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In Topic: anyone have an out let for stabilized pine cone for reel seat inserts?

31 January 2018 - 08:37 AM



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In Topic: anyone have an out let for stabilized pine cone for reel seat inserts?

30 January 2018 - 07:40 AM

I used the Googler and saw several websites that had them.


I'm not sure *exactly* what you're looking for, but the website has several styles.


Here's a blank that has one big pine cone in it.....


In Topic: Single turn wrap

13 October 2017 - 07:12 AM

I don't recall ever seeing it on this forum, but here is an excellent tutorial by Jim Brandt.


I think this is the one that you are looking for:





In Topic: Fly rod blank with fly/spin reel seat & grip combo.

25 August 2017 - 08:30 AM

Thanks Ron. Two butt sections would solve the problem.


I have a 906 blank, but I might look into getting something else....either two of the same blanks or one with an extra butt section.


Ron, what sort of lure weight will that 6wt throw?


Thanks for the input.

In Topic: Bubble-Less Epoxy

02 August 2017 - 05:58 AM

I agree with Ron. I wouldn't use an alcohol burner near the rod for getting rid of bubbles.


It's better to be as "bubble free" as possible before you apply the epoxy to the blank.

If any bubbles show up while applying the epoxy, use a hollow coffee stirrer to blow on the individual bubbles to get rid of them.


And....if you are getting bubbles in the epoxy while applying it, you should maybe look at your technique. If you use a brush, the ends of the bristles on the brush are a sure way to get bubbles into the epoxy.