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3 months ago
David Miller
You beat me to it Thomas I was wondering the same thing.
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3 months ago
David Miller
Your Neo blank sounds awesome any chance you have a lighter power Neo in the works like a MH crankbait. Also your new Xray SJ733 sounds awesome, large lure range and light. Is the 1.3oz weight correct? Should be perfect for fishing speckled trout and redfish I do in the NC sounds.
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3 months ago
David Miller
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Except for fly-fishing most fishing rods spend at > least 75% of their time in a rod holder fishing > with bait or in a rod holder trolling. Neither of > these uses requires much in the way of exotic > materials or performance. This is the type of elitist mentality that turns many folks off from
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3 months ago
David Miller
Everything comes with a compromise or advantages and disadvantages. I prefer the peace of mind using a more durable fiberglass fly rod especially from a kayak where high sticking while fighting a fish is sometimes unavoidable. So if a company wants to use a fiberglass material that “ bridges the gap” with carbon fiber by having a similar recovery speed I think that is great. I also think it is gr
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4 months ago
David Miller
Why is there so many worrying about building rods when everybody is going to live in a bubble and not go outside to go fishing anymore. The common flu has been killing people with weakened immune systems everyday and people aren’t going nuts about it.
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4 months ago
David Miller
The Hitena is the best rod building thread that I have used and that is Pac Bay, Gudebrod, and Fuji. The Metallic Aurora black that I picked up at the ICRBE looks amazing can’t wait to try it on a future build. The fly tippet is awesome, strong for their diameter. Also very low memory which I think allows for much smaller diameter spools than other brands so takes up less space in your pack a
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4 months ago
David Miller
With some line manufacturers having line 1 to 2 line weights over AFTMA standard and rod blanks underrated to make them feel faster action it makes it quite complicated now.
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5 months ago
David Miller
You can use cork, rubber or eva foam as a small fighting butt. A wood cabinet pull may even make a great butt cap.
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5 months ago
David Miller
Well if that is completely the case why can’t someone cast a 1/8oz jig just a far as a 1/2 oz on a rod rated from 3/8 to 3/4 oz lures. I prefer a rod that loads and unloads during a cast.
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6 months ago
David Miller
That is awesome to hear Aleks. I like to fly fish from a kayak where most of the cast are accurate short range so I think that shorter fiberglass rods are more ideal than carbon fiber. Then the flexibility to handle being high sticked which is almost impossible to not do in certain situations fighting a fish from a kayak. I have been searching for my ultimate kayak 6wt 7’6” to 7’10” but I underst
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6 months ago
David Miller
Aleks, the new fly rod blanks sounds awesome and very reasonably priced. Any chance there will be a line of all S2 Zentron unsanded fly rod blanks? Something like 7’3 to 8’3” 3 to 7 weight in 3 or 4 pieces. Right now there is a big gap between cheap imports and high $ high quality USA made blanks. Maybe your KDR 750 mandrel can be used to make a good fiberglass fly rod blank that a rodbuild
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7 months ago
David Miller
This is great to hear. The order I made last year was not the case but I even said then I hope the best for their business. There is not many made in the USA rod blank options around anymore which I feel personally is a shame.
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7 months ago
David Miller
It would be impossible to keep every single item in stock and still keep the pricing low.
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7 months ago
David Miller
I don’t build rods as a business only as a hobby whenever I have some free time which has not been often lately that being said we aren’t dealing with perishable or life saving products. A custom rod for Christmas should be ordered 3 months or more out to insure completion. Most companies I have dealt with will ship usps priority if I paid the extra cost when I needed an item more quickly. I thin
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7 months ago
David Miller
I am not sure if this was mentioned to you but wet the threads on the blank with water to get an idea how it darkens with epoxy. Gun metal gray regular will go clear with a dark tint without color preserver.
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7 months ago
David Miller
Try out an orange, rust and different shades of red.thread. Size A is plenty strong.
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9 months ago
David Miller
If the customer needs a rod blank with durability check out the Rod Geeks X Comps. I picked up a 730 blank awhile back but haven’t had the time to build it out yet with life getting in the way. When I do I will trim it down to 7’ for inshore, channel catfish and striped bass out of a kayak. It can be trimmed down to 6’6” with no reduction in power but I am sure it will slow the action down some b
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9 months ago
David Miller
My Barclay Synthesis 7’9” 4-5 weight parabolic fhas the stripper placed at 26.25 inches from the butt. My Lamiglas 7’4” 4 weight cut, ferruled and built out by Fred Paddock has the stripper at 27”. Both of these rods cast very well. The Lamiglas will load and cast with barely any fly line out of the tip. With that said many fiberglass fishers and builders tend to follow classic traditions suc
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9 months ago
David Miller
I think a fiberglass fly rod that bends more into the butt should have the stripper closer to the butt to distribute the load. Also short length rods intended for small streams usually entails short arm movements for casting and stripping. My 4-5 weight fiberglass rods ranging in length 7’, 7’4” and 7’9”!have their strippers around 26” from the butt. These are with down locking reel seats that pu
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1 year ago
David Miller
Also check out the Liberty blanks from Get Bit Outdoors. They are very good for the money and there is a good chance they are going to be on sale for July 4th. I built a P703 mainly for inshore popping for slot drums and speckled trout and it works great. If you are targeting bigger fish near structure I would step up to the P704.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Snake guides are the original no tangle guide design. I think oversized stripping guides aren’t needed but can see the benefit with fish that take off fast to help reduce a tangle. I have been shocked to cast some old rods with tiny metal strippers on how well they will still shoot plenty of line.
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1 year ago
David Miller
If you used PayPal, do a dispute and you will get a response back from NFC within 24 hours. I settled for a partial refund for my x Ray that has blemishes.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Sorry a Dallas Cowboy rod will not catch Carolina Cats. Had to have some fun. Are you wanting the rod to glow with LED inside? I don’t think the XC blanks are translucent enough to let light through. I haven’t tried the threads that glow in the dark but that would be a nice to have near the tip.
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1 year ago
David Miller
On a shorter fast action blank 2.25 inches would be very noticeable but on a longer more moderate action like that CB 78 it will be noticed but not nearly as much. I think it would still make a very usable rod but maybe for a different application such as popping or punch bait on a treble hook for channel cats.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Sounds like your friend may target flatheads in heavy cover using 30lb line. I am thinking the XC 733 trimmed from the butt would work best if that is the case. I have mine at full length it cast 3 oz and bait easily and will underhand lob up to 6oz and bait off a boat or pier with no issue. I really need to get a big catfish on to really put it to the test but I am confident that it has the back
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1 year ago
David Miller
Mod fast 8-14 1/4 to 5/8 sounds like what many would call a popping blank which is in there saltwater section. Some of their Mag Bass models say they are fast action but to me are not as fast as a St Croix fast. Rodhouse in France has a good website showing many of the NFC blanks with deflection pictures.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I would take an Eternity over a NFC HM any day just for Batson’s quality control, warranty and customer service.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Yeah they have more important issues to fix first which I hope they do. Not many USA made rod blanks to choose from anymore.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Many of the Deltas are the same blanks as their IM line but unsanded. That is why they are much cheaper, less labor cost and surely less blemished blanks. The difference in weight between sanded and unsanded is not much and supposedly the ridges increase durability but I think that is minuscule.
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1 year ago
David Miller
It depends on the rods intended use, lure weight, and size of the fish targeted. I would hold the blank like you are fighting a fish with butt under armpit or hip depending on preference and see where your hand wants to go for foregrip. Having someone else pulling down on the tip helps. I learned at the ICRBE from Mike Garone is that with the butt on your hip your arm fully extended on the foregr
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