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4 days ago
rick sodke
Many saltwater rods have high ERN and high AA. DC FT 8wt has ERN = 10.63, so consider 8wt or 9wt. Lots of good choices here, including the deflection arcs:
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3 months ago
rick sodke
Likely he measured them. There is a lot of talk about ERN and AA, but don't ignore CCF (Common Cents Frequency). It is the only dynamic portion of CCS and it defines how RESPONSIVE the blank is when using a specific fly line. When you find a rod/line combination that fits your casting stroke and application you can reliably predict which line will "work" for you on any given blank.
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6 months ago
rick sodke
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Steelhead even belong to the Genus "Salmo" - which > would make them salmon, from a scientific point of > view. From an advertising point of view it's > better to have both steelhead and salmon blanks > and ignore the fact that the blanks are as > physically identical as the fish them
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8 months ago
rick sodke
Thanks for the information Don. Great response. It would be nice to see the 18/8 compared to a straight 18 ring stripper but it certainly looks promising.
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8 months ago
rick sodke
Don @ American Tackle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Extensive testing and high speed filming from many > different companies (American Tackle included) > clearly shows large waves and line slap that > continues through the guide train... the stripper > guide in casting and fly situations works the same > as spinning... gathers, controls
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9 months ago
rick sodke
No. Just build them so that the bow is up. The weight of components will straighten the blank somewhat.
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9 months ago
rick sodke
Bob McKamey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello Jason -- Here is a link to a MHX - 10' - 5 > wt fly blank --- > > d-Blank-F105-4-MHX -- and also a 10' - 4 wt - > > -Blank-F104-4-MHX -- Thank You Mudhole MHx 10' 4wt ERN: 5.4, AA: 70, CCF: 75 as a 5wt. This is my favorite stillwater rod.
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9 months ago
rick sodke
Unfortunate that they don't have the 10 foot Revelation series in a 4 piece. 2 piece is of no use to me.
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9 months ago
rick sodke
Exactly. The Sage "Konnetic" material used in the One is probably the wrong material.
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9 months ago
rick sodke
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Trying to understand your numbers - an ERN in the > low 7's is going to be more stiff than the rod you > say is already too stiff (ERN 6.9). > > ........... When most people talk about the rod action they are really talking about responsiveness. Overlining a rod has minimal impact on AA but a hug
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9 months ago
rick sodke
Mudhole doesn't list CCS values for their 10 foot blanks. I previously asked them and they said that they didn't have them. For Coho Salmon I am currently using a Sage One 5 wt 9'6" rod with 6 weight shooting head lines and am finding it still too stiff (ERN: 6.9, AA:72, CCF:83 as a 6wt). Based on other Mudhole blanks I know that the ERN and CCF are better matched for my casting style (c
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1 year ago
rick sodke
Why not one guide to transition to the bottom of the blank? I would think a simple spiral would solve this problem.
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1 year ago
rick sodke
Thanks Bob. That'll work. That is my email, but I received no response from you or anyone at CRB. Perhaps it's in your outbox (??) Consider providing this information to Mudhole. Bad information is worse than no information (but not much).
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1 year ago
rick sodke
I talked to Mudhole. They said they didn’t have a scale to weigh one so rely on the posted weight. Super helpful. No idea where it was posted.
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1 year ago
rick sodke
Anyone have an idea of the blank weight for this 6'6" med light blank? CRB Value E-Glass Freshwater Rod Blank FIS782ML Mudhole says it is 11oz (seems high) and no response from CRB. Thanks, Rick
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1 year ago
rick sodke
I often print a negative waterslide decal applied over metallic thread. No epoxy over the thread layer. When I apply a positive decal it is always over a gloss blank or a thin layer of epoxy.
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1 year ago
rick sodke
My notes show this blank rated 1/16 oz to 5/16 oz. 280 grains is 0.6 oz (equivalent to a 10wt line). I can't predict how it would behave, though I agree it will slow down the CCF.
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1 year ago
rick sodke
A fly rod with an AA of 75 and extremely fast recovery will disappoint most fly casters. Making it a short 7' rod doesn't help either. Good luck in your search.
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1 year ago
rick sodke
S842-2-MHx ERN: 9.8 AA: 75 My "customers" use them for trout in lakes up to 7lbs.
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1 year ago
rick sodke
Lighter in weight, no rust, cool looking. What more do you need?
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2 years ago
rick sodke
I built an 8wt rod for salmon and steelhead using single foot guides for use with a multi-head system and found that even though the guides were large enough the loop-to-loop connections still got hung up when stripping right to the tip-top (which is required when fishing for certain species. I stripped off the single foots and replaced with snake guides with the same diameter. No more hang-ups
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2 years ago
rick sodke
I don't know the rivers in Juneau so the answer depends on how wide and fast the rivers are. I toss spoons in Southern B.C. rivers for coho and I find that the Mudhole ST1022-MHx (8'6" 4-8lb,3/16-1/2oz, ERN 10.4, AA 75) is too light for even medium sized Chum. It is fine for coho and pinks. I built a casting rod for a buddy for steelhead, coho, and chum using XST1263F (8-12lb, 3/8-3/4oz
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2 years ago
rick sodke
Looks fine. Just smooth the last wraps with your thumbnail to make the line straighter. Too tight is indicated by being unable to adjust the guide after wrapping.
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2 years ago
rick sodke
AmTak TItan. I use the NIRVL model on my smaller weight fly rods and have had no issues in the salt.
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2 years ago
rick sodke
I built a spey conversion to pin rod using a (discontinued) Batson RX6 11'6" 6/7wt 4pc F1166.7 blank and it works great, flexing right into the butt. ERN:10.16 AA: 68 I would look for something similar if you are looking for a 4pc.
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2 years ago
rick sodke
Yup. It looks light for a West Coast pin rod. For larger rivers you want to toss at least 20-25g floats, and this blank will max out around 15g. For great lakes or east coast rivers it should be a great solution. The XST1383F Rainshadow blank has ERN: 10.0, AA: 66 for reference and it's about as light as I would go for wst coast steelhead, for example.
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2 years ago
rick sodke
select spinning and casting tab at the bottom. It is old.
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2 years ago
rick sodke
Nail Polish, light curing epoxy, etc are all too hard and will crack. Rod Building epoxy is flexible.
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2 years ago
rick sodke
Brody Haakenson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > one more question. I ordered a size 18 reel seat > but it looks way too unproportional for the handle > and the only other size in the seat, in the style, > he wants is a 16 which I feel may be too small. > > is a size 16 alright or should I stick with the > size 18 even though it looks
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2 years ago
rick sodke
Allen Lassiter Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks Rick. I've seen something like that on > another forum or maybe just an image search where > the guy used a wrap first. Do you have to coat the > threads prior to applying the water slide paper? > Seems like you might get air underneath it if you > didn't. No need to coat the metalli
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