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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Fasten the right size crutch tip to a 3/8" dowel, chuck the dowel in your drill motor, mount the drill in a vise, put a wood rest on your bench and whittle away. The only trick is mounting the crutch tip to the dowel in the center.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Why would you go through all that @#$%& when you can slide on a reel seat, glue it and be done? Epoxied/super glued for guides? Just wrap them with thread. Flex Coat and Mudhole have videos how to build a rod, check them out.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
About the lightest I found except for flyrod tip tops are Minima Rod Tops Model MVT.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I also wear glasses and wore the flip ups for many years until.... One of my fishing buddies had a pair of Cocoons that I tried on. I could see so much more with the Cocoons that I'm on my 4 th pair. I wear the amber lenses for mostly fresh water fishing.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I use a couple of Rainshadow immortal blanks for finesse bass fishing and love them. My rods are shorter than you like but are very sensitive and extra fast for 6-15 lb line.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
IMO it's a fly rod with a spinning reel.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I like the feel and looks of split grips and they're lighter.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I've been using the box method for more years than a lot of people have been alive with good results. I built a thread tension holder with a couple of pieces of wood @ right angles, a 1/4" bolt, 3 washers, a spring and 2 nuts. I made a dryer from a BBQ spit motor. Everyone calls me cheap but I'm just frugal.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I made 2 rods for the same application with a Rainshadow walleye blank IMMWS62MXF. One I cut to 5'6" and the other I left 6'2". I wanted the most sensitive and lightest rod I could find and it works. I use 6 and 8 lb mono and a super light reel.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I've been repairing/building rods since the 50s and had to either improvise or figure things out myself until I joined this forum. I didn't know what I didn't know until I got on here, thanks guys.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Gotter done. I used the sanding drum on the drill press for most of the shaping and hand sanded for the finish. I bought a surform sander and tried a dremel with a sanding drum but the drill press drum was much better and didn't remove too much material. It only took me a week. If I had to do it over I'd cut the Power Hump reel seat off and use a straight grip but hindsight is 20-20. There i
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I received the stuff, eva, to build my handle on a power hump rod I dredged up from the lake. I like the power hump reel seat so I kept it. I drilled the handle offset and cut the bevel on the piece of eva but don't know how to shape it. I chucked up a round sanding disk in my drill press and carved a bit but it didn't seem like the thing to do. i have to reduce the rear of the grip about 1/4
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I used a rod with a power hump for about 10 years until it went in the lake last year, and like it too. I have the butt end of a broken power hump rod so I'll try and duplicate it.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Roger. I was thinking about drilling the foam at an angle but your suggestion sounds so much easier so that's what I'll do. I measured and will need a chunk of EVA about 1 1/2" in diameter.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Roger. I was going to use the reel seat but don't know how to ream the EVA to fit where the blank comes out of the reel seat. Do I have to get an undrilled piece of EVA and drill on an angle, or? The guides are good and I cleaned and lubed the Shimano reel and used it last week. I have a couple of Basspro Extreme rods that I use and they're pretty good.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Last Dec 29th I wrote a question about a handle for a rod I fished out of the lake. I was asked to post a picture but don't know how to add it to this post so it's in the photo section under my name. I want to put a split EVA grip with no forgrip. The rod is a basspro extreme 6'6" casting. I just got home and want to start on it. As you can see the blank comes out from the bottom of the
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
Personally I don't think the not made in USA is the main problem. Small businesses, if they want to succeed, cannot carry huge inventory to sit on shelves until a sale, so they order less.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I have a set of really small drills and have drilled the tip top to fit.
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1 year ago
Alex Weissman
I have a store bought rod with those guides and the 1st microwave is 22" from the center of the reel seat. The next few are 33", 42" and 49 5/8".
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
Okuma RTS 25 or 30. Under 7 oz 6:1 gear ratio 7+1 bearings. I've been using one for a couple of years with good results. I fish several times a week all year.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
I made a spring and washer tensioner and it works fine. It must be locked with double nuts or the tension will change.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks guys.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
Broke my crappie rod last week and am looking for a blank to build another one. Requirements are 5'6" or 6' moderate action 2-4 lb line. Fairly sensitive and inexpensive. I usually use a 1/32oz jig head with a grub or tube or 1/32 or 1/16 oz Beetle spin. Thanks.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
I put Minima guides on a store bought rod last year to increase the sensitivity and it worked great.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
Do what Spencer said, put on your fishing clothes and try to cast. I've had to cut several store bought rods when they hit my clothes. 14" is way too long for me.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
I was on my lake last week and it was in the mid 40s, which was too cold for me. I went to central FL this week and my neighbors blamed me for the cold here.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
Mark, Since you're from the left coast you might remember rail plates. They are rubber coated flat plates that bolted to the rod above the fore grip. I used one for rock cod fishing on party boats with a Sabre rod, Penn 6/0 reel and 80 lb dacron line. We used sinkers up to 5 lbs and fished up to 600' deep. Rested on the rail they kept the rod from twisting and saved your body from lifting al
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
I have a Starrett dial pair I've been using for 20+ years. They're easy to see for me. Before that I used verniers.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
The rod is 6 1/2' mh BassPro Extreme. I'm not with the rod but I think it has 4 double foot and 4 single foot guides. I'm going to leave the fore grip off. I won't see the rod for about 3 months so I'm not in a hurry.
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2 years ago
Alex Weissman
Lynn has the right reel seat. It's round and the blank comes out of the bottom of the reel seat. Yes it has the weight system which I will use. I'm thinking about using a large piece of EVA and drilling it off center. The blank sort of cleaned up and the guides and wraps are serviceable. It won't look like a new rod but it'll catch fish.
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