turning rod.
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
Kent, if, in your mind, Gary Loomis is the number one rod builder on the planet I do think you need to meet a few more builders.........now I might agree that he is among the best salesmen on the planet, but rod builder??
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
Kent, if, in your mind, Gary Loomis is the number one rod builder on the planet I do think you need to meet a few more builders.........now I might agree that he is among the best salesmen on the planet, but rod builder??
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
Rainshadow BP series....
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
Your XN is a big double foot guide. Mounted backwards (single foot to to the reel) allows the line a free pass through the ring. With a spinner, you have a large loop in the line to reduce quickly. Mounted conventionally, the line will react with the frame of the guide before it hits the ring. The guide looks different, some call it weird or funny looking. It works.
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
No
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
Sounds weird and looks funny but if you mount that 40 backwards it will make it easier to pass line.
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4 months ago
Grant Darby
I dont think there is a difference. I believe the nano plasma is just a treatment or method if making the silicon carbide particles smaller. But it does sound better than just saying silicon carbide.
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6 months ago
Grant Darby
I guess I'll jump in with the stupid question. Why don't the prints come off with sanding? If you have your make shift lathe ( a neat idea and works well) and use a good grit paper, or better yet, sanding screens, those prints should just go away. Hypalon us tough....sand it like you mean it, you can't hurt it. Shrink is ok, but you'll have the raw ends ro deal with. I'd say sand it clean.
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6 months ago
Grant Darby
I do tons of repairs. Ralph O'Quinns article, in the library section if this site, is, as far as I'm concerned, the Bible of rod repair. I once told him that article had made me a lot of money. He was quietly replied" That's wonderful, are you going to give me some?"
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7 months ago
Grant Darby
Don't know anything about CRB but can vouch for either of the Rainshadow crankbait series. Both the REVCB and JDGCB series are crank bait specific with plenty of options in power and length.............and price.
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7 months ago
Grant Darby
I think you may have missed something on the start of your second letter. Looks like 8(?) turns back. If the second letter is purple, then those yelliows should all be still on the right. Carefully back up those last turns.
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8 months ago
Grant Darby
Some of us have actually done a bit of "performance testing". 2 identical blanks, components and assembly. One with a tasty butt and guide wraps and one "minimal, performance" build. Go fish all day, make hundreds of casts, catch lots of fish. Could I tell the difference? Nope, but I sure like the look of my thread work so I'll keep on doing it. Folks I build for like it to...
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8 months ago
Grant Darby
You may have to change out your roller top. Depending on age, a lot of rollers were not designed for thin braid. We switch them to Alps and end the problem. Not sure about spiral tips. I'd check with All American first
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8 months ago
Grant Darby
If you use too much pressure to lay the decal, some adhesive may be squeezed out from under the edges. You won't see it but it will repel the finish.
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9 months ago
Grant Darby
Four pages on a topic that will never end and Mike comes up with the only answer that matters!!
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9 months ago
Grant Darby
Don't know if you use something different on the east coast, but on the west coast we build a good number of stand up rods on the Batson RSU series.
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9 months ago
Grant Darby
The pigment will sink to the bottom of the bottle over time. Thats why you stir or mix before painting. You don't want to paint. Let the pigment settle, stick a toothpick in and you'll see a thick gob of pigment on the end of the pick. Gently pour off the stuff (solvent) on top of that pigment layer and marble.
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10 months ago
Grant Darby
Color choice is why we use a lot of the embroidery threads. Some makers offer over 250 colors. There is a learning curve for some of them. The key is test wrap. It's also perfectly ok to use the same thread for both guide wraps and decorative wraps. Did I mention doing test wraps?
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11 months ago
Grant Darby
And I still show off your hummingbird weave. Thanks for that pattern!.
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11 months ago
Grant Darby
Utmost has a huge box of chucks from the pacbay dryers. Might go as high as 3 bucks. Lots of other wrapper parts and pieces as well.
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11 months ago
Grant Darby
Give the 3M stuff a try. Aerosol spray. It goes under all my shrink wrap, and yeah, that's what I call it as well. Use it on my fishing "poles".
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11 months ago
Grant Darby
Don't know anything about "pulling live bait" but I have 4 RCKJB's, different weights and use them for throwing jigs, slow jigging, flat fall jigging, tossing live bait and the heavy one for trolling. Great blanks, skinny and brutally strong.
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12 months ago
Grant Darby
Yes
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1 year ago
Grant Darby
I use 4 rods. One with guides on the side for more accurate side casting, one with the guides on top for overhand casting, one with the guides on the bottom for underhanded casting........wait.......maybe I only use 3 rods.
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