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7 months ago
Tom Wewerka
I also use the DAP filler but in golden oak. Works great and is easy to apply also at a reasonable price. It's available at your local home depot no shipping charges !!!!
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7 months ago
Tom Wewerka
Just curious Herb what advantages do you find in the West system over Flex coat or Threadmaster ? Is it any better on UV resistance ?
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8 months ago
Tom Wewerka
All you need to hold the guides in place is dental ligatures. I have them in 1/16 1/8 and 3/16 in for use all the way down the rod. They are cheap and available on Amazon
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8 months ago
Tom Wewerka
Thanks Herb and Happy New year to you and all our friends on the forum Tom
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8 months ago
Tom Wewerka
Michael Danek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Everyone has their favorites and their facts. > Mine are that I've never had a problem with a Fuji > guide. Period. Plus they are well finished, like > jewelry on the rod, plenty of options, CC > (corrosion control) stainless frames available at > very reasonable cost. . Not lacking in foot
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9 months ago
Tom Wewerka
Scott Dacey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm looking for reel seat components, just the > hoods and the locks to make my own reel seats. > I've got some exotic woods and acrylic blanks to > machine on my lathe but can't fine the components. > TIA Scott I have a bunch of extra hoods in both black and chrome. Email me and you can have t
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9 months ago
Tom Wewerka
Follow Norm's suggestion to the letter. As an old cabinet maker we used the same method for laminating countertops. And since the belt is porous after the first coat dries about 15 minutes and is tacky to the touch but not wet....apply a second coat of contact cement to both the belt and the reamer. Wait again until it is tacky and apply the belt to the reamer. It will never come loose again.
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9 months ago
Tom Wewerka
FYI t is cleaning up rather well with the Simple Green and the scrub brush !!
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9 months ago
Tom Wewerka
So are you moving to Maryland to speed up my deliveries??
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9 months ago
Tom Wewerka
I have found that 19 inches is my target for spin and bait cast rods. It depends somewhat on the length too.
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9 months ago
Tom Wewerka
Thanks Roger I will get some tomorrow and give it a go !!!! John and Tony thanks for the suggestions Tom
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9 months ago
Tom Wewerka
Recently I have been given a honey colored fiberglass surf rod to clean up and replace the guides . The rod blank is really dirty from forty years of use. My question is if anyone has cleaned up one of these kind of blanks what did you use on it? Under the cork it has a nice shiny finish and I hope to achieve the same results on the rest of the rod. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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9 months ago
Tom Wewerka
Hopefully the shipment will eventually show back up at Get Bit and they will get square on the deal.
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
X2 on Roger's 1'x30" sander and I use min 220 grit. It works perfectly and you are only having to handle the guide not the guide and grinder since it is stationary. No heat build up and does a quick and smooth job on the guide foot.
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Wow bummer Roger !!
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Take a measurement on your rod where you want the reel to stop. That is the measurement of the reel seat. On exposed seats it is the back of the reel seat
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Joseph... No trick to it.. labels that come with most rod blanks are very thin and present no issues. On my Pearl Lable 270 they are slightly thicker and I'll put some CP on the edges. I work it fairly fast since it dries quickly. Tom
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Steve Colvin Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Not to dog a particular brand, but I am using a > product on the guides and it comes out great but > when I use the same product over a 3" span, it is > coming out kind of wavy and not perfectly slick. Just a suggestion. Put it on in thin coats, do not turn the rod like you would a guide wrap.
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
You can use the epoxy that your wrapping your guides but there is a great product out there called Perma Gloss. It is crystal clear and goes on very smooth. If you re using a light colored rod , like white. it will never turn yellow like epoxy will, and your decal will look terrific forever.
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
One of the biggest problems I see on the real small micro guides is that the foot is too short. I have had more people ask me to replace their micros than those who want them. The smallest I generally use is a 4.5 and occasionally a 4. There are claims that the smaller guides weigh less, which is true. but when you need to use five more guides to keep the line up off the rod that pretty wel
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
roger wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > John, > I certainly agree that your chucks really work. > I have several that I use for different uses and > have never had one fail or a rod come out of the > chuck. > > Be safe Yes your right Roger. I have the flex coat slip clutch and use it with my ALPS chuck on an American Tack
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
I was going to order a high end NFC blank but after my last unbelievable experience and now hearing this I don't think its worth the headache. Thinking of ordering a St Croix SC5 from Rodgeeks, can't get much better than that legendary blank from a company that stands behind their products. Tom
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Warren best of luck to you on extending your rod. Tom tomscustomrods.com
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Geoff Staples Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mr. Wewerka, > Which series is missing a 7' model? Perhaps I can > assist. The most popular rods I build are in your IMMORTAL AND ETERNITY BASS spinning and casting series type of rods. None of which come in a 7 ft length. They go from 6' 8" right up to 7'2" and longer. That is at least acco
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
I'll add my two cents. I think Bob McKamey got it right on, with the CB 845. One of my clients is a semi pro and told me he was losing way too many fish with his chatterbait. Upon his request I built him a "chatterbait" rod on the CB845. This guy never gives out any compliments but he did in fact call me to tell me that that rod blank was perfect and he no longer is losing fish once
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Thank you Brook I will do so. Tom
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
It seems that American tackle has a problem getting out AERO reel seats and I have an urgent need of one. If anyone has a 16 mm AERO comfort grip in either stainless or black and will be willing to part with it I would more than happy to take it and pay for it and whatever shipping is incurred. Thanks in advance Tom
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Pretty much like we discussed this morning.........I'd still call Rodgeeks Tom
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
ON the tip color what you are requesting is the LAST TWO options on the 70% dropdown, as mentioned. Tom
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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Chris Henry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is the Eternity that much better than the > Immortal? Is it really worth it at nearly double > the cost? Thoughts fellas.... Chris The eternity is a hi end blank made by North Fork Composites in the USA for Batson the Immortal is made in China. I have both but for the price difference I think the Immor
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