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11 years ago
Bill Hickey
Hello, I was wondering what you folks use to clean up brushes and other items after using the Threadmaster finishes. I used the Regular build for the first time, awesome finsh quality, and I plan on using the Lite Build in a few days. Also, clean up for the Pac Bay Rodsmith the same? Any help appreciated. Thanks, Bill
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11 years ago
Bill Hickey
I was wondering if there is anyone in the rod building business that will recoat or refinish graphite fly rod blanks. I have two blanks that I would like to change the colors of. I'm somewhat familiar with the process, but I do not have the means to do it myself. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Bill H.
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11 years ago
Bill Hickey
Patrice, I'd go with the Dan Craft Sig V. I built a 6wt off one of these blanks and they are a sweet meduim fast action blank. I think the 5wt in this series would work just fine. If money is a concern the Batson RX-7 is a decent blank. I've built a couple of 5wt's in the 9 foot length and they work pretty well. I fish one of them quite often. I'll use a 6wt line for close in work, like nymphing
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11 years ago
Bill Hickey
Thanks for the info, I'll be sure to buy the DVD that Andy has made. As for Russ and Jeff, I am looking to do exactly what you folks are doing with with your own reelseats, without seeing them. I think we are on the same page as far as creating something that has much more curb appeal than what you can buy on the open market. Plus its always nice to say to a potential customer when they ask about
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11 years ago
Bill Hickey
I was wondering if there are any books or published data on how to turn your own reel seats available. Looking for the type of book that would take you from A to Z, like some of the rod building books that are out there. I'm thinking about buying a lathe this fall and getting some turning stock to make my own inserts for my flyrods. Thanks for any help you may have. Bill
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12 years ago
Bill Hickey
Spencer, thanks for the info. I was wondering about that blank, if it was a "true" 6wt or a bit on the lighter side or a bit closer to a 7wt.
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12 years ago
Bill Hickey
I recently built a 9ft 6in 5wt 3 piece fly rod on a Batson RX-7 blank. Unfortunately I broke the rod near the tip section and it is now on its way out to Batson and hopefully they still have a tip section for this blank since it is not made in the 3 piece configuration. Prior to breaking the rod I let a friend fish the rod and he wants me to make one just like it. Does anyone know of a blank manu
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12 years ago
Bill Hickey
Buddy, thanks for the info. I looked up the static placement method and it does not seem all that difficult to do. I'm going to give it a try and see just how far off the chart that I was going to use is. Thanks again.
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12 years ago
Bill Hickey
I recently bought a diamondback classic western fly rod blank in a 4wt and I have a couple of questions. I was wondering about the thread wraps on the male and female spigot ferrules, I thinking that both need to have a thread wrap, but how long should they be? Also wondering about the guide placement, starting from the tip, I'm using the following measurments: 4.5, 9.5, 15.25 ,21.75, 29, 36.5
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12 years ago
Bill Hickey
Hello, a question/concern on spline for multi piece fly rods. I have read in some books to find the effective spline on a blank to assemble the blank and roll it with some downward pressure on the blank and feel for the hop or roll to its natural curve. My question is that wouldn't it be more effective to roll each section on its own? To me this would make more sense, especially if it is a 3 or m
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13 years ago
Bill Hickey
thanks, I be sure to check that stuff out. I do have a Batson catalog and I'll try calling St Croix too.
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13 years ago
Bill Hickey
I do not know, rod blank is a matte grey color, with what looks to be a greyish green thread wrap. There is also some gold trim wraps on the rod.
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13 years ago
Bill Hickey
Hello, I'm looking for some help here. I have a St Croix Avid Casting Rod, model AC66MHF. The second guide up from the butt section is broken and I was wondering if anyone knew what brand and model guide St Croix uses on their rods. I also would like to know the same for the thread color and brand. I have to try and make a close as possible repair since the rod is owned by someone else. Thank you
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13 years ago
Bill Hickey
Carrington, thanks for the info. The decals I want would be of my own design, just somehting to snaz up my own rods.
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13 years ago
Bill Hickey
Hello, I'm just starting out building some fly rods and I was wondering where I could buy some custom made rod decals that would have the company name on them. Also, is there a specific type of decal that is better than others and what type of finish applies the best to seal the decal to the rod. thank you.
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