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by Mattman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: ultralight casting rod guide placement
Replies: 19
Views: 2310

Re: ultralight casting rod guide placement

So im working on a really lightweight ultralight blank. planning on using the airwave guides. The only problem im running into is that im going to end up with close to 10 guides on a 6'8" rod. Im going to do a spiral wrap as well since that seemed to help keep the line off the blank. Any suggestion...
by Mattman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Glue for butt caps
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Glue for butt caps

Plenty of builders use straight up Devcon epoxy that can be found in any hardware store. No need for any specialized epoxy here. Plenty of other brands besides Devcon as well.
by Mattman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: for Mattman writing on blanks
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: for Mattman writing on blanks

Staedtler Marsmatic technical fountain pen
by Mattman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC pricing
Replies: 36
Views: 6332

Re: NFC pricing

The reason the Xrays are cheaper is they are trying to get a good roll out with a minimum of designs in production. Not to mention their financial difficulties. Dropping all their distributors in favor on one distributor. And then undercutting the distributors by selling direct to the public at who...
by Mattman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point blank measurement chart
Replies: 8
Views: 1954

Re: Point blank measurement chart

I've not seen one
by Mattman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Help making a 2 piece rod
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: Help making a 2 piece rod

Would the same rule apply if it's at the butt of the blank? I've not messed around with "pushing the envelope" at all. So, I don't know how short you could get away with. But, down at the butt, you could certainly go longer. There really isn't any flex to be concerned about. So going longer shouldn...
by Mattman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Help making a 2 piece rod
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: Help making a 2 piece rod

ccass wrote:
How long does the male piece go into the blank?
I'm not at all familiar with the rod but my rule of thumb for ferrule construction is the overlap should be 6 times the diameter of the blank at the connection.
by Mattman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: NFC shipping

That depends on blank popularity, current inventory, and production schedule. I've heard months if an unpopular blank needs to find its way into production. Early this summer I had a blank take about three weeks. Recently needed to order another and it shipped in a few days. I'm guessing my first or...
by Mattman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 60
Views: 13291

Re: Blank comparison

Also do the SJ and MB fish different? The SJ taper has its origins as an MB taper. A production lot of MB's got over sanded. There were a lot of field failures as too much graphite got removed during the sanding process. But anglers reported really liking the tapers. And so the SJ was born. Today, ...
by Mattman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scale Recommendation? +PB701MHF Weight
Replies: 22
Views: 4681

Re: Scale Recommendation? +PB701MHF Weight

I use the AWS Scale Mate for a lot of my weighing. 500g x 0.1g.

For single guides and really small stuff, I use my reloading scale. RCBS 502 beam scale. It can weigh individual grains of gun powder. A TiSiC micro guide is not even a challenge for that scale.
by Mattman
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 60
Views: 13291

Re: Blank comparison

Oddly enough, I find PB lighter power blanks make absolutely perfect power finesse blanks. I would say that our definition of finesse really varies then. There is nothing like a St. Croix MLF, or lighter, in the Point Blank offering. There is nothing like an HS9000. A P8400. There isn't even a cran...
by Mattman
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 60
Views: 13291

Re: Blank comparison

What has been circling around in my small little brain is to buy all three blanks in similar lengths and powers. Built them pretty much the same and see what I like. This is what I do. I have a go-to power/presentation that I spend a significant amount of time fishing and when a new blank comes out...
by Mattman
Mon May 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Delta blanks
Replies: 22
Views: 6782

Re: Delta blanks

NFC rolls Point Blank's blanks. That's why they are similar. :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Wait..... We're you being serious Well, chatted with Aleks Maslow, CEO of NFC. He said NFC does Rainshadow new Eternity blanks also. Dunno sure, but that's what he told me. :) So you then jump to the concl...
by Mattman
Sun May 06, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Delta blanks
Replies: 22
Views: 6782

Re: Delta blanks

Hogsticker2 wrote:
MardukFIN wrote:NFC rolls Point Blank's blanks. That's why they are similar. :)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Wait..... We're you being serious
Ya, NFC and PB are such different blanks that's a really funny statement. Not to mention the country of origin sticker.
by Mattman
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cleaning Rods
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Cleaning Rods

Blank and guides:

Soap and water. Simple Green or Formula 409 for stubborn stuff.

Finish it off with a coat of carnuba wax.