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3 days ago
Grant Darby
I` m going to take a page from Roger Wilson's playbook and suggest that you wrap a test strip. Do 1" bands of a bunch of colors, two bands of each. Try CP on one, any CP, follow the directions for it`s use, and use just finish on the other. You now have a permanent record to use for future builds. This works well for doing samples ofThroop tiger wraps or Trelikes trim bands. When you hear of
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19 days ago
Grant Darby
Renzetti....top dollar, arguably best on the market. Forecast from Batson,...great intro, so close to the Pac Bay machine that it's a toss up. Batson's Alps machine with upgraded chuck is rapidly becoming the standard. Custom Power Wrap (CPW) from Anglers Workshop now (I think)old school standby. Great machine. Pick your poison...and your price point.
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4 weeks ago
Grant Darby
OK. Back to the original question. U-40 dries rock hard, crystal clear. Not a long pot life and does not like heat. All the Flex coat products are easy to use, fairly hard when dry, have a decent pot life, takes a bit of heat and a great choice for first timers or production users. Pac Bays Rod Smith is close to U-40, maybe a bit more forgiving and stands a bit of heat. Don't know if I can menti
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5 weeks ago
Grant Darby
Thank you Billy.
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5 weeks ago
Grant Darby
Sorry, nothing about a larger image on mine. Just the thumbnail pic.
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5 weeks ago
Grant Darby
Maybe it's just my inability to adjust to the computer world, but is there a way to actually see a picture of what you are doing. All I can get is a thumbnail pic.
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6 weeks ago
Grant Darby
Don't forget to check the Alps rollers from Batson. My favorite.
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6 weeks ago
Grant Darby
Alps products are provided through Batson Entetprises. Any of their distributors can service your parts needs. I'd choose Utmost for anything I need.
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6 weeks ago
Grant Darby
I'm not to sure about the wire and aluminum oxide. Your best bet is to drop Batson's an email and ask. I know the office is closed but Bill is still working from home.
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7 weeks ago
Grant Darby
Alps uses zirconium as the insert material, not SIC. If you actually ordered the Turbos, then the insert is al. ox. If the guides are Alps recessed rings then you may have zirc. Can't get SIC from Alps.
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2 months ago
Grant Darby
I know the Rainshadow BP line up has a couple of blanks used for Columbia River keeper sturgeon. Call and ask them.
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2 months ago
Grant Darby
Call Batson Enterprises, on the left. Blank suggestions and blueprints. That's a popular type of rig for halibut and big ling cod in the Pacific Northwest. Good people, good product, good pricing.
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
Didn't mean to get your dander up Tom. My point of checking your plate of finish in the morning was simply to see if it was hard, clear of bubbles and flat. If it was, then your methods of application are at fault. Just a simple test. Try mixing per directions, apply without " tinkering" and let the finish do it's job. One of the hardest things to learn in this craft is to understand wh
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
I don't think you will get much sympathy over that story. Try this, mix whatever finish you want, using manufacturer directions, pour it out on a piece of flat tin foil or a plate. And here is the hard part....Leave It Alone. Go to bed. When you get up in the morning, look at your foil or plate. Come back here and tell us what you found.
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3 months ago
Grant Darby
Batson Rainshadow RCKJB.
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4 months ago
Grant Darby
My guide spacing resource is a rod holder, some weights and a roll of tape. Works perfectly every time.
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5 months ago
Grant Darby
Strip the adhesive, clean the shaft, pick up some belt sander loops, cut strips, apply contact cement to both paper and shaft, rewrap.
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5 months ago
Grant Darby
Sorry, read your post to quickly. I've found the Batson recipies to be pretty darn close, but on my centerpins, I'll add a smaller runner at the top end. 11 or 12 is going to work. The 20 is what I start with. Your sliding rings wll impact the guide placement, but with the CP, an inch or two should'nt matter. The key is bend it under load. Try 11 and 12, use what looks best.
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5 months ago
Grant Darby
Check the Batson website for the IMMCP116M. They should have a recipe for it.
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5 months ago
Grant Darby
Not sure what the 'T' stands for but those guides should work ok. Might be a bit light for 40, but great for 30 down. SS316 stainless, black frame, recessed alum. oxide ring. The T might be titanium....you really need that?
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5 months ago
Grant Darby
Might be able to help if I knew just what you meant by "checkered"?
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6 months ago
Grant Darby
You could also check Batson's website for a "blueprint" for that blank, or call them for suggested guide train info.
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6 months ago
Grant Darby
Batson's Rainshadow RCKJB 700- 250, 700-325. Deep drop, vertical jiggers. Skinny little things and brutely powerful.
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6 months ago
Grant Darby
Utmost may still have a couple of good closeout blanks available as well.
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6 months ago
Grant Darby
"A huge company to be hold up on the line" .Not sure what that means, they have a huge building, fair size parking lot, several small offices and I can count the employees on ten fingers. Good people and very responsive.
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7 months ago
Grant Darby
And more than one diameter. I use the Batson Slim Slick.?
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8 months ago
Grant Darby
Nice blanks. Utmost has a selection of spinners at super discount prices.
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8 months ago
Grant Darby
Don't know how much bigger the foot is on that reel, but my FinNor Offshore 5500 fits in an Alps tri 18, and that's a pretty big reel to me.
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8 months ago
Grant Darby
Don't know how much bigger the foot is on that reel, but my FinNor Offshore 5500 fits in an Alps tri 18, and that's a pretty big reel to me.
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8 months ago
Grant Darby
Don't know how much bigger the foot is on that reel, but my FinNor Offshore 5500 fits in an Alps tri 18, and that's a pretty big reel to me.
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