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by Mattman
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission

nctrucker wrote:the tackletrap ad says it is a two piece rod.
OK. I just had a thought that they forgot to glue that whole thing together.

So, just take care to keep the ferrule clear of epoxy when you mount the threaded barrel.
by Mattman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission

Silly follow up question...

Is that supposed to be a 2-piece rod?
by Mattman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission

Thanks for the additional photos...big help. I'm confused by the tape. That's just odd in my mind. Almost like it was there as a filler while laying everything out during the build and they just forgot to remove the tape and glue it. I do stuff like that when I'm laying things out to get everything ...
by Mattman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Need help fixing Megabass F5-75X7 Extreme Mission

So, I'm not 100% sure of what should be going on here construction wise. And I've never worked on a rod like this so I haven't held one. I'm guessing a lot here. I'm assuming that piece with the tape inside it is threaded for the hood and also has a raceway to keep it aligned. My gut is telling me t...
by Mattman
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Gloomis rod above NRX????!!!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 16593

Re: Gloomis rod above NRX????!!!!!

There was some confidential and proprietary information shared in the thread without authorization and so the thread was removed.
by Mattman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cranking rod or M or MH fast rod for throwing Topwater
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

Re: Cranking rod or M or MH fast rod for throwing Topwater

That's personal preference.

I personally want a 6'6" fast or ex-fast rated up to 1/2 to 3/4 ounce lures on the high end.
by Mattman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top Water Rod question
Replies: 11
Views: 2561

Re: Top Water Rod question

I build two very different rods for topwater use. Shorter, stiffer, faster rods and longer, softer, moderate rods. Basically jig sticks and crankin' sticks.

What you've got would be ideal for many. And would be horrible for others. (like me) You'll have to try for yourself.
by Mattman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Shaky head blank suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: Shaky head blank suggestions

You would suggest the ML instead of the M power on the point blank? Don't get too hung up on terms like ML and M. They are arbitrary, at best, terms. If you're talking one line of blanks from one manufacturer, then sure. But across lines and especially across manufacturers, they are almost without ...
by Mattman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Shaky head blank suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: Shaky head blank suggestions

If high end is where you want to be, its the SCV, HM, K2, or Point Blank in my opinion. NFC and Phenix, while great blanks, aren't going to be as fast as a St. Croix XF action. I don't have any blank in my database from those two companies that match the St. Croix XF's I have. Point Blank will be th...
by Mattman
Mon May 08, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Question on Broken Megabass Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Question on Broken Megabass Rod

is this thing of any value to anyone? There are guys out there looking for stuff like that. I have one customer that has sent me a half a dozen or so Megabass rods to Frankenstien. I've built new on just the handle, used part of the handle, taken the handle off one rod and put it on another Megabas...
by Mattman
Mon May 01, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Broken Rods who breaks more UPS or USPS
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Broken Rods who breaks more UPS or USPS

As noted above...proper packaging is the key regardless of carrier. That being said, USPS has delivered to me more broken product than UPS and FedEx combined. UPS is the carrier I use 99% of the time for my shipments. In roughly 400 rods, I've only had 2 damage claims. 1 of those the schedule 40 PVC...
by Mattman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for topwater poppers/jerkbaits?
Replies: 23
Views: 4037

Re: Rod for topwater poppers/jerkbaits?

So medium heavy or medium or can I get away with either or? Mod fast tip or fast tip or could I get away with either or? I see two camps when I build these types of rods... 1 - Guys that like more of a crankbait rod. Moderate action and longer. 2 - Guys that like more of a jig rod. Fast action and ...
by Mattman
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for topwater poppers/jerkbaits?
Replies: 23
Views: 4037

Re: Rod for topwater poppers/jerkbaits?

I fish topwaters and jerkbaits tip down. A 7' rod just doesn't work well. 6'6" is just right for me in my current boat. And, for me, I use the same rod for both topwaters and jerkbaits. I build a fair number of rods for guys that use the rod for both techniques as well. Your belief that you don't ne...
by Mattman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: pike and smallmouth fishing
Replies: 22
Views: 10458

Re: pike and smallmouth fishing

Mike and Pike wrote: If you buy leader fluorocarbon , and there is a huge difference between casting fluoro and leader
Excellent point that I neglected to make. Leader material is much different than your standard mainline material.