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by Susitnasalmonguide
Tue May 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Broken Rods who breaks more UPS or USPS
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: Broken Rods who breaks more UPS or USPS

I recently received a PVC tube with 3 rod blanks through USPS that had been crushed. All 3 blanks were also crushed. I've also had some rods shipped in a cardboard tube that were damaged to some extent -- again with USPS. For rod or blank shippers I believe the message, "DO NOT BEND OR CONVEY&q...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Mon May 01, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites
Replies: 62
Views: 7564

Re: North Fork Composites

Just a guess here -- but perhaps part of the reason for a sale was to ship inventory so NFC would not need to move it to their new facility. Shipping product means money has been received -- while moving product from one facility to another only costs the company money. I know when our local grocery...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites
Replies: 62
Views: 7564

Re: North Fork Composites

I've experienced the same slow shipping time. I received an order confirming e-mail on April 4 -- but so far have not seen the blanks I ordered. I attempted to e-mail a couple times with no answer -- next tried to call about 4 times with no answer -- finally called and talked to an individual. NFC s...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites
Replies: 62
Views: 7564

Re: North Fork Composites

Thanks for the post. I thought I was done purchasing blanks for the off season -- but after seeing this sale I ordered a a few more. I still need to order some parts to finish them -- but it would be wonderful if I could get them all put together before I start open-water fishing. At this point we s...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best rod in $150-$200 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 2706

Re: Best rod in $150-$200 range?

As others have mentioned there are many rods in this price range I have not tried -- however -- one I have been extra impressed with is the Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris signature series. I've been using a 7' 2" medium-heavy spinning rod. Well balanced, impressively sensitive, lightweight with g...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fuji Small Diameter KR Concept Guides
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Fuji Small Diameter KR Concept Guides

I've built A lot of spinning rods since I wrote this post -- and 5 mm running guides are now what I use most of the time. They work very well in most situations. Just finished a bait casting rod, as well as two spinning rods in the past 4 days. All have 5mm running guides. For 30 lb. braid on the sp...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bait casting rod guide size that enhances performance without disadvantages
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Bait casting rod guide size that enhances performance without disadvantages

Thanks for more replies -- I am building three rods at this point. Two with #5 runners and now with 4.5 runners. I'm also still considering purchasing a factory rod. Wish I had a chance to cast one of the rods before making / purchasing more -- but lots of snow on the ground and was very cold today....
by Susitnasalmonguide
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: preferred run guide sizes for medium casting rods
Replies: 10
Views: 1464

Re: preferred run guide sizes for medium casting rods

Thanks again for each of the thoughts you shared. I've ordered 3 blanks that I might build as bait cast rods -- all are nice sensitive blanks (as Boris suggested). I am planning to build with my 4.5 Trozite guides for runners on one rod and 5's for the runners on the other 2 rods. Frosty, thanks for...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: preferred run guide sizes for medium casting rods
Replies: 10
Views: 1464

Re: preferred run guide sizes for medium casting rods

Thanks for the replies. Frosty -- those sizes you mentioned are ones I'd already tried on heavier bait casting rods with good success -- although my size 5 guides I would not call fly guides. I'm leaning in that ball park -- but did not want to influence what people said with my own limited experien...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bait casting rod guide size that enhances performance without disadvantages
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Bait casting rod guide size that enhances performance without disadvantages

Issues with small guide would be some of the ones you identified -- grass or other debris -- possible icing during cold mornings, seeing the small guides well enough to string my rods. Ice build up is not something I am planning around though -- if weather is that cold I have other rods with larger ...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bait casting rod guide size that enhances performance without disadvantages
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Bait casting rod guide size that enhances performance without disadvantages

I'm contemplating both purchasing a new bait casting rod and building a new bait casting rod. Lure weight would likely run down to or slightly less than 1/4 up to 3/4 ounce for both rods. After a discussion on line size I am planning to try 40 lb. braid (partly to avoid backlashes). Without starting...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: preferred run guide sizes for medium casting rods
Replies: 10
Views: 1464

preferred run guide sizes for medium casting rods

It's been quite a while since I built a lighter weight casting rod, and I am considering going with smaller sized guides to less the weight of the build and make the rod tip more sensitive, however, I do not want to go so small that I start having performance issues with the guides --- or even that ...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid that casts well without digging in
Replies: 24
Views: 3652

Re: Braid that casts well without digging in

Thanks for all they replies. I already have some 30 lb. suffix 832 that I have been using on spinning rods -- so hearing from at least one person about that one I may try it first. I also was considering some heavier power pro maxcuatro.
by Susitnasalmonguide
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid that casts well without digging in
Replies: 24
Views: 3652

Braid that casts well without digging in

Is there a specific type of super braid that casts well on a bait casting reel without digging in and causing backlashes? I often have this problem after battling a hard fighting fish or after pulling against a snagged lure. I imagine this may be partially size of line related as well. I'm looking f...
by Susitnasalmonguide
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How Much Braid?
Replies: 16
Views: 2547

Re: How Much Braid?

Some of the new braid ready spools work fine without either tape or backing. In this case I just fill the reel all the way up with braid. Standard spools I use tape.

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