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10 months ago
Ken Brown 2
I am starting to work on a Striper rod and want to create a nice decorative butt wrap on it. I was looking to possibly create a wrap with like 4-6 diff colors. I was thinking of a diamond wrap without any unwrapped areas. I have done diamond wraps before but where the blank was not fully covered. I don't have any special tools for wraps. Just looking for suggestions on the best way to align
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10 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Am I the only one here that just uses sandpaper? I just use it enough to get rid of the paint and to rough it up a bit.
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10 months ago
Ken Brown 2
My first rod was a CRB blank from mudhole. They are pretty cheap and a good fit for a first time rod builder. I think mine was $30 if I remember correctly. Now, where you can really rack up the $$ is the components (reel seat, guides, epoxy, thread, etc). I just got a shipment of just those types of things and spent over $200. You can make a complete rod for under $80 with the basic stuff.
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10 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Thanks Tom. It seems fairly dry now, about 12 hours later. It is tacky is some spots but pretty dry otherwise.
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10 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Sweet..Michael, thanks. I knew it dried fast, just wanted to make sure it dried outside due to the horrible fumes. Ill check on it in a bit.
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10 months ago
Ken Brown 2
Im sure this topic is out there but I couldn't find it. How long does it take the u-40 perma gloss to dry? I did it outside, just trying to figure out when it would be safe to bring back in the house.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I purchased some blanks from Mudhole when they had their grab bag section open. This was a great way for me to get some inexpensive blanks to build some rods for myself. Does anyone know another supplier that does this or when Mudhole might have the grab bag again?
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I utilized the fiber tape method where you use the tape used for wall patches. I then wrapped metallic over it. Easy way out, but looks pretty good.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I had the same thing happen. I was in a rush to get a rod done and the CP didnt fully cover the threads. Looks funky but still functions fine.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Ok, cool thanks. I wasnt sure if I was looking at it wrong or not.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I have done marbling on my rods I have made but nothing nearly that large of a section. Some of them came out quite well, while others not so much. Mixing the pigment with epoxy is the way to go. Wait at least a day after marbling to then add a pigment free layer of epoxy afterwards.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I received my grab bag rods last week from Mudhole and was curious about them. They seem like they could be gator blanks based on the rough overlapping edges I see on the blank. It seems like the rods weren't sanded down. One of the blanks has a bend in it, which i am not surprised about because Mudhole said some might need some help. So I sanded down the bottom part to see what the result wa
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Thanks Phil. Will have to check out the fiberglass poles. Been meaning to check yardsales, but just havent gotten around to it yet.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Ive noticed the same softness with ProKote as well. I just let it sit at least 2 days before doing anything with it. I havent seen any issues after that.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Glad to hear!
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Thanks for the all the suggestions. I probably will go with using an old scrap blank I have and create an oversleeve ferrule. This would allow me to accomplish the task without having to purchase other stuff. I dont have any solid fiberglass to create a spigot ferrule. Like I said previously, I dont have the blanks yet so Im not sure how its gonna go as of yet. I will definitely reinforce th
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I figured that using the metal ferrules would be the easiest. I havent done much investigation on it yet, nor do I have the blanks yet. I have several production rods that have the little rubber tip on the bottom section for the 2 piece. Any ideas where I can something like that to use? I do have some extra butt caps that I might be able to use if the size is right.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I ordered several of the 'grab bag' blanks that Mudhole offered last week. I was thinking of changing 1 or 2 of them to a 2 piece rod. I figured that the cheaper blank would be a good test to work with. Is it best to use ferrules or to sand down the blanks and not use ferrules? Is there a preferred approach or a 'stay away from' approach?
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Havent heard of Golden Witch. I saw Versitex, only opened during the week though. Cant get down there during the week.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I was curious if anyone knows of any shops in Pennsylvania that have supplies on hand. I know of one that is around Philly but I believe they don't sell to individuals. The closest one is in NJ but is over 2 hours away.
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Looking to do a new build on a MHX PTSW78MH. I don't have the blank yet, so I was looking at dimensions to purchase winding checks. It doesnt appear that MHX has these rod blanks as part of their dimension list. Link from the MHX website (notice 2015) Anyone know of a more recent reference list?
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2 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Hmm...ok, thanks. Wasnt sure if there was any down that way or not.
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3 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I'm heading down to Williamsburg VA for a week beginning next week. I was curious if there are any rod building supply shops down that way.
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3 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I would agree with that. I have one that I use for Striped Bass. Awesome reel! I dont think they make them anymore though :(
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3 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Thats awesome Tom! This site has been a wealth of information on my rod building journey. Thanks for creating the site!!
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3 years ago
Ken Brown 2
Sounds like a faulted blank. Give them a call.
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3 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I am waiting to hear back. Unsure of what his actual intent is at this point.
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3 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I havent had any issues using the mesh tape. You just have to take your time using a hand wrapper. I tape off the section I want the wrap to be. I then spiral the mesh tape in the section making sure that the mesh tape overlaps the tape that marks off the section. I then tape the ends of the mesh tape so it wont come off. Wrap the section, packing as I go. I then put some CP on the ends bef
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3 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I have definitely changed my approach since I have built my first rod. Honestly, the first rod looks pretty crappy compared to my latest rod. They both did perform well which is the important part.
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3 years ago
Ken Brown 2
I finally got out this weekend to test out the first 2 trout rods that I made. Oddly enough, I didnt go trout fishing with them. I took my son to a local pond to test them out. Of course he outfished me by catching 4 pickeral in just under an hour while I caught a bass and perch. Very cool catching on a rod that I built with my own hands!
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