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5 years ago
David Parsons
send me an email I might have some one in wildwood I will talk to them
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5 years ago
David Parsons
Chad I use a 90 degree air grinder with 1.5 inch sanding disks I start sanding the tip if it is hot glue the friction will heat it up and they will come off if it is epoxy I sand till there is a split in the tube and the heat expands the tube and I take a pair of pliers and peel off. I do 30 to 40 rods in a hour .try to file a split in the tube then then apply heat.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
thanks for the help if i get these rods to reguide i will take a guide into work and the one guy i the QC department goes fishing with me and has put guides on a machine that tell % of alloys he has done it before and the fuji tip we did was a good stainless steel.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
I was at a fishing flea market this weekend and was asked about titannium guides corroding in use in salt water. The guy told how he bought some rods and the guides have corrosion on them. Are titanium guides corrosion proof ????? thanks for the help
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5 years ago
David Parsons
you just invented the sprial reel seat rod!!!!!
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5 years ago
David Parsons
I have a wooden fixture that holds a deck plate off of a penn conventional reel which when put into a reel seat will hold the rod straight or level for putting guides on i use a over head light that shines to shows the top of the ridge of the blank. I turn the rod over to put the tip on because i found it was easy to line it up from the back.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
what does 1+ mean on the bushido GT popping blank listing under pcs thanks for the help
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5 years ago
David Parsons
Don thank you i will check it out
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5 years ago
David Parsons
I have a friend ask me to build him a 8ft rod for amberjack fishing they use 60 -80 lbs braid he whats a lite rod modfast action, heavy power one blank i looked at was ST CRIOX 2SWS80HM any others recomendation ? thanks for the help
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5 years ago
David Parsons
michael danek good point about reels seats i stand corrected .
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5 years ago
David Parsons
Can you weld the parts together than anodise ? anodise gets down in the pours of the alumiun and the epoxy might not give a good bond , when they anodise they first put the part in a cleaner that is heated up then it goes into the anodise tank that is also hot. epoxy before hand might not hold because of the heat..
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5 years ago
David Parsons
bob if the two piece is at the reel seat just get a reel seat thatis two peice they are still for sale.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
Tom Thank you
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5 years ago
David Parsons
I just bought some parts on a house clean out sale the lables says varmac sg is one type my questions are how old would these be and are they a good brand and what happened to the company???????
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5 years ago
David Parsons
Joe id at rear 0.900 od is1.050 to 1.070
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5 years ago
David Parsons
I too like the hot glue for guides it is differant than the tip top glue stick as after you are done the wrap you can still move the guide around.flex coat makes it
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5 years ago
David Parsons
Jim i have the same problem on rods i rebuild what i do now is take a file and file the tube on the tip down to the blank and split the tube to get it off. they must have used a epoxy not hot glue.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
jaret rod dancer makes a rod varnish it does not smell bad cleans up the brush with water and i have used it on rod to recoat rebuilds i did . IT is less strong i think that is what your question was about not where you live.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
jaret the gator blank the i did had rings on it and was not a smooth finish. What I did was after the wraps where done and coated i mix up some rod finish and coated the blank in between the guide wraps with a thin coat of the finish. I fished with that rod jigging with a good bend in the rod and it held up.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
My first time building was a casting rod. I let a lot of friends that are full time fishing captains try it they all took there first cast then turned to me with a big smile and said wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 years ago
David Parsons
great love those grips you can get a good hold on the rod for casting ,jigging
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5 years ago
David Parsons
miles I have built with those blanks and found no problems and they have held up to some pretty good size fish. the only thing was one of the pink color blank faded out on a freinds that I built it for her but she used it ever day during the summer and it took a lot of sun light.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
Mudhole puts things in there catalog that they don't have on page 122 the cross cut grips Vjfg-31 go to there site put those number in and see what happens.I wait for one on back order for along time and then was told no longer available. but i got my catalog today and there they are.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
. the crb e-glass blanks are a nice blank for the money I built some boat rods with them.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
145. Re: Why?
I rebuild more rods than i make new one I start by wanting to do my favorite rod that i caught a lot of fish with and couldn't one that I liked to replace it with.Then I started rebuilding rod for my relative because to show them that i appreciated them letting me go fishing for free for the last 45 years on there party boats they pay for parts and labor is on me I did over 150 rods last winter.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
guys I would love to see the spec of that blank and know what you cut it down to as i have someone talking to me about a black fish rod. thanks ofr the help
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5 years ago
David Parsons
I Take a file and file the wrap down on top of the guide foot{ so not to hit blank} if two foot guide do both. pop guide off of blank peel thread and finish of of that area and find thread end and pull thread out from under finish this will make finish pop off .some rod finish needs a little heat and i use a heat gun to soften and i use a old credit card or use up gift card to scrape finish off
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5 years ago
David Parsons
thanks for all the tips the damage area is in a small area of the grip it looks like where the top of the rod holder put some chew markers on it and a piece missing out of fore grip.I never used any pit paste before but i will give it a try first before replacement. don"t know if he would go for other grips as this is his a 30 yr old star rod that is his favorite rod.
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5 years ago
David Parsons
I learned from someone can't remember who if tip was to small to take the prong of a fork, or a nail and open up the tube of the tip and have tried it and it worked. like to swage it open larger like what air conditioning tech do to copper tubing
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5 years ago
David Parsons
150. Pit paste
How big of a pit does this fill in? I have a rod I'M working on new eyes for a freind and the cork handle is chewed up from what it looks like to me by a rod holder.was wondering if i could use this to fill in and sand smooth? THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP IN ADVANCE DAVID PARSONS
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