You'll love The Islander. It's the boat I'd take a daughter on. Capt. John is great.
Call my buddy Scott at Vamonos Sportfishing, and check out web site as well. PM me if you can't get through to him.
I like the Batson cold shrink as well, but it isn't long enough for deck hand style handles, so I overlap where the reel goes, and use a cork...
Static test. Saltydawg has done more of those than anyone, and will probably chime in.
Amazing the production with a quad dryer. It's almost as if I know what I'm doing..!
Your shit is unbelievable.
The Batson site has rod recipes, go with that. All blanks even though the same differ somewhat so static test, adjust accordingly, and you'll be...
How far off jetty were you for macs?
So for these larger bluefin 200#ers is there a preferred kite rod? Not the one for flying the kite, but rather landing the fish. A rail...
Was wondering what rod should be used for kite fishing with some of these bigger bluefin? Just a troller 100# set up, or would a 100# rail rod be...
Looking forward to your results, thanks.
Go to the web site, simple...
Wondering what ya'll thoughts are on minimum capacity, test, and drag for these larger 200lb. tuna on the kite we've been seeing lately....
Crudcutter from home depot in paint dept. Hit it while it's still wet if possible.
Nice is there a tutorial somewhere for that fade?
You paint that?
Bill's pretty smart for an old fart.
OK, got it now, thank you!
Thanks, do you have a picture of that? Not quite getting it.
Always have a hard time lining up gimbals with the reel seat and guides. Any methods ya'll use and would like to share would be great....
That's great, I like it more than doing another turks head. Those chucks you have that allow you to stop the rod are a great idea, homemade, or on...
What did they hit?
Thanks Bill! Sure would like to see how you do your Deck hand style epoxy build up some day..?
Pretty fuckin' cool.
Tarpon anywhere, just once!
Their braced and unbraced boat guides will work just fine. Real nice coatings on them and much straighter than pac bay and others.
I replace the oldest of my five reels each year whenever I see a new cool color I don't have yet. So for me, it's a five year thing, but one at a...
120 nice, how were your hooks, hook rigged?
Thanks for posting this John.
OK I follow now. Have only ramped up on cork before. I start with a winding check, and epoxy over that and up on to cork or chord. Sorry, I'm no...
A pic, didn't quite follow, would like to see it.
Nice, what gear were you using?
Well said. Was thinking 40 private, and my 60 troller cattleboat.
Good to know.
Just curious Looks like some big local bluefin this year. want to make sure a 40lb rig with a thick leader will do the job. Thanks for input.
Go buy a Daiwa VIP from Squidco, can't beat the price or quality.
Another beauty. Is that the new shrink wrap from Batson you were talking about that is less slipery, or was that you?
Thanks, won't buy from them. They are rip offs. bill me more for shipping than cost of items. Won't use my shipping accounts. Mudhole-Fuckhole.
Atwood sells to public on their website, way cheaper than local suppliers.
Nice, where'd you get the marine decal, need one for a build? Thanks.
You will get used to the heat, and wind, great fishing, hunting, nice lakes in the foothills. It's where I go to get away sometimes. Tuna no,...
Good stuff Walt thanks.
Double surgeons, heard some triple with 20, 30, 40...
For these larger bluefin what are you guys using to tie a 60 lb flouro leader to 40 lb mono, or 80 lb flouro leader to 60 lb mono, and at...
That Rainshadow was plenty of rod.
Thank you. Tried CPExtra, didn't work too well. Guys from Phenix said they use lacquer. Will experiment with both.
Super nice. What do you put on your chord wraps?
What reel, nice catch.
Bummer man. You're right though, alders are stupid.
Need a carpet installation in exchange part or portion cash/trip on local sport boat. Trade for trip preferred if we can make that work for you....
So you like them a little longer for yoyo?
Thinking about a dedicated set up that can handle these local large 100lb. plus BFT that have been showing up. Length, action etc... Thanks
Just curious what the majority of you use. Length, action, weight, etc.. Thinking larger class local bluefin. Thanks.
Saltydawg does amazing shit with old rods. Good dude too, for an old fart.
The Bushman is super cool.
Thanks, dig the committed answer.
That's a beauty.
Need advice on what point in rod stiffness, guide beefyness, and fishing application, one switches from single overwrap to double. Thanks in...
That must be sad for you.
Never further than my Seatow account will allow, simple. Don't shit on B.W. Been in some heavy East coast weather in them. East coast weather, if...
Just curious, but I spin it first with a sureform blade, then 40 grit, then medium sanding screen. It's a messy pain in the ass, Any better...
Fuk that guy Jimmy. People who don't like some one else's creativity need to keep it to themselves, it's subjective. By the way was that Varithane...
Nice Jim! What do you put on your turks heads for finish? Thanks.
Hi, Just wondering if you can tell me how that Isacord compares in size to Pac Bay size C? Thinking of ordering some, but replacing the black you...
Joe Boege San Diego (619) 993-9681.
Regular HXW fills those requirements and then some. May have a HXW two speed at home. Will check when I get back Thursday, and PM you.
Has to be Raptor?
What thread is that? Looks great.
There are a shit load of tutorials on line, and here in the rod building section. Just hunt down everything you can find from Doc Ski, and you...
Check with Batson
If anyone out there has straight ones they'd like to part with, please let me know. I just like the action.
You can't go wrong with whatever Capt. Richie says. Been lurking, and using his advice among others for years. A static test couldn't huut either.
That's gonna be a fishing machine! PM me if you need a fishing buddy with gas and bait $.
Asked similar question last week and the overwhelming favorite was Calstar T90J glass 30-60.
Gorgeous work John! Another one of your designs I'm gonna have to steal, green and gold though.
Thanks for that info. Is it OK to thin the first coat, or just use the lite? Additionally, is there a good supplier of Fuji you could refer me to?...
OK so with the help of Saltydawg, The Bushman, John at C.T.H., Dock's videos, and the stuff that J.T. has shared I've knocked out about 90 rods in...
Thanks for the info Gents'.
Best Cal Star Jig Stick all round. Gotta make one for a buddy to add to the rest of his Calstars. Thinking 900H Graphighter..?
Darker oranges, burt orange look good on those. Also pac bay old gold ncp with a dark brown. A metallic old gold dragon scale looked good on the...
72 plus or minus.
Vince at Anglers Choice does great work.
My dad told me if it's a fair fight you're doing it wrong.
Nice, thanks amigo.
Snake River outside Idaho Falls by Mountains of the Moon state park. Rainbows, Cutthroats to 5lbs all day.
Can you eat those?
Yup, that's why I got rid of the tube.
Interested. What would you sell it for, and do you have any interest in avets? thanks
Interested. What would your selling price be? Do you have any interest in Avets?
Thanks it's on.
May have opportunity to do an overnight trip on The Producer. Never been on that boat. Any reports, info, about their operation would...
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