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7 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Aleks, You guys must have a HUGE shipping que...... still haven’t gotten order
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8 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Batson has a new set for the big stuff. It has an xl and an xxl that should handle what you are wanting to do
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8 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Really nice blanks, I still have one that I fish from time to time, I use it for top waters ( vixens and such)
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8 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Alex’s, what are you real world expected ship times? I am at 6 weeks on my last order. I love your stuff but these will be built for customers wanting them for the holidays. Can you guarantee a two week ship time? Tom
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9 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Benji, thanks for the suggestion, I did look at that one and I think it’s gonna be too light. My jigs are 1/2 oz without trailer and probably over 3/4 with the trailer. Tom
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9 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Good evening all, I am looking to build a new skipping rod for myself. I would like it to be 6’9” or 6’10” as the subject eludes to. This will be used for docs on Lake of the Ozarks. It will be a casting rod and needs to be a mh at a minimum, I am considering cutting 3 inches from a mb709 HM from Northfork any suggestions? Thanks Tom
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9 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
No haven’t tried em but I do like chicken
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9 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Update update update..... pac bay made an xfzt03-5.0
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10 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
4mm is the smallest you will find in a tip top with a 5 tube. I love those #2’s. They are perfect for me, especially drop shot rods and other finesse stuff or rods using braid up to 30. I have very successfully used them on casting rods using 12lb test, if I am using anything over 12 I will use, 2.5’s and 3’s. I personally don’t like to use anything bigger than 4’s. Tom
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10 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Yep we r lucky indeed!!
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10 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
That cure time makes it a no go for me!!!!
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10 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
David, yes it was the guides that I had on hand ( still in their labeled packages respectively) that were causing the confusion
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
That’s good news, the KW are way to heavy for my style of builds.
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Ok after more comparisons I believe I was sent the wrong guide. I had ordered a single guide from two different sponsors a while back. They are labeled with the same numbers but are worlds apart. I believe the guide I ordered from Get Bit is correct, yet the one I got from Mudhole is a 6 I have never seen before. Just trying to shed light as to why I am so confused about these. I am not griping a
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Thanks Norm, I appreciate the help
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Ok, I only asked as I compared the height of a regular blnag 6 to the tlrvsg6 the difference was marginal. I thought the rv was supposed to be a taller guide (close to kw 10 in height). Just slightly confused, thanks for the help. Tom
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Which rv is the correct one for a bait casting (bass) micro build. Is it the lrvsg6s or is it the trvsg or trvtg ? Thanks Tom
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I am not sure how it is done but I have seen some of Mike Pedersons work and wow does it look sharp.
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
No offense taken but for me I will still pick up the caster every time!!! I fish them both with the same line and my reels are set much looser than most so for me there is no drawback. If I were fishing a shot in current I most likely not use 1/8 ounce anyhow as there will not be enough weight to put the bait in my preferred strike zone, but that is just me
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Denham, This is not a blank that most would consider heavy flipping blank. I personally believe you will be very happy it. I am extremely picky in what I fish and build for my customers. I would not recommend it if I didn’t believe in it.
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I completely agree, I used the Eternity 2 replacement for the 822.5 as a caster and it easily handles those weights
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Denham, Point Blank does have trouble with its blank listings, this is definitely a moderate blank!! I know you don’t want to put out the money but this is in my opinion the best moderate flip blank offered currently I feel it even bests my Northfork HM flip blanks. Point Blank is a company that will stand behind its products, I wish I could say t have seen the same ( I have a customer who cannot
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I haven built on the Rainshadows that were suggested but have built the Revc72mh and it will work well for what you want to do. I have fished and own the Shikari sh764 it is perfect. Get a hold of Kevin at Get Bit he will have the best first hand knowledge on the Liberty lineup.
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
You should look into the blank suggested. I personally fish one and consistently boat flip 6lb fish and bigger as well, 4’s and 5’s are no problem whatsoever. It has a great moderate action that is perfect for flipping. I have the Northfork 766 you spoke of. I think the point blank has more power, but yet in hand it feels lighter and is just phenomenal. Keep in mind you need to take into account
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11 months ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I agree with Steve!!! IMO both Bob and Steve have an extensive knowledge base and one should take heed to the advice they offer. Pay VERY close attention to what they say, you will not be disappointed. Both have helped me for over a decade now and not once have I been ill advised
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I talked with the customer today and sounds like he wants to try one of each. I appreciate the help!!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I like the looks of the IFS904 thanks Roger
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Haven’t looked at or played with Loomis stuff in a great while. I have a person that wants a blank as close as he can get to the old Loomis telescopic fs904 imx. It’s specs are 7’6” heavy ( which means nothing to me honestly) 12-25 lb test 1/4-1.0 oz Any suggestions?
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Preach on brother Steve!!!! Couldn’t have been said better. Some people just are unwilling to change and even when there is still proof they continue to blindly refuse.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I used a reverse pilot bit on one set and on another I used a piece of tubing that I sharpened .
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