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10 months ago
herb canter
Spencer specifically mentions " Low End" guides "Run the line through both a lesser and SiC guide' I would be shocked if even modern Aluminum Oxide would cause 8lb mono to fail after rubbing back and forth under tension 50 times let alone 8 or 10 times. Not saying it's not possible just that i would be extremely surprised.
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10 months ago
herb canter
Many surf fisherman fishing spinning reels choose 50 pound braid for plugging with top waters and it's a mistake , the line rarely comes into contact with the bottom and greatly limits the distance potential of these types of long cast spinning outfits . Since you admit you're kind of starting out however a heavier line is not a bad choice . I would choose 40 pound however which is capable
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10 months ago
herb canter
Power pro is fine , any brand name will suffice , tell me the type of conditions you fish under , is it sandy beaches with relatively smooth bottoms or rocky shorelines where lots of hard structure is encountered and snags and cut off's are common ?
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10 months ago
herb canter
Johnny Tan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Herb, > > After hearing the good thing about RV guide, it > really tempts me to try it. Unfortunately, I > cannot afford to have two RV guides on the same > blank. It is good to know the braid line > performs well on KL25H - KL10H - KL5.5M guide > train as compare to RV guides. Th
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10 months ago
herb canter
Single Crystal Sapphire edges SIC in the hardness test but not by much at all leading me to believe SIC is still the ultimate for heat dissipation . Unfortunately there is no charts showing how smooth a surface can be made to be so nothing definitive which always seems to be the case.
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10 months ago
herb canter
I don't believe there are definitive tests showing heat dissipation and slickness Phil but if i knew i was battling big fish that were known for long brutal drag out battles i would opt for SIC or Torzite . Some choose roller guides , to each their own. The overwhelming majority of anglers do not engage in long drawn out battles where one would be concerned about this , most land their fish v
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10 months ago
herb canter
Rogers comment was indeed for the thread directly below this one , it happens . Johnny you're correct , the Aero Technium 10000 XSC was sold in the USA for a very short time a few years back but they quickly scrapped it and my guess was the price $ 700 .00 + . It is nearly identical in size to the ULC14 14000 XTC the main difference being the oscillation system which utilizes Shimano's s
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10 months ago
herb canter
Johnny , you have received solid advice and i agree 100% with choosing braid instead of mono . As soon as i saw the reel models you listed it was clear those are meant for long casting braided line , although you can use mono virtually nobody does with those models since both have advanced worm drive oscillation systems which will wrap far more line per every up/down oscillation cycle than reels
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10 months ago
herb canter
Anytime a vendor offers free shipping with no minimum is a great thing , this is the second time i can recall Mudhole doing this in the last couple months and i always take advantage . Thank you Mudhole
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10 months ago
herb canter
I am going against the popular opinion here and strongly dislike disposable brushes as in my experience they always tend to leave a few bristles behind and my eyesight isn't sharp enough anymore to spot them easily . I know Roger has said he hasn't experienced this but i have. When i use Permagloss i strongly prefer using other methods to apply it but i do use brushes for guide wraps.
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10 months ago
herb canter
A link to that article that people can find on your facebook page would accomplish the mission .
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11 months ago
herb canter
Very new product i doubt there is much if any feedback on them , ALPS components are top notch and i have used them and am exceptionally pleased with them . For spinning i have rods with the VS3 frame design and tangle free IF guides , all fantastic . ALPS doesn't release garbage.
Forum: rodboard
11 months ago
herb canter
About time somebody tested it and gave it a thumbs up , thanks for doing it and commenting about it.
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11 months ago
herb canter
Musky blanks are varied , some throw heavy weight so i included 10 foot sticks that are capable of that below . Officially designated Musky blanks are rarely over 8.5 feet in length but the below can be substituted for Musky blanks and they offer longer lengths and similar weight , action and power ratings. All ten feet in length , one is rated for 1-4 ounces , one is rated 3 - 8 ounces and on
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11 months ago
herb canter

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11 months ago
herb canter
Higher modulus materials are capable of storing and releasing more energy and thus are capable of higher performance but the application decides what blanks are appropriate for a task . Mid modulus blanks are very popular and most blanks on the market do tend to fall into the IM category . For an IM blank to match the weight and power of a HM blank more material will be needed to be used adding t
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11 months ago
herb canter
As some others have mentioned i would just use whatever brand of epoxy you use to coat your guide wraps , comes out beautiful every time i have applied a decal and no yellowing whatsoever . Courtesy of Decal Connection: Before you begin the application process, place a thin coat of epoxy on the blank where you will be placing the decal and let dry. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! This s
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11 months ago
herb canter
Russ Amato Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How often do you experience rod failure from these > suppliers that are due to manufacturing defects? The failure rate of modern blanks due to manufacturing defects like the ones being discussed in this thread are exceedingly low and it's something that i don't worry about at all . If somebody has had repe
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11 months ago
herb canter
All of them are good , Rainshadow , Sage CTS, Mudholes MHX, American Tackle blanks , RodGeeks blanks ( St. Croix in actuality) NFC, Fuji Point Blank blanks etc... everyone has their own personal preference and all perform admirably.
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11 months ago
herb canter
Of course intermediate modulus blanks will continue to be referred to as intermediate modulus blanks regardless of the time that passes but the materials and resin systems DO NOT remain the same and advance over time . I have fished many 70's and early 80's blanks and i have fished the late 1990's stuff as well and as one would expect the newer stuff is flat out better in many ways even though al
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11 months ago
herb canter
I asked the same type of questions a while back and learned to stay away from going with say 40,30,25,20,16,12,8 etc...and choose guides based on only whats needed to tame the line as quickly as possible and get the line running as straight as possible . For a spinning reel the table edge method is a good way to determine what would be an effective reduction train and that article can be found i
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11 months ago
herb canter
I would want to know how old exactly , big difference between 90's blanks and 1970's blanks.
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11 months ago
herb canter
Follow the below :
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11 months ago
herb canter
The only option i see that has the height in double foot is the KW 30 NOT the KW 30 L . Although i find the 30 ring much larger then i would prefer for braid the KW 25 doesn't have the height needed in the double foot frame and neither does the Fuji double frame guides in the MN style either so i would choose the regular frame KW 30 because it's the next best option , has the height and allows y
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11 months ago
herb canter
If you want to go KR concept i would go KL 25 H - KL 12 H to a 6 M but you can go to the 5.5 M . The slightly larger ring sizes will allow you a little more leeway if going to heavier braid . These are all single foots . I believe you said you will be fishing off a boat in the past , if that's the case you may want more strength and go with double foots because boat rods can get banged around
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11 months ago
herb canter
Lots of people confuse Mudhole's MHX line with HMX no apologies necessary it's an honest oversight . Unfortunately you're correct, i have found the same thing you have when seeking out more information on NFC's LMX designated blanks , user experiences which would give potential buyers a little more familiarity is just not available at this point . Sorry for the bad news .
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11 months ago
herb canter
I don't think there has been any discussions on the NFC LMX version blanks whether fly or otherwise , the discussions have mostly regarded the NFC X RAY series of blanks and the NFC Delta series of blanks and of course comparisons between the HM, IM SM etc... When you say the " Native " series you probably mean the Mudhole MHX line of blanks because HMX is a Fenwick thing. I wo
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11 months ago
herb canter
The below blanks are extremely popular and get rave reviews. I'm sure there are many suitable from a variety of manufacturers but i'm not knowledgeable with those types of blanks but others are so hopefully they will chime in . Good luck in your search.
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11 months ago
herb canter
I don't build rods for anybody but myself but i LOVE white colored rod blanks , last two blanks i ordered from HNL rod blanks were in the Alpine white color .
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11 months ago
herb canter
Wow, that's interesting , a "Few" left , will Mudhole be getting more in ? I would think they would be very popular .
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