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3 months ago
herb canter
roger wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb, > Fuji is right about more guides keeping a line off > the blank - under all conditions. > > i.e. if one wants to keep the line off a rod when > the blank is fully loaded and if the line is on > top of the rod, one will need more guides to keep > the line off of the blank. &g
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3 months ago
herb canter
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No, they use very few guides. Weight remains the > enemy and this is true with tournament casters > whether they are casting surf type rods or fly > rods. > > Try it for yourself - remove a third of the guides > on any rod you have, re-space them and go cast it. > You won't want to fish
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3 months ago
herb canter
"A distance caster typically isn't going to use very many guides - they do not intend to fight fish. They just cast for distance" I would think that casting distance is in part getting all the power out of the blank as possible and added guides in the right locations would achieve that . FUJI says the below : "Guide rings are far more slippery than rod blanks. Th
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3 months ago
herb canter
Instead of focusing on the widely different patterns and appearances between blanks i would focus on how does the performance compare , i think you will find as most do that it doesn't matter how crazy things look, in the end the fact remains that the best offerings by today's manufacturers will be very similar in performance. If there was some blank out there that was head and shoulders abov
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3 months ago
herb canter
I looked at the "SeaGuide" website and was very pleased to see 316 steel being used for the frames , Alps advertises 316 on many of their guides also . I have not found any mention of 316 for Fuji however , they should list that because imo Fuji's standard metal frames have a heavier feel to them which is why i usually go with titanium. Seaguide offers titanium frames which are pri
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Looks like the below model fits XQHG
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3 months ago
herb canter
I like that idea better actually , didn't think of measuring them after being built . Before and after would be interesting .
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3 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- "I only ask for useful information also about how the blank performs in reality" The only accurate measurement that CANNOT be debated is how one blank compares to the next employing the CCS measurements , how that translates to a blanks performance in reality beyond those measurements will be determ
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Brett DeNicola Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is it a problem to do 30 20 16 10 8 runners if the > tip is a 10 or 12? Should not matter right? No it's not a problem , to me size 8 guides are the largest i would use for runners and they sound like they would fit right in with the rod you're building , guide recommendations are just that, recommendati
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
A 704 stacked with mono huh ,well in that case you can rule out a KR concept build and go with a NGC type build starting with something like a size 30 on down , the Pacific Bay XSG guides come in sizes that will work and Fuji's K guides offer sizes that will also work and you can get them in corrosion control frames . Forget the Recoil guides they don't come in the sizes you need anyway . I ha
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3 months ago
herb canter
I don't believe people don't want to see them do well , just the opposite actually . The complaints have been valid , they haven't been unreasonable at all . I think most everybody wants a top flight manufacturer that builds it's blanks in the USA to succeed .
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3 months ago
herb canter
What reel and line choice will you be using and what type of fish will you be targeting ?
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3 months ago
herb canter
It's just all the different manufacturers marketing jargon to attract customers , there are no blanks that are vastly superior to all others in tech and performance if somebody says there is it's nonsense. When you hear the word "Nano" that relates to the latest resins that are being used and ALL top blank manufacturers have been using nano silica and other nano formulations with moder
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3 months ago
herb canter
This has been discussed more times than i care to admit but here's the bottom line. If you order from NFC expect to wait a LONG LONG time, there are people STILL waiting after ordering in July and August and then you have some who have lucked out and only waited a few weeks but those are extremely rare .
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
Sharks and stingrays are the two species i HATE catching and i release immediately if i do hook into one . Remember Phil , i said no knots, no wire and no heavy mono INSIDE the tip top , you can use any size wire , mono or knot types OUTSIDE the tip top . I release everything i catch immediately regardless of what it is , some anglers don't like that as they say if you don't want it i'll gladly
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
People would be surprised just how well small light guides work for all types of fish species , i haven't run any leader/knot combinations past my tip top in decades because i find it totally unnecessary . I have caught many toothy predators including smaller king and Spanish mackerel and many blues of all sizes from the beachfront over the years without running a leader of any kind through the
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
I should make a point in my previous post that i forgot to make regarding the "Two line " method . There is a good chance that the reason i didn't see a change in the flex of the blank when attaching a line just to the tip top and flexing it could be because i have only built a handful of surf rods and they all had the same type of flex characteristic's . I'm sure if i built as many
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
Agreed Ben but it's not as simple as that sounds , sure more guides will make it easier to follow the blanks natural flex characteristics but i don't want to use any more than absolutely necessary . I see many rods built that use far fewer guides than what i would prefer but the owners seem happy and they still handle most fish . If i'm building a rod i believe in utilizing all the power that th
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
As Ben said the number of guides is critical for coming close to matching the blanks natural bend , i chose the smallest titanium running guides i could get away with on my surf rods , none of those giant size 8 or 10's .
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
"Herb I get trying new things. But some things are so simple and effective, they can't be improved upon. I feel the 2 line static load method of guide placement is one of them. It's easy as pie" I use to say the same thing about certain things , ( It cannot be improved upon) and all i heard was (EVERYTHING can be improved on ) and it's wrong to say (Do not experiment) but i'm sta
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
I happen to believe Phil Ewanicki is doing great work and i believe he will come up with something even more efficient . Remember folks you must experiment , there is no (be all end all ) in rod building , i used to think that way but so many convinced me to never ever accept where things are , you must keep innovating . I look forward to Phil's inquisitive mind and his constant pushing fo
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4 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If suspending a weight from the tip-top does not > reveal the natural curve of the blank under load > what in blazes DOES reveal the natural curve of > the blank? I think attaching the tip top temporarily like you said and just having a line attached to the tip top and then a weight on the groun
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4 months ago
herb canter
Roger doesn't like the idea of turning off the heaters after you get done with the application lol , hey if you can stand to keep the heaters on for the entire drying cycle by all means enjoy but i have never had an issue with turning the space heaters off after i get the finish looking the way i want it to . Finish turns out beautiful . The room stays in the high 68 F range at the coldest a
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4 months ago
herb canter
I live in a basement and found out the hard way about what temperature a room should be before applying rod finish . These days i won't even bother unless the temp is 70 F or higher , i have a few temp gauges sitting around so i use space heaters to get the room temp up to at least 73 degrees and no issues but if it's 70 F or below i don't even bother because it never goes well . I use regula
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For "perfect" guide placement cement the grip and > reelseat to the blank, attach a reel with line to > the blank, and clamp the rod securely at a 45 > degree upward angle. Put on a tip-top. Use tape to > secure it. Run your line from the reel through the > tip-top and tie enough weig
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4 months ago
herb canter
Yeah i figured that it wasn't needed , i actually like the idea of having an easier time of removing guides if one had the need or interest to do that down the line because on rods that do not use CP the remnants that you have to chip away at (Cured pieces of epoxy) that is left over after removing the main guide is a time consuming process and not fun. I might of even considered using CP on w
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
While a also agree with Drew as to the better bonding i cannot say that it makes a better rod , casting and fishing two rods that are identical with one using CP and the other not using it is something i think most would not be able to distinguish differences between . Certainly could be wrong but that's my view of it.
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4 months ago
herb canter
For some reason i don't see a blank with 3 guides casting very well lol. I think the line would be making huge waves and slapping the blank killing distance , what reel ? Ahh who cares , dang you Phil !!!!!!!!!!.....the season isn't over yet these discussions are meant for Jan and Feb when we're bored out of our minds.
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
St. Croixs awesome Legend Inshore and Avid Inshore rods both use Kigan guides to this day and both models are far higher end than St. Croixs various Mojo line of rods . The Original Avid Inshore's came with Alps guides and the original Legend Inshores came with Fuji's but when they retooled the Avid Inshore's they went with Kigan and i'm not sure when they switched to Kigan guides for the Legend
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
herb canter
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For starters - most tournament casters use far > fewer guides than most would use on a rod meant to > be fished. A rod built that way won't withstand > much anything even close to "high sticking." > Adequate static stress distribution is not a > consideration for most tournament caster
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