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2 months ago
herb canter
My God man , make it end . One thing i do know with 100% certainty , if this thread goes another 500 pages it will end with a post by Phil saying " Forget about feel , i need hard data" , hopeless i tell ya hopeless but i admit Phil is a gem and a personal favorite of mine.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The only way I imagine one rod can "feel a fish" > better than others is old-fashion bait fishing > with J-hooks. Using circle hooks the wise angler > does NOT want to feel the fish bite but lets the > rod-holder "set the hook". Fly fishers, trollers, > down-riggers don't &q
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
I read Phil's post early this morning and i knew immediately to stay away , i can tell when Phil's serious and when he's attempting to stir the pot and that post was clearly an attempt to stir the pot.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Inline circle hooks specifically NOT the ones that are kirbed or offset , those often deep hook fish and aren't much better at protecting the fish than any other hook . Inline circle hooks while not quite as high a hookup ratio as kirbed or offset circle hooks are far far better at preventing deep hooked fish . It will either hook in the jaw or miss altogether . You just got to let the hook d
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
I used Winn Grip overwrap's which i wrapped around the bare blank on the butt and foregrip on both of my surf rods at the beginning of last year and used them the entire season and i had no issues with them tearing off ,falling off or losing any of their incredible tackiness so they worked for me. I never had them repeatedly subjected to coming in and out of rod holders though or placed on any
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Varies a great deal between manufacturers , different series of blanks etc... but plenty of rods are still produced using intermediate to higher mod materials in the upper half of the blank, the notion that the highest mod materials are only used in the butt area is not completely accurate . St. Croix likes to advertise that and i actually think it hurts them more than it helps them. As a wh
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Sure a rod made of glass using braided line will be more sensitive than a high mod graphite rod using mono but the ultimate would be a high modulus rod preferably with MSI ratings of 57 and above matched with a low stretch braid or fused superline . Fireline is noted as having the least stretch of the various fused lines and braided lines having a stretch factor of between 2 to 4 % while most b
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
When i started i had A, B and D size threads and did not find the larger sizes any easier to wrap with than size A . The overwhelming majority of builders wrap guides with size A thread so there's probably a good reason why that is but all work in the end.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
With a spinner with a 35 mm spool diameter and 6 pound braid just about any setup will work because 6 pound braid is so ridiculously forgiving . My main spinner has a 76 mm spool diameter and i can whip 20 pound braid through a 20 mm stripper with no issues , it throws to the moon . I never use guides any larger than absolutely necessary .
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Phil yanking our chain again , Phil you're impossible, very hard to tell with Phil , a true master .
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
I just don't get why it would be popular , i can't see metal rings replacing ceramics and why would they become popular for guide frame material instead of all the options we already have. 316 (S-6) stainless is exceptionally corrosion resistant and softer than the 306 stainless that was and still is popular . I would like to know where Phil read that solid Rhodium guides are on the way in .
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Despite our feelings, progress marches on. Micro > guides are on the way out. Solid Rhodium guides > are on the way in. In several feeling tests the > Rhodium guides were clearly superior to the micros > : ) So , the "Feeling" testing shows Rhodium guides are superior , now this s
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Agree with Norm and Tom , no issues with humidity with Threadmaster regular or lite but i have found applying Threadmaster at 70 degrees is right on that line of having issues or avoiding issues , i now make sure the room is at least 75 degrees and no issues whatsoever .
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Advertising is tricky , recently on some rod manufacturers websites i find them saying " We have invested more in research and development than any other rod manufacturer" and i never take that seriously because the ones that i find saying it the most haven't been in business anywhere close to some of the others & these others are giants who are known for ultimate tech & develop
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There is little sense in putting a dozen > top-dollar guides on a mediocre blank, no matter > how carefully you space them. I agree, but you see the problem is the people who do that NEVER really consider the blank is mediocre, in their mind they are convinced it's a superb blank and for their use
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Lynn, it's not just me , checkout Drew's post on page 2 about 4 weeks ago . Actually Drew brings up the problem on page 1 and 2 .
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
OK then , it seems like you have figured out how to satisfy yourself regarding blank performance and you acknowledge that others may feel very differently than you do . When David said the rod set up with smaller guides performed and felt far more efficient than rods with larger guides and just using a flip cast revealed that. David didn't need to measure anything as i didn't either as the di
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
What were the "Measurements of inches, feet,yards,ounces, pounds and other physical facts that made you come to the conclusion that TFO's Axiom II was as you called it " Superb" ? No imaginings and feelings allowed of course .
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Roger , i think you and George nailed it with the " Not enough sales" comment . I think thats what determines most everything when you come right down to it , if the masses are not familiar with it the likelihood of rods equipped with micro guides selling really well are going to be slim . Many will sell but not to the majority of people who purchase factory built rods, anglers typi
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
10 pound braid with a 20" or so flouro leader huh , that just so happens to be the exact pound test braid and exact pound test flouro leader that i have used over the last 15 years of inshore fishing , with a KR concept build it's "Out of this world " performance .
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
"I use to pitch with that have micro guides, pitch so much better than the factory rod I have that has conventionally sized running guides? Pitching doesn't load a rod like a full on cast would. It doesn't genterate the kind of bait speed a full on cast would. It's a fairly low energy cast, yet my micro guide rods pitch further with the same or less effort" That is the direct resul
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb: Wouldn't it be nice if someone rigged > identical blanks with the same lines and reels and > casters but different with different guide spacing > and numbers - and then measured the average > distance cast with many small guides versus fewer > bigger guides? Maybe not. That would ruin a
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Every time a line touches a guide, no matter what > size the guide, friction is created. Since the > size of the line is consistent, the amount of > friction/drag generated by a small guide is pretty > much the same as the amount generated by a large > guide, although the line will touch a smal
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
I was so blown away with size 5.5 runners on my inshore 8 foot rods that i went even smaller on my 11 foot surf rods , a size 5 and i'm so happy i did , passes knots effortlessly and just makes such a huge difference in overall rod responsiveness, feel and efficiency . My strippers of choice are no larger than a size 25 high frame which in double foot only comes in the RV 25 and single foot KL-H
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Wow , i wish i lived in an area that i could catch halibut from shore , and you can catch Stripers as well , what a life , you're a lucky man . Anyways, enjoy the rest of the summer and stay safe my friend.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Now wait just a minute Brian , so the rod is not suitable for big stripers but is suitable for Halibut from shore ? I have seen Halibut that would eat a striper for lunch . Whats going on here ?
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Hello Geoff, check out my first post not the second. " I prefer blanks from the surf series for my inshore blanks" I have the below model . Actually your new surf blanks do fit what i like for inshore fishing , i would of jumped on the 8 footer if it was available at the Expo two years ago but it was not available yet , i was hoping a higher end Immortal in the 8
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
I was used to fishing St. Croix blanks for years including Legends, Avids and Tidemaster models but i was convinced by the guys on this forum to try a Rainshadow so i ordered the Immortal inshore popping blank , i ordered the MH version in the 7'6 length and i actually sent it back not because it wasn't a nice blank etc.. it was because it was very very different than what i was used to and i did
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
I have been thrilled with the performance of the RodGeeks blanks . I prefer blanks from the surf series for my inshore blanks because i find an 8 footer superior to rods in the seven foot to seven and a half foot range especially when distance is needed.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
I think you need to reveal what the ratings on your RX 7 blank indicate since that will steer you in the right direction as to what are the best choices with the other stuff . Are you saying the blanks max lure weight is 1.5 ounces ?
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