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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
If the goal is to have the reel under the rod, why go to elaborate measures to do it with a level-wind reel which would involve a number of cumbersome contrivances in order to make it work? Why not just use a spinning reel? ............
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Metal ringed guides are measured inside to inside. Ceramic ringed guides are measured to the outside to outside of the ring, or the inside to inside of the frame. There is no absolute rule that your butt guide be 1/2 the diameter of the spool diameter. It is a general rule of thumb and a couple or three mm difference one way or the other isn't going to make any difference. .................
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Those are typically called Uni-Spin reels. Already available. ..................
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Mark Brassett Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What if there was a casting reel with a spinning > reel foot that allowed for a level wind on a > casting rod set up with the guides on the belly of > the blank? There would be no way to thumb the reel spool on the cast. The reel would be below your hand. ...........
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Have there been any attempts to modify the grip on > a casting rod reel seat so that the casting reel > would retrieve the line below the plane of the rod > blank, allowing the guides to be mounted beneath > the blank? Yes, it was called "The Bass Handler." RodMaker featured it in an a
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
If you are going to use the common Robert's/Revolver Wrap spiral (0-60-120-180) you can move from the butt guide on to whatever your smallest guides are going to be and stay there. Since the line will be against one side of the ring at all times, larger guides are not needed as most of the space within the ring would never be used. Also, you would typically complete the transition from top to bot
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
There would be no need to spiral wrap a spinning rod. The objective is already achieved at the outset. .........
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
You make it light. Core it. ............
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Any time. .........
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
There would be some color combinations where a regular permanent ink pen would be fine. Such as dark ink on a light colored thread. But if you want to put a lighter color on a darker thread, then I think you are going to have to go the paint pen route. ............
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
These type arbors don't weigh much so you can use a full length if you want, or if the rod is a very heavy saltwater model. But if you prepare your surfaces properly, two 1-inch arbors aren't ever going to come loose or fail. Just isn't going to happen. ..............
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
For whatever it might be worth - ............
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Oh I didn't mean it that way - just pointing out that since another person wrote the article I wasn't 100% sure if the pens he used were the type that had to have the tip depressed to start the ink flowing. ..................
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
I didn't write that article so I'm not sure, but it seems like the paint pens require you to depress the tip to get the paint flowing. It's actually paint, not ink. ................
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
I believe he is wanting to take solid color thread and create variegated thread. There was an article on how to do this in a past RodMaker article. The effect is quite stunning. ............
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
You will need more of a "paint pen" style. I thought that was in the article but perhaps not. ..........
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
You don't necessarily have to give up one for the other. For instance, if you want a wood or exotic cork grip but don't like the weight of those pieces, core them with a rigid lightweight foam. If you like decorative threadwork or other similar embellishments - perform them on the bottom 3rd of the rod where that slight additional weight does little to affect rod speed or swing weight. There are
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
I can get them down to about a 1/32nd inch wall thickness. This is much easier to do if you have a good lathe, but you could do it on a reamer as well. You'd need a reamer that is less agressive in cutting grit for best results. .............
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
David Baylor Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What if AA wasn't expressed as an angle? What if > it was expressed with a number that nobody knew > what it was? In my opinion, the better way to have versed the AA figure, would have been to simply call it "action" and leave the "angle" part off. The numbers could still be written
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
The point is that the old tackle shop salesman "Adam's Apple" test for sensitivity wasn't a good test after all. I'll save the story for an issue of RodMaker. I still laugh about it whenever this comes up. ..............
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Kent Griffith Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Tom Kirkman Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > try this same test with a wooden broom > > handle. It does quite well, better than many > > carbon rod blanks in fact. > > > > I bet it scores a higher than 11Hz TNF as well! > Mig
Forum: rodboard
2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I’m sure many of you have tried the old hummmmm > test as a subjective sensitivity test. It been > around for a very long time. It takes two people > to perform. One holds the blank/rod and is the > vibration sensor the other is the vibration > generator. Basically the blank/rod tip is placed
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Add a fitting for a fly reel and that would just about cover all situations. Well done April Fools Joke. Took some time and effort. ..........
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
No, you do not need to apply epoxy to do what you propose. ........
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2 months ago
Tom Kirkman
What I would do if I were you, is respond on that forum that it is your work and then link back to this photo page to prove it. Let it go at that. Why somebody would do such a thing is most likely to do a variety of reasons that really don't address the issue you're dealing with so I won't wager on opinion on that. ............
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3 months ago
Tom Kirkman
If the thread didn't change shade with PG on it, consider it sealed and the epoxy won't change it further. .................
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3 months ago
Tom Kirkman
PG will also darken thread but not quite as deep as epoxy. Do a test and see if it'll do what you want. ...........
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3 months ago
Tom Kirkman
It is, but there are many more articles within it as well. Only about half are the Magic Wand articles. ...........
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3 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Sadly, Ian stopped importing the magazine due to the high cost of postage from here to there. ...................
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3 months ago
Tom Kirkman
Unless you're talking about very heavy SW type use, metallic thread can be effectively used for most guide wraps without ill results. Some of the earlier metallic threads from 2 or 3 decades past were not up to the task, but most modern metallics are. ..........
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