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by Koldkut
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: ALX rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Re: ALX rods

Sarcazmo,

You may want to check out the Hydra NG line of blanks, that's what the ALX Zolo line is based on.
by Koldkut
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Kigan 5G
Replies: 12
Views: 3993

Re: Kigan 5G

The casting guide set I have.

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by Koldkut
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: U40 cork sealant
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

Re: U40 cork sealant

Unless it's one of the "exotic" corks, I don't bother sealing them, cork is a closed cell medium, you can't even dye it, so a sealer that just is an outter coating doesn't make much sense to me. I have never noticed a difference in the amount of time it takes before I re-hit the grips with some 400 ...
by Koldkut
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Kigan 5G
Replies: 12
Views: 3993

Re: Kigan 5G

When I watched the video, it looked like these guides provide the same performance advances that the microwave guides claim to. I want to see if there is any line stacking that is caused from the flatter side of the guide being against the blank side where the line will ride down to the reel.
by Koldkut
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: microwave guides hype or not
Replies: 18
Views: 4862

Re: microwave guides hype or not

It looks like from the video(which I cannot understand audibly) that the Kigan 5G guides will accomplish the same line taming that the microwave does now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHmUVvZhSvU
by Koldkut
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Kigan 5G
Replies: 12
Views: 3993

Re: Kigan 5G

I have a set of 5G casting guides and a Hydra NG MB874, will post pictures and thoughts after I get it put together :D
by Koldkut
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Carbon Fiber Grip and Mad-Swirl Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Carbon Fiber Grip and Mad-Swirl Seat

Nice! Are you going to match thread colors on that?
by Koldkut
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Tricks, tips & secrets
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: Tricks, tips & secrets

When wrapping micro sized guides, I find that a high quality auto body masking tape(yeah, it's expensive, but I only have one roll of this and the rest are normal blue tape) works best for holding these guides, the extra tack works very well when I split a piece of tape down to 1/8" or smaller strip...
by Koldkut
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 3-Tand Spinning Reels
Replies: 0
Views: 706

3-Tand Spinning Reels

Saw this on the 3-Tand facebook page, so I figured I'd share even though most of the folks on TT aren't the surfcasting type. Rob Koelewyn, the Van Staal and Zeebass reel engineer is designing another reel under his 3-Tand brand and they are looking for some inputs and are going to be giving away a ...
by Koldkut
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: And the minions say...
Replies: 23
Views: 4072

Re: And the minions say...

I put more work into that rod than I do on about 3 or 4 rods, but it was a fun build. I'm sure I'll build another one, or two, or three of those :) . The lighter BTSWB954 build got underway shortly after I got home from meeting with you. That rod came out to 5.4oz before I put the decorative wraps a...
by Koldkut
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Rare late fall bite in Colorado.
Replies: 18
Views: 3136

Re: Rare late fall bite in Colorado.

That is one beast of a gizzard, I've seen how fast the smaller ones move, that must have been an interesting fight.
by Koldkut
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show Off Your Swimbait Setup
Replies: 16
Views: 6690

Re: Show Off Your Swimbait Setup

I have here a Hydra BTSWB955 with K series double foot fuji alconites, spiral wrapped left. Custom painted seat, and a little bit of a diamond wrap to match the Revo Toro NACL. http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/koldkutspecial/20131114_184217_zps24e75729.jpg http://i1222.photobucket.com/album...
by Koldkut
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Writing on rod blank
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Writing on rod blank

Do you have a link for those Matt? I can't seem to find any suitable links for their pens from internet searches.
by Koldkut
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: How to epoxy an decal
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: How to epoxy an decal

Are your decal edges lifting? Or is the decal repeling the finish?
by Koldkut
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Anyone tried Amtak microwave guide sets?
Replies: 14
Views: 4225

Re: Anyone tried Amtak microwave guide sets?

I can still go out and do a similar test with a smaller lure for sure, I have not sold either of the LP844's yet. I just got impatient with it. I've had these LP844's in the works since Oct 2012. With other builds and whatnot, they always got shuffled to the back of the to-build list. And now I kind...