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  1. Yup, soap did nothing, rubbing alcohol began to soften up the epoxy not removing any of the dye.
  2. Thanks Mike. Went single foot (KT) Torzite 7’s Yeah kinda stinks. All wraps done by hand turning blank on my antiquated caster wheel setup, no motor used. I actually have a motor (old sewing machine ) that I’ve used on other rods. I found it easier to do the guide wraps with A by hand. If I had done under wraps I probably would have used the motor. Thread tensioner is a stack of books with thread running through one of the books. Maybe over winter I will take a razor edge to it and scrape it down some to see if it is superficial. Then give it a coat of finish. Or I will just leave it as it is.
  3. “Seep” I believe is the answer. Thanks. This is not my norm with this rod, I usually don’t have a teaser on the leader and crank the line all the way in until the TA clip meets the tip top. After fishing late yesterday. I went to take my teaser off and the light bulb in the head went on. I wonder if it would have happened with another color teaser.
  4. No coat between feet. Each foot wrap coated separate and brought past thread onto blank. Agreed The lower larger wrap looks like water got in and ran down. The discolored top wrap looks more like it’s a smear. If it was a continuous coating from bottom foot to top I’d say good possibility, but they are separate. Thinking it might be water I hit it with heat gun to see if it would bubble up or dry out some, it didn’t change anything. I’m stumped.
  5. I have built a handful of rods over the years. Never seen this happen to any of them, till now. Any thoughts? For what it’s worth, Thread master light over Fuji A thread. It’s been used almost 2 seasons just noticed today, it definitely was not there yesterday.
  6. Which seat you end up using? I used the DNPS 18 for my last build with a VSX 150. Front molded hood was a VERY TIGHT fit the front foot barely went in at all. I was determined to use that seat, so I just kept worikng the foot in and out of the hood, and eventually it gave in. The front foot of the 150 now goes in as far on that DNPS 18 as it does on a DPS 18 I have on another rod. As ZA said looks cool ( nice and streamline ) I have smaller hands and prefer it over the larger seats. Im thinking of going with a VSX 200 for next build ( undecided ) I would use a DNPS 18 if it would fit, but im sure ill have to bump up to a DNPS 20.
  7. Well thats just silly, Surfcaters dont really need torzite nor sic. Then again we dont "need" titanium, but it is nice due to reduced weight over SS and lack of rust. Mike: Are you saying : RV 25,16, KW10m and get an extra KT7( my runners) and use as my choke guide? Or use another guide for my choke like a KW 8 or 7 ?
  8. Was this an incorrect post? I have also seen a chart that actually listed the TKWAG10M,12M. available in torzite, sic, & alconite. I can't find anyone that sells them though. Were they available for a short time but are no longer made? I am currently building a S1- 1205 that I was originally going to build all single foot titanium KLH guides (25,12,8m,7l ) Then a fellow SOL member suggested using the RV25 double foot as my stripper instead of the KL25H. I liked the Idea of the double foot and figured I would go one step further and use an all double foot reduction train into KT runners instead. I figured it will add a little bang resistance to the rod/guides ( for my bull in china shop style) Yeah I know the guides closer to the tip are more vulnerable to damage, I'm willing to live with that. My Guide selection is RV25,RV16,KW12M,10M reduction into KT7 runners. Both RV's are alconite and the rest are going to be Torzite, About $65 cost savings over using all Torzite. Unless the 10m,12m are actually available in alconite. Then I would like to go with an all alconite reduction train into Torzite runners.
  9. Correction is correct. Where I wrote " twin power 5000 SW ( also sealed ) is 12.5 oz ". Should have wrote the 4000 SW. I believe the stradic fk 4000 and 5000 are the same except the spool size /handle and drag washers The drag washers in the stradic 4000 fk ( I upgraded to carbontex) Both stradic's are a great choice. If the 5000fk had the same handle as the 4000 fk I prob would have bought it. You may like the 5000 handle better ( personal preference )
  10. The Stradic fk 5000 is a little smaller then the saragosa 5000 ( yes both 5000 but not the same) The stradic 5000 is 11.3 oz and holds 220/20lb the saragosa SW 5000 ( sealed reel ) is 16 oz and holds 255/20lb the twin power 5000 SW ( also sealed) is 12.5oz and holds 205/20lb. So in weight and size the stradic 5000 fk may be closest to the twin power and less $$, but not sealed as much as the gosa or the twin power. In a perfect world there would be a gosa SW (sealed) 4000 that is about 11.8 oz and $250
  11. Another vote for Stradic 4000fk. Have it on a G loomis 7' 10" back bay light tackle rod. I Didn't like the handle on the 5000fk for a back bay. It Had a shimano 4000 on it for many years , I thought about going with the 5000 but stuck with the 4000.
  12. X 2 on keeping the "Long Island" Hush Hush............ GOTTA BE CRAZY letting people know that. No need for which is better VS or ZB post........ Everyone know its VS Enjoy Its a Great place
  13. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY !!!!! Wishing all a healthy year.
  14. "quick grip" ? Is that just polyolefin of a certain thickness ( perhaps thicker then reg) ?
  15. This is similar to x-flox (redhawk) Is it Thicker, heavier, more durable then x-flox? Is the Japanese stuff more superior then the regular polyolefin or just better gripping like x-flox is?