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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
David just curious since I have repaired a fair number of Ducket rods, what brand of thread did they tell you they use, Also was it the gray thread ?
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
A customer brought me a vintage Bamboo Bay rod to semi-restore. I have been looking for the right butt cap for this but so far haven't found it. The rubber cap is only about an inch long and slips over the wooden ring at the butt. If anyone knows where I can find such a cap I would greatly appreciate any input. Tom
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
I have only done three rods with the Winn tape and that was last year. It sounds like yours is a much heavier version of the rods than I did but in a years use the Winn tape is holding up very well. if I might offer one suggestion Winn doesn't give you much tape to tie down the tapered end so you may want to put some extra wrap in that area. Also the Winn tape seems to work on straight grips t
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Hey Norm Miller send Jim that photo of you and that 3 pound Crappie !!!
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
On the ones I have done I used Pro Wrap 301 Looked good !!
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Ernest Horvath Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I agree with Mark. The Point Blank, 701MLF, or the > 701LXF, will fit the drop shot application > perfectly. X 3
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
A little late on this post but, in lieu of reel seats with hook keepers... I have a Lews Custom Pro Speed spool reel which comes with a very durable hook keeper. It flips out if you need it and stores back when in use as fishing. It's a great idea and maybe one that other manufacturers should look into. I have had a number of requests for no hook keeper on the rod due to line tangle, rust, etc
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Capt. Craig Freeman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I like the Bushido DS 69/4-10. You can feel the > fish swimming by your bait just before it hits. Dang you guys like this so much I will have to try one... feel it swimming by huh.........nice.
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Having built quite a few drop shot rods I can say my customers are quite pleased with the HIGH MODULUS MHX DS822 . Rated 8-14 lb line it is crisp with a 4 tip and yet powerful and light weight. Guides would be your call but I use titanium, Fuji K series or Microwave Wave guides aka Tidal Wave. For the money it is one sweet drop shot blank. Tom tomscustomrods.com
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
When I do rod seminars in the winter I tell the folks that there are no standards I the industry. What Mhx calls a Med Hvy, Rainshadow may call it a medium. Both offering the same line capacity. Also rod manufacturers call one rod a IM6 and another calls ît a 30 Ton graphite. What the heck is 30 Tom graphite? OR worse one companies IM6 is another's IM7.... there need to be sone serious standa
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
When I do rod seminars in the winter I tell the folks that there are no standards I the industry. What Mhx calls a Med Hvy, Rainshadow may call it a medium. Both offering the same line capacity. Also rod manufacturers call one rod a IM6 and another calls ît a 30 Ton graphite. What the heck is 30 Tom graphite? OR worse one companies IM6 is another's IM7.... there need to be done serious standa
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Looks good.
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Thanks for the feed back we don't get that a lot Tom
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
X2. On Michael Daneks suggestion. Those decalsl are a pain in the butt and waste a LOT of time in the building process. 6 to 7 inches up would be perfect . Rod Geeks used to put the id on with a rubber band which was nice but I guess in handling they may have come off at the factory so, no more.
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Hi Don. My buddy Dominic and I will be there again and look forward to seeing you. The room is reserved! We hope to hook up with Norm Miller again this year !! Tom
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have never seen a grove in a ceramic guide or > tip top, The ceramic used in the tip top is the > same as used in the guides. I know that you can > not groove or scratch a hardloy guide. I have a > bunch of salvage guides representing all of the > common ceramic insert materials from Sic to
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Thanks for the info Roger
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Just looked for the first time online at the CRB guides and they are priced right for sure. What I would like to know is they list them as standard, performance and elite. That really doesn't tell me much as far as to what ring is in them other than figuring the higher the price the better the grade of aluminum oxide. Does anyone know what grade they have in those guides and what would it comp
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
roger wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Paul, > If you want a really slick night fishing rods for > cat fish, use a hollow fiberglass blank and then > put a light and a battery in the butt of the rod > blank. > > The light will run up along the inside of the > blank causing the blank to glow softly. However, > when you
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Jay ...I am serious as a heart attack. I have talked to my postmaster. With their track record I was thinking of insuring a blank for $1000.00 and sending to my son in Florida knowing it would be broken then collect the insurance. They can't even ship within the state of Maryland and not break them. Seriously I could go on and on with examples. There must be some kind of a conveyor issue in
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
That is so sad. They are the worst and I NEVER use the Post Office. I had a delivery from one of our sponsors and just happened to be looking out the window as the USPS truck dropped off the rod. As I walked out the door I immediately saw that the PVC tube looked like a hockey stick. I yelled at the driver because he couldn't get away fast enough, His attitude was, so what is the big deal ?
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Claude they are out there. Companies like Duckett fishing uses them along with Lews and the entire line of Egnima rods is built with microwave both spinning and casting. Manufactures take the easy way out, they know people buy what they are used to and so that's what they build. Putting rods in stores with microwave guides now becomes the responsibility of the sales person to explain what th
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Sorry for the double post
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
As has been said Microwave guides are the REAL deal. They work as advertised and to me as a custom rod builder it's all about customer satisfaction and my customers are happy with these guides. When they first came out we had to hard sell this product and now that they have proven themselves my clients ask for them. There only question is, black, chrome or titanium !!! Another important thi
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
As has been said Microwave guides are the REAL deal. They work as advertised and to me as a custom rod builder it's all about customer satisfaction and my customers are happy with these guides. When they first came out we had to hard sell this product and now that they have proven themselves my clients ask for them. There only question is, black, chrome or titanium !!! Another important thi
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Terry cut down the guide foot and take a large amount of thread off the guide. Turn it over and look at the color of the thread underneath the epoxy that is what you are looking to match up not what is showing on top of the guide. You can enlarge the thread color chart on Mudhole's Pro wrap thread on line and put it next to the screen and you should find a pretty close match. Tom
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > From MHX there is the 6'9" SJ 813 (8-15 lb), the > EPS81 XF (10-17 lb), and the MB 813 XF(10-17 lb). > If he wants to spend more, the Rainshadow Eternity > 6'8" blanks are very nice, and the 6'9" Point > Blanks are phenomenal. > Norm Thanks Norm I'll show him those. I don't
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
He is going to be using 17 lb mono and he has told me today that he would like a 6'9"
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Brandon good call on the Flex cost. I tried the Pro Kote and for the same reason quite using it. It never seems to harden although it works it is not for me. One the Flex Coat you may want to go with the Hi Build it is easy to use, just warm it up before applying. As to the Ulta V time will tell, it is all I use and I am really pleased with the results. Also a few of the Big names in the
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2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Thomas Kaufmann Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Look at st croix in the sciv line they have a > blank specifically for that application Will do Tom, thanks. Tom
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