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by ogrich31
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Dream Jig Rod Build
Replies: 22
Views: 883

Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

What’s a slow spiral? I guess it's not the proper term or anything, but I spiral my rods slower than most builders that I've seen. Most builders would probably agree that the line needs to be spiraled before the bend of the blank, but I don't feel that way for bass rods. For the boat rods that I bu...
by ogrich31
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Dream Jig Rod Build
Replies: 22
Views: 883

Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Phenix K2 736 blank How do you like that blank? It's the only one I haven't played with. I've used all the other K2 blanks. The stand out for me is the 764 with 2" off the tip. And to keep on topic.. Blank: K2 715 Length: 7'1" Guides: Fuji Titanium SIC. LN 7, 6, KB 5, KT 5's to tip (KG torzite) slo...
by ogrich31
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Clean Epoxy Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Clean Epoxy Tips

There are a few different methods that I've heard of being used to get the straightest line. I personally used my power wrapper and make the lines at high speeds (200+rpm), but that doesn't work when the blank isn't fairly straight. If the blank isn't straight, I'll free hand it or use my other hand...
by ogrich31
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait reel
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Swimbait reel

I prefer a 300 sized reel myself, but there's an argument for 400 sized reels. Some of the hardcore guys prefer a 400 sized reel for a more consistent line pick up. If you're looking at the tranx, definitely look at the 5.8:1 as opposed to the 7.6:1. The 300/400 5.8 gets 30ipt (inch per turn) while ...
by ogrich31
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Power ratings on new NFC X-Ray blanks?
Replies: 23
Views: 5918

Re: Power ratings on new NFC X-Ray blanks?

The 732 sounds like it fishes lighter than yours. Definitely wouldn't fish a 3/8 oz jig with it. Tip is very soft, relatively whippy, and can protect light line well. In stock form, it's pretty close to a BFS type of blank - at least right in the middle of that and a power finesse type blank. It fi...
by ogrich31
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Power ratings on new NFC X-Ray blanks?
Replies: 23
Views: 5918

Re: Power ratings on new NFC X-Ray blanks?

How does that blank fish? I ended up going with the SJ732 It fishes very nice for an all around spinning rod. I've used it to drop shot 1'-50' deep, although I'd personally go with a lighter powered blank if I needed a dedicated dropshot rod. I've also used it to throw 3" swimbaits up to a 3/8oz ji...
by ogrich31
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Power ratings on new NFC X-Ray blanks?
Replies: 23
Views: 5918

Re: Power ratings on new NFC X-Ray blanks?

I just ordered this mbr 733 xray blank and am curious how your build turned out. What was your weight and grip/guide setup? I am new at rod building and am looking for some ideas on how to best use this blank. This is my first "real" blank other than the cheaper ones I have done for practice. Dave ...
by ogrich31
Sun May 24, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strongest, lightweight treble hook?
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: Strongest, lightweight treble hook?

RMCatchNrelease wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:15 am
Evergreen Treble Magic

Owner ZO Wire
Thanks for the reply, I'll order some Evergreen trebles. The zo wires are strong, but still not light enough. The stx-58's are actually quite heavy and the stx-45's only goes up to size 1, but are about the same weight as other comparable 2x hooks.
by ogrich31
Thu May 14, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Butt Cap Question
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Butt Cap Question

But if I need to split them apart, I'll insert the butt into a spare blank or some kind of mandrel. Then I'll put the mandrel into my power wrapper and while it's spinning at high rpms, use a razor blade to split it. Just be careful as the razor blade will get very hot.
by ogrich31
Thu May 14, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Butt Cap Question
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Butt Cap Question

I'll just use a drill bit with the same or slightly bigger size than the butt od. The trick is to not go all the way through. I'll insert a smaller drill bit into the cork butt cap and mark where it ends. Then I'll mark that spot on the bigger drill bit. You can use tape on that spot as a stopper so...
by ogrich31
Mon May 11, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Show off your bigbait setups!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 6492

Re: Show off your bigbait setups!!!

^^ Whoops, didn't realize this was the enthusiast section. ](*,) I don't consider those enthusiasts tackle, although some would consider the Onager to be.
by ogrich31
Mon May 11, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Show off your bigbait setups!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 6492

Re: Show off your bigbait setups!!!

Here are two of mine, but these days I'm only using iRods. No bling factor for swimbait rods as I'll break too many trying to flip dd's. Onager with 300TE iRod 804 Bailey Swim (custom handle) with 300E. There's an 8" Hudd in the mouth of that bass btw. https://i.imgur.com/onqTHlG.jpg https://i.imgur...
by ogrich31
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Drt vtail questions???
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Drt vtail questions???

Or water. I've done it both ways, and I've never ripped one.
by ogrich31
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: TDZ for Bottom
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: TDZ for Bottom

I've used mine for bottom contact with 20lb fluoro. No problems at all with the drag (carbontex). It seems I get more fish with 6.3:1 than a faster reel, probably because it forces me to slow down. That said, I use my td-z's for ikas, Senkos, squarebills and spinnerbaits.
by ogrich31
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Og zillion w/ spacers vs sv103: 34mm spools
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Og zillion w/ spacers vs sv103: 34mm spools

Anyone notice a difference between the 2 with the the same 34mm spool? My friend said spools with short inductors may not reach far enough with the spacer. Thoughts?