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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
It would be pretty easy to turn some EVA foam for the purpose of the fill ends / winding checks.
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Tom, Another thing to look out for when you come across this, is to make sure you have the right sized guide. I have had this happen to me before because a lot of the time these small guides can get mixed up with the guides in the storage bin next to the ones you want. This can happen at your house or the place you are buying from. Its a good idea to lay out the guide train in the order of posit
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I believe the greatest challenge for a blank manufacturer is to consistently reproduce models that will perform similar to each other. The rod blanks that are manufactured in foreign factories present even greater challenges with quality control and the amount of tolerances allowed due to lack of supervision. It really comes down to a job for a person in that factory or a craft. In the U
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Thanks Tom, Excellent video. Looks like a lot of fun.
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
How to spool line on a spinning reel without it twisting. Spend $45 (Watch video, it is near the end of it)
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I second that Roger. Very frustrating. I guess that's better than snapping the almost finished rod into as many pieces as possible.
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does the diameter of the reel spool have any > influence on the gathering guide selection for a > spinning rod, or is it chiefly determined by some > other factor, and if so, What? I don't build a lot of spinning rods so I am also interested in the answer. Is there a formula for spool diameter as to
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I have been doing 7s up to the tip section where I will use 6s, on an 8 wt. KW 16, KW 8 then L 7s to the tip section and then 6s with a 7 tip top, all ceramic. You save a little weight at the tip. Seaguide has L Ti framed guides that are very light. I like the Fuji KW Torzites for strippers. 12 Guides and a tip top put the stripper about an inch from the ferule for a 4 pc rod. I am getting 90' n
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My float rods with 4 mm guides, some even smaller > never have line wraps, midwest rods with big > running guides to decrease icing seem to, unless > you space the tip guides close. Line control I > think is the issue, one reason, or the reason, so > many guides have started being put on rods.
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
The thread was contaminated, not the blank. i have had this happen before because there was contamination on the thread. There is really nothing you can do about the thread when it gets contaminated, it usually machine oil are something similar and the acrylic water based color preserver will go around it and stick to the threads without the oil next to it. The epoxy will penetrate or mix with th
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
At one point I did golf clubs, and the Winn Grips always had to be replaced way before other brands like Golf Pride.
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I am not even as involved as you are Tom, but I was having some finish problems years ago and simply started heating the wrapping epoxy before mixing. Just about every problem I was having went away. You may already be doing this, but it just could be a simple solution that you are looking for (Dryer RPM?). Also, are you doing the finish in one coat only?
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I guess you are talking about the walleye spin fishing rod. You will need coarse Burl cork rings and black EVA rings 1 1/4" x 1/2" and some wide band trim rings that will be the same diameter as the finished grips. Also a reel seat with a hooded nut and insert that you will make out of cork. Glue up the cork rings and the EVA rings in the desired pattern along with the insert pi
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
To me, a person will use what he has and make it work whether the line matches the rod or not. He may not know it would work better with a different line but it will be what he perceives, as working. I fish all over also and often go up or down a line weight, with the same rod, depending on the conditions. I learned how to cast in saltwater and I totally agree with both Phils and I will add that
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Buy American, you don't want to take a chance of getting the Corona virus from a contaminated product. LOL. I always will buy American over imported anyway. Most of the polymers that are used in epoxy and polyester resins come from US chemical plants. I have also noticed how Corona beer is on sale now too. Is it the same in other parts of the country?
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I usually do a split grip and do it on the blank area between the rear grip and the butt. It does add a little weight but I have not noticed any decrease in sensitivity. The larger part of the rod near the butt makes a better wrap just because you have more area. Also adding a little weight behind the real seat usually helps with the balance of the rod and reel. The most sensitive rod you can mak
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Larry, If you click on my name it will show my email, I wiil send a message. I have unlocked it. Give me a hollar we can exchange information. I was really looking forward to going to the ICRBE this year to put some faces on some of the guys on here, but now my work is sending me to California next weekend. Pretty bumbed out, I had already made arrangements to transport some blanks back with me.
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I learned a lesson about 5 years ago (it took 3 years of being stupid); Don't build rods for tournament fishermen or professional fishermen, and if you do, no Warranty whatsoever even if the manufacturer warrants the blank. Just try to get the broken rods back and salvage the guides and maybe even metal winding checks. Take the blank back to where you got it and see if they will give you somethin
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4 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
I use positive pressure masks at work for IDLH atmospheres. We are using mostly grade D breathing air that includes SCBA type systems. It is highly advisable to be fit tested for these types of mask. Without the correct fit they will not seal properly and what you are trying to prevent from breathing can get in. You may be able to get by with just an air purifying respirator, this does not have p
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Chuck, Not sure if this will help but look at Japanese style saws. This is what I use for precise cuts for grips. Lance
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Am leaning to down locking due to the different level from the nut to the grip. Others that are more even from one end to the other I would do it up locking but this particular seat has a strange feel to me up locking.
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Ken Brown 2 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am more curious as to why a med/heavy if you are > only using 8lb line.... Myself also. I would think a light or maybe a medium light blank would be better for 8 lbs line. How are you going to use the finished rod?
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
The NFC saltwater blanks cast a light lure pretty good, I cast down to a 1/16 oz jig head with a P-703-1 (Lambda LMX) medium light, fast blank. I have found that a 7'6" ML blank will also do it a little better.
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Building on a Fuji blank PB76MF and am going to use a Fuji TVS-TJK17 Reel Seat. My questions is to others that have used the same reel seat; Which way do you prefer to put them (up locking or down locking) and why. What is most comfortable and feels better for casting? Also have you had issues with the insert being too small, the one that is supposed to fit in it or have I got the wrong one. Wha
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The PB69MXF has an AA = 76 degrees, IP = 580 gm, > and wgt = 1.81 gm > The PB691MLXF has an AA = 77 degrees, IP = 513 gm, > and wgt = 1.58 gm > Both are great blanks, and both will easily throw > over a 1/2 oz. > Norm X3. Great Blanks
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Donald, Try this but make sure it has not expired at the store before you purchase. It is a polyether silane based product without the phthalates and isocyanates. Not sure if it will give you an allergic reaction but I don't believe it has bisphenol A diglycidyl ether like epoxy resins. I know it has an excellent bond and is waterproof but it is white in color so it may not be good for putting
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Larry, I have been building rods for the Texas Gulf Coast for more than 30 years. Back in the 90s I was using the G. Loomis IMX salmon / steelhead medium light, fast (by 90s standard) blank; I believe one of the blanks I used was a HS 9000-B or a 9003. These were blanks that were originally intended for spinning rods, but I was making casting rods with them because I liked the template or the ma
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Jawohl herr Dittert. Ich wohne in Rosenberg!
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Yes you can and I do. I have removed guides (KT & KB) from rods that I have built that did not have them and they were still difficult to remove. So I really don't think it matters but I am OCD and now I do it every time. Why is it that someone from Texas always say their from Texas and not the city they live in; like a pilot will always tell you he is a pilot or a guy who owns a Porsche will
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5 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
The guides dictate the bend or torque in the rod and will be the greater factor over the minor part or influence of any "spine" inherent in the rod.
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