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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 ?
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
Superb , excellent news , how did you determine the superbness , was it the feel ? Just imitating the great & always enjoyable Phil Ewanicki . Carry on Phil , is this a new blank by TFO , if so it shouldn't be too long but if it's been in the lineup for a while i would bet they won't offer it in blank only form.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
herb canter
If members continue to do business with NFC and thats their choice and you need to accept the risk , coming on here posting about issues is what gets old . Regarding this situation it's a "Expect the worst but hope for the best" thing.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I want to make sure Roberts questions are answered so i will attempt to answer a few and move on from whether to wrap ferrules or not . # 1 question : Will using this tiger for ferrule wraps effect the performance of the blank, i.e. stiffen the ferrules noticeably? Tom answered this one already , i prefer two short approx 1/2 inch length wraps instead of one long continuous one but not
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
After reading so many comments from manufacturers claiming there is absolutely no need for ferrule wraps with their blanks i wasn't sure what to believe and wrapped the ferrules anyway . I received two new blanks a few months ago and decided to call and talk to a few blank designers from some of the top manufacturers in the industry about it . They convinced me not to bother as it will only add
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Chuck my friend , i have never seen this happen before so it's not the norm , as to your initial question , i don't think there is a source to load up on flexible winding checks unfortunately, silicone i believe is your best bet , have a good day.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
You asked about single foot guides and can they be used , yes, they can be used either the KL s or the KL-H KR concept ones but the double foot KW's are more popular for surf rods . Double foot's are not necessary by any means but people tend to think they are and choose them more often for surf fishing applications . It greatly depends on how much abuse the rod gets and how rough are the con
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
The one guide that i believe you will need to start with is a KW 30 not the KW 30 L because it's height is ideal although the ring size is larger than i would prefer for braid, even 50 pound braid but the KW 25 isn't tall enough . The 25 ring size is ideal but the height just doesn't work with that BG 5000 spool & how high the reel sits off the blank . Always a tradeoff and Fuji only off
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Thats FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, you made the right choice and will have a setup you will enjoy fishing a lot more.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
A 12 foot rod would be a much better choice for the BG 6500 but still not ideal as i have a CTS 12 footer that i strapped a 27 ounce spinner on just to check balance and it was still bottom heavy ( Which is better than it being top heavy) but still far from ideal . The 12 footer balanced great with a 24.5 oz reel . A 29 ounce reel will balance very well about two and a half feet up from the but
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Never tried the silicone ones but i have tried all Mudhole's black vinyl or rubber ones and they stretch a little but not a lot , eventually decided to not use winding checks at all , anyways the silicone ones are likely to stretch the most.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
BG 4500 or 5000 are the reel to choose for a 10 foot medium heavy powered rod , the 5000 holds 360 yards of 50 pound braid weighs much less than the 6500 and will balance brilliantly on the 10 footer the 6500 is a total mismatch . BG4500 5.7:1 43.1" BRAID: 50 pound 270 yards / 22 oz weight BG5000 5.7:1 47.4" BRAID: 50 pound 360 yards / 22.6 ounce weight BG
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
KT guides are fine for the runners as are KW's for the transition guides but that reel weighs 29+ ounces, thats exceptionally heavy for a surf spinner .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
When Tom said no more threads about NFC's service issues i think he meant " The piling on part " we all get it no need to continue with the never ending complaints it doesn't get us anywhere .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I'm with Roger , sounds like you're using an excessive amount of epoxy , i make sure the rod is level during drying and only need to wipe part of the blank that the inside of the reel seat touched on it's way down the blank before being fitted into position since i coat the inside of the reel seat with a little bit of Pro Paste.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Well i'm not the most experienced but in regards to alternative methods and alternative materials to wrap guides that topic has been discussed for years and quite a detailed one happened just a few weeks ago actually . Not only is nylon thread strong enough most builders prefer to wrap with size A or B . If you have trouble seeing what you're doing wear readers and only work with plenty of ligh
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Conor Crowley Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I own a 9wt BVK that I love, but figured I would > see what else is out there before I bought the > same blank in a larger weight. Are the rod geek > rods pretty fast? I really want to be able to > punch through some wind. I've considered a spey or > TH rod for off the beach, but I have never c
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Sonny , i can tell you with 100% certainty that dealing with Herb is a pleasure , i have bought a handful of CTS blanks from him and everything was super smooth with great communication , he won't steer you wrong and will set you up with exactly what you want.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
If spey casting is two handed then i suppose thats what he means but he has made it clear that he plans to use both hands to allow longer casts , whether it's the exact "Proper" terminology i don't think he cares one way or the other . The below takes you to what he's asking about , click on the "Action" options.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
St.Croix no longer deals with blanks , they refer all blank related stuff to Rodgeeks . Last year St.Croix was still selling blanks , not so anymore except certain models through Rodgeeks . RodGeeks won't carry all of St. Croixs blanks but most are close matches with the same exact mandrels and material , so if you have a model Rodgeeks doesn't offer it will have to come from Croix but contact
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Alps stuff is always top shelf imo so i would choose the ALPS but the RBS looks very good also especially the brand new stuff, ( Why you're very unlikely to here much feedback) that recently came out but if it was noticeably cheaper i might take a gamble.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Here's a few more to consider.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
You would certainly think but when i read the below it gave me the impression that his vision wasn't good enough to see what he was doing . I didn't want to bring up the fact that he gave everything away as why make him feel worse if something can be done to help him. " I realized there was something wrong with my work on the rods and my vision and had to leave everything where it was&qu
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Only thing i can think of is shrink wrapping over the piece , Mudhole sells shrink in a wide variety of colors and diameters , you would only need a short piece . I sometimes use Plasti Dip liquid rubber for stuff like this as well , you can pour it on , dip it , brush it on or spray it on . As you mentioned sanding isn't a bad idea either.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
" I realized there was something wrong with my work on the rods and my vision and had to leave everything where it was" Hopefully it's just your vision because thats something that in many cases can be corrected but i don't know the severity , i too had major issues with my vision at one point but i now manage to get by . Usually after one door closes a new one opens up so here'
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I assume you bought the blank through Rodgeeks which now carry the SCV St. Croix blanks so if thats the case i would contact Rodgeeks as they're the ones who would send out a replacement . If you bought it through St. Croix in the past then St. Croix would be the ones to contact.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Thats fine , take as much time as you need, i have no doubts the end product will be well worth it , when it's time to announce that it's available i'm sure you will let us know & we will be able to purchase it from the many sponsors of the site & elsewhere .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Just trying to see if there are any updates on the release , i heard late spring 2019 .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Yeah, it looks like it got him not only a bunch of great blank choices to choose from that fit exactly what he's looking to do but he also got very helpful info about performance expectations and why it's wise to not overspend and end up being disappointed if your expectations aren't reasonable . Gerard also asked the below question: "What would you recommend for guides? I’ve been usi
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