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    MikieFinn, Congradulations on deciding to build a...

    MikieFinn, Congradulations on deciding to build a rod. Very rewarding. A couple of suggestions if I may. It seems you want to build more than one rod so I would order some Threadmaster Lite rod...
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    Re: Painting a blank

    Just sand it till it is smooth, don't go too deep. A good quality spray paint works well. I tried the new "Fusion" paint last time, thought it might be more flexible. The most important thing is...
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    Re: green/white twist thread

    you might check with Schneidersrods. They had some left last time I talked to them.

    Mike
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    Re: yet another "what do I have?"

    fishhunterd, That rod is definately made by Horrocks Ibbottson and sold by Montgomery Wards. It is a combo rod. Just rebuilt one for my cousin. Try a 6 wt line on it, should work nicely. Value...
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    Re: Your Newest Paddler!!

    Jack, congrats. I have the same toon. You can mount a couple of the small Scotty rod holders on the flat spot where the tubes intersect just behind your elbows. We just use heavy zip ties thru the...
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    Re: Easy casting 5 wt ???

    I really like the SC III line of St Croix rods. Other very smooth casting blanks to consider would be Gatti G4 at about $66 or the Cabelas SLI at about $100. Built the Cabelas for My son in law...
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    Re: Pontoon Boat Rod Holder?

    I have two Sotty's on my toon. I like the one with the twist lock, can either lock it all the way or just enough to hold secure but still quickly accessible. My toon has a spot rearward that is an...
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    Personally I like a distinctive wrap at the...

    Personally I like a distinctive wrap at the ferules. Makes it easier to break down the rod after you fish a hatch too late at night. Aren't opinions great? Everyone has one.

    Mike
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    I think it looks pretty sharp. Without cp the...

    I think it looks pretty sharp. Without cp the wraps would blend with blank color. Just depends what your after! Sure you can quit....but first you have to build just a few more... and maybe a...
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    I just bought 4 of those lines at only 5 dollars...

    I just bought 4 of those lines at only 5 dollars each. They seem to fish fine, bought them originally so I could have a good assortment to test cast rods I build. Also an interesting aside, when...
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    If you use gunmetal thread you will get a...

    If you use gunmetal thread you will get a transparent finnish with a grey tint. Looks great on matte blank. Garnet also looks great.

    Mike
  12. Doesn't matter what a rod costs. If I don't like...

    Doesn't matter what a rod costs. If I don't like it I sell it, if I like it enough to keep it I take as good care of it as I can. Nothing wrse than breaking a rod when fish are biting or to get...
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    I have been using a BBQ motor for years and got...

    I have been using a BBQ motor for years and got tired of the slow(3 to 4 rpm) speed. just got a microwave turntable motor, 34 rpm and changes direction every time you turn it on. Sometimes I have...
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    dudley, I tend to agree but when the wind is...

    dudley, I tend to agree but when the wind is blowing(when isn't it) and you are trying to fish the dropoff at shoreline it is nearly impossible to hold position. Sometimes anchors work but a lot of...
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    I too used one on an old town 17footer but now...

    I too used one on an old town 17footer but now have a kayak. Made a mount for that too, another story. All good advise above. Check your state regs, you may have to register boat if you put a...
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    A guy I met who fished a lot of warm water, ie...

    A guy I met who fished a lot of warm water, ie dirty, said to use a cheap cold cream to clean the line and treat it with dressing. Tried it a couple of times. Seemed to work pretty well. Not sure...
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    HI. The 5 piece 8'6" Stowaway will fit in my...

    HI. The 5 piece 8'6" Stowaway will fit in my Harley's Hard saddlebag. Tight fit with rod & reel type case but works. There is also room in case for small box of flies, accesories, and such. Rod...
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    Wrap some tape on the blank where it rides next...

    Wrap some tape on the blank where it rides next time and all will right with the world. Better to avoid than correct. Glad this worked out ok for you.

    Mike
  19. Thread: advice please

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    Hey, if you have room in the boat come by...

    Hey, if you have room in the boat come by Sacramento Ca. and pick me up! I promise, nay gaurantee, I won't catch more fish than you. Heck, I might even be willing to help with the tip.LOL

    Mike
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    Hey Richie, First off you'll love Montana. ...

    Hey Richie, First off you'll love Montana. Beautiful country. If you get there during the Salmonfly hatch be prepared to chuck and duck. Those suckers are huge. We go to Ennis every couple of...
  21. Mike, Looking good! I think it was worth all...

    Mike, Looking good! I think it was worth all your effort especially if there is some more highly figured stuff in there. Mike
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    Well every one is pretty right on about the nine...

    Well every one is pretty right on about the nine footers virtues but you might want to also consider an eight and a half foot. You talk of fishing the sierra's and there are a lot of nice streams...
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    I'm wondering if model car spray paint would...

    I'm wondering if model car spray paint would work. I think I have a can from when my nephew visited. I'll give it a try. So I guess the main things I should check are scratch resistance and how it...
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    that is a good question. I'm thinking of...

    that is a good question. I'm thinking of combining two rods for a friend that don't match exactly. I had a friend who painted his car with krylon spray paint once. He was really proud till about...
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    Jed is correct about the salt but for a different...

    Jed is correct about the salt but for a different reason I belive. I think the magnesium is supposed to react negatively to saltwater. I think I read this on Okuma's site.

    Mike
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