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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Thanks yet again, Tom. Hopefully the topic is not dead and those attending will reply.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Roger, I cannot thank you enough for starting this topic!!! Thank you also for those replying; Tom, Norman, Michael, Jeffery, Spencer, John, David and from the number of replies received so quickly thus far, thanks to those who have not replied yet for adding additional information. It is obviously a widespread and ongoing issue which some of you have apparently developed methods of re-spooling
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Thanks, Tom. I hope your ICRB Expo went well. I wanted to attend but just could not quite swing it; it is 3000 miles away for me rather than 30 minutes to Long Beach, CA for the Fred Hall Show although yours concentrates on custom rod building. So, which RB.O vendors, sponsors and members will be attending the Fred Hall Show? Thank you for taking the time to reply.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Tom, Sponsors and Membership, Am I allowed to ask who will be attending the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach, CA this coming weekend?
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Another way to find guides in the carpet is to remove your shoes.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Gary, EXCELLENT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will remember that one for sure. Thanks for sharing Lynn, so there is your answer (unless 250* is required) LOL.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
I have only spoken with Bill Batson on the phone but certainly agree he is very interested with assisting in decision making and just generally a very nice man.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Norman, I am not allowed to use my wife’s hair dryer LOL!
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Lynn and Norman are veteran-wise to be cautious of over-heating the blank as should anyone/everyone else!!! Take it slow and gradually build up to the heat required. Maybe I am spoiled as my heat gun has 6 temperature and 2 air-flow settings. Lynn, if you have to ask, it may be too late LOL.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Peter, Allow me to offer my novice yet attentive perspective. The KR Concept is quite profound in performance! Unless utilizing a 6-6.5 telephone pole of a blank, most would assume a <2000 size reel being incorporated. Spooled with braid or <10lb mono/flouro, I would build according to Fuji’s KR Concept = KL-16H, 8H, 5.5M followed by KB, KT runners of your choice. Larger reels/line size wo
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Ken, A heat gun can be your best friend in removing 95% + of the thread finish with the least amount of effort. Done correctly with a compliant finish and heat, the thread can actually be used to remove the epoxy by simply unwinding the thread. The following procedure has worked extremely well for me in all but a very few circumstances; 1.) With a razor blade or utility knife, cut through the e
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Tom, Roger, Phil and Ben offered very good advice, although I typically do not use CP as Ben does. In particular, Roger’s comment on proper thread tension is quite important. Unfortunately, “proper” is a relative term and difficult to precisely describe as I discovered when asking that very question on this site a few years ago. I probably have a tendency to use more tension than necessary but
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
133. Re: ICRBE
Thanks, Bill. I wanted to attend but just could not quite swing it. Many of us not attending will be grateful for updates.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Touché’, Dennis!
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Hopefully Roger Wilson is not in-route with his 12-wheeled shuttle LOL!!!
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Rick, Are you still with us?
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Tony, Thanks for your contribution. You may be correct but, in general, I think we have all found off-shore and fly anglers spending considerably more on their equipment than the average spin or cast fisherman.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Roger, We all know you are a great fabricator but you have gone overboard this time!!!
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Rick, You may be new to rod building but you are wise to realize it is an “obsession” = you will do well! Yes, craft hot-melt glue is fine for securing the guides to the blank prior to wrapping but do not use it for the tip top; the tip top should be installed with tip top/ ferrule (hot-melt) adhesive which has a higher melting point and is stronger. I use hot-melt glue to secure my guides altho
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
To all who will be attending the ICRBE, enjoy and have a safe trip!!! I am jealous to be unable to attend, if for no other reason than to personally meet and thank those who have helped me so much (or should I say supplied my addiction).
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Tim, You have received quality replies from veteran builders. As Norman mentioned, the best/proper way is to remove and rewrap the guides so the new EVA can be slid into place. Obviously, that entails quite a bit of work compared to slitting the grip. Without knowing the line class of the rod and hence the forces the slit-grip will be subjected to, you may want to consider putting the slit up to
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Thanks for the additional replies! Spencer, I have not built a rod with the Aftco ultralight rollers but a guy brought one on a trip to the breakwall for calico and, as you mentioned, cast surprisingly well. While I am obviously a proponent of rollers for rods of >50lb, even I am not certain if they are that beneficial for rods <50lb. Phil, the vast majority of bottom rock fish rods I hav
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
David’s post was very entertaining and well written!!! Now, are we all going to have fun or contain ourselves to Spencer’s original post LOL? Oh, let’s have fun.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Bill, Spencer, Norman, Phil and Lynn, Thank you for the replies. This is yet another example of the wealth of information all of you have and share. I would have guessed “tiger” thread was from the 1970s, possibly the 60s. Interesting.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Awesome, more input! Thank you very much. I think Ken’s comment was to acknowledge ceramic rings can be fragile and break = good point. If Spencer can cast a 50lb roller rod more than 20 feet, he is obviously a better man than me. Kendall’s comments are well received and understood; constant friction = roller while corrosion and maintenance = ring. So, the running total has the ring guides
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
I graciously appreciate the additional replies. Spencer, the movies and shows you referred to are great to watch and from an era when men were men and sheep were scared LOL!!! Phil, do you mean to say you never put rollers on your fly rods? Where is your sense of adventure LOL? Fred, good point but I would think roller guide manufactures must have that figured-out by now. From the replies rec
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Roger, Thank you for your reply. Such may be as anticipated. Hopefully others will reply with their insight as well.
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
While it seems the majority on this site tend to build light to medium rods of the varying sorts, typically myself included, I am hoping to stir/spark interest with those involved with larger class quarries. My seek of information is regarding ringed verses roller guides. It seems there is a declining ratio of roller-guides verses ringed-guides used on 50lb+ big-game rods recently. I am bewilde
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
Thanks, Norman, but I was hoping for replies from veterans; not just those with only 50 years of experience LOL!!!
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4 months ago
Mark Talmo
When did thread manufacturers first offer “Tiger Thread”, as ProWrap presently calls it? After a well overdue cleaning of his storage shed, a friend of mine (re)discovered a half dozen rods given to him in the mid 1960s. Two of the rods sported guide wraps which look virtually identical to ProWrap’s Tiger Thread advertisements. If they have been rewrapped, such is not obvious. I would not have gu
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