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4 weeks ago
Norman Miller
The higher the temperature the faster the epoxy cures. I solved this problem many years ago by using a cold pack with a damp towel on top. Place your epoxy mixing container on top of it to keep it cool. Works well. Norm
Forum: rodboard
4 weeks ago
Norman Miller
That gauge is very useful tool it measures in both 1/64 of an inch and in mm, so you have a good tool. However, when you gave guide sizes as 4, 5, and 6 most of us were thinking of fly guide sizes. Because back in the day your rod as made, casting/spinning guides of those sizes in mm were not used to my knowledge. I’m thinking the smallest guide might be a size 6 or 8 and the largest a size 10 o
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5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Your line guide measuring tool may be giving you fly guide sizes. If the rod is from the 50s, 60s or even early 70s the guides probably did not have a ceramic ring, and were all metal guides. If they did have ceramic rings I’m pretty sure most of those guides used back then are no longer made. If you can post a picture of the guides someone may have them in their old guide stashes. Norm
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5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
I have used the MHX SJ9000 blank as a slip float rod for crappie, we don’t have walleye down here. It is a very nice blank, I build it with PacBay Minima M guides for the reduction train and Minima F guides for the runners, set up KR style. I use size 5 runners, which have an ID of about a 6 ceramic guide, could also use size 6 runners, but the 5s work. Norm
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5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
If you are removing the rear grip I have had good luck using a piece of PVC tubing to remove reel seats. Basically, a 3/4” PVC pipe will fit over the butt end of most freshwater blanks. Need a length of pipe that is several inches longer than the butt to the reel seat. With the pipe snugged up against the reel seat and you holding the blank above the reel seat, hit the PVC pipe with a hammer. Thi
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5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Call them and see if they will send a sample. They may also have more information. Norm
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5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
If you use to use Clemens Crystal Coat, It is still available. I believe that Klass Koat is the same stuff as the old Clemen’s Crystal Coat. Norm
Forum: rodboard
5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Crystal coat is very clear, and colorless, and it’s bubbles release and leveling properties are excellent. However, It’s major draw back is its cure time, which is very long. Unlike other epoxies which are mixed by volume at a 1:1 ratio of resin to hardener, Crystal Coat is mixed by volume at a 3:2 ratio of resin to hardener.. Just make sure you understand these properties before ordering. Norm
Forum: rodboard
5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Like Mick, I also believe that Dr. Hannemann’s CCS Concept was brilliant. However, I know that an IP weight (in pennies, grams, grains, or even ounces) is more useful to me because no conversion to ERN is required. Because of this I will continue to use iP to describe the power of blanks I use. With all due respect for everyone involved in this educating discussion I totally understand all argum
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5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
You don't need Torzite guides. SeaGuide makes some very nice guides with the RS or zirconia ring inserts that will work well. There are a lot of nice guides out there. American Tackle and PacBay also have titanium frames. Pick a brand and go with it. Norm
Forum: rodboard
5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Alps or Fuji are both very good guides. I personally like Fuji, but that’s me. The double foot Fuji KW guides would work quite well, and Fuji also makes both KB and KT running guides in a size 6 and they are quite durable. The only difference between the KB and KT guides is the size of the foot, which is longer and wider with the KB guides. The KBs are designed to be used in the mid section (bel
Forum: rodboard
5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Eleven guides on a 7’ Heavy power rod seems like a little over kill to me. Depending on the reel size I would use a double foot 12 stripper if using a higher profile reel or a double ft 10 stripper with a low profile reel. I would follow the stripper chosen with a size 8 or 6 double ft guide, respectively, for the extra strength they provide. The runners could all be single foot guides and shou
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5 weeks ago
Norman Miller
What do mean not a casting reel seat and wrong hood size? Those reel seats can be used for spinning or casting. Norm
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6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Never said it was an add on, I just stated it was a complication that is not needed to understand power and action. Norm
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Doing a CCS analysis on a blank is really a straight forward and simple process that anybody can successfully do. Basically, the amount of weight it takes to bend the blank 1/3 it’s length defines power, and the angle the blank tip exhibits when bent by this weight defines action. Simple, easy, and understandable. The addition of ERN to the mix, complicates and confuses many, because they look at
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6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Thank you Tom. The conversion chart will help. I know the NFC ERN chart used to be in the Library , which allowed one to convert any IP weight used to an ERN value. We have had this discussion several times in the past. I think such discussions are useful to give new members an idea what the CCS data is all about. CCS data is quite useful for comparing blanks. Norm
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Then tell me, when you personally do a CCS analysis in your shop on a rod blank from a manufacturer that does not give ERN values how do you directly measure ERN? The answer is you don’t! You measure the weight (in cents or grains or grams) required to bend the blank 1/3 it’s total length. This weight is the intrinsic power (IP) of the blank. To get the effective rod number (ERN) you have to conv
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
You have to have a conversion chart or formula to convert IP to ERN or vice versa. The formula was not given in the common cents articles and the conversion chart given only goes up to an IP = 62 cents as being an ERN of 7.9. Thus, it rather difficult for someone to do the conversions from IP to ERN and vice versa. Also changes in IP are not proportional to changes in ERN. For example, the chan
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6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Tom, I know what you are saying, but you are not seeing my point. If a manufacturer lists the power of their blanks by ERN (asPoint Blank does) then how does one compare that ERN number to their favorite blank which they personally measured it’s IP in grams. Like ERN , the higher the IP the more powerful the blank, thus IP to IP measurements are a valid way to compare blank power. In my opinion
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Mike B, ERN didn’t come first it was derived from the measured IP of a blank in grains to reflect a relative fly line weight. I know that the first 30’ of an 8 wgt fly line weighs more than the first 30’ of a 7 wgt fly line, but can you tell me what the difference is in grains, grams or cents? Norm
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6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
It’s useless for people like David and others who are measuring IP in grams or cents for their blanks and would like to know how these numbers compare to IPs of other blanks. For example, when given an ERN of 25.1 how does one compare this number to an IP value measured in grams or cents? Unless he has a conversion chart or a conversion program he has no ides that an ERN of 25.1 is equal to 764.0
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
David, unhide your email or email me. I have the conversion charts that you might be interested in having. There use to an NFC IP to ERN conversion chart in the library but it’s no longer there. NFC at one time published the CCS numbers for all their blanks but they no longer have it available, although this data has been archived it is hard to find. Norm PS - I agree ERN is a useless number u
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Trash it and get ThreadMaster or Hitena. They both seem to yellow less than other finishes I have tried, and cure in a reasonable amount of time. They also seem to me to have less problems with crystallization. As soon as it comes back into stock, I want to try the Gen4 epoxy, which sounds quite nice and worth a try. Norm
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Many of us here are veterans and do appreciate the heart felt thank you. Norm
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
I use the Flex Coat brushes and reuse them. Been using the same brushes for years. I have a 12 oz empty soda bottle with a small amount brush cleaner in it. When I’m finished applying epoxy, I remove the excess epoxy from the the brush with a paper towel, and put the brush in the bottle and cap it. When the bottle gets full of brushes, I remove them dry them off and store to reuse. The handle of
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
David, it is in the Simplified Common Cents System. Here is the quote from that article in the helpful hints section. “In order to provide relative results for your own work and to help ensure that your measurements will be relative to those of others, it is recommended that your forward support be no further along the blank than about 10% of its total length. For a 9 foot fly rod this would equ
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Basically, the Intrinsic power (IP) of a blank is the weight required to bend the blank 1/3 of it’s total length from the horizontal when supported at a point equal to 10% of the blank’s length. The Action angle is the angle of the blank tip when the blank is deflected 1/3 if it’s length. ERN is a conversion of the IP that takes into account the weight in grains of various fly line weights, and
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Try these. Norm
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
I just start the trim wrap, make as many turns as I want and add a half turn. For example, if I want a 4 turn trim wrap I make 4 1/2 wraps . I then bring in the main wrap thread in between the the trim wrap and the trim thread, make a turn to catch both the trim thread and the main wrap thread. I put my left thump over the cross over point and then cut the trim thread. Make a few more turns wi
Forum: rodboard
6 weeks ago
Norman Miller
Here’s the thread. Norm
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