Birdsnester

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  1. 45 deg huh that’s a cool idea thanks!
  2. I have big hands and the diameter of the rod I have give me blisters. It feels too small
  3. Great stuff! This is for a surf casting rod but I really like what you did
  4. I was thinking of making the butt about 17” or so and using an abalone inlay into the cork above the butt area
  5. Hi yeah I picked up some 1 1/2” thanks for the reply
  6. I apologize for the delayed response. Email notifications are not working for some reason.
  7. Noob here so forgive me if this is a dumb question. I’m preparing for my first rod build. I’m using a Black Hole East Coast Special. 12’ the butt is about .83” I believe. I’d like to add a cork handle using cork rings. Most rings seem to be 1 1/4” diameter. So the question is, what’s the thinnest wall thickness I can drill cork to? I would imagine that after shaping I’d be down to 1/8” and that does not make much sense to me. Can’t see how that would work but again I’m a Noob
  8. Got to love capitalism. The small guy gets crushed again! If you can afford to pay you can barge into any thread and sell your product. If you are small and can’t afford it you will lose to the big guy. What a shocker! Bingo Bango
  9. I have a friend on this site who sells a popular product. He has been reprimanded by the site owner for promoting his product. I’m not going to say who or what he sells but everyone knows the brand. There seems to be a double standard here and that as at the root of what is annoying me.
  10. LoL it seems that way:)
  11. Thank you! Finally someone that sees without the Black Hole Blinders on! Thank you, man I thought I was alone!
  12. Who are you taking to?
  13. It’s fine Ksong, no worries here. How the heck did I get all wrapped up in this stinkin’ post anyways! LoL
  14. LoL another subtle plug LOL it’s fine I am glad Kil is working out well with most everyone and lots of people enjoy it. If the majority here think he is awesome and everything is cool then I can be the silent (at least after this thread is over) minority. No problem here... BTW Ksong, I honestly do not mean any disrespect to you.
  15. Iyiyi, again in response to the original poster. This is not an attack on him. It seems like every time he posts (I have not read 2500) it’s a plug for his Rods and that’s all that it is. Just curious what does Ksong think about braided line, his favorite reel, does he have repair tips, thoughts on casting, thoughts on a favorite plug or tin??? I’ve not seen those types of posts. Just sales pitches for black hole rods. If the site allows it great! Seems like it should be in the buy and sell section but who am I to say. And again my response was originally to the opening posters thoughts. Who I do agree with. Not an attack. Like I said he is very respectful in his posts. I just think they belong in a different section. If if I was a lure maker and someone posted on how his lure is not working for him and I posted in the thread with a video of my product and told the guy,man you should try my lure it’s great. Would that be ok here? My guess is no. What if I found all the lure posts and flooded the site with pics and vids of my lures? Is that ok?