Best of luck to you and your son!
Basket weave. Looks great. Works well on light rods. I do not recommend it for heavier rods.
Great advice by Lazyfisherman.
My personal rig for fly lining fin baits on 20,25 and sometimes 30 is a hand rolled US80 MH with a Fathom 12 star...
I’m sure you’ll get more experienced advice, but for me, if I suspect a light bite, I’ll keep my reel in freespool and lightly thumb the spool....
I saw recently that The New Seaforth is running some full day trips. You might check into that as well. Good luck!
That’s a toad Red!
As in too toxic to produce or too much winding up in the water?
So, I haven’t built a rod in a couple years. Been out of the loop. I recently decided to start planning a new build and saw a thread here about...
That’s a smoking deal!
Very clean work.
In my experience, braid of 40lb or more comes off the spool better than lighter braid. Also, you need to consider how much line you want to pay...
When we were there for the kids fishing derby last month, we saw a huge YT swimming around a few times. A few of the older kids were...
I just started using the RP knot and had no problems tying 20lb Fluoro to 50lb spectra. Super easy, fast and strong.
Bumping this up after a long hiatus. If anyone has a reel that’s not functioning properly or needs some love and they want to sell it, let me...
Thank you. I stopped in there and met him a few years ago. Very nice guy and shop. I’ll check it out.
I’m in San Diego.
Is there a local shop that stocks Rainshadow blanks?
I really like the a Rainshadow blanks and have built several rods on them. Definitely have the RCLB 80m at the top of the list now. Thank you...
I haven’t built a rod in a couple years. I’d like to build a couple 8’ rods that my girlfriend and I could use for throwing the...
If you’ve ever fished a party boat and looked at the fish counts the next day, you should know better than to count that as accurate information.
I’ve been listening to Cast and Crank for a couple days now and it is good. Thanks.
Wondering what podcasts are worth listening to. Ideally looking for something about local or SoCal/ Mex fishing. Mostly interested in saltwater....
Beautiful work as usual Einar!
My son accidentally threw a Spider-Man rod off one of the docks at Dixon a couple years ago when he was 3. One of the rangers Saw what...
Nice work Einar!
A steal of a deal!
S,S & S
Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy seeing your work.
That’s really nice, Einar.
The Revelation blanks are really nice.
I like it a lot.
Dat nasty lookin!
There are a bunch of nice and different jig sticks available. I am new to throwing surface iron. I have a 90 J as well.
As a side note,...
If you love your 90J, why would you want another rod for the same purpose?
I think the Sienna is saltwater rated
Oh,ok. I thought those were clamps or something on the ends. That's your e-tape. Looks pretty good.
That's cool. What is it?
Smokin hot, Doc!!!
Really nice looking sticks!
Best of luck with sales.
Good call, Rex.
Jon has been an amazing resource over the last few years. Both for materials and knowledge. Great guy.
Squidco is great. They're more than happy to order anything you need that's not in stock. It saves on shipping cost, especially with blanks....
You wrapped 40 rods for yourself and they're all different. That's freaking awesome. :appl:
I'm hoping to get a nicely rounded quiver...
That's pretty sick!
Marbling is badass!
I remember when I wrapped my first rod , about 3 years ago. I was trying to come up with a design I would stick with. To have a matching set.
I had a savage rimfire for a while. It utilized the same accutriger as the center fire rifles. That, I really liked.
This is my opinion from 25 + years in the all around construction business. Mostly high end/ custom.
You get what you pay for. Laminate floors...
Some good and entertaining points made on both sides. When it comes down to it, it can be a slippery slope. If you like fishing, probably best to...
I had thought of that when I first started wrapping, but just assumed it was not common because it might get in the way for any number of reasons....
I used 11 + tip on my 90J.
Stated with a basic layout and static tested for final layout.
Using your thumb on the spool is probably the best way to break your line when fighting a fish. Also, completely unnecessary if your drag is...
A black paint pen might work on the guide frames.
Best of luck!
Is the Collins knot good for lighter line? Say 20-30lb class?
When I lived in Tahoe, some of the guys at work ( construction) would get chapped hands like that in the winter. They would use bag balm or hand...
Calstar 700M and sliver Saltist 30H. Great all around 30# rig.
If there's not already an app to identify sea creatures, someone should make one.
Those TLD's are no joke. Legit big game reel. Probably slow to sell because it's not shiny.
If you watched tutorials, hopefully at least one specified the material used. I'm no genius, but probably best to follow their directions. $15-20...
So disrespectful to the animal. Not to mention cruel and unusual. What a boat full of DICKS!!!
Love the way you do the JTOB.
What material are those grips made of?
Pretty amazing piece.
I fish most of my rigs that way. "Kelp cutter" style. Not sure about fishing jigs that way.
I'm certainly no expert, but as it was explained to me, it's to absorb the shock of the strike, which is generally far more intense than runs...
True , but braid has no stretch
I have about 100yd of 40lb. P-line on top of 65lb spectra on an silver Saltist 40. Casts pretty well, but the line seemed to have a bit...
Just wondering what mono has low memory and castability for surface iron?
What do you guys use?
Local dream trip!
Some great replies!
So, I've been trying to get into the surface plug game for quite a while now, but just recently got my hand...
A fine stick!
One of my favorite blanks.
Not sure if that's a great title, but just a few thoughts on surface iron.
Has anyone tried them for large mouth bass? Maybe smaller versions?
Grafighter 800M would be a solid choice. If it's a dedicated rod for the tranx, you might consider going with a trigger type reel seat.
Thanks for the laugh. Hardest I've laughed in a long time and I had to watch it several times.
Two thumbs up. Very clean.
Features Alps reel seat, hypalon grips and Fuji HN guides.
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She's a beauty!
Very nice and clean!
Glad he caught fish and sounds like an overall good experience.
I can't wait for the day when my son is old enough to give it a go.
I tested my 30ld2 when I first got it. I have 50lb test on it, so set it 25% of 50lb (12.5) and was stoked to see it go almost exactly to 30% when...
Happy Father's Day
Great report and excellent work on those pesky blue fin!
All Avets are lever drag. Very nice reels. It's just a little easier to cast light weight on a star drag vs a lever drag.
Standard SX is good if you're set on a lever drag. Personally I'd go with a star drag for fly lining small baits on 20-25lb test. Don't need to...
That cross wrap is badass retro!
To help see, I make sure I have a lot of light and reading glasses that are a couple notches above what...
That's one super clean Butt Crack rod!
Looks like the motor portion of a wood lathe.
Probably could be turned into a wrapper
You'll get plenty of opinions on this, but as a sort of all around rod for that purpose, I've always liked my Calstar 700M. That said, I've become...
Amazing, as usual.
Everything about that is really nice!
Most of the tackle shops at the landings do rod repairs. I had Squidco replace a guide for me a few years ago before I started wrapping. It was...
That's hot, Einar!!!
That's a lot of rods.
Gaffing a fish by yourself, on a yak is no joke!
I'd be stoked to do it with that gaff!
To the best of my knowledge, epoxies do not contain UV blockers. Thread finishes may, but I was under the impression that they don't.
I've only caught fish on 40lb and under. I use the Uni exclusively now as I've never had a failure with it.
Good call. I've gone down to 20-25 for that as well. I thought about that after I posted.
Thanks! I'm excited to fish it.
I'm just starting to build a US 80MH for 20lb live bait. Going to pair it with a fathom 12.
Seems like a 30-40lb outfit is more appropriate for...
Best shop around, without a doubt!
Learn the Uni knot also.
It's simple, strong and very versatile.
It is listed in the following link as the Duncan (Uni) knot.......
Excellent work, Einar!
I love the fade and color combo.
I'm with Fat Cat.
That's really nice!
I usually flatten the end out, as Robert said, then use superglue to tack about 3/4" in place. After the glue sets, wrap back over the glued portion.
I love the color scheme.
What did you use to transition from rear grip to butt?
Carl, without a doubt, will put you on some trophy lizard fish.
A friend told me he used a cordless drill and used an adjustable squeeze clamp to activate the trigger and set the speed. Then he wrapped tape...
That is awesome!
I have to keep my tools / supplies in several boxes, separate from my wrapper. That's a great way to keep everything together.
Amazingly tight, uniform and consistent as usual.
Wow. Good to know. I was thinking for an upcoming build I would love to see a centralock with black body with red ends, but have never seen one...
Is that a custom reel seat?
Everything about that is really nice.
Has anyone tried the red, Candybar, heavy iron?
That looks yummy !!!
I'm planning to build a US 80MH using alconite guides. BMNAG's. After deciding to use the LC as a stripper, I messaged capt. Richie and decided...
You so nailed the colors!
Oh man, that looks delicious!
That place rocks!
I gotta get down there soon.
Looks like it's ready to go fishing and priced to sell.
Super sick lower cord grip!
Nice work, Einar!
Might not hurt to wipe it down with DNA and maybe scuff it up with a fine abrasive to ensure proper adhesion. Pressing masking tape over the area...
As long is the finish is in good shape, i don't see why it would be any different than a layered type wrap , like a Throop tiger.
it seems like if it's in the butt section, you could just clean it up and wrap over it.
I had been following the San Diego on instagram. They posted a pic of a kid holding two YT. Neither of which could have weighed more than 2...
What material is the rear grip?
I never would have guessed.
No expert, but I have made a few pair and generally tie the TH separately. Then tighten it up so it's snug over the end of each handle. Finally...
Once you know what you want, it couldn't hurt to check the classifieds here on BD. I've gotten some killer deals on gear over the years.
I just got a US 80MH blank to build and use with my Fathom 12.
I wasn't able to make it up to LB this year, but stopped in to Squidco on Saturday and they gave me the show price on a US 80MH blank. Hopefully...
Some beautiful work there.
Looks like it was worth waiting a year and a half.
As far as shipping, I don't know.
If you have a local rod building shop, they could probably order one in for you. Some tackle shops will order...
Have you looked at United Composites?
Check out their GUSA and CE lines.
That thing looks pretty BADASS!!!
There is a rod building tutorial forum here. Check it out. It has a lot of great info.
Basic answers to your questions...
1. After choosing a...
I totally relate to your position in being too soft in these types of situations. I am the same way.
However, the reality is exactly as reel man...
That's clean and simple. Badass!
Is the shrink tube done over EVA?
That's fucked up.
Try Squidco. Their website isn't always up to date, in my experience. Give them a ring for specifics.
Looks like the tips of convertible rod kits.
Similar to these...
I built a spottie rod a while back and couldn't find a spotty decal. :(
I recently went to Squidco and sorted through to find some of the more dense hypalon, which I prefer. There's is labeled as Varmac brand. It is...
I agree that there are lines to be drawn. Thus our current hunting regs. As a group and society, we have and continue to refine those lines.
As a hunter, to condemn any style/ type of hunting that is not inherently mischievous or a dereliction of hunting ethnics is a slippery slope....
I was wondering about loop- loop. I know that's how to attach a wind on. I helped rig a few of those a while back. But I think we used a double...
Got in a tangle a while back. Deck hand asked to cut my spectra and said he would tie it back together. He ued an uni-uni. It's 65lb. I use it...
So sorry for your loss.
The close ups of the tiger are crazy cool.
Depending on where you live, shipping may cost as much as the blank. But, that's probably the case no matter where you place your order, Unless...
The good news is, I found out that its not going to work BEFORE I hooked into anything big.
This is on my best/favorite build to date. A US70XH....
Great report and excellent feedback on your observations.
The biggest one...
Insane in the membrane!!!
How much line on the curado?
Sounds like an awesome hunting trip to share with your son.
All yours on a colt sniper?
Visibility is mostly good on a crowded boat. When fishing live bait, Flouro leader is your friend. If you're throwing jigs and lures, the...
Tomorrow I'll be in the Point Loma area. Most of the day. Send me a PM if you'd like to arrange a meet.
Very clean. 9/10
Spooled to the top with blue spectra. I think it's 50#. In San Diego. Shipping on your dime.
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That sounds right. I'm certainly no expert and don't know the specifics of your situation.
I'm thinking a 50, 60 or 80 lb. outfit would have been a more solid choice.
Sounds like you've done this once or twice, Rob.
It is a sweet reel. Sold mine. Wish I hadn't.
What are you looking for? Any specifics? Size reel, etc?
Depends on where the fish are. If it's more of a surface bite or deeper. Sometimes both will work on the same stop if fish are spread out through...
Sounds like you need to open that reel up and get it working for the next trip.
Looks like fun.
Hopefully I'll be able to get out there with you before they're gone.
Seems like most of these modern knots are very strong when properly tied. Boils down to what each of us like and are most comfortable...
Knot really. Haha
Like anything, a little practice goes a long way.
This is an excellent knot that has yet to let me down.
Show me a better knot...
Looks like a fish killing machine!
I bought a couple small spoons, including a Bouyant. I figure I'll set one rod up with a Carolina rig and a power worm/bait combo and set my...
What size/ weight Bouyants? Thank you
I will probably only have about half the day on Saturday to devote to a little trout fishing. I would really like to get my 3.5 Y.O. son on a fish...
Bitchen colors and design!!!
That is Bad Ass!!!
Excellent work, old boy!
Guess you don't need a lot of cork if what you have is that bangin.
I would love to pic your brain on an upcoming build. I want to start...
That tiger is on fire!
That's bad ass!
Tiger is bangin!
Amazing work, Doc.
That is bad ass!
Go, go Godzilla!
Super clean and tasty.
That's bad ass.
I got to see it in person.
Very classy rod.
Very cool. Wood be fun to shape a rod of wood. That's really building from scratch.
As for fishing them, I think I'll stick with modern composites.
It's called nature. Carnivorous and omnivorous animals eat other animals. Most don't stop to clean and cook and sit at a table.
Wolves are fucking awesome.
Maybe grizzly bears will follow.
Not saying I wouldnt like a pelt.
Can't get a pelt if there aren't any wolves.
Tight work, Einar.
Beautiful work. Tiger has a very unique pattern.
Is it just a single over wrap on the guides?
I asked the same question a while back. I want to learn to throw surface iron. The most consistent answer I got was...
I'm almost done...
I zoomed in, to look for hidden tricks of the trade. I'll have to tell you what I saw, in person some time. Maybe soon, if that's cool. I'm going...
Trolling a bait?
That color combo is tasty.
The clarity and detail that is available in those shots is amazing.
Clean thread work.
I wonder if there's a ratio of the diameter of the thread/ cord verses the thickness of the finish between the under and over?
3 coats of epoxy...
What JT said.
Any common brand will be good quality.
Just make sure it's water based or water born. Otherwise it will have a prolonged drying...
That is forking cool.
That's bad ass!
Here's a couple of mine...
I brush a couple coats of varathane over it when it's done.
Also on the smaller diameter blanks, I wrap corktatape and...
This is some crazy sheet!
I really like the design.
That's the kinda fishing day I've been dreaming of.
Would you say he was your apprentice- baiter and you are the master?
Looks like it was a big hit, as usual.
So bummed I had to work. I'm definitel going to bring my little man down there next year.
After initial lamination, it could be built up or cut down to fit perfectly.
You could cover the plastic piece with masking tape and then use it as a form/mold to fabricate a solid fiberglass version.
Graftech Wallbanger inshore rod- 9+/10. Used once. Nice rod, 7'2"- (15-25). $50
pickup in San diego.
I think it's a done deal.
Beautiful work as usual, Jim.
Actually for a Cabo 45 that I am working on.
So, I'm considering the Fth25nld as a partner to my 800m for light iron and bait. I own a fathom star drag and a fathom LD II speed. I really like...
Friday bump titty bump bump.
Two thumbs up!
The red anodized winding check and butt cap really pop.
I've got to plan further ahead on coming builds and take the time to...
I'm a huge fan of copper and burnt orange and that reel seat is bangin!
That is beautiful!
I really like the colors and design.
Sweet little reel.
BTW, I ended up going to urgent care a few hours after I last saw you.
Turns out I have between 1-4 broken ribs, depending on which...
Have you tried the ink jet decal sheets?
I bought some a while back, but never got around to using them.
Yeah, I tried to avoid showing most of the flaws in my photos.
Honestly, most of it is on the bottom. I need to learn to do cleaner work where the...
A friend of mine used to swear by a 30 turn Albright.
I use a Uni-uni on lighter line, bass rods etc.
I sometimes add a drop off super glue at the...
Suggestions or products to avoid?
I see a sun wearing shades and smiling.
I needed that.
That's the real dope right there!
" all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be."
My fIfth build.
It sports FUJI BHNNG SinII guides and an Alps seat. Definitely some flaws to be found if you're looking, but I'm happy with the...
Take it to the top .
Pre- weekend bump
That is crazy, insane!!!
That kicks ass!
I may have missed it in the video, but what did you catch it on? Bait, jig ?
I love the color scheme.
Beautiful work as usual, Jon.
Rings of fire!
I see your tremendous attention to detail in this one, Einar.
Amazing work, Doc.
That is beautiful !!!
Killer, "Purple haze" accent and the gold bands just POP!
That's a TOAD YT!
FYI, fishing the day/ sportfishing boats with anything over 25-30 people is that way.
Not " combat" fishing, just...
I know a few fabricators ( a couple specializing in marine fabrication) if you need a refference.
Also, when you gonna take me fishin, neighbor ?
Your work never ceases to amaze me.
I don't beleive in perfection, but.....
You are 100% correct in telling us to love who we still have ... every day. Life is short and things can happen quickly.
Sorry for your loss.
I bought this real over a year ago and it has not seen any use. Spooled with 30lb, green ,Izor spectra. Upgraded to carbontex drags.
It has a few...
That is BAD ASS!
P.s. Love the simplicity of the fade pattern.
Got to try it.
I really like the white bands. The stark contrast creats a transition that POPS.
Scold posted one a while back in green with white...
This could be the weekend that it breaks WFO for the overnight-range boats.
Or, it could suck ass.
Got my first yak YT last summer in a Tapon 140 right there ,off LJ.
It's a great acheivement.
He had me worried while he was dangling...
Bad ass blanks.
I'm building my first one now, but I wont be the last.
Great deals on solid reels.
You probably could have doubled the size if you added the full hair doo.
So sorry, Max.
You guys ROCK!
Straight reporting, T.
You'll get em next time.
I have had this happen. It seems that it can be a result of different tensions. Particularly, in this case, it sounds like your primary thread is...
You're a machine!
Where'd you catch it?
Agree on the price.
I own one.
That's :boobies: fishing.
I caught a couple footballs last year on my Lexa 300. I really like the real, but am very interested in trying the Komodo. I would like a little...
Looks to me like that snake was stricken with a rare case of extreme Neck failure, leading to Decapitosis.
Hope you buried it.
Worms gotta eat...
Sounds like a grand notion to me.
Don't be dissuaded by close minded Jotos.
Give it a shot.
Let us know how it goes.
Any reports of Nautical Erotic Asphyxiation are not necessary.
Glad you weren't decapitated or dragged overboard.
I'll have check out those ISWB blanks.
Insane in the membrane.
I'm considering a similar build for the near future. I've been looking at the U.C. blanks. Primarily the US 80 Mega.
I'm currious to see what...
Is that a dark colored cork tape?
That sucks ass.
Hopefully the dude will man up.
Those look BAD ASS !
Square, when it doesn't turn into a granny.
I am not an expert by a long shot, but at that weight class, I'd be looking at a lever drag/ 2 speed.
Gherkin, dink, short,
Amber is hot.
Great job getting your crew on the fish.
Great all around post.
You done good.
I'm building a 90J and using Fuji Alconite.
I'd agree on the 700L as a 20-25, but I've fished the 700M as both 30&40 with great results.
Not sure about the Sabre.
Thanks for the info.
I'm planning a heavy (30-40) baitcaster in the near future.
How does that rear grip feel with a reel mounted? As when you're casting?
I really like the feel of basket weave fore-grips, so I'm...
Super tight, but we would expect no less.
I'm surprised the EPA or MLPA didn't site you for destroying the habitat of some wood-based, endangered, marine fungus.
Memories for a lifetime.
If the deal on 90j falls through, I'll take it.
Another trick I saw somewhere is to use a little gun Blue to treat the filed areas. Suposed to help prevent rust on the guide feet. I bought a...
I have been getting my guides, a few blanks and some misc. Supplies from CA tackle house. There's also Utmost and Voodoo, but I haven't ordered...
Super clean look!
Two thumbs up.
Nice, fat calico.
Solid, well documented report.
That is a BFT ( big fucking tuna) for local waters.
In my dreams....
I think I may be getting over there soon. Doing okay by myself, but I'm positive I could benefit from some classes.
An old friend that used to build rods back in the 70's told me to rig something up similar to what Orca has, but with a cable or heavy wire.
Plenty of great knowledge and tutorials on this board, but I'm certain that a few, one on one lessons from a pro would shorten the learning curve...
I double checked it today, before starting some under wraps.
It was still a beautiful arch. Following the rod perfectly.
That's how it's going to...
Double helix on a double helix.
I generally tape the guides on with 1/4" tape. Attach a reel and set the rod in one of the rod holders in my kayak, out in my back yard. Run the...
This "Report" gets two thumbs down for lack of a report.
Holy crap, Simon!
That is crazy, awesome!
A handsome stick, for sure.
So, I have begun to build a United Composites, US 70 XH. Primarily as a yo-yo stick.
Anyhow, I bought 9 guides + tip and started my static testing...
That is gorgeous!
I may have to steal the scheme for a current build.
You could do a cord wrap over the cork.
I don't recall, but I think it was a cheap, Remington Factory load. It was right before sunset, so we did a quick dressing and carried it down the...
I watched a friend shoot a CA, fork muley at close range with no pass through. It was a .308 and maybe just too close, but surprised me for sure....
Silly B.S., for big game hunting anyway. I can see not dumping tons of lead, bird shot into the wetlands and prohibiting lead at certain outdoor...
2 presses also
I have a set up I haven't used in a few years. If you want to borrow my press for a while, as will certainly not be reloading in the near future,...
I thought you were already reloading?
Wish I had been on that trip.
Those are good prices.
Cool to read one that actually makes sence.
For sure. Also a stout goose or turkey load will crater their vitals.
If you can draw them to within 50-60 yrds... 12 gauge magnum 00 buck. No plug, load and shoot as many as you can.
A "special needs" spinning reel ?
Cool helical design.
Great job all around!
I really like the marbling.
Thanks for your input.
I actually went to Squidco for that purpose about a week ago. Unfortunately, they didn't have either in stock. I am also...
Some mistakes and extra work, but it came out Bitchen.
I have one too.
What a P.O.S.
This is the type of reply I was looking for. I'm new to rod building and need to be educated on the differences in types of blanks. Thats why I...
Why the mag over the other two?
Yeah, I'm mostly a beer guy, but do enjoy some whiskey now and again. :D
No worries, I'm not as emotionally invested in this topic as I was with the Fishin chicks.
Besides, my comment on this thread is based on a George...
F the snakes. Save the people.
Nothing finer after a hard day than a good to excellent bourbon on the rocks.
Trying to plan an upcoming build.
I'd like an 8' casting rod to pair with Lexa 400 or similar reel for throwing jigs and irons in the 1-4 oz range...
A lot of potential there.
You got Carl workin on the " new direction" ?
Those pics suck.
I'll break out a real camera after work.
I'm over it.
You're welcome for all the free bumps.
Too bad it wasn't spread over different days,
F your pie hole, Danny .
I buy here all the time.
It's a forum, I'll speak my mind.
Mind your business.
Was not targeting you, but that's not any kind of deal. Thats retail.
For what? Letting people know that this is a rip?
Go toss salad.
Can't handle the truth?
Trying to rip people off because of some " extreme shortage" of a fucking fishing reel?
A couple months ago I got one that was really BNIB for $220 with free shipping.
Shop around people.
There are two " zones" in the middle that are straight gold metallic with one open. I'm going to do a second open over those...
It gets easier and more enjoyable. Starting out is like...
" It's like having sex. It's a painstaking and arduous task that seems to go on and on...
Great price and free shipping for NIB......
Got the over wraps done. Approaching the moment of truth. Will peel and finish tonight.
All sacrificials are pink and black.
Again from left to...
It's called Anglers acupuncture. Give it a shot sometime.
No actually, I find it very relaxing to hang salas and tady jigs off my dick while I shower.
Cardiff 201a more or less NIB. I bought it last summer, had it spooled with 30lb spectra and upgraded to carbontex drags. Never used it.
I hadn't looked at this thread since...
The morning after.
I thought it got erased.
It has taken on a life of its own.
I'll try not to post...
Thanks for the heads up. I've heard that even black nylon can take on a hazy look with CP. I'll see what happens here. I'm only building for...
That's awesome! It's definitely RED, but those colors pop together.
Very nice work. I really like the cut trim on the hypalon. Adds a custom touch.
I'm actually going more and more with NCP. With my limited experience and time available for rod building, I don't need the extra step.
They are available online, but kinda pricey.
I posted a similar thread a couple weeks ago and the idea came up to just seperate the two sections...
Gary, I beleive it said they don't use CP on the wraps that go over the guide feet. I actually like that idea and had wondered about it.
I'll bring rods up to 8' into the shower with me. I have a hand held shower head and after I wash myself, I'll rinse them down and let them sit...
Thanks Bill. I appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge.
Thing looks rode hard and put away wet.
$50 + shipping was about as good a deal as you'd get. I'm surprised they didn't say it was irreparable.
You might run a test.
Mix up a batch as per directions, then aply some to a sample piece as a control.
Take what's left and thin it to your liking...
Test strip, all Pacbay, size A thread. NCP and metallic
From left to right-
1.evergreen, old gold metallic, ruby red
2. Straight old gold metallic...
So, I want to do a tiger on the US 70XH I'm building. The same rod I posted in the stolen cord grip thread.
I want to emphasize the green.
That's bad ass!
How's it feel?
I should have just gone to sleep. :D
Like I care that some dickbag's. trophy wife gets to fish like a rockstar.
If I want to see nice titties on...
If you can't find work on a sportfishing boat, just go hang out at a bus stop...
I'm sure you'll find plenty of people there interested in a...
I love how you include that picture wrap of you and your son.
I'd like to start something like that.
Nice, old buck!
Where'd you shoot that sucker?
Not asking for specific location, but... Ca, SD county, out of state or ?
I kinda stole this cord grip pattern from Spdub.
Anyhow, I'm building a US 70 XH. A 40-50 lb stick. It's such a narrow diameter, I ended up using...
It certainly creates options.
That shit wil fork you up!
Yes and if it is still around in a couple weeks ( though I hope you have a fast and agreeable sale) I may make you an offer. :D
$180 is a decent price, even considering the BUGLY paint job.
Nothing like taking a long hike in beautiful country with a gun. :D
I love hunting and eating wild hog.
I thought I was going to get skunked on my...
That's what I call BENDO.
What rod is that?
Great reels for sure.
I've got a 30 that looks rode hard and put away wet, but it's smooth as butta.
Thanks for the report.
I need an overnight trip soon.
Have you noticed any compatibility issues?
I am new to this, but have a lot of experience with residential, marine and Industrial coatings. The...
CP Looks, smells and has all the same characteristics as Water based urethane.
Anyone know if there is a difference or tried to use an exterior (...
Looks like it's in pretty good shape.
Just checking out the VooDoo site and they offer a Bullard/VooDoo silk thread.
Said 220 yrds of 3/0 size.
Does it require CP?
I recently bought a fathom 30-2 and have yet to spool it, but will likely go 65lb spectra to 40lb mono top shot.
I plan to pair it with a US 70XH...
Very clean and simple.
Not that the work was simple, but... That's the impression I'm left with.
Here's what can be done with black and one...
Top notch, for sure.
That is F-ing TITS!!!
Nice work Carlitos.
It looks a little retarded though. Probably would have bit a bare hook.
I have yet to fish it, but bought a Fathom 30-2 for the same purpose.
Got it shipped for aroind $220
A fine rod it is.
My go to.
Damn Doc, that's just hot!
Lookin good, Gary.
Get a few coats of finish on that sucker and watch it come to life. :D
As lingcodslayer suggested, the Rainshadow RCKJB blanks are really nice if you're looking for a parabolic action.
I have built a couple and really...
On that JTOB, I wrapped two black threads around one seafoam. All size A.
Thanks for the compliment, Bill.
Not having a timeline certainly helps. I started this one a weeke or more before Easter.
I am new to this, but am learning that it really has to do with the individual blank and how much drag you plan to use on it.
I have been going...
Yeah, it seems to be more visible in certain models.
I've got a US 70XH on deck and it doesn't have the checker board look.
The checker board blank is Bitchen.
This is my 4th build.
I'm still learning a lot. Really enjoying it, even though I only get to work on it sporadically.
I started out going for a...
Bad Ass !!!
Just completed the final coat of finish. Will get pics tomorrow if I get home from work during daylight.
It's far from perfect and could use...
I am new to the craft, but really enjoying it.
I have a few, final steps to finish my latest and it sports an unconventional tiger. An idea I had...
Thank you for sharing your innovations.
Looks crazy, awesome from here!
How's the 3D movement in person?
Any rod with a pair of tits on it is okay by me. ;)
Why do they prefer two peice salmon rods ?
Dude, what are you looking for?
You can find great deals on rods right here in the classifieds.
Send me a PM and I'll see if I can steer you...
I'd buy both for $1 American.
What rods ?
I don't have mine screwed down, but was thinking of using pieces of plywood to achieve the same thing.
The blue blank is Bitchen.
Thanks for the input, Joe.
I thought about the guide placement issue.
I am planning to run 11 guides + tip.
I Have been doing some " casting" with...
I would like to do just a straight wrap over the cork in the area the reel will sit.
I just wrapped the blank in C.T.up about 30"
Next, I plan to...
Preparing to build my first jig stick. A 90J.
At this point, my plan is to start with cork tape. Once I decide where I want my reel to sit, I...
I got the jig from squidco and it works well.
The one thing that has made it easier for me is to keep it fairly loose on the jig.
I've made 4 or...
That would be my assumption.
Saw a video of, I can't remember the builders name, using a butane torch. Seemed the way to go.
Good stuff, guys.
Thanks for the input.
So, most of the rods Im building are for saltwater, boat/ kayak.
I've been doing an under wrap and two over.
The first couple came out well...
Great work all around.
I built a REVC 72M recently and though I haven't had a chance to fish it, I am really impressed with the blank.
I'm good with that.
Just remember, I provide the barrel, but only take my turn on the outside.
A few weeks ago I picked up a NIB for about $220.
Better than Tony Bologna or Tony the tiger.
Go Team Lizard!
One boat to rule them all!
Spike for braining fish.
Another bump for Calstar 700M.
That is now and has been for a few years.
Could change set any time.
A lot of new technology and great rods out...
Good advice, but the more you shoot your rifle and get to know it, the more confidence you will have in it and the better it will shoot for you.
The only thing you can do without firing it, is to bore sight it. Using a laser bore sighted works well, or you can go old school and look down...
I may just use the hand wrapper at the end.
That is my next plan, but feel like it shouldn't be necessary.
Guess I may have to move to the actual rod dryer at some point.
I've got the Pac Bay chuck on mine and having a problem with it loosening when on dryer mode and dropping my rod. Really sucks, cause I do my...
What ya got going there, Walt?
Is this a rod you are preparing to strip and re-wrap?
Every shot, every angle was another WOW.
Amazing thread work. Amazing marbling.
For sure. Squidco rocks. Joey is Da man.
What did it cost?
I can order one from mudhole also, but they want like $80 plus shipping.
I was hoping...
I love the shotgun shell butt.
I do a lot of yak fishing myself.
I get the idea of using expendable gear. On a yak, everything gets hammered.
If you're not in a big hurry, watch...
A fine pile of hogs there.
I'm using an ATC machine. Seems like the extruded extensions are universal for several brands.
Just having another look.
That tiger looks bad ass. Kinda ghost- like.
I'm finishing one up where I took the time to do 3 coats of finish on the...
Awesome tiger and overall.
I'd like to see a full length shot.
Damn, that's a nice grade.
First, I'd say there is a good reason that the package says to wait.
Beyond that, it's been my experience with OTHER types of epoxies, that it's...
Last weekend I bought a black 90j at fishermans landing tackle shop. I believe they still had a honey colored 90j and a black 100j.
If I remember...
I like the " nice one "
That is a very serious accomplishment.
It will benefit him in many ways for the rest of his life.
Is that where you met the dude riding the pig?
I was just checkin these out... https://www.charkbait.com/cs/csrods-RainShadow.htm
Bad ass, but going into a whole other price range. I may have...
Kinda scary, Simon.
Like a box of chocolates.
Damn! If theat rod is as good as these reviews say, it's a great deal.
I'd be hard pressed to buy a decent blank and components to build a nice,...
Couldn't hurt to check out the Rainshadows that Salty is building for Charkbait. I really like their blanks. I'm currently building a RCLB 70 L....
I'm rolling my own now, so things are changing, but for general purpose, I prefer 7' sticks.
For a while, my go to rod was a Grafigher 700L, then...
Your best bet might be to make a few calls, posing as a potential customer.
I am sort of interested also, though I have no intention of buying or...
Like surf casting? What's the technique? Fly line ?
For rod 2, you might consider the fathom 12. I use the 15 for 20-25 and it holds plenty of line ( spectra to mono top shot) for that line class....
What is a land based shark rod?
That's a serious mountain man beard there, Gabe.
Looks like the pink shorts have struck again.
I actually bough one a while back for a Cardiff 401. Works great.
I think I may have found the best price here......
My yak has become a dust collector in the back yard.
Posts like this make me eager to get it back on the water.
That weave is hot!
I have watched other guys throwing it. I have a mental picture of the technique.
I am decent at throwing heavier jigs with my...
Got the black glass.
I bought a 90j today. Does Rainshadow make a comparable blank?
That's him. He is definitely all about catching YT on the jig. Nice guy. I'd love to fish a few days with him and learn.
I ended up buying a 90J blank after work.
Thanks for all of the input.
Newbie rod wrapper, yes. Nice fishing with you.
Did we meet on the boat?
Wow. A lot of great input
So, I have a older saltist 40 with the 4.9:1 gears. It's got 65 spectra to about 75-100 yrds 40 mono.
Thursday I went...
Watched a guy catch 9 YT yesterday on the surface iron.
No doubt he was the Jedi master of the trade.
I'd like to learn.
I tried a few casts with...
I was out on the SD yesterday and in close proximity of the MB.
We ran into a boiling school of BFT also, but the Capt. decided to keep moving in...
Tight, as usual.
I love the stark contrast.
Very nice grade of feesh.
Bill, I will PM you the shipping address.
I am continuously amazed by this .
From newbie- advanced, to even pro builders.
On any given day, We (I) can get advise and wisdom from the likes...
The worst is when someone is trying to convey a point, story or message that I am really interested in, but I can't make sense of their post for...
Let me start by saying I only read the original post...
This issue annoys the shit out of me sometimes. Not when I notice one or two errors with...
Hope bite keeps up. I'm heading out there on Thursday.
Always helps to have a well drafted set of blue prints. :D
I am working on my forth build. All 4 are Rainshadow blanks. I really like them and will be building more. Just wanted to do something different.
Probably forget all about the calicos if one was on acid and holding that rod.
One is better than a skunk any day.
Going to ride that boat on Thursday.
Hoping it picks up a bit.
Sorry to hear of your loss, Maggie.
Brighter days ahead.
You're doing some very fine work.
Setting the bar pretty high for the rest of us new builders.
Keep it up.
A crappy pic
A crappy pic
Just finished a tiger under wrap in blue.
Cobalt, sky and seafoam with a metallic chrome accent.
I am hoping to finish this build and take it...
Planing the bulk of it off with a razor blade would be a good start. Then try goof off or paint thinner on a rag. Those are mild enough to avoid...
Very nice! Great colors
Someone with more experience than I ought to do s tutorial on static testing.
Btw, I am a Calstar guy.
Love my grafighters and was initially planing on using an old school 670H. Then was ready to go with a GF 700H. Then I...
I just bought a UC US70XH blank. I plan to build it as my yoyo stick.
The guys at squidco were very knowledgeable and informative. I was able to...
What did you end up getting?
I got a grafighter 800M for for Christmas. I intend to use it for throwing light irons. Doubt it would make a very...
This is my go to for big lizards...
The guys at Sqidco made me a deal I couldn't refuse.
I bought the US 70 XH. I pulled on a few and this thing has an amazing feel. It's a beast.
Typo! Meant to say 670H. Think im going with a United composites
I do love my Grafighters. The 700H is also a contender.
Ok, how about this,
For one of my next two builds i want a 7' , 40-50 lb yo-yo stick.
I was all set to buy a Calstar 760H, but am now looking at...
So, I'm really enjoying building rods for myself. I would like to start working towards building a well rounded quiver. For now, I want to have...
Your rod has such a clean and classy look, that decal doesn't seem to fit.
I think they work in some situations. I am considering trying a few on...
I'm sure you know enough math when it comes to lbs of drag vs line weight.
I believe in this case the 84 is inches.
You are far too modest.
The second rod is amazing.
You might try and call the manufacturer and if possible, speak with the chemist. I've had good luck going this route with some construction materials.
Congrats on the PB.
I need some of that action.
I'm learning from the best.
I'll be flying solo for about two weeks, starting the 26th. Definitely going fishing at least once during that...
Maybe some day I'll get to fish one of them.
Hey, did you see the thread about Friday on the San Diego?
They Fuckin killed it.
Other than getting a little wild with the last coat of finish, this is definitely my cleanest thread job.
Note to self- don't apply...
I used Pac Bay metallic copper on my first build.
It's nice, but I really like that color.
Is that burnt orange?
I figured this thread would get a good response.
I started rolling my own and am changing up my quiver.
My go to was a Calstar 700L, but I...
I was going to go on the SD today, but couldn't get the day off work. :(
Congrats to you! :)
My third build.
A Rainshadow REVC 72M. This is a Bad Ass blank. Super light and sensitive. It's flat black and reminded me of the stealth fighter...
Local out of San Diego, that is.
Without getting into specialty rods. Let's say you will grab this rod before others just because you trust it ,...
I bought one of your blanks from Salty at the show.
I'm hoping to make it to the SD show as well and possibly pick up a couple more.
Thanks for the details.
I can't wait to see it.
Btw, I'll be posting my latest in a couple days...
A stealth spottie (bay bass) rod.
63* . Still pretty warm for end of winter.
I think what you really need is a right handed rod.
Considering that most reels are operated with the right hand, the rods are handled by the...
Probably some cool history there.
Or maybe not?
It seems they are generally jig sticks. I have never owned one. I like reel seats.
That's a heavy duty rod. What will you be targeting with it? Roller guides!
Perfect, Thanks Chris.
It would be nice to see the rest of your rod.
What kind of reel seat is that?
I was preparing to aply another coat of finish on a build I have been working on over the last few weeks. It had been a couple days since the last...
Nice work, G.
I am trying the DII on my latest build as well.
So far, so good. I'll post pics in a couple days when she's done.
Priceless is right.
Hope my son is that tough.
Congrats to you and your boy.
I could go for a taco.
I could really go for some pink taco(s).
The artistry, craftsmanship and detail are mind blowing!
I have a slosh 30 I am looking to sell.
Cosmetically 6/10 mechanically 11/10
Upgraded to carbontex drags, all marine grade grease etc. smooth as...
I actually just emailed my boss to try to get next Friday off. A friend and I want to get on the SD and catch some YT. You're more than welcome to...
I have to work or I'd be all over it.
For future refference, what is the best way to leave my asshole at home?
How does the thread tension feel?
You can do a cord wrap with a reel seat.
I need to go yak fishing with you.
Hit me up if you want some company.
It's my understanding that " tripple wrapped" implies an under wrap and two over wraps.
On my first build, I used size A thread for the under...
I used to use the regular PP, but a couple years ago I tried some Izor and have since used it exclusively.
I'll have to try the super slick.
I just ordered the same reel in 30 size. Which solid spectra lines are non abrasive?
I usually just pull buy hand and guesstimate. I have been lucky so far, but I'd like to really get it dialed in.
I'm sure this has been discussed here.
If anyone could share a link or their knowledge as to the type of scale and method used for setting drag, I...
I have been planning to do something similar to your spiral wrap on an upcoming build.
Haven't seen Otto in a while.
Damn! I guess he grew up!
Nice Boone & Crockett lizard fish.
I am going to try an RCLB 70Xl for that purpose.
There's also an 80Xl
Are those the ones they were peddling at the Fishermans Landing booth at Fred Hall?
Your thread caddy is bad ass.
Maybe place them in a rod holder and pull on them. Do the same with blanks of known rating and Compare. Then guesstimate.
They catch a few... http://journeymansportfishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=133
Hell yeah, Simon!
Kinda lame of them.
When is a working class dude suposed to but his gear?
I drove by Charkbait SD today and saw a sign that I think said 20%- 70% off sale.
Not sure if they're open tomorrow, but I know Squidco is not
Its been a couple weeks since I looked, but I didn't see anything about that on their website.
I just bought an RCLB 70L from Salty Bill at FH. It says Rx6-E glass and I thought that was the case for the whole RCLB line.
Is the 6-7 thing new?
That's kick ass!
I didn't know Rainshadow had an Rx7- Rx6 E glass blend line.
I found this online and it really helped me make sense of the whole thing....
I thought it was your turn in the barrel, Carlitos.
The two shops I have been to seem to carry grafighters and not e-glass. I'm sure I could get one ordered, but if anyone has one or knows where I...
Just bought a small kit of D2.
Going to use that on my next build, a bay bass rod.
I think I will try classic rod coat for #4, whatever it may...
Not sure I have the patience for that, but if I were to do a weave, that would be it.
And I would have to find a classy way add the inscription......
I agree with cmepen.
Is that x- wrap over hypalon?
Looks great all around.
Say hello to my little friend!
About how many hours on that one?
Great points and discussion.
So, as I said, the flex coat has worked very well.
It levels well, Im not getting bubbles and it is crystal clear...
I've used Flex coat on my first two.
Thinking about trying D2 or Prokote for my #3.
I've had good to excellent results with the flex coat,...
I appreciate the kind words and advice.
Always a good group here.
Lower. Still need a rubber butt cap
No, not what I left in the toilet this morning.
This is a Rainshadow RCKJB 700-112. A 15-30 lb, moderate action stick designed for vertical...
I just finished my second rod.
Did the first one on a hand wrapper I bought from a member.
Did the second on an American tackle company power...
I'm just about to finish up my #2 and you are setting the bar pretty high. ;)
Try Jon at Californiatacklehouse first.
Good shite, Rob.
Sounds like you might try rigging with most of the head cut off . If they want the tail, let them eat it. Hook included.
Which boat in PV ?
I only ask because my new boss runs a boat down there.
War baits are THE BOMB!
I use them exclusively when throwing plastics for Calicos.
If possible, use a kelp cutter rig. Spectra to short leader. I generally use about a 3' leader for fly lining bait or throwing jigs, but the...
All prices OBO
3. Graftech Wallbanger WB72M 15-25 9/10. $ 75
4. Graftech inshore GIS 70H 20-30 8.5/10. $...
Nice and tight.
These guys do make it look easy.
I think there are a couple RCLB's in my future.
Far as I got today...
Not too bad. That took about 3 hours.
I set out to build a few, simple rods...
Anyhow, I decided to take the basket weave grip one step further.
It's certainly not perfect...
1. Graftech Wallbanger. WB 72 M (15-25) 7'2"
2. Graftech inshore series GIS 70 H (20-30) 7'
Both inshore style with cork grips and trigger reel...
I will check it out.
I am going to post up a few rods for sale tomorrow including a couple graftech rods that I used for that same purpose and same reel. I'll have to...
So, I tried some sort of cotton " butt chord" and tarred seine chord on my latest build. I ended up going with the seine chord, but still not...
I ended up going with a REVC 72M.
This will be my third build, although I am currently working on number 2, I am very excited to do something...
Is that the class listed at the top of this forum?
I would love to get out there sometime. Hard to schedule with a two year old though.
It's pretty heavily coated. I'm not sure more urethane would make it though to the blank.
I was thinking about trying some Smiths penetrating...
I may post this issue as a seperate thread to get more visibility if necessary.
I finished the front grip and then decided that...
.75" would be 2.25" @ 300yrds ?
I'd guess that is minute of Nyala or bushbuck accuracy.
It's no lie.
I used to live over there and 500-700 lb hogs can be found near a steady food and water source.
Although most are of the two legged...
Good stuff as usual, Frank.
That raptor with the reloader 15 looks like money.
I tied a simple 3 lead TH last night.
I just started tying a 7 lead.
Time will tell if I can deal.
Oh, so I originally planned to do a 12" hypalon front- reel seat- 6" hypalon rear- X wrap ( shrink wrap)- butt.
Now I have the 12.5" basket weave...
I learned how to find a blank spine from Gary...
Now learning to tie a Turks head. I may just use it for the butt.
Not sure of the terminology, Manny.
I am wrapping a single chord and alternating the the columns or groups of strands that run lengthwise.
I keep coming back to look at this.
The colors you chose. Are it look alive. Like its on fire.
That's the shit!
The whole ass end...
Here's what it looks like about half done.
Second pic is the cotton wrap.
I'm doing a funky, split grip.
I have you to thank, Manny.
It was after seeing yours, that I decided I had to try it.
Thank you, Chad.
I am working on the grip now.
So far, really good.
I'll post up a pic tomorrow.
So, after seeing a few of these, I had to try it.
I read the tutorial here, got some cotton butt wrap.
I did a practice run on the butt half of a...
That's it, Jon.
I was thinking about shaping it with the U40, but not sure about the method.
It looks like some rods have thread wrapped winding checks.
What is the best way to accomplish this?
What is that samurai Lookin grip wrap called and how is it done?
I really like the look.
That is the Rainshadow RCKJB 700-250 ( 30-50) . I prefer more moderate action rods for kayak fishing. It will be used on boats as well, but I...
I'll try to get better pics next time.
I can't wait.
A big part of the reason I finally got it together and started this build is between work and caring for my son, I havent been able...
I'm getting ready to start # 2 in the next few days and making plans for #3.
I have wanted to roll my own for a few years now and finally got it together.
I have to send out a huge thanks to Jon ( Scold) for sharing his...
Those teeth may look jacked, but they worked well enough to get him to 39 lbs.
Thank you Bill.
I am new to rod building and there are a lot of blanks that seem fairly similar, so needed a little direction from someone in the...
Lots of stupid people out there.
Glad to hear you were able to avoid being run down.
I am looking at rainshadow RX-6 and RX-7 blanks as a potential build. I'd like a 7' casting rod for throwing 1/2-3/4 oz swimmies and...
That cock sucker?
14 was a rotten year.
Better things to come
Great job guys!
A lot of hits for Penn fathom and Shimano torium .
I ended up getting an older Diawa saltist 40 from a BDer.
It is the 4.9:1...
Great looking work station.
I just ordered a RCKJB 700-250 as the foundation for my first build.
I wanted the 700-325 and May still get one, but got a good deal on the...
Decent price with line included.
What's the big deal?
Duck hunting is easy.
P.s. Don't trust Carl's body heat. It's tainted.
Well said, Carlitos.
You're on a roll tonight.
Just beware the choke that produces the infamous doughnut pattern.
Suposed to be colder than a Witch's tit in the morning.
I would like to compare notes with anyone that can take an accurate, outdoor temperature...
I wanna see some snow in Clairemont tomorrow morning.
That makes it tough, Chuck.
That is a huge price difference.
I am watching as the contractor I mostly work with and my baby momma are losing...
Not knowing anything about this specific subject, Costco is generally very good at backing up thier products.
Also, I run in to similar...
That's a nice set up, Ray.
If you are interested in selling and shipping to San Diego, send me a PM with price and any details.
I've been talking about rolling my own for a few years and have yet to begin.
I figure getting the tools would be a fine start.
I know I can buy...
Yeah, looking back at my days in Tahoe, I must certainly be half the man I used to be.
Waking up and going to work in single digits! Outdoors, no...
It's not supposed to be this cool old in Clairemont!
I was freezing my ass off this morning before work.
I remember as a young waterfowler shooting my first limit...
Hunting a lake in NorCal. I left my buddies in the blind to explore on my own. I sat...
The stuff that nightmares are made of.
Those things freak me out.
No doubt that there is no " do it all" rig, but I was fairly specific in what I would like.
I do have other rigs, but not sure the trips I take...
When I was around 15-16, my uncle and I were camping out and doing some off- roading out near ocotillo wells or somewhere. Anyhow, uncle snuck me...
I'm looking for something to pair with my 700m as a dropper loop, yo-yo, live bait rig.
First off, price range...
Something I can pick up here for...
What type of trajectory?
If you're not looking for laser like, the above recommended 35 Whelen ( I believe based on the 06 case ) or the .358win,...
Congrats and Merry Christmas, Simon.
Seems like straight 40lb mono should be more than adequate. As long is its fresh and you're tying good knots.
Otherwise, braid backing to a mono...
ive had some luck on Amazon and eBay, but more often find the deals right here on BD.
Thanks for the heads up, Walt.
Sounds about as healthy as a steaming dog turd.
Do you get to keep both?
Es muy grande rockfish.
I had never heard of it referred to as vertical SPEED jigging.
Vertical speed jigging?
Anything like yo-yo?
It sure is a rush. Got my first this summer, but not quite as big as yours.
I need to get back out there and do some spotty fishing. When they're on the chew it is so fun.
Sorry to her about the engine trouble, but sounds...
Maybe I'll move up to the 4lb.
What do you use it for?
I read a few reviews on the stuff, mostly good. Sounds like the biggest complaint is that it requires special and or diligently tied knots.
Sent a pm
Very cool of you, Emmanuel.
Politely ask them to release your catch.
Happy day, Tommy.
The background check takes minutes.
But the state of CA has decided that you must " cool down" or whatever, before you bring home your fowling...
I guess any pig taken near such feeder should be known as...
Next in line for seeker.
In my time in S.C. I saw a couple of very creative mechanical feeders. Nice for remote areas, because they don't require electricity.
I recall one...
You can find a good sausage recipe and mix it with pork.
Also, done right, the jerky is good for people and dogs.
I have had the same issue, but will not let the meat go to waste.
The flavor can be very strong. The key is to acknowledge this and work with it....
Life has been throwing me curve balls lately. Hopefully be able to dust off the old swamp stick next season and revive the...
Good stuff, Mike.
Nice buck, Geoff.
Nice skank strap.
Captain bootlip, A good friend of Carlitos and myself, always says the best time to hunt ducks is either the first week in...
I have an older iPad (2 ?)and newer printer. The printer has Bluetooth.
When I want to print a page, I tap the icon at the top of the screen that...
I started using it a few years ago for the " on the go" situations. Now it's all I use.
Originally got the case with a keyboard, but now I...
No love at Jennings.
I think we'll check it out.
I haven't fished there in a few years. Has it been goo lately?
So I fished lake Dixon on T-day and did ok. Thinking about staying closer to home tomorrow.
Any reports on Miramar or Murray? Or?
We will be...
Never tried Texas hog.
Never had great tasting CA venison.
Have had delicious CA hog.
Have had delicious, corn fed, Carolina venison.
I'd take a freezer full of hog over venison any day.
I can see how that might be a little different than pulling on a 20lb YT.
The pork belly idea sounds interesting.
You might try this delicious and easy pot roast recipe I use. I'm sure you can do it in a crock pot, after...
Good sized ones for sure.
Seems like anything will bite Ed's jigs.
I'm Working on sunset cliffs and have watched quite a few flights going south over the last couple days. Also saw a flight of sprig landing in...
I'm in San Diego
As a fellow yak angler, I totally get it.
You might try posting a few days ahead next time.
Buenos noche's and best of luck tomorrow.
You have posted the same shit on at least 3 seperate forums. Put the adderall down and have some patience.
Most mofos are catching some...
Nice work Simon!
Yeah, the yella's run away screaming from Ed's jigs.
Runnin and makin your drag scream, that is.
I like to think he placed the gaff in ambush and it was all ninja style.
My sentiments exactly.
Trout season already?
What happened to summer?
Two thumbs up.
You handled it like a pro.
They make it kind of tricky so you can't keep rubbing one out on the same page.
Forcing you to look for newer porn.
I mean posts.
Great to see you did it with your son.
Chargers are lookin good.
On my bucket list for sure.
Mom just dropped off a couple cuts from my bro inlaw in Wyoming.
Fucking lame that the average plinker dude can't go and pick up a brick when it's time to shoot.
Thanks Obama and...
Length on the blue Lightning?
Sounds like spliting hairs to me.
You should be happy with either one.
I caught about a 20# YFT on my Lexa 300 with an 80grm colt sniper. It...
I've been thinking on getting a 12 myself. If you come across a good deal on one you're not interested in, let me know. I'm not too picky about...
Thanks for the report
What a beautiful mutant!
He must have wandered in to a roid patch.
That is one BIG FISH.
Thanks for posting the pics
As usual, good stuff Frank.
Some fine trophies.
That wildebeest skin is huge.
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