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by Mattman
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Thread finish epoxy
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Thread finish epoxy

My advice is to pick one and learn it. Totally agree I think there is much more to be said for your comfort level and proficiency with a product than how it stacks up against another one. I once knew an accomplished builder that raved about whatever finish he used. It was a reputable big name finis...
by Mattman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:49 am
Is that above the fore grip or just behind the rear grip?
Good question. I was assuming that was ahead of the fore grip.
by Mattman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

If that was my rod what I would do for a repair is; I'd cut the blank, cut a little of the damage out, remove the fore grip, and oversleeve the cut with a section of another blank, and finally wrap and finish the oversleeve.
by Mattman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

If that is as bad as it looks to me, its always tough to tell with just a picture, you'll probably blow up your rod the next time you get a good load on it. The cracks won't allow the blank to maintain its hoop strength and as the load gets down to that area and the blank starts to take on its sligh...
by Mattman
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Tips For Consistent Wrap Size
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Tips For Consistent Wrap Size

I set all my guides in place with guide foot adhesive. Then I measure out my wrap starting points. The end comes naturally when you run out of guide foot. I generally start the wrap that is a distance equal to one-third the guide foot length.
by Mattman
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Tips For Consistent Wrap Size
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Tips For Consistent Wrap Size

I mark all of my wraps with masking tape.
by Mattman
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: RDA Weight Attachment
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: RDA Weight Attachment

Sweet.
by Mattman
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point blank 701MHF
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Point blank 701MHF

I was speaking with Point Blank on another topic and eventually found myself getting the correct RDA information for this blank. If they haven't already, they will be correcting the published data. Power: 630gr AA: 68˚ Wt: 2.36oz Butt Dia: 14.2mm Tip size: 5.0 12 in. up from butt dia: 14.0mm Balance...
by Mattman
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point blank 701MHF
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Point blank 701MHF

Doesn't seem like the right blank. Does the weight of the blank match up correctly? Does the power weight match up with a different model? Not from Point Blank but I've received several mislabeled blanks this past year. If it weren't for RDA, I wouldn't have known. Just blindly built a horribly over...
by Mattman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: U-40 pros and cons
Replies: 15
Views: 3516

Re: U-40 pros and cons

tacklejunkie2 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:05 pm

The cork grips that I've held after this product was applied felt slick and slippery. Maybe it's just me.
My opinion...that's a sign of took much Cork Seal being applied.
by Mattman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: TVSTK Reel Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 3872

Re: TVSTK Reel Seat

I'm not a big fan comfort wise. The Soft Touch DPSM's were my favorite. I've built with a few Soft Touch TVS's and they're an improvement.
by Mattman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...
Replies: 3
Views: 2359

Re: Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...

If you're a skilled builder, you can make your own ferrule and turn your 1-piece blank into a 2-piece rod.
by Mattman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 3805

Re: Guide Reccomendation

I have this in my cart right now for guides. 1 - size 10 KWFG double foot 3 - size 6 KBFG single foot belly 5 - size 5 KTFG runners. Do you think the heavier single foot bellies are needed during the transition, after it or not at all? Needed? No. But I like a transition look. And I would just do o...
by Mattman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 3805

Re: Guide Reccomendation

1. What sizes would you recommend for the stripper, bumper and runner guides? I don't do simple spiral wraps. I really don't like them at all and do a modified Roberts Wrap. That being said, on most freshwater rods, I will use three sizes total. Stripper, running, and transition. 2. Do you size the...
by Mattman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Broken rod and rehab ...
Replies: 14
Views: 5485

Re: Broken rod and rehab ...

Well, it was a noble effort but unfortunately didn't end well. It broke last night on the second fish. I didn't want to rain on your parade, but I saw that coming the first time I read your original post. I've been there and done that before. My best guess is the carbon fiber rod, even though somew...