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    I believe you would like the RX7+ blank if you...

    I believe you would like the RX7+ blank if you can find one. If not call Dan at Dan Craft and ask if he has some of his Signature 5 blanks
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    Kettle Creek and South Fork offer very good...

    Kettle Creek and South Fork offer very good quality and competitive priced glass blanks. I have owned a couple of rods built with SB blanks and they are also a joy.
  3. The line flow will be highly affected by the...

    The line flow will be highly affected by the position of the non-rod holding hand. So for a right handed person when they are holding the line in their left hand, a cast will be improved by moving...
  4. It has more to do with technique of the cast and...

    It has more to do with technique of the cast and control of the line drag.
  5. Thread: Spin/fly combo

    by hardhat
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    It has been done before by some individuals and...

    It has been done before by some individuals and some companies. A quick search will show you a few. I think that it may be a fun and learning experience for you to try.
  6. Thread: Spin/fly combo

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    As the spininng reel starts with the line further...

    As the spininng reel starts with the line further away from the blank than a fly reel, I would start with SF spinning guides. I would most likly use those for the first three guides. Then I would use...
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    if you are too worried about damaging the gun I...

    if you are too worried about damaging the gun I would say sell and get one you are not worried about using. If not I would use it. I am sure that there are many people who had wished they won that...
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    Nice project Kevin, I like your attention to...

    Nice project Kevin, I like your attention to detail. I was only going to add one thing for those who have limited tools. For the base you can use a Gladiator wall mount. This item is used to store...
  9. Thread: CFR rod

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    Very nice job - your effort and imagination...

    Very nice job - your effort and imagination produced a very nice rod
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    I use Faber Castell and Pilot brands. I have not...

    I use Faber Castell and Pilot brands. I have not had difficulty with these brands adhering or washing away. I do clean the area before hand with alcohol.
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    disappears or washes away? I have not used a...

    disappears or washes away? I have not used a Micron 03 pen so I cannot be specific. If it is a latex or enamel you may need to let it dry more. Also clean the blank with some warm soap and water...
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    I was going back and look at some past post when...

    I was going back and look at some past post when I came across this one. This is very nice rod. Love the job and color. I would think that anyone would be happy to own this.
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    Ahh another very nice lighter weight rod build....

    Ahh another very nice lighter weight rod build. As usual the builds you have dispalyed are well done and thought out. How long did you have to wait for the Kubuto?
    I must also add that I like the...
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    We are living at a time of inflation and world...

    We are living at a time of inflation and world competition. Each company decides what their business strategy will be for their future. Who are their core customers? How will they supply and service...
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    I will always try to support a local fly shop....

    I will always try to support a local fly shop. The people and owners that work their seem to have a wealth of information and are fun to converse with.
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    The LT is being dropped. Many places have already...

    The LT is being dropped. Many places have already sold out of their rods and blanks. Great rod
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    Like most all Winston products, I am sure that...

    Like most all Winston products, I am sure that this rod is made quality all the way through. It appears that Winston is not interested in mass production. They have a forte, and it is about...
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    I am so happy that I bought some of the last...

    I am so happy that I bought some of the last generation LT blanks at a discount. I know the new version is boron, but I do like the feel of the older LT. And who knows with the new 5 pc price, maybe...
  19. Thread: Tarpon Rod

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    Very nice job!!! - it looks like a very lucky rod...

    Very nice job!!! - it looks like a very lucky rod also
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    I have shipped and also checked it at the...

    I have shipped and also checked it at the airlines. I do not carry on luggage, just laptop. Both shipping and check in work fine. I have never had a problem with either. If you ship make sure that...
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    What weight would this rod be?

    What weight would this rod be?
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    I choose what is behind door two

    I choose what is behind door two
  23. It will be interesting to read more feed back...

    It will be interesting to read more feed back from others about UV activated glue being used for rod building. Some questions I would have are: how long has the product been used for this...
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    I fly all the time with gear. The TSA may hassle...

    I fly all the time with gear. The TSA may hassle you with some of the carry ons. That is one reason I check most all of my luggage. Do not use metal tubes if all possible! If taking more than one...
  25. I do travel around the western US some. Because...

    I do travel around the western US some. Because of that I like some multi-piece rods which can easily be put into luggage or transported. Many times when I am at my destination, I make a change of...
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