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3 years ago
Mark Talmo
Thanks to Rick, Dennis, Norman, Spencer and Ron for taking the time to help me. Mark Talmo
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3 years ago
Mark Talmo
And a glorious, good day to all you happy wrappers, and a previous thank you for those responding. This is only my third post as I am new to wrapping yet a long time (OK, old) fisherman. I have built one ultralight trout spinning rod, one 10-30 lb Black Diamond Hybrid bait casting saltwater rod, restored two other saltwater rods, as well as numerous guide replacements for friends when they learn
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Additional sincere thanks are due to Michael, Randy and Nick for their assistance and input. Nick, don't be so hard on yourself, you ARE helping. I have yet to contact United Composites, but certainly will. Randy, while I am not afraid of static testing and have utilized the procedure, being a newbie, I question my ability to do so precisely. I am probably being too critical of myself but am pret
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Nick and Russell, Thanks for the additional input. I could not agree more with Nick regarding matching the rod to the situation rather than what is best or better. An inexpensive rod and reel matched to the type of fishing will usually out-fish an unmatched high dollar combo. While I do not toss iron as much as live bait (sardines, mackerel, squid), I am pretty much set on a 9ft rather than 8
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Sincere thanks to Frank, Russell, Barry and Nick for responding. Admittedly, never heard of Rainshadow before but will certainly research them further. I am certainly not the most intelligent or informed, but cannot ignore a 4-for-4 count! Thank so so much, guys!!!! Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
At the risk of opening an unending debate, what do you guys consider the best, all-around, 10-40 lb, rod for Yellowtail, WSB, Calico and the occasional Tuna and Dorado while fishing the islands off SoCal? I had two Calstar rods made for me 30 years ago (before I realizing the benefits and satisfaction of building my own), but they are bigger and more for south-of-the-border trips. Now that I am f
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Thanks also, Chuck. Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
THIS FORUM IS GREAT !!!! Thank you Tom, Michael, Austin and Spencer for taking the time to help out the newbie. I appreciate your insight and willingness to share. Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
I just finished building my first rod and am quite pleased with the results. Thanks for the help from all who assisted, especially Roger Wilson. While I have seen many exposed blank casting reel seats, I have never seen one for a spinning rod. Is ones thumb too numb compared to fingers? I am considering machining a bit of the top of a spinning reel seat to expose about one inch of the blank but
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Thank you to all who replied to my post to help the newbie out. Special thanks to Roger who went far above the call of duty!!! Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Jay, Check out sollercomposites.com. I purchase all my 100 yd rolls of CF and Kevlar from them and have had the need for their biaxial woven hybrid CF/Kevlar sleeves from time to time (not for a rod as yet). Their sleeving options of fabrics, hybrids, colors, and three different weights is pretty dang extensive. Tell Jon, the owner, Craftsman Tech Composites referred you. MT
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Jay, Again, I am new to rod building yet old to composites and haven't used composite sleeving for a rod yet. I would imagine the light fabric would be preferd as the heavy, especially the hybrid CF / colored fiberglass, can be pretty dang stiff. Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Understood. Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Tom, With all due respect, I was simply sharing information with Dan and others who might not be as aware, proficient and professional as those such as yourself. Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
While new to the world of rod building, I am old to the world of composites. Assuming you and previous responders are referring to rigid woven carbon fiber / epoxy pieces and not the relatively new type CF designed to be sewn for apparel or what-have-you of which I have no experience, need or desire, you can make your own grips or add CF accents yourself. Although the epoxy used of rod building i
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Bill, Thank you for reponding. From the bit I know of Roger, I sincerely take your comment as a compliment of high regard. Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Jerry, Thank you for taking the time to respond. Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
Roger, Thank you for replying with your insight, ideas and photos as well. I will contact you additionally through your email. Mark T.
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4 years ago
Mark Talmo
I am a longtime fisherman, first time rod builder, and new to your website and the world of rod building. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and hopefully assist. Please allow me to briefly introduce myself and wrapper / dryer unit before asking a few questions to experts like you. Being a fabricator of many medias and end products, as well as a weekend and want-to-be machinist, it is
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