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2 months ago
Phil Erickson
you will need to cover the ridges to make a smooth surface.
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2 months ago
Phil Erickson
Nice video
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2 months ago
Phil Erickson
David, perhaps I was not clear enough with my comment about performance. I should have said that 1 piece rods did not "outperform" multi -piece rods enough to deal with all the negatives of a 1 piece. The evolution of multi-piece blank ferrules is now to a point wher one would be very hard preesed find any benefits in a 1 piece.
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2 months ago
Phil Erickson
I am an advocate of collets to hold the mandrels! A couple of things think are important! They hold the mandrel more securely and they are truer. They also allow you to pass the mandrel through the head stock. In my experience, using a chuck often ends up scarring if it slips at all. As Bill mentions above the set from Penn State is a good one.
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2 months ago
Phil Erickson
I glue, ream, apply butt cap and then mount it.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
There is a reason that 1 piece fly rods are no longer made! They DID NOT outperform their multi-piece replacements!! Additionally, transporting a 1 piece rod of any length is problematical by just about any method of transportation.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Mark, I do not know what your market is, but if I couldn't get way over $50.00 labor for a build, I'd tell them to go to Walmart! As you know I only build fly rods and maybe there is a difference in clientele. I have recently built rods that went for $950.00 and some in the $600.00-800,00 range. One of my rods in the Cal Trout @#$%& last year went for $1300.00 These performance rods not sh
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Black guides, on white blank, with orange thread.....................guaranteed shown through that can be exacerbated by poor packing! I use a black Sharpie considerably and never had epoxy effect it at all.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
If you are talking about a dark shadow like appearance under the orange thread, it is due to a dark (black) subject under a light colored thread. If you had used yellow thread it would be even worse! If you have something like a black guide foot to go under a light thread (even with CP) you would be better to use a light, even whit paint on the guide feet. Bottom line......the thread just isn'
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
You know what happens when you assume ! LOL High probability they are not a steady taper, much depends upon the blanks action.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Here's a few of mine. 1) My first build. 2) Catching a fish on that build. 3) 1st Sale 4) Wow's from customers 5) Number of referrals and repeats 6) Sale to one family for 7 Christmas gift rods. 2019
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
There is no fore grip on a fly rod.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Quinn, I missed, sorry. Phil, you make a very valid point, the target species is very very important, I consider it the most important. It is the starting point when I am drawing up specifications with a customer for a new rod build. The challenge gets more complicated when they say, " I want an all around rod". especially if they are novice fly fishers!
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
I don't know where you have fished for Trout, but in West's large rivers (BC to CA) I have been way into my backing with large Rainbows many many times!
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Unless you got the blank up well over 200 degrees, there should be no damage.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
I was able to order some Batson items from them this week,usual great service!!
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Matt, I believe Thomas is including more than just the consumables! $20-25.00 seems to me would cover those items.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
If you can obtain the Batson Alps line of titanium guides, they would be my choice. Yes double foot strippers and single foot runners is the way I'd build it. 16 & 12 strippers #4 runners.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Roger, no one answering at batson, tried that first.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Does anyone know if the Batson Alps lathe mandrels are threaded on one end? Not at clear from any of the product information I can find.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
I have an almost full spool of the 9050 Electric blue you can have, where are you?
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
WOW.....we will miss you, your fine service and products! Wishing you all the very best in retirement.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
I have built and fished the Batson 7 piece. They are fine for what they are intended, a small package for stowing or back packing. Fished a 3wt for Golden Trout in High Sierras, worked great!
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
10X the above comments. Mick and Carol are the best !
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
IT IS NOT A CTS issue !The blush is caused by moisture and the moisture DOS NOT HAVE TO get to the threads to occur!! Of course if the thread can get wet, it makes the occurrence more likely. There are other factors that make this more likely, the presence of CO2, temperature and storage conditions all can contribute. It is more prevalent if the epoxy is not thoroughly cured!! CTS does take very
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
WOW, I have orders in que there, hopefully they will communicate status as things proceed.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Phil, I'd like to see how you would put a fly rod in a rod holder! The position of the reel would prohibit it. Spey rods would be the exception,however they are not used where rod holders are used. The statement "Only 10% of custom orders never put in holders" is pure fiction!!
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
I have seen this happen on both commercial and custom fly rods, especially when they are put in a tube still damp. In every case, drying the rod thoroughly made the blush disappear.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
It is primarily caused by moisture called amine blush The moisture does not have to get to the thread for this to occur. And it will occur with most 2 part epoxies not just Crystal Coat. It can usually be gotten rid of with the application of heat, like from a hair dyer., or even left in a warm room or sunlight for a period.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Have you checked Shimano who purchased Loomis?
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