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3 months ago
herb canter
Well , if you can't find them many love the Pacific Bay Minima guides for light freshwater setups , they offer high frame guides similar to Fuji's KR concept guides .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Anthony Unger: "A question about the KR system.. From what i understand, it was designed primarily for light line and braid.. (If im wrong correct me please) what is the line rating limit that starts to hinder performance? Or hasnt it been found yet" Anthony the KR concept is great as you said and you're correct about it tending to be geared for lighter lines especially braid
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Don Mang Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > herb canter Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > A ton of suggestions have already been provided > > Anthony , including the rainshadows , now > when > > you come across a post that has a few responses > > but isn't getting any more responses
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3 months ago
herb canter
Have you checked with all the other sponsors on the left side of the page ?
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3 months ago
herb canter
Well , i didn't see it on here but i have seen people say it elsewhere , my $19.99 Shakespeare landed a 42 pound striper whats the biggest fish your $200.00 rod landed i bet not even a 10 pounder , no joke . I was convinced i was hallucinating after i heard that . Anyway i took your post the wrong way , my apologies.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
A ton of suggestions have already been provided Anthony , including the rainshadows , now when you come across a post that has a few responses but isn't getting any more responses that usually indicates the info already provided is very very good and there's really nothing else to add . On another note, discussing performance expectations based on price is extremely helpful information to a
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I understand you're, in the overwhelming majority of cases referring to fly rods when commenting but in this particular thread the topic was not about fly rods at all thats why i responded to your comment which was " Regardless of the product there is little correlation between the cost of a product and its performance" . Now , i do agree with your comment below to an extent :
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Regardless of the product there is little > correlation between the cost of a product and its > performance. Try casting three or four rods of > unknown name and manufacturer, rate them from best > to worst, and then see the cost of each one. Bet > you will be in for a surprise. I was. I
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I believe Don means MHX since those are the Mudhole brand NOT HMX which is a Fenwick thing but anyway MHX blanks are offered in a mind boggling amount of options and ratings , they have the super affordable all the way up to top shelf offerings used by a variety of pro anglers engaged in big money tournaments . It appears to me that Mudhole's house brand has more application specific blanks th
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Best to be certain about the reel and line before choosing guides , guide type , height and sizing will be based on those first two important questions. When you aren't even sure whether a conventional or spinner will be used guide choice is impossible.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
"The answer is simple - contact NFC and tell them what happened" If it was that simple everything would be great but thats actually the hardest part , having them respond to customer inquires and messages but there's no other option so you just got to keep trying .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
The choice of blanks out there available for this type of fishing is truly endless , lets clear up that we're talking about striper's not strippers , i know of no blank that works well for strippers . For fishing jetties & bridges i like rods that are medium heavy in power since keeping hooked fish away from rocks & concrete bridge walls with barnacle encrusted pilings is key to landing
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Thanks Roger that makes perfect sense . Well we can rule out that he bought a casting set by mistake but with the use of 6 pound braid and how ridiculously forgiving it is a casting set would still probably cast relatively well , not nearly as well as a higher framed spinning set but still workable. All your recommendations are very good ones and should sort out the exact issues , maybe it is
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Incomprehensible is the only word to describe this . I think the only thing you can do is continue to do what you have been doing because it's been made very very clear on these boards that there is no way to consistently make contact with them . There are many threads asking about how to contact them and rectify certain issues and unfortunately the mystery continues it seems to be a case of lu
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I can't find the info on the DMBW-ATC kit. Is that a spinning kit , Don would know the specifics on that kit , i see similar #'s on some kits but not that exact match .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Oh OK, didn't know that , i just clicked on the "Go to database" sign .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Links that are only two months old should always work , i would say most links that i have tried in the archives that are considerably older have a 15% chance of still working . Norms "One drive" link has no issues linking to Seth's database.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Links that previously worked but don't work anymore are commonplace all throughout the archives and is the norm on all types of forums unfortunately.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Thats understood Jim , the OP mentioned that he had a 9 footer so since i had a 9 footer and an 8 footer i decided to give him the most recommended reduction train parings , one of my 11 foot surf rods use RV 25 's , an RV 16 and a 10 M as a reduction train and the other 11 footer uses the single foot KL25H , KL12H and a KB 5.5 for the reduction train and that also works exceptionally well .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
What Microwave guide kit did you go with is the first question since there are quite a few different versions and did you follow the instructions that came with the kit on the first guides placement ? Don of American tackle says 20" is the typical location of where the largest guide is located from the spools face. With 6 pound braid to not work well something is very very off . If that &q
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Great writeup on the CTS website about the history & developments of the company , there's also a big shout out to Rodbuilding.org , well done . " From the beginning CTS established a reputation for creating world class fishing rod blanks and for doing things differently. Through word of mouth and the help of advertising on the very popular rodbuilding.org, news quickly spread among
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
My 9 foot surf rod uses a KL25H , 12H , 5.5 M to a KB size 5 choke and size 5 KT runners , my 8 foot surf rod uses a KL20H, KL10H and a 5.5 M to a KB 5 choke and KT 5 runners . I find the KL-H guides plenty strong enough UNLESS you know the rod will take a beating . I never have the leader enter the guides, i always keep it on the outside and use braid UP TO 20 pounds .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
The below will give you that info
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I was going to comment on how soft and spongy cork can be especially low grade cork but Tom beat me to it . Nobody knows if Don's client had slippage issues due to fish slime so i'm not going to automatically assume that was the case but i think everybody agrees that there are a variety of things that could make any grip super slippery .
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Larry Berkovsky Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Herb, back to your comment about being less stout. > If you’re referring to the P70 then I’d have > to agree w you. Hence the reason for this post in > the first place. I find that it gets pretty > loaded up if I tie a weighted cork, a split shot > and a med size live shrimp on it. Not sure
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > herb: Just so. If you sharpen a hook point at an > overly shallow angle the hook point will easily > bend if the hook's made of soft, low > Rockwell-Number steel, or a long, thin hook point > will easily snap off if the hook is made of hard, > high Rockwell-Number steel. Still, it seems a >
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Unless knives were sold in ten packs for four bucks and change i wouldn't throw them out either but they're not . Like i said you can do whatever you want but chemically sharpened hooks are NOT meant to be sharpened it's not possible to achieve a better point than how they come from the factory , doesn't mean people listen and follow that advice. An Eagle Claw Trokar is NOT a simple tri point
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
I am one who ordered the heaviest model in the Immortal line of popping blanks last year and returned it as i found it much much less stout than i had anticipated but i'm in the extreme minority as most love them . As far as hooks , most people do not know how to correctly sharpen hooks and thats because there are so many different types of hook points out there and unless you know what kind of
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
How it looks is the negative but thats 100% individual opinion. People see it and say " My God , lets get you to the optometrist right away "
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
herb canter
Proper diameter, shape and surface is extremely subjective imo , i would love to see differences that could be measured with what the Military deem's proper on a handle and what a specific individual deems is the most comfortable and efficient feeling for him/ her . Afterward telling that specific individual that the Military says their personal favorite choice is ergonomically incorrect based
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