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18 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Do competition fly-casters use torzite guides on their fly rods? If not, what kind of guides do they use?
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19 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Good plan.
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19 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
On the other hand, employing science and measurement to specify the qualities of rod blanks may be a waste of time and money, especially if buyers value the feelings their blanks create more than the measured performance they provide.
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19 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
It should be possible to build a casting robot with variable settings which would at least establish some kind of basis for comparing the performance of rod blanks. I would far prefer such a standard to the warbling of advertising copy-writers who come up with stuff like "soulful action" or "heavy-medium action" but may not have wet a line in their lives.
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19 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
How is the ideal weight for a casting/spinning rod determined? Is more weight added until the rod "folds up" and casting distance drops off, or is there some other method - deflection maybe?
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20 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Three elements determine the success of fly casting: the rod itself, the line, and the caster. Far as I can tell it's a waste of time to evaluate any one of these without considering ALL THREE elements. Proof? Hand a 3 wt. rod with a 12 wt. line to the world's greatest fly caster and measure the results - in distance AND accuracy - and that "soulful feeling" if you wish.
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20 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
John: I speak for myself, not the people I have built rods for. I try to provide what they want. I prefer to fly fish for sport and bait fish for food. I like fresh fish and bait fish quite a bit. I don't put a lot of money into my own bait fishing rods, but watching folks with solid-glass spin rods with 2 oz. sinkers attached bounding up and down over a tailgate gives me the willies - even thoug
Forum: rodboard
20 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Terry - You neglected to mention the more delicate presentation made by two-piece blanks!
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21 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
What exactly IS "the axis of a blank" and how can you tell when you have found it?
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21 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
I see lots of fish poles resting on the tailgates of pick-up trucks and sticking out two or three feet behind the truck - some are even multi-piece rods. As long is there is there is demand for such rods there will be a brisk market for new and replacement one-piece rods.
Forum: rodboard
22 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Roger: I have a nagging suspicion that some retailers deliberately misinform innocent consumers in order to enrich themselves. I don't much care about limousine purchasers and such, but I have a soft spot for people who want to build rods and fish with them. I have little use for people who chiefly wish to enlarge their own pocketbooks or egos. I will leave the identification of such phonies to o
Forum: rodboard
22 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
And is this "outperformance" been published in in feet, inches, or millimeters, and where, and by who? A statement of fact needs factual evidence.
Forum: rodboard
23 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
A curved or crooked rod will cast in a straight line! S-a-a-a-y, that means all the talk about buying the straightest components to build the straightest rod to cast with the greatest accuracy is pure hokum!
Forum: rodboard
23 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
I am thinking about building fly rods deliberately with right or left curves. If I fish when there's a wind on my right shoulder I can use my rod which is crooked to the right, canceling out the wind curve and enabling me to cast straight.
Forum: rodboard
23 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Thanks, Roger. Now, where can I find a reliable, accurate chart of which blanks are the straightest? I know how straight I cast, but I can't find any information at ALL in millimeters or inches how straight any blank is - BEFORE I buy it! Rod sellers & advertisers promise great accuracy but I have never seen any numbers or proof, have you?
Forum: rodboard
23 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
There isn't much future in discussing fly casting without including the rod, and the line, and the angler. The fly fisher who does not need to or want to learn how to fly cast more than 35 feet needs a much different line in weight and weight distribution than the guy who wants to be able to cast 75 feet with that rod.
Forum: rodboard
23 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Not in the ads - or the people who put the words "rod" and "accuracy" next to each other?
Forum: rodboard
23 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Where can I find reliable information about which spinning rod blanks are the most accurate? Are test results available for inspection? If not, which blank(s) get the most votes?
Forum: rodboard
24 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
With fly rods distance is the critical variable. "Accuracy" not so much. A competent fly-caster will quickly compensate for any variations in the direction the rod casts due to the blank or the wind - unless the tip-top or the ferrules on the rod are loose. Rod designers/sellers must appeal to both 40' and 100' fly casters, who carry between 15 and 50 feet of fly line in the air in thei
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24 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
The performance of his fly rod is probably ten times more important to a fly angler than the performance of a casting or spinning rod is to the angler who uses either of these rods. And fly rod anglers have made 4-piece (3 ferrule) fly rods by FAR their most preferred fish-poles. Quality multiple-ferrule rods evidently fish, travel, and endure just swell for a big crowd of finicky anglers, if not
Forum: rodboard
25 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Some candle wax on the male ferrules of your multi-piece rods will stop unwanted separations.
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25 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Spinning rod or conventional rod?
Forum: rodboard
25 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
With fly rods at least "fully loaded" seems to depend upon the ability of the caster, not the equipment.
Forum: rodboard
27 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Hot melt is plenty strong enough to hold broadheads on arrow shafts - when it is applied properly. On fishing rods hot melt greatly simplifies and speeds replacement and readjustment of tip-tops. For rods used to catch fish under 200 pounds sick shellac or its brand-name equivalent should work just fine. I'll bet over 90% of world-record fish were caught on rods using hot-melt, not epoxy glue to
Forum: rodboard
27 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Thanks, Tom.
Forum: rodboard
27 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
I still would like to know approximately what percentage of rod blanks sold in the U.S.A. were made in the U.S.A.. I don't particularly care about the age of the responder, only the accuracy of the information?
Forum: rodboard
28 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Getting information 30 years after it's needed it is not very helpful. Will U.S. blank manufacturers, protected by our superior healthcare system, be able to expand production to keep up with the demand? I suppose that depends upon the percentage of U.S. made blanks in the rod blank market?
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28 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Approximately what percentage of rod blanks are actually made in versus imported to the U.S.A.? Any idea how the coronavirus epidemic in Asia will affect the availability and cost of rod blanks in the U.S.A.?
Forum: rodboard
4 weeks ago
Phil Ewanicki
I presume the rod will remain in a holder while the electric reel winches the line out and in. If this is the case the weight and action of the rod are of no importance; only its strength. I would recommend the blank with the greatest load-bearing ability (breaking point) at a 90 degree angle to its axis.
Forum: rodboard
5 weeks ago
Phil Ewanicki
Spenser: Each and every rotation of a spinning-reel bail puts a twist in your line which is untwisted when you retrieve line - as long as tour drag doesn't slip. I'll take all bets, give GREAT odds. Line twist can only occur two ways on a spinning outfit: the far end of your line is twisting, from a spinner or a fouled lure - OR - your bail continues to turn while no line is retrieved (the drag
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