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by bish0p
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1684

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

EVA for inshore & offshore boat rods.
Cork for fly rods.
Carbon fiber for everything else.
by bish0p
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Where to purchase JDM blanks?
Replies: 10
Views: 4790

Re: Where to purchase JDM blanks?

Builds went well! They are pretty soft but do real well with moving baits but I would look for something stiffer for tossing jigs like I normally do. Are the T-Russell Super Mebaru or Big Pond blanks soft? I want to build a UL rod. I can't make up my mind between a mebaru (Super Mebaru) or ajing (S...
by bish0p
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Kitchen Cutlery
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Kitchen Cutlery

My diet is mostly vegetables, so I first got a nakiri. It looks like a little cleaver and it's made from Aogami (blue) #2 carbon steel. I got the cleaver because it's easier to learn stone sharpening on a blade with no belly. I also have a petty and paring knife in VG10 stainless steel. Each knife w...
by bish0p
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ordering from Mudhole
Replies: 11
Views: 4738

Re: Ordering from Mudhole

It can take awhile for them to re-stock certain items. Shipping to California can be slow. Eventually I always get what I ordered.

I miss Angler's Workshop when they were in Washington.
by bish0p
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 4225

Re: Guide Reccomendation

I read too quick and missed you're building a simple spiral rod. My list is for a casting rod, all guides on top. You can use the KW5.5 as the bumper that transitions to a KB5.5, or add a second KW5.5 as the bumper that transitions to the KW5.5, or use a 5.5 KB as a bumper. As far as simple spiral, ...
by bish0p
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 4225

Re: Guide Reccomendation

I don't know the type and size of line you use. You can change the guide types and sizes as you see fit. If you're using Fazlite: KW 10 and 5.5 KB 5.5, 2 or 3 guides KT 5.5, running guides as many as you need I have the rings of the tip-top and running guides the same size. I use guide tubing from M...
by bish0p
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1000 size shimanos
Replies: 16
Views: 2924

Re: 1000 size shimanos

I have a Sahara 1000 for UL fishing.
by bish0p
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks

I got an email from RodGeeks about the St Croix SC5 blanks. The SC5 blanks are still made in the USA. At least RodGeeks gives you the option to have them painted.

The email had this link.
https://rodgeeks.com/collections/st-croix-scv-blanks
by bish0p
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks

I read that St Croix will discontinue the sale of SC2, SC3, and SC4 blanks to rod builders. Apparently the USA made SC5 blanks will be available only through Rodgeeks. They will continue to sell finish rods.

There's supposed to be an announcement.
by bish0p
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC pricing
Replies: 36
Views: 7708

Re: NFC pricing

NFC says that the X-Ray are supposed to be so much better than the HM’s. Then how is it that the HM’s are more expensive than the X-Ray? Just kinda doesn’t add up. Yes I have ordered with the sale so I will have in hand comparisons. Good question. The only think I can think of are the XRay blanks a...
by bish0p
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scrimless NFC
Replies: 28
Views: 6591

Re: Scrimless NFC

ccass wrote:
bish0p wrote: It took them over three months to finish my grips.

I ordered a pair of MB-736 blanks on Aug 14th. Hopefully I get them before Thanksgiving.
What techniques and lure size you plan on using them for?
I'm not sure. I'm a novice when it comes to fishing for SM and LM bass.
by bish0p
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scrimless NFC
Replies: 28
Views: 6591

Re: Scrimless NFC

It took them over three months to finish my grips.

I ordered a pair of MB-736 blanks on Aug 14th. Hopefully I get them before Thanksgiving.
by bish0p
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

Re: NFC shipping

It took a little over three months to get my grips. A few of the handles were uneven, not as carefully made as the CFX version. I've read some people received grips with no flaws.

Blanks arrive on time, sometimes sooner.
by bish0p
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: anyone into fly fishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 4896

Re: anyone into fly fishing?

I fly fish freshwater. There are dedicated fly fishing forums that would address your needs. I hope this post doesn't irk the mods.
by bish0p
Mon May 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scrimless NFC
Replies: 28
Views: 6591

Re: Scrimless NFC

It seems opinions vary on the type of NFC blank. I've been very happy with the steelhead and salmon blanks. These blanks seem to have a good reputation. The opinions on the bass blanks vary. I'm open to using blanks from NFC, Point Blank, Rainshadow or any of the quality manufacturers. I wish Point ...