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6 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I saw the posts on facebook regarding the show. Seems like it was a great turn out. Gotta make my way down there for next year's show.
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6 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I will use elastic bands on bigger rods but use the tape method on the smaller rods. I don't like leaving the tape on long at all. I will use the elastic bands to hold the guides in place if it will be anything longer than an hour. I will then tape when I am ready to wrap. Once enough thread is on the guide foot, off comes the tape.
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Thanks for all the replies. I will be setting up the guides in the next few days.
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Yea..attempting a fade wrap on EVA. I have marbled an EVA previously and it came out awesome. The bubbles weren't a probably at all actually. I just want to try something a bit different without sacrificing the rod itself. I want to do minimal wraps on the guides and nothing decorative on it. Thusly wanting to decorate the EVA itself.
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I was thinking how I can decorate my fly rod build without adding weight to the rod itself. I was thinking of possibly putting a wrap on the grip itself. I got an EVA full wells for the build, mainly due to cost, but now I think I can make it something more. I was thinking of doing a fade wrap on the grip itself then expoxing it just like you would a butt wrap. Has anyone actually done this?
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I knew I read somewhere before but I couldn't find it in the search. Tom had mentioned that he usually puts the stripping guide at 32". I wasn't sure where that distance. From the end of the butt, or the end of the reel seat? This will be my first fly build so don't want to screw it up before I get started.
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I will be using the guides on a md heavy fast action rod. I will be more than likely using 30# braid. Below is the guide set that I got. Based on your reply, should be good. Just first look they don't seem for that weight class. I guess Im just used to the generic guides on store bought rods DBRLVL-8 (4) DBRLVL-10 (3) DBRLVL-12 (1) DBRLVL-16 (1)
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I just recently received the Virtus DBRLVL-K-3 guide set for a saltwater rod I plan on building. They seem a little smaller than what I expected. Has anyone used these guides for a saltwater bottom fishing rod? Just curious if I should continue with these guides or get something a bit beefier.
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Ok, that makes a bit more sense then. It just seemed odd to me to use a stouter rod with that light of line. I would think that you would lose a bit of sensitivity, but if you have been using this type of setup then ill take your word for it :)
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I am more curious as to why a med/heavy if you are only using 8lb line....
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I cant really speak to the topic as of yet. I have only built one saltwater rod and that was for inshore applications. I put an underwrap and a single overwrap on the guides. It looks bulky but it is solid. I was contemplating building a tuna rod, just haven't gotten around to it. I would do an underwrap and probably 2 overwraps as well. My thought is that I would do the underwrap then coat
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
One thing I have found is that when rod building, if your patience goes then walk away from the table. If you build when you are frustrated then your rod will echo it. I have found this AFTER I completed a rod and thought '@#$%& is that?'. Lots of isopropal alcohol for clean up, lots of paper towels. Another thing is aluminum foil. I use that to pour my epoxy into after mixing. Its a cheape
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Thanks for the update. I would love to drive down to the expo but not enough time. Ill have to plan for next year's
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I check the site daily to see if any new specials appear but haven't seen any recently. The best was when they had the unfinished grab bag blanks. Anyone know if something like that is going to occur in the near future?
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I agree with Tom. I think Andrew's explanation is ample enough info to perform a cross wrap. I haven't seen any replies from Erik so maybe he was satisfied with the answer?
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7 months ago
Ken Brown 2
It doesn't sound like a method that would require a unique rod blank. Unless your client is looking for a much lighter rod than the application calls for. I would think any blank with a MH action and a fast taper would do the trick.
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Ill echo the same sentiments above. I keep all my supplies in plano boxes. I keep all my guides in one, brushes in another, small grips in another..etc. This keeps things simplified and orderly.
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Its all about preference and application. I have tried several and they all equally work well. Its all about the 'epoxier' as Tom put it. If you like a single coat epoxy, use that. If you like a light build epoxy, medium..blah blah..you get the idea.
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I can see some different opinions here, which is what I expected :) On the builds Ive done thus far, sometimes I feel like making it decorative and sometimes I feel like building a minimalistic build. Its all about preference, never any right or wrong answer.
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I have some very ornate and good looking wraps on rods that I could only dream of creating. I would only assume that these types of rods are used infrequently or solely as a piece of art. Building offshore rods I would assume would allow for more creative wraps since the weight of the rod isn't as crucial. I do plan on building a tuna rod at some point where I will be more creative than I have
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Tom updated the list with the 'Expo Exhibitor Update' topic a couple lines down.
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8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I would love to be able to do weaves and such..BUT time does not permit for such things. It took me like 20 hours to finish up a butt wrap that completely covered the blank. I am hoping to be able to do my next one in half that time.
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I was thinking of the mounted version thus the question about the head lights. My bench doesn't lead well to a clip so I would need a stand type probably.
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Since all my builds have been for personal use I just have learned to make the builds more functional than anything else. I am finding that the minimalistic approach works out better. I did marbling at first and it was fun to dabble in. Then I found it a bit too much for what I wanted the rod to be. My best rod so far is one that I stripped the paint off an old blank which gave me an awesome
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
When I first started rod building, I wanted to build rods with as many decorative styles as I could get on a rod. Now that I have built several rods I have come to realize that it is more important to build a rod with function in mind and not decoration. So what Ive been doing recently is having a decorative butt wrap and having simplistic wraps on the guides. Im pretty sure that everyone agr
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8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I am also looking for a magnifier with an LED light source. I was looking on Amazon for an option. Im not sure if the head-light option is better or the table mount is better. Anyone have any input on whether or not one is better than the other?
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I have built maybe 10 rods at this point and the only time I used a set spacing was on my first rod. The static load test is the true definer of where the guides should be. I usually will do a load test with a reel I plan to use so there are no 'gotchas' when I go to use the rod. I use hair ties that I stole from the wifey..just cut them in half. They have a decent hold for a static load test
Forum: rodboard
8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
happy new year!
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8 months ago
Ken Brown 2
My experience thus far is to at least coat the underwrap with CP. For my saltwater build, I also put on a light coat of epoxy on the underwrap. This prevents the overwrap from digging into the underwrap. I found out the hard way that not applying at least CP to the underwrap will result in bad things.
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I was able to find a reel seat for the fly rod. I used Donald's suggestion by checking out the OD of the butt and compared it to a reel seat ID. It ended up being a size 7.
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