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by MikeK
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Tips For Consistent Wrap Size
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Tips For Consistent Wrap Size

I mark all of my wraps with masking tape. I recommend this in beginner classes. If your wraps are real short you can count turns and be pretty close. I start most wraps 4 turns from the guide foot. A couple other tips that I think add to appearance. Make both wraps on a double foot guide the same l...
by MikeK
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: RDA Weight Attachment
Replies: 1
Views: 497

RDA Weight Attachment

I was working with the blank designer at Mudhole comparing some blanks using their two position rod support and measuring chart. He used a short length of the smallest size tubing for holding guides coupled with a 3D printed ring to slide over the blank tip for attaching weights. I made something si...
by MikeK
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point blank 701MHF
Replies: 15
Views: 1124

Re: Point blank 701MHF

Measurements from PB701MHF I got in 2015 . . .
Butt 0.569"
Weight 2.19oz
RDA Power 570g at 71" WL
by MikeK
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: PLS Help with a Missing Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 2167

Re: PLS Help with a Missing Guide

KTSG would be pretty close and easily available. Maybe better with KBSG based on where it is on the rod. Haven't seen the bridge guides in a while.
by MikeK
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: PLS Help with a Missing Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 2167

Re: PLS Help with a Missing Guide

Mudhole has LNSG guides. If the frame is polished consider CLNAG.
by MikeK
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: CFX Carbon Grips
Replies: 6
Views: 3655

Re: CFX Carbon Grips

spoonplugger1 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:50 pm
My 130 lb wife can a stand on one of the full length grips wirh no damage.
Was this determined accidentally or on purpose? ;)
by MikeK
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: U-40 pros and cons
Replies: 15
Views: 3712

Re: U-40 pros and cons

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:58 am
The cork filler stays put better when it's used.
Definitely helps with this. Makes the grips a little easier to keep clean but does need to be re-applied over time.
by MikeK
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: TVSTK Reel Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 3990

Re: TVSTK Reel Seat

It feels OK with a reel, but I haven't fished it yet. I preferred to have the hood downlocking because of the shape of the CFX grip I would have used for the foregrip in the uplock orientation. Jim, the CFX insert I used was slightly small so I coated it with wrap finish to fit snug and it is design...
by MikeK
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: TVSTK Reel Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 3990

TVSTK Reel Seat

Any thoughts on the benefits of the Fuji TVSTK spin reel seat? I just finished installing one. I used a carbon fiber insert sleeve so there's no direct contact with the blank. With the hidden thread hood, a carbon fiber cover and a carbon fiber short rear split grip it weighs more than a DPSM with t...
by MikeK
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: rewrapping older rods with smaller/lighter guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Re: rewrapping older rods with smaller/lighter guides?

You won't change the action of the rod, but with smaller lighter guides it may feel a little stiffer when you shake it. Don't just put new guides where the old ones were, figure out the best sizes and positions with a static deflection test.
by MikeK
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Anyone built on the MB 704 HM?
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: Anyone built on the MB 704 HM?

I got one of each last year but haven't had a chance to build them.

The RDA powers are MB704HM 410g, MB705HM 456g.

The 704 is moderate action, the 705 is fast.
by MikeK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 17
Views: 4771

Re: Replacing a reel seat

A spinning reel seat that is designed for arbors (Fuji DPSM, American Aero, etc.) can easily be installed from the butt using tape arbors. Polyurethane arbors could also be used but they need to be split and glued as two pieces, so if any of the 2-piece or split reel seats use those you could make i...
by MikeK
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Balancing pre-existing rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2691

Re: Balancing pre-existing rods

Yes, I fine tune the balance on most of the rods I use. As above, I weight inside of the rod butt with "pencil" drop-shot weights. Most of my rods have brand identifying "medalions" glued to the butt cap that can be peeled off before I drill through the remaining butt cap into the rod cavity. The m...
by MikeK
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Phenix ultra umbx 6'6 medium
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: Phenix ultra umbx 6'6 medium

RDA I have for MBX-S 700M is 325g.
by MikeK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Completed my first Point Blank build...
Replies: 19
Views: 4784

Re: Completed my first Point Blank build...

The only MHX I can compare through all three versions is the MB752XF, MB752XF-HM and NMB752MF. I use it as a spinning rod throwing unweighted flukes or small shad tails with hooks that have a very light weight on the shank. In order of feeling the bait, structure, and bites, NMB >> HM > Reg. Having ...