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1 year ago
herb canter
Thanks Norm , i was reading into Hot Shot blanks and need to educate myself a little more on them . I have read some comments that the tips are soft but everything else is right up my alley. Dave, i have 2-6 oz rated blanks , they are listed as medium heavy with that particular manufacturer but like you said a different manufacturer will most likely rate their rods differently . You're ri
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1 year ago
herb canter
Lance (Don't get stuck on the label "popping blank", casting or spinning. I have built many rods on both those blanks and they do have x-fast versions of both but they may not be calling it a popping blank or even x-tra fast.) Care to elaborate which Batson blanks are fast and stiffer in feel than others ? I was looking at the back bouncing rod because it looks to be stiff and
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1 year ago
herb canter
David Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lance is correct, there are mainy folks that use > “saltwater popping” blanks for crankbait rods > and mag bass and spin jig blanks for inshore. The > St Croix sc3 inshore labeled fast are indeed fast > action ccs angles around 70-75, they also have > some moderate action for popping or treble h
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1 year ago
herb canter
roger wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb, > I have built a lot of the Immortal and Revelation > Inshore popping blanks and I agree that the action > is fast, but not extra fast. > > However, generally speaking the reason that a > popping blank is used is for the purpose of > fishing live bait. As a result, an extra fa
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1 year ago
herb canter
When you mention there are only fast and extra fast actions in the Eternity series, it's because there are no popping or crankbait blanks in the Eternity line up. I suppose the "features" heading under the Immortal and Revelation series could be misleading. Yes, the features list under the Immortal and Revelation series is definitely misleading , my mention of the Eternity series w
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1 year ago
herb canter
The "features" heading under the > Immortal line of blanks,as well as the Eternity, > and Revelation blanks reads the same for every > type of rod offered in those series of blanks. > It's a general description of the blanks in that > series, not a description specific to each model. Actually the " Eternity" blanks are offered in fast & extra fast
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1 year ago
herb canter
I had a feeling i was going to get a few " Moderate fast actions are preferable" responses lol. Thanks for trying to help Lou but i am exceptionally picky when it comes to my rods & reels and have a strong preference for fast & extra fast action rods for a wide variety of reasons . I guess nobody really knows so i will need to search other blank makers to find what i'm loo
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1 year ago
herb canter
I asked on the Batson forums and even emailed them directly and nobody at Batson seems to have an answer to my question so why not ask here. In the features list of the new Immortal & Revelation inshore popping blanks it says extra fast and fast actions are available but when you scroll down and look at the model info every single blank in both individual series shows they're all moderate
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1 year ago
herb canter
I originally had size 8 runners but went down to 7 and did testing with 50 pound braid and no issues whatsoever . I never use anything close to 50 pound braid i just like it for testing guide setups , i tried the KW 30 , 20 ,10 but found the jump from the KW 30 to the KW 20 very extreme and left way too much of the blank unsupported . The reel i'm using determined the spacing , it put the ch
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1 year ago
herb canter
I much prefer a size 8 ring as the Tip Top on my CTS surf rod as i view the size 10 and 12 overly large . I tried 8 runners but went down to size 7 runners which i like a lot , both perform very well .
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1 year ago
herb canter
Wow, looks great to me . Can't see how you can do any better than that .
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1 year ago
herb canter
Matthew Paul Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > as I see it the blanks that have reinforced > ferrules have a bulge where the male goes in to > the female part of the blank and the ones that > aren't reinforced do not have that just smooth to > the end. > that tell me that the MFG added strength to the > female ferrule part of the tip
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1 year ago
herb canter
Wow , the next day , got to be pleased with that . Super fast shipping is a BIG factor when it comes to deciding who to order from so i will try the Rod Room for sure.
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1 year ago
herb canter
If it looks good it's probably set up incorrectly lol, don't feel bad about being confused , i am still experimenting and adjusting and test casting daily and i'm still not satisfied . No doubt many offer great advice here but every individual is different and what they love you may hate. Make sure you're satisfied with the end result even if others disagree and think you're nuts .
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1 year ago
herb canter
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Seth, I got my Fuji corrosion control guides from > the Rod Room. As far as I know they were the first > to get these guides. The girls at the Rod Room are > great and they get their orders out very fast. > They are just down the rod from Anglers Resource > so if they run out they can get them
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1 year ago
herb canter
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb hope there was no misunderstanding, the > corrosion control guides cost the same as the > regular Fuji stainless steel K guides with > Alconite rings. It’s a win win situation. If you > are talking about the older Fuji Y and V guides, > the Fuji K guides are really a step up in > perfo
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1 year ago
herb canter
Corrosion is one aspect of guides that mean nothing to me because i have never had any Fuji guide show any corrosion in decades of salt water fishing . Of course i do rinse tackle in fresh water but if there are anglers out there that never wash their equipment than this is obviously a good thing . I am very interested in Jim's comment of 35% lighter but not at Norman's comment of it being a m
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1 year ago
herb canter
brian rossi Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I used that same layout on the first rod I built. > It was a 10'6" blank. It worked well but I was > using a smallish reel for the rod. When I upgraded > to a larger reel I had some significant line slap. > Of course I had done my testing with the smaller > reel so it's not necessarily becau
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1 year ago
herb canter
can use single foot K guides or should I use double foot. Sure you can but i agree with Barry , start with a few doubles then go to singles , an all single foot train on an 11 footer for the surf is quite uncommon as iv'e never seen one set up like that but sure it would work. How it will hold up over the long term with the rigors of surf fishing i can't say.
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1 year ago
herb canter
Thanks Roger , will try your recommendations , and thank you mike .
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1 year ago
herb canter
That link you posted is a great writeup , i have read it 4 different times, three times a few weeks ago and again just now and unfortunately whats recommended for rods over 10 feet does not provide the height that gives me the straight edge effect . Granted i am working with a single guide frame type instead of having many many choices so thats a factor . If i mixed and matched different fram
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1 year ago
herb canter
Imo , there is no method that is easier and more accurate than having a taught line coming from the reels spool axle to choker guide and i say this after using the table edge method numerous times beforehand . The table edge method works but it's nowhere near as precise , it's certainly better than nothing but table edges have to have a perfectly square edge the entire length and eyeballing the
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1 year ago
herb canter
Tom Kirkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > herb canter Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Norman , you DO NOT have the rod upside down > when > > testing you strap the rod in the upside down > > position with the reel attached when laying out > > the guides for the REDUCTION train t
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1 year ago
herb canter
Double post
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1 year ago
herb canter
Michael Danek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have to admit I'm confused, and concede I'll > probably not get it even with further attempts. > I only want to point out that with 2 and 4 pound > test fireline, almost any reasonable guide sizing > and arranging setup will cast a country mile. Thanks Mike , yeah 2 to 4 pound line is ev
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1 year ago
herb canter
Norman , you DO NOT have the rod upside down when testing you strap the rod in the upside down position with the reel attached when laying out the guides for the REDUCTION train to check their HEIGHT . You remove the spool and crank the reel handle until the axle is extended as far as it will go , you then attach a thin taught line from the axle end and tie it off to your preset choker based on
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1 year ago
herb canter
Maybe i'm too caught up in having the line touch the bottom of each reduction guide when the rod is upside down and using a taught line like a straightedge . The larger and higher guide is the only guide that allows that to be accomplished . The next size guide down and i need to push it even further out to accomplish this which makes 70% of the rod length unsupported .
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1 year ago
herb canter
The guides should be sized so that the line touches the inside of the ring furthest from the rod blank. When retrieving, the line should only touch that same edge on the inside of the butt guide. The stripper i assume , so it's better for the line to NOT follow a complete circle inside the guide only to briefly touch the bottom edge do i have it right ?
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1 year ago
herb canter
Are you meaning when reeling in the line in slowly under tension or do you mean stringing a taught line, (With the rod upside down ) with spool removed and spool axle extended to it's furthest position and having a taught line attached to the end of spool axle to the top of the choker guide ? Goal being the taught line lightly touching the top of each reduction guide ring (With rod/reel upside
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1 year ago
herb canter
Yeah, it's me again , yeah i know what does he want this time but anyway two questions , 1st question is for Roger , i found Roger's 360 degree guide test interesting for the stripper and tried it. I found that the line did make contact with the entire inner edge of the stripper when reeling in line with tension however, when i moved the guide a foot or two in either direction it also made
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