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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Jay, yes it is available and look back at I’m my posts. I did a short review on it. I absolutely love the stuff, no bubbles, great clarity, doesn’t seem to crawl up the guide foot. I am very impressed with it.
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
The only blank I’ve found a close match was the Shikari. I have been meaning to pick up a few of these from Northfork, love them for crappie, smallmouth and even the slight bit of trout I do.
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Look at the North Fork 5100
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Phil I have no need to come down there. I was stationed in S.C. for a decade and spent plenty of time in FL...... salt guys and some inshore, there is a slight possibility your statement may be remotely accurate however you have forgotten the rest of the angling world. Peek out from under your rock and take a look, it may surprise ya
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
You can find him on Facebook at Sonnies fishing.
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Mr. Ewanicki, I gladly invite you to come spend a day riding along on my next outing. You will see that your claim of 75% of rods spend their time in holders is vastly WRONG! My boat doesn’t even have a “holder”. I have hundreds of builds and not ONE has ever seen a holder....... please at least state something is your opinion and not present as fact.
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I had many great memories at “the damn” it’s truly a shame they removed “the damn” from the river a number of years back. A very special place in my life for sure!! Their grandson still carries on the Sonnies name and is still active in the craft. Tom
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
The Kisners are relatives of mine. Andy and Glenna are my Uncle and Aunt!!!! Crazy small world for sure. Andy is the one who first showed me how to build.
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Marc, Was that by chance Sonnies in Wilmot Wisconsin on the fox river
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3 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Simple, spiral wrap it with 9 guides and enjoy.
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4 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Perfect!! Thank you Spencer that’s exactly what I need
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4 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Good afternoon gentlemen, I am looking for red anodized hoods for size 16 ecs casting seats. Any ideas?
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4 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Spencer I completely agree, Rich created the original design and although I use many of the commercial grips I sure wish they would make a 2 1/2” rear carbon grip. I have many early grips cork grips based off of Rich’s design prior to Andy introducing carbon grips and much prefer them over these longer grips available currently. Yes I know I can make my own, but I guess I am getting lazy.
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5 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
That is a Abu Garcia Veritas. LOVE those things, they make me more money than any other out there!!!! They have the worst failure rate of guides that I have come across. The real seat is their proprietary design. If you have the capability of turning a handle turn one up and mount it from the rear. ( these rods are 49.00 wholesale, not top tier by any means). You can easily order a split Eva pie
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5 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
The castaways are built in the same manner as the rain shadow. Daiwa used to make the type you are looking for as a complete rod but I have no idea if they still do.
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5 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Brian I have some 6’10” Castaways that I bought for a high school team, unfortunately right after I got the blanks the team disbanded and I haven’t done anything with them.
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5 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Nice to hear that!
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5 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Send me an email please
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5 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
There are no issues with wear! My builds are all bass and inshore so I cannot attest to heavy saltwater use. It is the only thing I will build with. In speaking with the individual who developed them wear has not been an issue!
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5 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Spencer’s right on point with his recommendation guys who like graphite can use the revcb70 or 76 MH. It’s surprising how hard those little baits pull.
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5 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Jay, If you are going to fish this rod heavily you will most likely begin to see wear after about two seasons of use. I have a couple out with tournament guys who had significant wear after a single season of use. They brought them back back and I replaced with cork for one user and the other chose carbon. Tom
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6 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Daiwa, Shimano or Lews.
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6 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Michael, the consistency is close to high build Threadmaster yet I found that it leveled even better than the Threadmaster. Mark, yes it may well be hard to award “the best “ however I am pretty sure I have tried every finish out there currently (and a few that are now defunct).. It provided for me the the best overall performance of all that I’ve used to date. Please understand I gain nothing
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6 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I can tell you I have been lucky enough to have received a sample to try. I am “that guy” who mixes his finish to a cake batter consistency with a round wooden stick. This is without doubt the finest finish I have tried. I am a LONG time user of Threadmaster and I have found my new epoxy. Gen4 has every aspect I love about Threadmaster with unprecedented bubble release. It levels incredibly well
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7 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Jason, if you look into the M&M’s you will find a ton of info specifically testing Steve Gardner did regarding a pitching rod. Although big companies have said there is no gain Steve’s tests indicated otherwise. If you do not use any knots (leaders) go as small as you can with the runners (like 3mm or even 2.5mm)
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7 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
James, Thank you very much!
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7 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Must be using pro wrap, my suggestion is decorate the Christmas tree with it, throw out whatever remains and go with a better metallic thread. Seriously though Pro Wrap and I just don’t get along well and I changed brands and solved my problem. Rogers suggestion is a good one, I do like their colors but for me I don’t care for it’s handling characteristics. Tom
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7 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I was pleased to receive a very quick email from them after inquiring about an order and the availability of other specific blanks. Was a much better experience than most of what I have had in the past for sure. Tom
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7 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
James, What advantage is there to the testament CB blanks say over the Revalations? Am asking as I am a big fan of the Revalations (CB)
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7 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Do you mean like crutch end, I may be able to help if so
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