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Offline b.eipert

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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #15 on: 02/10/15 19:46 UTC »
It is a rod I built on the MHX blank MB941
this is the link

http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building/MHX-Spinning-Casting-Rod-Blanks/MHX-MB941-MHX-Mag-Bass-Rod-Blank

the reel is just the basic Abu Garcia Revo S

The key is to just let the rod load up and act as a spring instead of actually forcing the bait out there. The blank is what makes the bait move like a heavier one and still be light.
« Last Edit: 02/10/15 19:51 UTC by b.eipert »
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #16 on: 02/10/15 19:55 UTC »
LOL!  That's the same blank I've been building on...for quite awhile.  Mess with it some then I'll leave it be for awhile.  I have the last 4 (tip-most, smallest) guides and the Top left.  It's designated as my Light Bass rod if I'll get it done.  There's a Calcutta 200GTB with 12 lb. Red Label waiting on me to finish it.  FINE blank!  I'm using Alps Lite XN Polished Stainless guides.
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #17 on: 02/10/15 20:24 UTC »
You will love it!!! I put micro Minima guides on it and spiral wrapped it and that rod is a dream to fish with. It can handle anything that gets thrown at it.
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #18 on: 02/10/15 20:41 UTC »
Roger!  It definitely feels good, pressure distribution,  backbone, sensitivity.  Truly Quality.  I used Solid Graphite Arbors for the grips...fiberglass mesh tape over the arbors, epoxy over the mesh tape, X-flocked shrink tube last.  Only drawback is that the shrink tube can be cut by a rod-holder if I trolled that rod in a rod-holder...that'll be where I drew the line if I had rod-holders other than my hands...HAHAHA!  Sensitive as it gets!
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #19 on: 02/10/15 20:51 UTC »
Let me know how it turns out. You will probably have another copy of that blank in no time at all.
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #20 on: 02/10/15 20:56 UTC »
how much to build one
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rule #1 the bass don't fly south for winter

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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #21 on: 02/10/15 21:29 UTC »
The parts are pretty easy on the wallet. I built mine for 120 ish. If you want I can PM you a list of the parts
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #22 on: 02/10/15 21:35 UTC »
Rod building is something I've been interested in for quite a while, though at the moment not something I'm able to fund.  :'(
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #23 on: 02/10/15 22:11 UTC »
Rod building is something I've been interested in for quite a while, though at the moment not something I'm able to fund.  :'(

It's definitely cool to build Your own, like many other things.  I think the most beneficial aspect of RodBuilding is the repair.  One of Your guides fail (extremely common), BAM, back in business.  Or You have a rod that is "That Favorite", it can be stripped and restored...better than it was when it was new.  A manual wrapper is all You need and can be had for a "small" investment.  The Burnishing Tool is Your best friend.  In the case that You only want to build Your own, Bro...ay...pay a Rod Man to do it.  It's cheaper and keeps Your time free...but that's just my $0.02...only You know Your World.  But, the repair aspect keeps popping up in my mind...and that piece is valuable to a Fisherman.  In due time, my Brudda.  There are store-bought rods to be had that are plenty Fine...my favorites are exactly that...and a man can fish with them same day!  Well, Ya know...for now... ;)
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #24 on: 02/11/15 06:36 UTC »
Repairing old rods is a great way to get started. All you need is a wrapper, guides, finish, and thread. Wrappers can be homemade easy from wood or pvc and can also be cut from a cardboard box. New guides on an old rod will make a world of difference, especially on the older rods that still have shock rings in the guides.
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #25 on: 02/23/15 17:04 UTC »
Light Line Redfish.  My Wife's fish...had to put some pressure on it, it was headed straight for barnacle-covered Pilings.  Got it turned around...straight subdued.  A lot of Folks are using lighter line, better lines allow more of it.

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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #26 on: 03/14/15 18:05 UTC »
I find myself leaning towards lighter lines and lures... I used to think that I needed a big lure and a baitcaster to catch bigger fish... That all changed when I began setting minnow traps to study some of the baitfish in the lakes that I fish... Most of the bait that I caught was about 2-2 1/2 inches.. I bought the 2.5 inch stinger wutz it mold and began fishing it on a light jig head and a drop shot... Needless to say my catch rate went up dramatically and I find that I still catch as many, if not more big fish... I also get more satisfaction playing a fish on six or eight pound mono versus winching one in with a baitcaster with 14 pound line

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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #27 on: 09/10/15 10:33 UTC »
I mention making baits from Soft or Super Soft.  Some of my reasoning is action, but other reasoning is the details of the hook-set, even starting at the Reel/Main Line.  It's easier to get the Hooks Attributes exposed and functioning in/around/through Soft or Super Soft.

What will we use as Softener/Plasticizer if those Anti's in CA get their way?
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #28 on: 09/18/15 18:50 UTC »
Ay Ma',

I fished a branch of the Pearl River today.  Fished 2 Rods.  8' boat.

My Custom 7' 9" (was 7' 10" Mag Bass until I snapped-off an inch of the Tip).  Alps 316 LiteXN Polished Stainless guides, 8 + a Tip...Calcutta 200GTB loaded with 12 lb. fluorocarbon (Red Label).  Tomorrow, Fish for dinner...oh yes...
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Re: Light Lure Castability
« Reply #29 on: 09/18/15 19:37 UTC »
MAN I've gained some weight since this pic!

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