Search:

Type: Posts; User: TampaJim

Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,306

    Tilt the spatula ... that provides a handy edge. ...

    Tilt the spatula ... that provides a handy edge. Use something to steady your hand in the process, that's the KEY to getting a clean edge - whether using a brush, spatula, knitting needle or other...
  2. Replies
    7
    Views
    838

    St Croix is now selling their Imperial series...

    St Croix is now selling their Imperial series blanks (SCIV/SC2). They have a VERY nice 3wt in an 8'6" 4-piece for a great price. I can promise you that the blank rivals those at more than double...
  3. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,057

    I believe what you are looking for is called a...

    I believe what you are looking for is called a "Crafty's Cutter" ... use Google and you should easily find it.
  4. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,679

    Sully - I would like to suggest that you DO...

    Sully -

    I would like to suggest that you DO continue to participate in conversations regarding ANY and ALL subjects on the forum. Venues such as this, suffer greatly without participation by a...
  5. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,679

    There IS a "wrong way", a "right way" AND a "it...

    There IS a "wrong way", a "right way" AND a "it doesn't matter way" as to wrapping ferrules. Here's why ...

    1) Wrong way = some manufacturers DO require the wrapping of ferrule joints. Failure...
  6. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,888

    IF you use NYLON thread, not NCP ... AND you use...

    IF you use NYLON thread, not NCP ... AND you use CP ... AND you don't attempt to put a light color on that dark blank ... you WILL attain your goal.

    I will make the suggestion that you do a test...
  7. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,888

    Gudebrod CP formula was dramatically changed a...

    Gudebrod CP formula was dramatically changed a few years back ... it isn't the same stuff it used to be.

    I use U40 Color Lock and it IS milky white. It shouldn't be strained or diluted. The...
  8. Replies
    7
    Views
    672

    I suggest the use of polyurethane or graphite...

    I suggest the use of polyurethane or graphite foam arbors. Glass tape is good - but solid arbors are stronger AND lighter.
  9. Thread: Guides

    by TampaJim
    Replies
    9
    Views
    964

    For a truly different experience, use ceramic fly...

    For a truly different experience, use ceramic fly guides. I use them exclusively on my personal builds.
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,629

    Yep, right in Wisconsin.

    Yep, right in Wisconsin.
  11. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,629

    FYI, the TFO blanks have the company graphics all...

    FYI, the TFO blanks have the company graphics all over them.
  12. Thread: Bass Rod

    by TampaJim
    Replies
    5
    Views
    673

    Lakes for largemouth bass and rivers for...

    Lakes for largemouth bass and rivers for smallmouth are two different rods. I recommend that you split the difference and go with something in the middle. Probably a 6'6", 6-12#, Fast Action.

    If...
  13. Replies
    39
    Views
    5,348

    Cork to cork ... Titebond 2. Cork to anything...

    Cork to cork ... Titebond 2.
    Cork to anything else ... Rod Bond.

    Rod Bond WILL work just fine for cork to cork, I just enjoy the speed and cleanup of TB2 and it works very well for the purpose.
    ...
  14. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,425

    A single trim band can be done easily and with no...

    A single trim band can be done easily and with no glue or special tricks.

    Take 12" of thread from the spool and make an very elongated "X" single wrap loosely on the rod. Tape down both cut ends...
  15. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,541

    IMO, the very best pull loops in the industry are...

    IMO, the very best pull loops in the industry are made by Backlash Tools (use Google to locate). Although it isn't necessary to have store bought - they work VERY well and hold up for a long time. ...
  16. Thread: Dying Cork...

    by TampaJim
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,975

    It is VERY difficult to get dye to take on cork. ...

    It is VERY difficult to get dye to take on cork. Just soaking it won't work. The closest you will get to a good penetration is with vacuum pressure.
  17. Replies
    2
    Views
    557

    Batson is both Forecast and Rainshadow. The...

    Batson is both Forecast and Rainshadow. The blanks are imported with the exception of RX7+ and RX8+ (look for the plus sign) which are built by a large US manufacturer as an OEM product.
  18. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,541

    I wrap professionally and have for over 20 years....

    I wrap professionally and have for over 20 years. Although I do own a power wrapper, it gathers dust ... I still wrap 99% of my rods by hand. Wrapping by hand allow better control and finer work,...
  19. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,253

    I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing Ralph...

    I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing Ralph O'Quinn (the developer/owner of Trondak/U40 products - LS Supreme, Rod Bond, Ferrule Lube, etc.) for quite some time. His background is simple ......
  20. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,253

    At one point, the world was deemed to be flat. ...

    At one point, the world was deemed to be flat. Anyone thinking otherwise, was considered a heretic of the church and subject to the most extreme punishments - including death.

    This is the case...
  21. Replies
    10
    Views
    989

    Yep ... U40 Rod Bond, the regular kind not the...

    Yep ... U40 Rod Bond, the regular kind not the quick set. Best stuff since sliced bread. I can't express just how tough the stuff is AND it is removable, if needed.
  22. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,198

    Winding checks are also VERY handy for keeping...

    Winding checks are also VERY handy for keeping epoxy from seeping/creeping onto the cork grip.


    Since it is almost Christmas time, I will start doing my good deeds ... I really want Santa to stop...
  23. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,135

    Cabela's has their five-piece "Stowaway" blanks...

    Cabela's has their five-piece "Stowaway" blanks on sale for $19.88 ... they meet your requirements.
  24. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,135

    What length(s) and weight(s) would you consider?

    What length(s) and weight(s) would you consider?
  25. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,397

    I could use the Lefty DVD for students. What...

    I could use the Lefty DVD for students. What would the shipping be to 33563? Thanks!
Results 1 to 25 of 252
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4