I just ordered this on Amazon. Its not cheap, but my last gallon lasted me a year, so I think this should be okay for another year. And that last gallon was used wrapping up over 100 rods. Disclaimer: I just ordered it. I have not received ut yet, and have not tried it yet.
I was going to have...
It looks like your dryer might have shut off after about an hour or two. You can sand it down, and refinish and it should look fine.
As American Tackle said, it also looks like it was too hot. Hot epoxy doesnt set smoothoy, it sets runny, so it can look like that as well.
Hey guys and gals,
I have 3 CRB wire chucks for sale. Did not work for me, and I would recommend only using them for smaller weight builds.
They are regularly 23$ each plus shipping, so im asking 45$ shipped for all 3.
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Those are awesome blanks, and they will make awesome rods, but I would suggest you buy a beater blank to start and not risk messing up an expensive blank. Island Fishing Tackle has the biggest rod building supply locally, but Get Bit is awesome as well.
Another thing, are you wrapping by hand...
Usually re-wrapping a rod to me is a minimum of 150$ plus parts. Thats a simple 2 color wrap and basic fuji guides. Additional parts extra. So taking that into consideration, think about how much the blank costs, and an average of 180 for someone to wrap it deckhand. Now you have your price point.
99% of my builds are with Pro Kote high build and my finish comes out perfect. Ive wrapped over 200 rods in the last 2 years and only had problems with 1 rod, due to an unknown contamination issue.
Ive also used Gen4 and had the worst finish jobs of my life. I think it varies from place to...
Those are 2 different sets of guides. The first taller beefier guide is an HN amd will handle what you need it to do. The second set of guides is MN guides. They will not handle 60-80lb. They will possibly break under pressure.
Id go Alps XHN or Fuji HN guides for that blank.
They are good basic blanks. Weight wise they weigh a little more than newer blanks or composite blanks, but they get the job done. If you want a better option, i would go with a Rainshadow glass blank. I think they are better quality. And they have some 8ft models that are perfect for socal...
I flip the guide on spinning rods. On casting/conventional rods, if you move the guide closer to the reel, it makes it so the line doesnt touch the grip or blank. The line is not going to touch the side supports of the ring on this rod. I would see it potentially being a problem on 130lb+ rods...
I would suggest you move the guide to 41 or 42in from the tip. You dont need to put it backwards.
And you cant static test that rod with an MXL, i wouod suggest you ask someone local if you can borrow a big game reel to test it out.