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1 year ago
David Miller
I wonder if you could take a more common 8’6” or very common 9’ blank and trim equally from both tip and butt sections to get to an 8 foot rod. I also wonder if the Nork Fork CB 704 Delta S Glass carbon composite blank would make a decent fly rod kept at 7’ or extended. At $40 shipped right now it is an incredible deal for a USA blank. Another thought is a low power popping rod blank and th
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1 year ago
David Miller
I do some kayak fishing in small lakes in the Triad area of NC and around Nags Head NC in the sound. The main thing that dictates rod length is the length of the kayak that you are using. You need to be able to direct the line around the bow especially when a good sized red drum decides to make a run straight under your kayak. I typically fish from 12 to 13 foot kayaks and like 6ft6in to 7ft3in r
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1 year ago
David Miller
Short fly rod for tight brushy streams is IMO in fiberglass wheelhouse. There are a few Seeker fiberglass spinning rod blanks that I have been told make good fly rods the 110 is a 4/5, SP 601 and SP702. Others models I have been told are too fast and judging by a fiberglass blank that short with a butt diameter greater than 1/2 inch I would say so. For blanks around $40 each they are something I
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1 year ago
David Miller
You won’t regret going with the X Ray for your build.
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1 year ago
David Miller
The Delta blank quality is excellent especially for the $. If this is a go to rod that will be used very often I would opt for the X Ray since it is already in your preferred length and greater power to weight ratio for more sensitivity to bites. At 65% off it is certainly the time to get one if you can swing it. Can’t wait till I have some time to build my SJ 732.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I just got in a X Ray SJ 732 rod blank that I probably won’t have time to build until after the holidays. I need to do a CCS measurement to find out how fast and it’s power but it feels quite light and fast action. Should be great for finesse bass. Also picked up a Delta MB 664 and I like the non sanded blank look and is a good value.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Russ, They have been pretty quick to respond about blank ?s through Facebook and I called and talked to Scarlet who was really nice and helpful getting the x Ray blank added on. I didn’t hear anything for awhile and was getting antsy until they sent an email showing it was shipped with tracking. It was at my door step across the country in 2 days in a thick cardboard shipping tube with excell
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1 year ago
David Miller
Patience is a virtue. Easier said than done though. I made an order for a mb 664 on July 16 then added a X Ray SJ 732 on 8-21 when they were running 65% off for 2 or more blanks plus free shipping. I received both of them on 9-28 and they both look and feel great especially the X Ray as it feels powerful for it's weight and fast action. For less than $120 I received 2 quality USA rod blanks fo
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1 year ago
David Miller
PVC 4x4 fence post 8 ft long for around $20 and can hold many rods and no rolling around. Can even use the pvc fence post as caps for on the cheap. Somebody can surely make it look nice covered in a nice covering with wood caps.
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1 year ago
David Miller
10 lb test mono or fluorocarbon is much different than someone using 10 braid . I didn’t see any of those rods selling for $550, I agree if they were I would much rather get a North Fork X Ray or Point Blank custom built exactly to your usage.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I think the mass produced rod companies has to use a guide setup that works for a huge range of conditions.Fishing line manufactures lb rating and diiameters is all over place, such as a 14lb fireline is more like someone else’s 20lb braid. Then spinning reel diameter sizes between manufacturers is different as well. Much different than a custom rod builder that can build a rod specifically for s
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1 year ago
David Miller
For my hand grip I don’t like a size 16 pipe spinning seat and much prefer a 17 or 18mm . The only exception is the seats with the palm swell like the Aero. Go with the size that suits you best.
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1 year ago
David Miller
I like a longer fore grip on a spinning reel especially for kayak fishing to keep the butt a touch shorter. I think an up locking pipe seat with a dense Eva grip is fine, I can always put a finger directly on the blank for extra sensitivity. Another thing I like is a carbon fiber tube with an attached plate reel seat. One crazy thought of mine is too attach a Fuji plate seat to a carbon skinne
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1 year ago
David Miller
Maybe the black rubber wheel well sound deadening spray that can be found at auto part stores.
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1 year ago
David Miller
So I understand like you Tom, decisions decisions can rack your brain.
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1 year ago
David Miller
So I understand like you Tom, decisions decisions can rack your brain.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Looks like their SJ 732 has more power than the MB 733. Might have to check it out. Already ordered a Delta MB 664. Looking to build a spin rod faster and a little stronger than my P703 good for light plastics and jigs for bass, specs and up to upper slot redfish.
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1 year ago
David Miller
They have responded back pretty quickly through Facebook messenger. I have been looking at those x rays. Just wish that they had more models available because there is a big jump from 3 to 6 power. Rodhouse in France has some info about those blanks on their site.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Check with Marty Romeo from Deep Bend Rodworks found on Facebook of fiberglassflyrodders, he may have some James Green blanks for sale or can give you Mr. Green’s contact info.
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1 year ago
David Miller
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > All the Lamiglas 3s I've messed with CC'd as mid > to high 2s. The 6 piece 6 1/2 ft. 3, CC'd as a low > 2. Same here when I CC’d my 7’ 3 weight 2 piece. Action angle around 65 which is certainly not slow but many says this blank is slow. I think many get power and action confused.
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1 year ago
David Miller
James Green can make them as light as a 1 wt in fiberglass. Mechanically fiberglass is a better material for light line fly rods but ones under 3 weight is just not popular due to it being a very small niche.
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2 years ago
David Miller
From the info I have gathered mainly from Billy Vivona is that they are 30% S glass 70% carbon. Both materials going linear through the blank with more % glass near the tip.
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2 years ago
David Miller
I have a XC 733 rod that I built out a while ago and agree that is moderate fast action. The 730 is fast action but Billly did mention he designed them as the power goes up the blanks get more moderate action. When I get the chance I really need to CCS measure it to see what the action angle and power is of the 730 blank as I am curious to find out.
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2 years ago
David Miller
Here is a pic of the XC 730 under load from the X Comp Facebook page. I plan on cutting my blank down to 7’ from the butt which won’t affect the power or action much at all but will make it a little lighter.
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2 years ago
David Miller
I haven’t had the chance to build it up yet but I think the new Rod Geeks XC 730 would be perfect.It has a soft s glass fast tip going to a strong mid and a very powerful butt section.Hopefully Billy that designed the blank will see this to chime in.
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2 years ago
David Miller
If you are using a level wind reel your first guide from it may be 10 degrees the opposite direction of the spiral for the line to lay down evenly on the spool. I did that with my X comp build so I can use both kinds of reels and I like the line to lay in the middle of a non level wind reel anyways. On that build I went from a 16mm down to a 12,10 to 8. I would have changed anything I would skip
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2 years ago
David Miller
REC
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2 years ago
David Miller
I sure hope they get their service all together. There is not many made in the USA rod blank manufacturers and it sounds like they make a quality product.
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2 years ago
David Miller
I don’t know about Prokote high build but with Threadmaster high build if you heat it before putting on the wraps it really shortens the pot life and will have to work very fast putting it on. Some folks that have experience and skill at it to be quick this may not be an issue. For me I do best to prevent bubbles while mixing, apply starting from the tip going to the butt and then hit the wraps w
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2 years ago
David Miller
Yes that is very odd behavior.. but quite normal for us.
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