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2 months ago
herb canter
If you don't have cloth sacks or sleeves for each rod, ( All rods worthwhile should have one) then roll out a large blanket or flannel sheets and lay it out fully so all four corners are exposed , now pick either side and roll the blanket/sheets over each individual rod until it's covered fully and repeat with the next rod laying it right next to the first covered up one and continue . This wil
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2 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I had not thought of that. Different anglers grip > the rod handle at different distances from the > butt with different types of reels mounted at > different heights, using different lines and > weights, making each rod build a unique creation. > No-one should recommend any guide choices or gu
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2 months ago
herb canter
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You know, the line path will tell you what sizes > you need and where they need to be located. > > ................ Line path is how i determine the proper height of guides but not ring sizes , the spinning reel specs and line characteristics is how i determine the best possible ring sizes becau
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2 months ago
herb canter
For a 5000-6000 size Shimano spinner and braid 30 - 40 pounds or under a size 30 ring is indeed grossly over sized , i have a 10,000 size Shimano spinner with a 76 mm spool diameter on my 11 foot surf rods and it performs incredible with a size 20 mm ring with a 25 size ring being the largest i would ever consider . I have tried a KW 30 on it but it did nothing but add weight and allow the line
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2 months ago
herb canter
I'm very familiar with the Penn LC models , i was contacted by Mike Rice of Penn to see if i was interested in field testing the first 7500 LC long cast , great casting reel but the weight of it was a killer . You have many choices even a KR type setup although 40 pound braid is on the heavy side for that and i'm sure you don't want to pay for an RV 25 which would be the perfect guide to start y
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2 months ago
herb canter
OK , so this is a future project , line choice appears to be mono since even smaller reels will hold hundred's of yards of suitable braid . You will need to reconsider your reel choice i'm sorry to say because unless you have superhuman strength you will not be able to cast " Lead all day" as you worded it with a spinner that weighs in at 31 ounces . Most even consider reels in the 2
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2 months ago
herb canter
You got to get organized Ken you're all over the place , things like what grips and that you now want a Lami blank instead of your MHX and whether you like the cork tape or perhaps carbon fiber grips , what inner diameter carbon tubes will fit are things that come AFTER knowing with certainty of the reel and line choices . What will you be targeting by the way , what payloads are you planning
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2 months ago
herb canter
Ken, as Mark said without knowing the specific reel you plan to use with the line type and strength you plan to use it's impossible to give specific recommendations , if you haven't figured that out yet chime in to let us know when you do . DON'T start building it until you settle on the reel and the line type and strength because that determines how to go forward. The MHX surf blanks in th
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2 months ago
herb canter
I have been exceptionally pleased with RodGeeks as well , if Batson ever makes an immortal that's 8 feet in length and can handle 1-3 oz i would jump on it but no dice at this point . Speaking of the Immortals , under Popping blanks if you click on features etc ... it says Immortals come in fast and X tra fast actions but none do , they only offer moderate fast sp it must be a misprint . I wo
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2 months ago
herb canter
What reel model and what line ?
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2 months ago
herb canter
Ken Brown 2 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I guess im on the opposite side. I tend to like > prokote more. I like the idea of letting my rod > spin for several hours, at least 12, to get the > right cure of the epoxy. I don't like the idea of > a fast curing time just in case it might start > curing while im applying the epoxy to the r
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2 months ago
herb canter
Barry Weaver Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb > Contact CTS they will make just about anything you > want, They made me a 5pc. 11' surf rod. Yeah thanks Barry i already ordered a few from Herb L that fit everything i like but unfortunately the overall weight of the blanks were considerably heavier than what i was used to , my mistake in not
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2 months ago
herb canter
None of the corrosion control frames offer that sheen that regular Fuji stainless offers, the CC frames are indeed just Fuji's standard stainless with the CC treatment applied to them but that CC treatment takes that classy sheen away that i personally find attractive . As said i have never had a stainless frame corrode but others have so obviously the CC frames would appeal to them . You
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2 months ago
herb canter
Not sure but i'll pay handsomely for you to come up with a 10'6" -11 ' surf blank FAST ACTION that weighs in the 6 to 7 ounce range . Can't find anybody that offers that these days . Good luck in your quest.
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3 months ago
herb canter
Threadmaster regular for me also and the fast cure time is a major reason why , Threadmaster lite to me takes a lot longer to cure . I tend to stick with what i'm familiar with and what has worked well for me in the past as i don't like surprises. I believe everybody eventually finds what works for them , there is no " Be all end all " that works perfectly for everybody.
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3 months ago
herb canter
"Between the two which is better? Are they each better in different ways? Why should I use Fazlite over Alconite" Alconite is better Fazlite is cheaper and comes in a blue ceramic color, if that appeals to you then that would be considered "Better" in your particular case. If you want to keep the cost as low as possible and like the color blue than you should choo
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3 months ago
herb canter
Bob Ginther Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb, correct that is the idea, if I actually do > it. Still researching, and will practice on the > other blanks. I plan to run CCS tests on the > stock blanks, and static loads tests also, to > compare with the same tests on the finished multi > piece blanks. I may end up with nothing other
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3 months ago
herb canter
I'm pretty positive that those surf blanks were in stock that's why you're getting them so fast , sounds like your experimental build will be taking another two piece blank and making it into a 5 piece . I know you love to do that but you should take some CCS measurements on it before cutting it into pieces that would help show differences from stock to what you end up with making it a 4 or 5 p
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3 months ago
herb canter
If you will be using two hands to cast the grips should be located exactly where your sons hands naturally fall when he goes through the motions , when i hear of blanks over 10 feet i assume two handed casting .
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3 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb: True. I guess what bothers me is the bozos, > no matter what kind line of line, reel, or rod > they are using, play fish to death to satisfy some > gruesome urge they have and then "release" the > fish and brag about it. Anybody who purposely chooses to use gear that they know
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3 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The main drawback to catching big fish on light > lines is the long fight kills the fish. If you're talking about mono i agree but it's a totally different situation with light braid . Today's light braids including fused super lines will land fish over 30 pounds WITHOUT having to play them out , haven'
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3 months ago
herb canter
Bob Ginther Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Looks like the 1167-2 is 10.76 oz 60/40 split > from what I saw on a different forum. But I don't > know how old that info is. Hard to believe , 1167 -2 is rated 2-8 oz the 1165-2 piece 1- 3 oz both blanks being the same length is listed as weighing a total of 9.8 oz . Can't see the 2- 8 oz rated bla
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3 months ago
herb canter
Bob Ginther Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes, I would like to know the blank weight of the > SUR 1167-2 (psi-lmx) Also, is this a 50/50 split > or something else. And does anyone have any info > on what is the sweet spot for casting with this > blank? Thanks.l The 1-3 ounce NFC surf blank is 9.8 ounces which is considerably heavier
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3 months ago
herb canter
"Who cares how far you can cast. If you can cast to fish, it's enough" I routinely have to cast 130 + yards on certain beaches with metals to reach fast running fish that stay from 100 yards out to 300 yards out so casting distance is everything , Not all fish are in close , at night many species come in really really close but rarely during daytime hours.
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3 months ago
herb canter
I have been attempting to get the blank weights for your 3 surf rod models and only one shows the overall blank weight the other two do not list the blank weights , i don't know if it was overlooked because i see blank weights are listed for all the other blanks NFC offers . Hopefully that can be corrected . Thank you Aleks
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3 months ago
herb canter
I understand that but you will find the performance between both are very very similar , mostly being due to their ancient locomotive oscillation system and how they wrap braid . Build a rod cast both and see for yourself , both will perform very similarly with no noticeable performance advantage between the two .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I have a new 704 Z as well and no issues of it rolling with 10 pound braid . Anyways enjoy yourself .
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3 months ago
herb canter
Brett DeNicola Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks Herb i was thinking ncg wouldnt work > because choke would be too far out by 27x it puts > the choke right at tip then i thought cof but > unsure of how quick i can reduce size and wanted > to try and keep the tip light. At first i assumed > kr wouldnt work because of spool diameter but
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3 months ago
herb canter
If you go with the KR concept go with a KL25H , KL12H to a KL 7M or KL6M that should work well enough with that size spool diameter and that line choice . I usually use a 5.5 M as the third guide but i think with your line choice the KL7M or KL6M is a better choice . I'm assuming you don't care to spend the $$$ on the double foot RV guides so your only choice is single foots . When your line of
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3 months ago
herb canter
It would work but far from optimally , if you went down to 10 pound Fireline it would work better. I fished a 704Z with 10 pound Fireline for a while with an LC 20 and it worked but with that size reel and spool diameter i would set it up NGC myself .
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