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2 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Mike - there was no typo. 1.5" IS one and a half inches. Herb
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2 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Been looking, unsuccessfully, for article showing rod breaks and reasons for breaks. Can you post it again. Herb
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2 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Gotcha Frank. BTW - what new thread tensioner are you using now? Herb
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2 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
How did you initially try to move them into alignment? Perhaps the 2nd build is too loose??? I assume that you needed the pick on the small guides - and the large guides could be used as levers to move them??? I guess I'm concerned that you have no basis of comparison re degree of difficulty of moving wrapped guides. Herb
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2 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
I epoxy upper and lower grip on the blank ring by ring. The turn to shape on lathe. Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Ahhhh Mark So it's not just me that takes that long. Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Hi all, To clarify. I don't mind looking at other's thread work. I just don't like to do it. Like I gave up stabilized wood rings in grips - I gave up trim bands in favor of simple one color wraps. I did it for my sanity - speed of finishing the build. Except for one or two friends I build (favors) for - the people I build for don't want it or don't need it. Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
I HATE wrapping trim bands. HATE metallic even more. Especially on the tip section of a flyrod. Any way one looks at it - they are a pita and add much too much time to the building process. Doing one now for an old friend - because he loves them. I build only fr performance now - past 8 years - so when someone asks for them it's like - NO NO NO. Sorry for venting. Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
To all above: Thank you very much for the kind words. It means a lot during "normal" times - but now it is especially appreciated. Regards, Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Todd You might want to consider a CTS 7'0" glass spin blank. They have various lure weights - but for trout the you might want the 3/16 Oz - 1/2 Oz And - I do offer RB.org members a discount. Email me if more info wanted Herb CTS Distrib.
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Adam, I built a lot of REVO #10's Go with either Fuji TKWTG (Torzite) - or the new Fuji TKWSG-S ( the new slim SiC rings) - or - the new REC Cerecoil ceramic recoils (they look very sweet). In #20 and #16. Then use REC Recoil single foot RFSX # 6, #5, six #4's. Please email me - or unhide your email for more CTS and guide info. Herb U.S. CTS Distrib
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
This will last at least for 4 weeks. Still taking orders though to reserve position once factory starts producing again. Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
You have to use it backwards to prevent it "grabbing" the cork. Heard of it being done years ago. Since I use individual rings I don;t get involved with that. Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Hi Rick, CTS Air, 7'0", 1 piece - or - 2 piece, 3/8 - 1.0 Oz - or - 1/2 - 1 1/2 Oz NOTE - I give RB.org a discount on CTS blanks Regards, Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Phil, You are correct - just using the wrong words to describe the issue. Fast/Slow refers to a static load. Fast: The rod "locks-up" closer to the tip under a a given load - a "FAST" lock-up. A Slower rod locks up further down the rod - a SLOWER lock-up. Herb
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Adding weight does not make the rod "slower". Nor does stripping finish off a rod make it faster. Tom, correctly, has said that "the action is the action". Can't change that unless you cut the blank from either end. The flex profile is not changed. What you are changing is the rate of recovery - and therefore the performance. I don't believe that any coating, paint or a
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3 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
West System GFlex 250. Flexible and can't even remove reel seat with torch - true. Herb
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Yes - it is O.K. to add as many coats as you wish until you like the results. It shouldn't be uneven though. Do you mean humps and valleys along the length of the wrap? Fly rod wraps when finished should be as short as possible. maybe you were not applying it evenly. On a short wrap you don't have ot do much "sidewise" pulling of finish - except on the butt wrap. My email is "
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Ed, I only build 4 piece fly rods - and I do spine all of them. I even spine blanks for new builders who buy CTS blanks from me before i ship them. First I spine the tip section (4th section )- mark it with a grease pencil. Then spine the 3rd section. Assuming that your blank has a logo on the butt - that is already spined. Just connect the butt section to the 2nd section and spine it toget
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Thank you John. Just yanking your chain. Herb
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
John You mean I didn't get the latest and greatest? Should I have waited? Herb
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
mark, You were right on the mark. Since the diaphragm is soft it tends to behave as it wants. So pushing the blank around to make the "hole" concentric provides the best outcome. Runout still present - but less. Seems as though a jawed chuck would have been a better choice for Flexcoat. Thanks, Herb
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
John, I have 2 drying motors. I don't use the Flexcoat 200 rpm motor for that. I use it to apply finish to the wraps. Read many times that a faster rpm makes for better work. Didn't believe it until now. Her
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Hi all, I have building for fly rods for about 20 years. Started turning by hand as I applied finish. Turned the blank by hand as the finish cured. Then bought a PAC 6 rpm motors and steadies. Today I used my new Flexcoat variable speed - maximum 200 RPM. I can't believe how fast to got the job done - and so much better. Don't know how I finished wraps without it. Only issue is that t
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Hot melt, Herb
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
gotcha hate that herb
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Mike, Forget the measurement. Why not go down half a size?? Herb
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Tim, REC S/F often have legs of unequal length.I always use the shortest leg as the first guide after the tip-top. And grade them with the longest at the butt end. I have never found the snakes with different length legs. What sometimes happens with the snakes - because they are so flexible - is that if you are not careful wrapping and re-positioning them their rings either get spread out or
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Ed, That's not why I wished to contact you. Sending email now. Herb
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4 months ago
Herb Ladenheim
Scott, Sorry about the rod length comments - I saw 10 and saw feet. I assume that you want a longer fighting butt so your reel hand doesn't hit your belly - or catch in your shirt. 'I would go with a 9'0" CTS Affinity-X and build a 4" fighting butt o the blank. No real need for anything over that. I would opt for 2.5-3.0" for myself. But if you want longer - that is your call.
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