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3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Looking for a new 6'6" Med-lite spinning blank for walleye and some crappie fishing. Use most 6# mono on this one. I like quite a few of the 7'0" popping blanks, but would be nice to find on that does not need to be cut down. Any recommendations?
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3 years ago
Marc Morrone
How's the working time with the Threadmaster Lite? Tried Flex Coat lite, and it seemed like once it started to thicken, it did so quickly.
Forum: rodboard
3 years ago
Marc Morrone
Finish not curing is usually either off on measurement of one part, or not mixed enough. At this point I don't know that you can get it to cure, you'll probably need to re-coat with a mixture that measured precise and mixed very well, and will cure up.
Forum: rodboard
4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Looking for some ultra-lite spinning blanks, under 6'0". Any ones you might recommend?
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
I prefer shorter, as the rod usually balances better.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
I mix with an auto mixer, and generally have few to no bubbles in the finish - bubbles seem to come from air gaps in the threads, and finish displacing the air. Would be great to avoid this if I could.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
What's your preferred heat type to use on epoxy once applied to wraps - mostly for bubble busting. I currently use a long stem Bic lighter, and use the side of the flame.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Have not used the K frames - are the guide feet prepped at all on them?
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Anyone know what the weight is on each of these? I have the DPSM17 and it looks like just under an ounce, and wondering how much lighter the DPSM16 is? Thanks!
Forum: rodboard
4 years ago
Marc Morrone
my rod shop is heated to 70-71 deg. - finish seems a little thick at that temp. Do you guys just use it at room temp? I know it pulls a lot nicer into the syringes, with less bubbles when warmer.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
How many of you guys get a good finish in one coat? I always seem to see a few threads here or there still, especially on the foot of larger guides. Would be great to get it in one coat.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Working on fixing two finish issues. 1. Bubbles - as the finish penetrates the thread, it pushes bubbles out. It looks like the factory's thin their finish to get away from this, but is there any other way? I use Flexcoat High Build UV. Is there a thinner finish you'd recommend for first coats? I use a lot of size D thread, do you see less issues with size A or even B? 2. Decal area -
Forum: rodboard
4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Yes - I'd agree no HM. It's the reason I like good IM blanks so much - they are pretty durable - and I'm not sold that there are many bites you'd feel with an HM blank that you'd miss with an IM blank. Braid has changed that game some, and with braid I like IM way more.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
What thread have you guys had good luck with recently? Especially regarding no "fuzzies".
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
I have to say I have not much experience with fish like king salmon, most of the bass, walleye, pike and musky I fish don't run more that 10-20 yards at a time. You may like the 3000 reel a lot, but do check for enough line capacity. I like Spencer's reply!
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Couple things - are you running mono or braid? The 20 M guide is a little small for a 4000 size reel to me (have used plenty of those guides). More ring too small than not enough height. And, the Minima's can be noisier than ceramics. Do you need the size 4000 reel? A 3000 has more the size of a 2500 with more line capacity, just asking as it's easier to swap a reel than strip and re-do gu
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Batson Revelation 6'8" or 7'2" Medium casting not a bad choice.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Are there any UV cure finishes of interest yet?
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Do they still make the 20J guide? Wondering what height it is.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Wow - thanks Spencer!
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
6'2", 6'8", and 7'0" med-lite and medium's.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
How long of a drill are you using? May want to drill the shorter part with a shorter drill so it does not walk as much, and switch to longer drill as needed. Also a drill with a split point may walk less than conventional drill point.
Forum: rodboard
4 years ago
Marc Morrone
On bass / walleye type spinning rods, have you guys used any set ups with a size 20 Y frame butt guide? Trying to stay away from too high of frames and still get good performance. Would be looking at Pfleuger size 30 spinning reels and braid or mono to 8#.
Forum: rodboard
4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Yes - skip the spine - built it to the straightest axis.
Forum: rodboard
4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Closest thing I have seen is a Pac Bay T2SP600 or T2SP601. They are too soft as-is to me, but I have trimmed 6" off the tip to make 4'6" UL spinning rods and they are really nice. The 600 stays softer and the 601 becomes a faster action. Would still be a little over the length requested unless the butt is trimmed as well, but this is the closest thing I can think of. Hope this he
Forum: rodboard
4 years ago
Marc Morrone
What tip top do you like to run with these as fly rods guides Tom? Also, how heavy of line weights have you run with the size 6's? Looking to do a 10 wt.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Debating the benefits of each on some new fly rods. Do you guys have a preference - anything from 3 wt. to 10 wt. I feel like the single foots shoot line a little nicer, but have not fished snake guides in a long time.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
I really like the Bass tapers - yes. I actually like them for other fishing too.
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4 years ago
Marc Morrone
Talked to a good local guide the other day, and he mentioned guys going to 1 piece fly rods. Anyone else hearing interest on this?
Forum: rodboard
4 years ago
Marc Morrone
The other post on bass fly rods got me thinking. Can you guys name any shorter - 8'6" and under 6 wt. and 7 wt. fly blanks? 8'6" 6 wt. is findable, less so in 7 wt., and under 8'6" they both get harder to find.
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