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1 year ago
David Miller
So I took my SJ 732 blank and measured it. Butt diameter 17/32 inch with a blue sticker with 882 on it 5.0 tip Weight 1.98 oz Length is 1/2 inch short of 7’3”, are yours shorter as well David and Norm? I would CCS measure it but I first need to deal with the blem issue with North Fork tomorrow.
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1 year ago
David Miller
David, Did you weight your blank before and after sanding it? Just curious.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I too highly doubt sanding off the excess resin would make a rod softer unless somebody got a little too happy with the sanding. Sanding for the manufacturer is certainly more time and labor, probably more blem blanks and maybe slightly less durability so that might be why they chose not to do so.
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
I meant their Legend Glass that Roger is wanting to buy.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I was pointing out that Tackle Tour’s # was with RDA and like you I much prefer CCS. As to price one can buy an X Ray right now for $110 then $19 for flat rate shipping which is cheaper than Point Blank. My guess is high mod blanks are priced much higher not only because of material cost but also the manufacturer knows there will be more warranty claims to cover. Then if it is made in the USA
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1 year ago
David Miller
Aren’t the St Croix crankbait rod blanks made of all glass and the Rod Geeks glass/carbon composites? Maybe Rod Geeks can order them if the demand is there.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Rodhouse has SJ 736 at 2.2 oz .57 butt and MB 736 2.3 oz .58 so not a huge difference between the two.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I just saw online that Tackle Tour did a comparison of the X Ray MB 736 vs a MHX of the same length and rating. It was 547g but in RDA which is higher than the listed specs of the PB 73mxf. Blank weight from them and rodhouse.fr is 2.3 oz for the MB 736. I really like all of the deflection comparison pics at roadhouse.fr , hopefully they will do the same with the x rays. Mudhole could sell som
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1 year ago
David Miller
I was joking around about the break strength test. The ???? was a smiley face yomogi. It is fun Friday. Looking forward to your review of the X Ray when you fish with it. I was going to start my build once my carbon fiber grips arrive but it looks like it will get pushed back after this blank issue is handled. I understand mishaps happen and still plan on buying from North Fork Composites in t
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1 year ago
David Miller
Where is the dead lift till breakage test Norm? ???? I agree with you manufacture ratings are all over the place due to subjectivity and intended use ie inshore vs bass. Could the X Ray blank due to it’s design have more material weight right near the butt than the PB which is canceled out strength wise using CCS measuring as it is below the 10% of the blank? It also seems faster
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1 year ago
David Miller
I was about to CCS measure my X Ray SJ 732 , took a good look over and noticed some flaws near the tip that made my heart sink. Looks like some scrapes going from the tip to 3 inch down. If it was near the butt I wouldn’t worry about it. I am certainly not a complainer but it looks like I need to contact North Fork Composite. The Delta blank that I ordered with it looks fine.
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
I will have to try the new tensioner with Teflon washers
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1 year ago
David Miller
There is a fine line. Moderation is key.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I do the sanding outside on my rod wrapping lathe then blow it clean with the air compressor before bringing it back inside. As for the best lathe for the $ the Alps has the best headstock but I like the thread tensioner that puts pressure on the spool not the thread like my Pac Bay. The new CRB headstock upgrade from Mudhole looks promising.
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
Put the rod in a rod holder at an angle so you can grab the tip to pull down.Another option is to brace 12” of the butt on a shelf near eye level with the rod horizontal but at that point I would just do a Common Cents measurement to find the action and power to know for sure. Both ways would be much easier and safer than using a ladder.
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1 year ago
David Miller
This is from an email announcement from Rod Geeks, maybe with enough demand they can offer some SC3s. “Let us know if there are some models we should add to our lineup, SC1 - SC5. We have been basing all of our product development on customer input for 5 years and we will continue to do so. “
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1 year ago
David Miller
Hate to see great USA made rod blanks being taken off the market. If all decide to sell direct their blanks or only sell completed rods that is not good for the rod building supply businesses. They have to make ends meet so my guess is components and supplies will go up in price.
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1 year ago
David Miller
10mm is the O.D. of the ceramic insert.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Traditional snake guide layout would be 2/0,2/0,1/0,1/0,1,1,2,2,3 with light wire snakes then a 9mm metal stripper or 10mm ceramic stripper guide. You could also make it non traditional to make the tip a touch lighter weight by using 1 additional 2/0 and 1/0 and cut down on the 1 and 2 size.
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
At that length and line weight I would also check out fly rod blanks made of S glass fiberglass. The Steffen 8’ 3/4 is a very sought out but also CTS Quartz which I handled at the ICRBE that felt great. Another blank that is made in the USA that has received great reviews is Livingston fly rods.
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
7 snake guides should be enough but certainly 8 tops. An 8mm carbide or chrome stripper guide going to a 1 size snake then progressively down to 2/0 near the tip such as 2 1s,2 1/0 and 3 or 4 2/0s. Or non conventional would be 6 or 7 2/0s going to a 1 then stripper. If you look up Tadpole fly rods in fiberhlassflyrodders I believe there are several post about the Batson SPG builds.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Since it sounds like you don’t need a multi piece fly rod for transport, how about a 1 piece e glass blank like the Batson SPG 780 for around $18. I have heard that is makes a very good 3/4 weight fly rod. Brook trout will hit decent size flies and when the wind picks up I would rather have a 3 that can handle a 4 line vs a 2 weight.
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
I am big fan of made in the USA rod blanks and especially North Fork Composites. With that said I wish they would go with an everyday reasonable price and shipping around $20 and maybe every once in awhile do a small sale to keep the volume consistent. This makes me think of what Tom has said many times that you can have only have 2 out of 3 Quality, Price and Service.
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1 year ago
David Miller
A saltwater pier rod can also be used for freshwater fishing such as catfish. The Rod Geek X Comps are perfect pier/ catfish rods and their SG, Bass 2 or Inshore series would do well too. If you underhand pitch from the pier soaking bait you don’t need a rod with a lure rating as high as if you are overhead power casting the same weight. A blank rated 3/4-2 can underhand lob 3 no problem. With t
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
That is odd, I just ordered some carbon fiber grips a few days ago and the shipping was free.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Yeah the ratings are all different because it is all subjective to personal opinion and casting ability. I have a St Croix Avid rated 3-8 and it will lob 8 but I wouldn't want to go full power. 4-5 oz is best for me with it. Also have an All-star 1266 rated 1-4 oz that will sling a 2 oz spoon and still cast 4 oz lead and bait decent, it might lob 5 just haven't tried it because I go to my Avid in
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
Moderate action blanks due tend to have a broader lure range than faster action and is better keeping a fish buttoned up with treble hook lures. The downside is less sensitivity using non moving baits and slower to pull fish away from cover. So it depends on your fishing conditions, if you fish open beach with treble hook lures the moderate action would excell. If you fish off bridges or piers or
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
David Miller
I would check out the North Fork Composites Delta hybrid blanks either the 704 or 705 depending on the lure weights or fishing in cover. Pretty positive that these are the same blanks used in Kistler's Feel n Reel rods. They are still 65% off with free ship as of now.
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1 year ago
David Miller
What weight lures will you be casting? Anglers Workshop has their private label, a 9ft 2-6 oz rated made in USA by Talon for $122. One of the Salmon blanks from North Fork Composites may work great with plugs and other treble hook lures and at 60% off with free shipping that would get you under budget. I believe their lure ratings are for trolling so a 1-6 oz rated blank is probably half
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1 year ago
David Miller
I am really like my Lews Speed Spool Inshore reel that I bought off of @#$%& for a good deal. It has a strong smooth drag, lightweight and a good simple to adjust magnetic cast control. I do agree that there are many good baitcasters from Shimano, Daiwa,Abu and 13 fishing as well.
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