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1 year ago
Marc Morrone
I used to do it a lot and it can look nice. Coat of epoxy, decal, coat of epoxy - good to go!
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Marc Morrone
Anyone fished the SB780 in Rx6? Wondering how sensitivity is on this one? Thanks
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Marc Morrone
Running into an odd problem. In trying to finish some satin black finish blanks the Flex Coat is repelling from the blank on the ends of the finished section. Everything was cleaned with denatured alcohol prior to finishing. Using Flex Coat UV high build. These are import blanks and the satin black finish has this really slick feel to it. Any thoughts appreciated!
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Marc Morrone
One issue that can cause this is not mixing the epoxy totally. I did this just recently, after many years of building. Make sure it's mixed until all the "swirls" are gone. I use a timer for mixing, but have been reminded it's just a guide - it's not mixed until it's totally clear. You should not need to add more hardener - good luck!
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Me too - the RX6 are top of the heap for spinning rods from fly blanks - first for durability, second, the tips tend to not be over soft, but the over-all action is moderate. Thanks All!
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Any particular application you build or like fly blanks built as spinning rods, and what fly blank do you prefer for it?
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Does anyone still see much call for 2 pc. fly rods? How about on the shorter rods, say 8'0" and under?
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Has anyone fished both, and is there a large difference? I like the RX6 in the lighter weights, but have not fished one in a 6 or 8 wt. yet (building an 8 wt. currently).
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Thanks Guys!
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Do you guys still see a large demand that fly rod seats (6 wt. and lighter rods) still have a wood insert? I am really liking Batson's RA701 seats, as they are light and lock the reel really solid with ease, but there can be a difference between what I like and the customers.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Working on some fly rods and assembling the top fixed hood to the wood body, and had one break loose (before putting on the rod). The top fixed hood does not have as much glue surface as the threaded barrel - any tips for gluing it more solid? Any glue type preference - paste or liquid?
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
8's are usually the smallest I'll use, as the tip you'll need to fit is often an 8 ring to get a large enough tube size. To help avoid future repairs, pick something strong, and something that sits lower to the blank.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Pac Bay Minima's are tough to beat for durability.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Anyone else using the Makoi thread from Bingham? I keep trying others, but the Makoi finishes so nice, and has so few bubbles when used on the first coat - almost zero after just a little heat. Very few "fuzzies" too.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
I'd suggest a Batson RX6 or Pac Bay T2 - both would do nice, good price too.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Wondering how the RX6 compares to the Revelation fly blanks, not just catalog specs. but actual casting. Is it noticeable or small difference?
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
I use 99% Isopropyl for clean up of epoxy and it works well. But for cleaning a blank before finishing is one better than the other? I sometimes get the finish repelling on certain spots and have not pinned it down yet.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Pac Bay Quickline is a great performance blank, and excellent value.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Kind of what I am thinking. First - not a lot of 8'6" blanks around, a few in 6 wt., pretty rare in 7, 8, or 9 wt. Was also considering more power in the lower section would be interesting to cast. May be fun to try!
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Anyone tried these type blanks for fly rods? Thinking about some 8'6" rods for 6 to 10 wt. lines.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Wondering how the stainless boat tops with chrome finish, like the Pac Bay XBT, will hold up to use with heavy braid - 65 and 80#. Looking at using them for musky rod tops possibly {lots of casting), and would probably use the grey finish version. Mostly concerned if grooving would be possible, and if so would you be looking at a couple seasons, or a really long time?
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Not remembering the Fenwicks that well - would this be pretty nice, or a little clunky?
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Anyone used the Lamiglass Fiberglass fly blanks, and how did you like them? How do they rate compared to other glass fly blanks in their range? Thanks!
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
After trying other guides, I just have a hard time finding guides that beat the Minima's for light weight. What have you guys found?
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Do you guys find AFTCOTE has a stronger odor? I have not used it for a long time. It was really nice to work with if I remember, but had a stronger smell.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Check the Batson RX8 popping blanks or Pac Bay Quickline popping blanks in the heavier powers. Light, sensitive, and a little slower actions.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Anyone know how much of a rod needs to be made in the USA to label it such? Looking at the market, it looks like just the blank, as there isn't much for cork, reel seats, or guides made here.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Wondering what you guys like better on finesse spinning rods and why? I still really prefer full rear grips as they always seem to balance a little better.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
They are very nice - the only thing is the 782 is more a medium than medium lite to me. Even the 781 has a lot of power, and feels more medium than med-lite to me. They are nice blanks though.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
They are very nice - the only thing is the 782 is more a medium than medium lite to me. Even the 781 has a lot of power, and feels more medium than med-lite to me.
Forum: rodboard
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