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1 year ago
David Miller
Most folks hold the reel seat during presentation then move the hand higher up on the more cushioning cork or eva grip during the fight so any loss of sensitivity won’t be noticed. I am going to try a Winn grip out on a rod for kayak fishing, I can tell already that I am going to like the tackiness of it especially when wet. I think the ones made for Fuji look great.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I wonder if a Teflon spray would work. I have been using a wax product but very minimal.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Bent paper clip on the tip with masking tape to hold the ziplock bag with the weights.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Good choices so far , also check out the Rod Geeks XC 802. The XC are perfect pier rods with flexible tips that give the right amount of cushion going to a backbone with much power. 4 oz blank weight for the 802 so not heavy either.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Good call, The shortening to 6’6” takes the power down to 405 grams and AA around 68. I said wrong on the full length power it is 465 grams so a loss of 60 grams of power.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I can measure my blank tonight to let you know the difference. You can get a feel of what it would be like by holding the blank 8 inches up from your reel seat then either have someone pull down on the tip or flex it on the carpet to see the bend.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Best way to see for sure is to CCS measure at full length and at 6’6”. My SJ 732 blank is 86.5 inches so I braced 8.65 inches of the butt of blank on a shelf to test and it tested Power at 460 grams Action angle around 72. To test at 6’6”, mark the blank there with chalk or masking tape then brace 7.8 inches more up from the mark. My guess 8.5 inches cut off is going to lower the power and slow i
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1 year ago
David Miller
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > David - The NFC SJ762HM has a published IP= 462gm, > the NFC SJ762IM has an IP=400, neither the HM and > IM models have 7’3” SJ. I ordered and > received a NFC MB736 X-ray but I think it’s a > SJ736 based on it butt diameter (0.58” vs > O.49”), so I think they sent me the wrong blank. >
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1 year ago
David Miller
I used Alps MXN guides but used the heavier frame XN for the stripper just because is was just a little taller. As long as the stripper guide is tall enough to keep the line off the front grip while fighting a fish that is the main thing. The Fuji K guides are a little higher than most standard guides and should work very well for you. For the reel seat any of those mentioned will work fine.I
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1 year ago
David Miller
Sounds like you are close with it already going on .3 inch. I would try to open the id of tip top guide first a little bit then see how much do you need to sand the tip right at the spot where it wants to catch.A little sanding on a fiberglass tip shouldn’t be much of an issue. I built a Rod Geeks XC 733 very similar to what you want to do, Spiral wrapped going from a high frame 16mm to 8 mm a
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1 year ago
David Miller
Did a CCS measurement of my SJ 732 blank. IP 465 grams AA around 72
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1 year ago
David Miller
United Composites UC 703 at 10-17lb line 1/4-3/4 oz lure 5 tip .55 butt 2oz weight on paper looks very similar to St Croix SCIII 70mf in butt and weight specs. Everything else is subjective though such as action and line. This is where CCS measurements would come in really handy.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Typical used on rods with casting reels that are used for big fish that put much pullling force on the rod. The spiral wrapping will bring the force to the bottom where it wants to go like a spinning rod. This prevents twisting ,makes a more stable rod while fighting a fish and less guides needed to keep the line off the blank when loaded. Many like myself like even lighter rods such as bass or i
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1 year ago
David Miller
Check out the rod pictures page on fiberglassflyrodders forum.There are some very talented builders of fiberglass fly rods around the world that post pics on there. They have inspired me on the builds I am doing now for sure.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Awesome Gabriel! I will definitely get more thread and tippet from you there.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I am guessing you wanted a fast glass fly rod by buying an Epic, why do you want to slow it down with slower recovery by adding unnecessary weight? If you want fancy maybe keep it lower at the stripper guide and at the signature area in front of the cork to have the extra weight lower down.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I received a partial refund through PayPal , thought it was better going that route than paying for return shipping to get another blank or full refund.I am going to put a light coat of Permagloss to protect the carbon fibers at the area that has the scrapes. Luckily this for a personal build and I am not like many others that builds for customers that requires a 1st quality blank. I hope Nort
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1 year ago
David Miller
Those float blanks are going to be much different in action and power to the surf blanks.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Is that on the Talon website Derek? I know Talon is known for making surf blanks ideal for Westcoast or long distance with light casting weights.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Anglers Workshop has a 11’6” 1-3 oz surf blank in their private label line made in the USA by Talon. Casting 4 oz might be pushing it though.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I am communicating with Alex of NFC about my X Ray blank issue.
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1 year ago
David Miller
First nothing wrong about asking fishing questions on here and starting with the rod. They’re using long rods to be able to cast to or over the 2nd sandbar to catch the pompano and others that hold there most of the time.The reels look big because they have to hold at least 200 yards of line and it helps to have quicker line pickup. Now the whiting and sometimes others than be caught easily with
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
Rod Siemens Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > David Miller Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Another US manufacturer is United Composites. > > Anyone have experience with their DHX blanks? They made the same as the Graphite USA aka GUSA dual helix rods with same model #s maybe with improved mat
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1 year ago
David Miller
I really like the Hitena thread and the fly/ jig head boxes are very nice for the $. I will have to try their finish.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Another US manufacturer is United Composites.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Just found out that Cousins went out of business in the fall of last year. I hope I was wrong that they made the Liberty and Hydra blanks! I hate seeing businesses shut their doors that make a quality USA made product.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Get Bit Outdoors Liberty line of blanks are made in the USA and very high quality. Hydra NG are USA made too. Both I am pretty sure is made by Cousins Tackle to their specifications.
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1 year ago
David Miller
With my blank 1/2 inch short makes me wonder if it was trimmed too much on both ends because the measurements are both off. With a low modulus carbon or fiberglass blank it wouldn’t be much issue but being high modulus I think it would change the power, action and casting weight considerably. Most blanks I have built the tip sizing has been spot on and butt measurements very close.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Weird Norm, Mine has is but it looks adhered but my blank sure wasn’t trimmed off nice and straight. Looks like your blank wasn’t a clean cut too. Another thing is I tried to slip on a 4.5 tube tip top and it wouldn’t go at all even when rodhouse.fr has the specs for the 732 as 4.2 with a verified 4.5 tip top. Looks like mine is 5.0.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Depends on the blank, if it light weight low power and you want to make the build as light as possible move the guide closer to the ferrule. A heavier more powerful rod I would just leave the 1/2 inch gap. Casting performance is more important than aesthetics in my opinion. Another thought is to move the guide further away slightly , in some spinning guide setups it helps to smooth the line flow.
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