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About HKJonathan

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  1. Yes, that is the correct model. Rod is in good shape. Here is the original listing:
  2. I have the 10'6" that I purchased from another member a few weeks ago. I haven't used it since. I paid $150 for it picked up and I am firm on the price. I can meet up in Manhattan or eastern Long Island. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks
  3. I never had a problem with the eye for most lures, but on some hook eyes (for example with buck tails), the eye would sort of get wedged on the point and didn't move so freely. I think the rounded shape is an improvement.
  4. I'll take it if we can meet up somewhere between Riverhead and Greenport next weekend. Let me know if that works for you. Thanks
  5. The ability to cut hooks is a huge advantage of the Sargents. Last fall, I had to cut a hook out my hand. It would have been a much longer and more painful walk back to truck if I didn't have those pliers with me.
  6. Thanks for the photos. I have to confess, I don't love the guide layout. Let me think about it for a day or two.
  7. Sargent Sportsman. Take a look at ScoobyDoo's review
  8. I know it must be incredibly scary but know that you are not in this alone. Know that we are with you.
  9. Where in Long Island are you located? What is the condition of the rod? Can you post a couple of pics with any major nicks in the blank and the guide configuration?
  10. This is exactly what I was trying to describe in my post. In my case, I even try to close the snap end as much as possible.
  11. I've carried a LowePro back pack with up to a 70-200 2.8, full frame body and various other lenses. No issues with TSA
  12. Not using these tins, but yes I have had them open in the past. Once they open, your lure is gone.
  13. I'm not a big fan of duo locks because they can open if the fish bites down on them. I also use duo locks on the Graves tins, but I bend the duo lock permanent closed. I then clip to the duo lock with a TA clip.
  14. I do have Pro Wrap. I think I might stick with the conventional nylon and save the metallic for trim bands. The last rod I built I didn’t bother with trim bands as it was also a rebuild. It’s just meant to be functional. Thanks for the advice.
  15. Thanks for your generous offer. No need to send me a spool as I already have some. I was just asking the question while waiting for my guides to arrive (I bought a rod with COF guides and I am rebuilding it). I’m a complete novice at this. Aside from the rod I built during the Mudhole course I took, this will only be the second rod I am building. I will try the winding under tension as you suggested. I didn’t realize that might be the problem. I thought it had to do with the strength of the thread once wound and expoxied. Thanks again