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2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
You don't see much extra thread, tinsel, snakeskin or what-have-you on rods used for competition casting - especially for distance.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
As far as I know the only solutions to prevent the line touching the rod blank on a conventional rod while fighting a big fish would be to use really TALL guides or use a whole MESS of guides.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Tastes vary. I prefer a rod with tight wraps and a thin, smooth layer of finish on them. I think such rods are very classy. "Is all good structure in a winding stair?"
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Tastes and times change, and the battle between form and function go on. A rod-builder should first discover which a customer values most: the appearance of a rod or the performance of a rod, and build it to please the buyer. "Show" and "GO" are frequently incompatible. Look at the divorce rate.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
A well - designed guide train can reduce line friction but the difference in casting distance and accuracy are apparently impossible to substantiate so far as I know. I have never seen a credible study - one which stated experimental method used and distances observed in feet and inches. Regardless, a rod, any rod, can only pull a line, not push it.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
The instant you release your line during a cast the line begins to go slower. The guides on a rod do not push the line faster once your hand releases the line. I. Newton was right.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Dave: "Hauling" increases the linear speed of the fly line by adding the velocity of your right hand pulling the line to the velocity of your left hand pulling the line, and as long as the path of the line is a straight line (not an arc), a longer cast will be produced. Like buying special golf clubs and baseball bats won't make you a par golfer or a .300 hitter a $1,200 fly rod won't m
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
David: A bow and a catapult actually DO "shoot" stuff. The bowstring and catapult arm move much faster than a hunan hand could. A flyline can only move as fast as a human hand can move the rod tip -sometimes plus the speed the flycaster's hauling hand adds to the line's departure through the guides. Advertisers would have anglers believe that the rod they sell will cast farther/more acc
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
The biggest advantage for the buyer of a custom built rod is it's a rod built specifically or him (or her). Extensive participation of the buyer in the selection of the types, sizes and colors of components used in the rod usually results in the buyer's increased satisfaction.
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Would it be fair to conclude that micro guides work best on rods built to catch micro fish?
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Your rod doesn't "shoot" line either; it PULLS the weight of the sinker or lure or fly line until you release the line. Need proof? Forget line. Hold a fish rod, pointing straight, up with a little pocket - like a one on a slingshot - tied to the tip-top of your rod. Holding the rod by the handle firmly in a vertical position have an assistant put a weight your rod is designed to cast i
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Micro guides are a bad choice for fly rods but would seem to be a fine choice for rods using revolving spool reels, no matter what line is used. Are micro guides preferred for all types of spinning rods regardless of the type of line being used or the fishing conditions and fish being pursued?
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
The path of the tip-top determines the path of the fly line.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
As long as the rod sections don't twist during the cast a competent fly caster will compensate for the rod's point of aim, just like he will compensate for a crosswind.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
I am unaware of any functional advantage in the use of a single-foot stripping guide on a fly rod and you may sacrifice some durability by using one. There is usually a trade-off between form and function.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Bait fishing in tidal waters also affects rod choice. When fishing bait in tidal areas a 4 ounce sputnik (minimum) is often a necessity.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Commonly caught redfish range in size from the three-pound range to the fifty pound range here in Florida. Will he be seeking "eating-size" reds in the 18" - 26" range or bull reds in the 42" - 50" range?
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
What kind(s) of reels will you use with these rods, bait casting reels, fly reels, spinning reels?
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Michael: "Publishing" has been around since clay tablets and pyramids. Somehow we have muddled through disinformation and have flown to the moon. I suspect if any particular guides or guide spacing made a significant difference in casting distance or accuracy the "Acme Super Guide Company" would waste no time in advertising the superiority of their product by publishing its nu
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Dennis: There is evidently ZERO available published information for casting distance in feet and inches for different rod builds with different guides/guide placements or different rod blanks of different rod lengths using different reels or different lines, so your choice of who to believe is as good as anyone else's.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
I wonder how a 9 foot hot-shot blank would serve your very different needs?
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
When I get a loop or a snarl in my monofilament line I can usually pull out the loops and fix it in a short while no matter what reel I'm using. When I get a loop or a snarl in gelspun braid I get out my knife.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
I would recommend a shorter rod for lifting tuna from the depths unless you are interested in body building.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
I have never seen a documented comparison between casting distance using braid and monofilament, or between any rods, any guides, any reels, any brands, any line diameters, or any measurable qualities or quantities. If you know of any such measurements please post them and their source!
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Ken: My experience with "fresh water tackle" is the same as yours. After 47 years of chiefly freshwater fishing I switched almost entirely to saltwater fishing for the past 20 years, often using "fresh water" rods and reels. I rinse them now, every time, immediately after fishing and they are as good as ever.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
The "looks" of a particular guide train are easily observed. The performance of any particular guide train is nowhere to be found. The conflict between form and function has a winner - form.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Covering guides with epoxy is not necessary to protect them from abrasion and damage. Graphite blanks are already protected by epoxy. Covering a blank with a coat of epoxy does little to protect it but does add to the weight of the blank. Rod builders must establish their own or the buyer's top priority: performance or appearance.
Forum: rodboard
3 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Quick and dirty (and invisible) fix: Buy some rubber electrical splicing tape at a hardware store. It's tacky on one side after you peel off the protective strip. Press the tacky side against the reel seat and use a double-edged razor blade to trim the rubber tape to the contours of your reel seat. That should shim out the seat on your reel so it will be compressed, solidly attached to your rod,
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Fly fishers are a reasonable lot. A 5 weight fly rod should cast best with a 140 grain line [1st 30'] a 7 wt. with 185 grain [1st 30'] an 9 wt. line 240 grains, etc. - a considerably more helpful system than "medium weight spin rods cast medium weight lures on medium test lines best".
Forum: rodboard
4 months ago
Phil Ewanicki
Spencer: I noticed this decrease in resistance after the dispy tripped. I was disappointed. At first I thought the fish was providing the resistance.
Forum: rodboard
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