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8 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Just about any blank with a proper drag setting > will not break, even when subject to the antics of > WAY too big a fish. The line will break first - > high sticking excepted - with ANY rod. If there > are any guides, and guide sizes, and guide spacing > conducive to better casting it seems an
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8 months ago
herb canter
The OP'S complaint is the first complaint i have heard about them but Kigan has a very good reputation . I am also exceedingly careful while transporting , fishing and storing rods placing them inside a flannel sleeve then into a hard shell tube . I consider them high end instruments and treat them as such.
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
I'm with Michael , are you dissatisfied with the way one performs , i have used Threadmaster lite but it's drying time was too long for me so i put regular Threadmaster over it and it came out just fine .
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
If it's sent and you get it then return it , problem fixed you don't have to eat the cost .
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
Ivan Wu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > herb canter Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I wouldn't use any type of EVA , you order a > reel > > seat that fits snug to the bottom section of > the > > blank , i believe i used a 17 or 18 size DPSM > on > > the 2 piece Rod Geeks
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
I wouldn't use any type of EVA , you order a reel seat that fits snug to the bottom section of the blank , i believe i used a 17 or 18 size DPSM on the 2 piece Rod Geeks surf blank i built , fit nice and snug. You then have a shrink wrap foregrip and butt section .
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
Plenty of guys are incredibly experienced on this forum who have built "Casting" rods for the surf so stick around i'm sure somebody will help you . Excellent blank choice by the way .
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
I used to go to Newark Sinker in Fairfield all the time , that was a great place . Seems most everything i appreciated in the past no longer exists even many catalogs , not a fan of the technology era.
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
Man , i could never get excited about bass fishing for some reason although i did plenty of it in my early years because that's what was inhabiting the locations i fished . Image # 36 is funny , i know it would drive me nuts having people following me around taking pics where ever you go so maybe that's why some of them have a habit of barging up on recreational fisherman without showing any co
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
When i list guides whether it be reduction or running it's never a " Set in stone" type of thing , there is no way for me to tell how many runners a 13 + foot blank will require , the number of running guides i listed is just a ballpark figure and meant to give you more of the impression of staying with the same size more so than how many will be needed. Only way to find out specific n
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
A 13+ foot Zippy with approx 12 pound test mono and a 15 -25 pound leader i see . The reel i use on my surf rods have a spool diameter of 76 mm and i used the Fuji KR double foot to start with - RV 25, RV 16, 10 M to a size 5 KB as the choker and a few size 5 KT's out to the tip and it's an incredible performing surf rod . If you're set on sticking with relatively light mono as your line of
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
Before you sand the wavy areas flat as Tom suggests above make sure you have a variety of sandpaper grits and take it slow . Sanding is the way you get to that even smooth as glass finish that you said you want . I personally would never allow a thick wavy finish to remain on a rod and just keep applying more epoxy . I would apply enough , let it cure and then sand as Tom suggests above. In
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
You can wet sand without needing high speed , i have on wavy epoxy issues ( I don't add any decorative stuff to my rods so no experience with butt wraps ) but i have sanded down guide wraps that came out wavy when i first started rod building and it worked great but you got to be so ridiculously careful . It's very difficult to know how much finish you can remove when sanding because it's very e
Forum: rodboard
9 months ago
herb canter
Your post is one of the most asked questions in rod building forum history , almost as popular as the " Whats the best rod" posts . The archives have endless info on this topic that all of us rely on at some point .
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
Well there you go Bob , the man who is responsible for coming up with the 27 X method himself , i hope his comments eliminate any further confusion.
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
The Daiwa Saltist 4500 is a beast and weighs in at around 22 ounces , reels that weigh in this range balance best on surf rods in the 10 to 11 foot range and will make a surf rod a bit bottom heavy on 8 and 9 foot sticks but by no means is a a bad choice for what you're doing . It's spool diameter is indeed a bit large for it's size compared to the likes of Shimano and Penn spinners in the 4500
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
I view Alps right up there with Fuji as far as component manufacturers but if money is a concern the Fuji's are just fine , Fuji may use 306 stainless instead of 316 but that's not a major negative , not in the least . Only if you were planning to never rinse the rod down with freshwater after fishing would the Alps 316 frames be advantageous since the 316 stainless is a bit softer and known for
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
As Tom said " No" , use as is . I have a few RodGeeks just like your's , do not mess with the male ends all you got to do is keep debris , sand particles away from them.
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
I don't think any custom rod builder who builds for other people would accept that blank , if i built for other people that blank would be immediately put to the side as a reject . Let us know how it goes with getting a replacement .
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
After viewing all the images you provided i'm shocked that whoever manufactured that blank had the nerve to ship that out to you and expect you to be happy with it . Iv'e received blanks that had a paint drip solidified to the blank , an easy oversight or a spine mark that was missing from one section of a blank , no big deal but what you're showing is 100% unacceptable and the manufacturer shou
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
If you want to get a perfect finish that will last the below article will help , as for what to use , Permagloss is by far the quickest and easiest method to get a glossy chip free finish that i have used.
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
I have never ever had a tip top come loose in my lifetime using the stuff that is specifically designed and purposely made for attaching tip tops which are variants of hot melt ferrule cement whether it be Flex Coat, Mudholes CRB , U 40 etc... The OP's explanation of sticking a few slim slivers into the tube of the tip top works just fine , you just got to heat the tube up for a second and s
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
C'mon Phil you know i'm playing around with you , i think you're great and i apologize for coming across as not taking you seriously . I just believe that you already know the answers to a lot of the stuff you ask about and you toy with us for entertainment purposes , we all know you have immense knowledge on a huge range of topics it's cruel to toy with us mere mortals .
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
" Ever wonder why anglers who target really big, really strong fish use roller guides exclusively"? Actually ....no , i have not wondered about that , i am wondering where this thread is going however and why the apprehension and sudden disillusion toward ceramic ringed guides . Are you taking on a new challenge where you will now be engaged in battling oceanic giants ?
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
Johnny , you're very kind and i agree all the members who take the time to respond are fantastic and all deserve an equal amount of credit and i can say with 100% certainty that nobody is upset with you let alone mad at you . What disappoints us the most is when people like yourself do not experience the joy and fun that custom rod building provides . It should never be a daunting and frust
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
Johnny , what i'm doing is explaining the " Whys" of things when i'm not sure it's necessary to do that , i just figured you would want to know WHY the guides you asked about initially were not the best choice for your specific application but maybe you don't care about the reason why and just want someone to tell you what would be a better choice. I don't know how you feel but i
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
Don't forget the dreaded powerboat fish that lurks in fresh and saltwater, can't tell you how many times i have seen people mistakenly hook into one of those , thing that always baffled me is how they all watch in amazement as their entire spool of line is emptied instead of immediately grabbing the spool to break off lol. If this happens to you , break off , mono and braid wreaks devastatio
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
Roger " I wonder if anyone is really concerned with guide wear or hardness or durability on nearly any guide that has a ceramic style insert" I asked the same but then i remembered Phil , Phil loves this stuff as do many of us . Phil is a personal favorite of mine and these types of post is one of the reasons why .
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
Johnny KW30, KW25, KW16 Choke guide: KW12 Running guides: KW8 X9 The above choices are a NO GO !!! For braid even up to 50 pound the KW 30 is too large a ring size , for 30 pound mono it's an excellent choice but not braid . The reasoning behind it is that going with a 30,25,16,12 etc... makes very little change in choking down the line because the ring sizes are only slightl
Forum: rodboard
10 months ago
herb canter
Lighter is not always better Johnny , lighter lines definitely increase your rod/reels performance potential but you need to balance it all based on the fish you're pursuing and environmental conditions of where you will be fishing . Sometimes heavier lines are needed and many still use mono for certain types of fishing but with the types of rods you purchased and the reels you purchased to p
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