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by jimmyb
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: BNT2185 turnkey dial spool/sideplate for anteras or calais
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: BNT2185 turnkey dial spool/sideplate for anteras or calais

PM sent, thanks for the support/repsonse
by jimmyb
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: BNT2185 turnkey dial spool/sideplate for anteras or calais
Replies: 2
Views: 418

BNT2185 turnkey dial spool/sideplate for anteras or calais

appears this part is NLA, and of course, need a replacement.

I looked in all the obvious places (shimano, ereplacement, mikes, etc) but no luck. Any less obvious places? I dont care if it is new or used, i just want my reel working
by jimmyb
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks

unsure what the problem is? unfinished croix blanks look "ugly" because of the special tapers and multiple transitions to get the true extra fast actions. Always been that way and there is no way to get around this (except to add a paint to cover it). Now you can buy any stcroix blank thru rodgeeks ...
by jimmyb
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scale Recommendation? +PB701MHF Weight
Replies: 22
Views: 5580

Re: Scale Recommendation? +PB701MHF Weight

ogrich31 wrote: PB701MHF = 65.34g / 2.305oz (listed as 1.94oz on PB's site)

that is a pretty big discrepancy on published vs actual weights... hard to make up .35 oz!
by jimmyb
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 60
Views: 15990

Re: Blank comparison

mardukfin: are you measuring any tip angles with your RDA? I assume your RDA powers are defined as the amount of weight to deflect the blank 1/3 the working length of the blank?

thanks!
by jimmyb
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Line guide replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: Line guide replacement

its an old rod, dunno if you need the highest quality repair. Find a replacement guide, some thread, stack of magazines (to put some thread tension on the thread), cardboard box (to cut V notches in for holding the rod while you spin on the guide) and some clear fingernail polish for finish. wrap it...
by jimmyb
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Give me the lowdown on building handle on carbon tube
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Re: Give me the lowdown on building handle on carbon tube

agreed on most of the above comments. The only other possible advantage is that it does allow you to get some very fast actions.

However, for 98% of the cases, this will just make the rod heavier than it needs to be.
by jimmyb
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Your favorite light drop shot blank
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: Your favorite light drop shot blank

croix 5s70mlf

or 5s76mlf
by jimmyb
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Hydra NG rod blanks
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Hydra NG rod blanks

prostaff? :)

did you get any of the blank weights prior to building?

For the record, Alex is a stand up guy and i hope to play with some of the NG blanks this year
by jimmyb
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission

how much was this rod again? :) sorry couldnt resist...
by jimmyb
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Delta blanks
Replies: 22
Views: 7749

Re: Delta blanks

obviously not good enough to change your build schedule :)
by jimmyb
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Shaky head blank suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Shaky head blank suggestions

5s68mxf is a SOLID shakey head blank. I extend mine about 4" to make a true 7'. Very lightweight and has the XF tip that you want for feeling the bite and shaking. The rod also has some backbone to pull the fish in (even in weeds). I use it a lot of jig worming too (which is a popular method this pa...
by jimmyb
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Lightest Rod possible
Replies: 35
Views: 8664

Re: Lightest Rod possible

the balance vs weight argument is still around? :) I still call BS on it.

However, i dont think anyone will argue that you should build as light as you can then it wont take as much weight to "balance"
by jimmyb
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Lightest Rod possible
Replies: 35
Views: 8664

Re: Lightest Rod possible

glad to see some guys weighing components and realizing where you can loose weight the easiest. Seats, handles and grips. A split ECSM seat is still the lightest casting setup out there. the advice on the lightest reel is also solid. It is much easier to loose weight cost effectively in a blank by p...
by jimmyb
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Does Shikari deadstock exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Does Shikari deadstock exist?

FS764... ah the memories.

i still have some old shikari stuff, but it is all low powered spinning stuff