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6 years ago
David Miller
Thanks for the input Lou, yeah I am going to do some experimenting before I do the wraps. For now my plan is to use the Castaway microwave down to a size 8 A frame to 7 choke and runners in the American Tackle Atlas fly frame in black finish with nanolite ring with a size 8 tip top. Or use the Pac Bay Minima Match Tich 8 as the transition to size 6 or 7 minimas for choke and runners to an 8 tip t
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6 years ago
David Miller
I will hopefully start working on my 11 ' surf rod build soon as well and I have decided to use the Castaway microwave from Swampland as my first guide to get the line down quickly from a Shimano 6000 reel. The only issue I have is with the tip top for a 7.5 tip the smallest ring is a 8 that I can find so it does not make sense to me to go down to a smaller size guide ring for the transiti
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6 years ago
David Miller
My wife's baby shower is May 3 at our house from 3-6 in the afternoon so that day would be ideal !! But really any weekend or Wednesday early May works great for me and Lunch. Interested in learning about tiger wraps, marbling and cord grip techniques. I have an old UL fiberglass rod that I refinished with PG and wrapped new guides for my wife's cousin's little boy that shows what happ
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6 years ago
David Miller
Count me in! I am new to rod building so getting to know folks locally that can give advice in person can't be beat. Maybe seminars that go over some of the techniques that are in Rodmaker magazines after we receive them would be great. I am looking forward to reading the next issue about integrated carbon and Tennessee grips. The last issue with the crinkled foil technique has given me an i
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6 years ago
David Miller
Before I bought the St Croix Avid 11' blank at the ICRB I was looking to buy a MHX Euro Catfish blank with the same length and lure range but Mudhole only brought the 10' version but I took a long look at those because for the money they are very nice blanks. The slate grey finish is great and I was told that is less prone to showing scratches vs gloss finish. The Euro Cat also has tight fitting
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6 years ago
David Miller
My first decent rod that I saved up for to buy when I was in high school was a Falcon Open Hook Special which I paid around $100 back in 1997. At the time I thought that for a fishing rod it couldn't get much better. I still have the rod and fish with it but looking at it now it really is not all that great. It has aluminum oxide guides with a uneven epoxy finish and is very simple looking. M
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6 years ago
David Miller
Rolly, Buying a USA blank from Mudhole ,Hydra,Angler's Workshop ,Bingham Enterprises or any other US distributor supports more American jobs than buying an import blank. I still order supplies from Utmost Ent, as well. Wouldn't you buy a rod blank made in Canada if the price, quality and warranty was to your liking? All I was saying is that people should not disregard blanks made in t
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6 years ago
David Miller
Hey Marc, I like to support USA jobs and keep more of our $ here just like you whenever possible. For me buying a blank for a personal build it is worth paying extra to get a quality USA product that will hopefully be used for a long time. I would certainly check out the Hydra NG, St Croix SCIII Avid and Anglers Workshop which I believe to made by Talon. These are very nice USA blanks at r
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6 years ago
David Miller
So you were fine with paying 25% shipping charge from orders $120 to $200 and even higher % charge for under $120 orders with the $30 international shipping charge minimum. I am guessing components and Torzite guides for 3 rods will be well over $400 which $100 for FedEx would be 25% of shipping cost at $400 and would be less % over that amount. International shipping insurance which cover
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6 years ago
David Miller
Any company can put the handling and packaging cost into the price of their goods. But that is not fair for the folks that buy big orders or do pickup in person.
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6 years ago
David Miller
As someone that has shipped many packages of live tropical fish through USPS and FedEx, shipping cost and packaging keeps rising and it is very tough to be 100% exact on a shipping quote especially an online ordering system that many volume rod building supply companies have. Shipping cost can jump up drastically depending on weight ,volume and distance in transit. Why not ask for a lower pri
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6 years ago
David Miller
Thanks for the help Lou! Yeah I like the look of the Tichrome, plus this St Croix Avid red flake paint has enough bling on it's own. I like the microwave guides but I think that the shock knot might have an issue with the 8 mm ceramic especially if I go up to a 70 or 80 lb shock line. I wish they made it in the tichrome finish with a size 10 or 12 reduction guide but it sounds like the cast
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6 years ago
David Miller
I bought a St Croix Avid 11 foot 3-8 ounce lure surf blank at the expo and I am going to order Pac Bay minima guides for the build to keep the rod light weight and also not have to worry about cracked ceramics. I will be using a Shimano Spheros 6000 spinning reel which I am thinking that a size 30 minima would be best for the first reduction guide closest to the reel and then quickly down to a s
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6 years ago
David Miller
He responded back and said the current system handles 160 lbs of pressure and there is a rod builder using them in rods up to 14 foot in Europe. He also said they are developing an even heavier duty version to come out in the fall of this year with up to 20 inches of extension. For myself and other folks like me that travel to beach on family trips can surely see the huge plus of having a c
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6 years ago
David Miller
Terry from Manley rods said that it can handle the pressure easily for the surf plugging rod. I just now responded back and asked him what would be the limit to lure weight and surf rod length just for curiosity sake.
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6 years ago
David Miller
The lighthouse rod is a work of ART!!! As a newbie rod builder I don't know much at all about weaving but just by staring at the rod for a long time I know that it took a lot of creativity, skill and patience to a make a work of art of that caliber!
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6 years ago
David Miller
I don't go out of town often but when I do I check out websites such as Hotwire.com to get better deals. I went to an aquarium fish convention in Washington DC in the summer of 2012 and I found a room with 2 beds in a very nice hotel for less than $80 a night including tax. My friend and I split the room and gas so the trip was not too costly at all especially to DC. From the deals that I
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6 years ago
David Miller
I forgot to ask Manley Rods if the adjust-a-butt would work for an Allstar 1266 surf blank. If it would it sure sounds like it would be perfect to have the butt length of the rod going from the palm of my hand to my elbow for using plugs and stingsilvers with a spinning rod ,then have the extended butt for fighting a fish if needed or using light bait rig up to 4 ounces.
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6 years ago
David Miller
This was my first expo experience and it was amazing! I really enjoyed the seminars that I attended especially Captain Mike's carbon-fiber grips and Morris's wood turning. I "stole" a graphite surf rod blank from Mudhole in their $1.49 a foot closeout center first thing Saturday morning. I am going to build it for my father-in-law's birthday present. Bought myself a St. Croix Avi
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6 years ago
David Miller
Thanks for the help! Not too worried about rod weight as this will be used mainly for bait and wait.
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6 years ago
David Miller
I will check out the new Batson too. How does the 1418 compare to the 1386?
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6 years ago
David Miller
But I may need to request some of these blanks to be brought to the expo. I am excited to go as this is my first time to the expo.
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6 years ago
David Miller
Looking for a surf blank 11 to 12 foot for using 5 to 7 ounce sinker plus bait for obx drum around Duck area . Right now I have an Allstar 1266 for light bait or throwing metals so I need another rod to handle more weight when those ideal drum fishing north winds create a strong current. Right now I am considering Seeker 2 peice surf ssu105 which is rated 4-8 ounces but at 10.5 ft so I woul
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6 years ago
David Miller
Give Utmost Enterprises a call, one of the sponsors on the left. I bought some tip tops on clearance from them their customer service is excellent and cheap shipping too.
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6 years ago
David Miller
Does anyone use the Hook and Hackle FTX fast tip line of blanks? I am looking to build a nymph rod as well and they look pretty good for the price and warranty.
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6 years ago
David Miller
I have the same 966 Lamiglas fly rod in a solid yellow color blank which I find great to use fishing for bream and small bass with dry flies and small poppers.The yellow blanks have value but not nearly as much as the translucent honey colored S blank. I am considering on using perma gloss to refinish using a sponge brush. Like to know Jesse how the spar urethane works out for you.
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6 years ago
David Miller
This will be my first time going to the expo as I am new to rod building.I am very fortunate to live 20 minutes away from the event in Welcome and work in Winston-Salem so I plan to stay as long as possible to learn as much as I can from the pros.Hopefully have some $$ after selling some rc heli stuff to buy blanks and supplies too.Much anticipation till then!
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6 years ago
David Miller
I have a Optimum 8/9 which I use a Cortland 280gr 10wt shooting head and it works well for me bass fishing.For $100 I can get 2 blanks to make 2 rods which is even better than just having an extra tip.Having a warranty on these priced blanks are moot when most manufactures require $25 for shipping and handling then a wait.I am sure there is better blanks that are made in the USA like the Fly Logi
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6 years ago
David Miller
I am in the process of replacing guides on my 9wt fly rod with pac bay titanium guides,a 16 and 12 double foots,a 10 single and 8's for the running guides.They all needed prepping for the feet but it does not take long to do it with sand paper.Also don't have to worry about taking off the protective coating as they are solid like you said.The double foot guides light casting series is very light
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