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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Well I mix it all wrong and I do get bubbles in the mix, I don't care. I use the dreaded popsicle stick and stir thoroughly in the bottom of a beverage can. Still don't care. I blow thru a soda straw into the mix which releases almost every bubble. After coating I pass over coated areas lightly with a heat gun. 0 bubbles remain. Search function is your friend. Welcome to the forum, hope you can f
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
If the rod sits, "hangs" in your hand with the tip attitude you prefer, for your comfort, you got it. The weight of most baits used is negligible in my opinion.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
I like Threadmaster lite, and D-2
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Phil, when drop shot fishing, the weight, be it an ounce or a pound, sits on the bottom. So no.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
I strive for the lightest most efficient instrument that fits the budget.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Keith make sure you're using the KR GPS. You will love this guide train.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
LKW-10, 15.1mm KW-10, 14.6mm in height. 20 - 22" ahead of the reel guide should also be fine. Should come in right around 5 oz.s. Don't hold me to that, lol
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Chamfer the grip, put the epoxy where it's needed, use rubber cement as a lubricant. I know this doesn't answer the original question, but we seemed to have deviated from that. Some will say you don't need to use rubber cement, but it seems to work quite nicely and just peels off when your done. And your not wasting a lot of epoxy. Nothing like mixing a whole bunch then wiping it off and throwing
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Yes the paint stencil idea will work. I have used stencils and dry brush technique with acrylic craft paints with success, never tried it with spray paint.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
I would look to St. Croix first.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Maybe since you were able to get the grip loose down that far, you might be able to loosen the whole thing without wrecking it. If so, problem solved. I have rod bond, Quick and regular.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
U-40 brush cleaner. But nothing beats hot dishwater and a clean cloth.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Keep at it you guys! In another hundred years you'll catch up with Fuji. lol
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
I didn't tell you to google finesse blank. But no matter, problem solved.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Doesn't sound like something I'd say.
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
Is this blank supposed to collapse to 7ft. and extend to 12?
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2 months ago
Lynn Behler
It's another of those bass technique specificity things Phil. Google it.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
Wise decision. Shouldn't have escaped Q.C. in my opinion.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
Phil I think I got you beat on the dryer. 5 rpm gear motor salvaged from a revolving wrist watch display case during the closing of a local dept. store in the mid 1970's. Had 2 of them, down to 1 now, fingers crossed.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
David offers good advice, I have 7ft. light tip spinning rods with 10 guides. I'm fussy about line path and blank protection.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
If I apply myself I can equal or better the best non-customs out there. Not to mention the cost.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
Thanks Billy, great to hear this.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
By the way, while spirals may not be the look most pleasing to the eye, they are the most efficient way. I would always go right from top to bottom with a bumper, but that's just me. That knot is very strong. Rods for tip down use I keep the guides on top.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
That knot will go thru 4.5 rings like butter. I have rods with 4's that cast 50lb. Power Pro to 17 lb. floro leader without issue. They are top to bottom with a # 4 bumper. (same Knot)
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
Did you tell the builder wire was to be used? If so he should have used the proper rings, sic or otherwise.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
To the best of my knowledge MHX is the only blank to provide this info, and it is indeed a great service to builders. Others should take note.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
You can use a KW-10 as a replacement for the RV-6 if in doubt. It is the appropriate height.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
Typical bass a-rigs can be seen at Tackle Warehouse. The Flash Mob Jr. is on the light end of the spectrum weight wise. And thanks to all who made useful replies.
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
I always look to them 1st. 3000 mi. west of here takes 1/2 the shipping time (or less) as 1000 mi. south typically does. I need things from both directions. lol
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3 months ago
Lynn Behler
I trim all excess threads from all my seats. Livin' on the edge! lol
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