tbush

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  1. Perfect, thank you.
  2. Im planning on building myself a fly rod to target inshore critters and have zero knowledge of reels, line weight, flies/lures etc... we mostly fish for schoolie bass/blues/weakfish. What weight set up (7-8-9?) Whats a nice entry level reel ( $200 or less)? What line will i need? What flies work well in salt in the spring/summer/fall? Any help/info is appreciated.
  3. Im planning on building myself a fly rod to target inshore critters and have zero knowledge of reels, line weight, flies/lures etc... we mostly fish for schoolie bass/blues/weakfish. What weight set up (7-8-9?) Whats a nice entry level reel ( $200 or less)? What line will i need? What flies work well in salt in the spring/summer/fall? Any help/info is appreciated.
  4. Stripper at 0° then 2 "spiral reducers" works great for me. First at approx 300°, second at 230° and third at 180° then runners. I pretty much eye ball it then static load. If you static load with electrical tape and load her up pretty good the guides will end up where the line goes...
  5. I fish the 12' 6-16oz for sharks 100lb+/- and heavy bait for bass n drum. This rod will handle 14 lobbed no issue
  6. Ive seen these as well. Id wager hes applying the finish mid way through or possibly near the end of it's pot life. This would make the finish extremely high build. Finish can get a "honey like" consistency and stops flowing after 15 mins +/- depending on ambient temp unless you apply heat. I typically build sets so the application process i.e. how the finish acts in terms of flow, build etc...on the 1st and 2nd is much different on the 5 and 6 rod. PSA heat gun sucks for this application unless your bench is in a bubble.
  7. I believe this blank is still available. The shipping is gonna be ugly though as its over 8'. Where are you located?
  8. Take off rubber one and glue on a aluminum gimble. There are a few rubber gimbles on the market. I prefer the alps version.
  9. What size do you need, i may have it...
  10. Batson only sells to distributors...
  11. The "no flock" is available from batson and likely what you see on getbit. Its the same stuff you see on high end surf rods- cts, century, odm etc...
  12. The fill line and vent line are about the same length- approx. 6'.+/- The fill cap is located midship on the gunnel parallel to the fill in the 88 gallon tank. The belly in the line is definitely the reason it was leaking. Your logic is sound in eliminating the fill line and replacing it with a direct, short fill on top of the tank itself. Too late for me as I replaced both.
  13. Alps chuck is really nice and it will bolt onto your existing bed. Look at dayton motors and a foredom foot pedal
  14. I don't use the pacbay or similar machine however i assume the switch simply directs the power to whatever motor you choose. The wrapping motor is basically adapted from a sewing machine and the drying from a microwave turntable. Each has 2 wires, power to the switch on one side and the dryer or wrapper on the other. Changing the dryer/ rpm from 9 to 18 will have little effect imo. I recommend applying finish with the wrapper and foot pedal then simply switching to "drying mode".
  15. so far so good. fuel tank is good, e tec running good... till its not