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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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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Mark I believe this is the video you want. Keep watching as there are consecutive videos on the subject. As you will see, it is more useful off a wrapper than on. It is different, but I'm not sure one gains anything from doing it. Bob Taylor was a Bamboo rod refinisher of note.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
It sounds like you are talking about CP outside the thread wraps. If that is the case and it is water based, you should be able clean it off with a wet rag.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
use Google search (usmc decals) and you will find many sources.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
It may have been done, however as the application is based upon the reel,it is not useful in fly fishing as it is done with a fixed amount of line out of the rod and line does not come off the reel when casting... If anyone on this site is using the concept system on fly rods, it would be great to get their input.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Shimano does not sell blanks. You may be able to find something from North Fork Composites which was started by Gary Loomis after left Shimano
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
I don't believe we will ever get Ewaniki to admit he is warong..........possibly his narrow view of rod building comes from lack of broad exposure. Out here on the West Coast my estimate is that less than 15% of rods are placed in a holder.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Robert.............good for you! He often states things that are his opinions, as facts.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
With all the speculation and guess work on the subject of rods for competitive fly casting I asked a fishing buddy and rod building expert for his input, which is below. If the name Maxine McCormick is not familiar, she is the teenage casting phenome who has been winning International fly casting competitions since she was eleven years old. Google her name for more information. Here is the
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
DNA will not affect enamel. As stated above, if it is an unpainted blank a paint stripper will work
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
mud Hole has tips for some rods available. Batson may also.
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Phil, I am far from naive! I am 83 years old been fishing for 75 of those years, 50 of them with flies. My career spanned times in sale, marketing, merchandising, finance and eventually as President of two large companies. None of which suppressed data or information! I just finished delivering 7 fly rods to a family whose ages spanned 70 to 16 and their fly fishing experience from advanced to
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Phil, I suspect you are really hung-up on measurable data to the point you make accusations that are very marginal with truth. I do not believe anyone is "suppressing data, they just find it unnecessary. I only build fly rods and have for many years and I was to starting presenting much of measurable data you advocate, their eyes would roll back in their heads! There might be an exception
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3 months ago
Phil Erickson
Whatever you use needs to be waterproof, Elmer's Wood Glue is not! I use Titebond lll for cork(including burl) and wood. epoxy for when I am mixing in any other mediums.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Erickson
In fly casting the line does not "come off the reel"! It is already pulled from the reel and held with the off hand in loops that are released during the last part of the casting stroke.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Erickson
I would start with 41/2, 91/2, 15, 21, 271/2, 341/2, 42, 50" spacing, then static test for any adjustments. My guide choices are the Batson line of guides. LXN strippers size 10 & 8, followed by their light wire singlefoot size #2 all the way. If you believe 2's are too small #3 will work OK.
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
I sand by hand, not on a lathe. Use 200 grit to start and finish with 400.
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
As Robert said, use a razor blade and just slice off the nubs. After your second coat you will not know they were there. Sanding will just fray the thread!
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
Specifically to fly rods, the line goes in the direction that the rod tip goes when it is unloaded. Lefty Kreh demonstrated this by starting a cast then dropping the rod, the line continued in the direction that the tip was going before the rod was dropped. Whether the tip was at the end of a curved rod made no difference, as long as the tip was traveling in a straight line.
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
A question for Mark T. ...............................what are the ways they "outperform?"
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
I think two piece are two fewer pieces than I prefer ! LOL I only build fly rods and 4 pieces are the current norm.
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
Matthew, what is the potential you refer to?
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
In addition, trapped moisture under the epoxy coating can adversely effect not only the adherence, but also the appearance as the epoxy may turn cloudy.
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
The cost of expanding production will only be born if a shortage is being experienced! Doing otherwise is a negative economic pursuit!
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
Anything less than 24 hours is risky.
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
This is one of the best deals you will see from CTS ! If you are ever considering building on this superb blank now is the time to act! I have built on a number of them and my customers are ecstatic!
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
Phil Erickson
When you pack up you will always need to be sure nothing rubs on the uncoated wraps, as even when properly locked they are fragile! Below is a link to a video on wrapping fly rod guides that may help you.
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
Phil Erickson
Are you sure they are painted? Your description sounds like a bare charcoal colored carbon fiber rod.
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4 months ago
Phil Erickson
Just finished two 8 weight rods for Bahama's Bonefish and I use Minima guides on them and have for the last few years. Perform well both casting and playing the fish. Obviously they keep the weight down!
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