email
 Home  |  GL Blog  |  Forum  |  News  |  Tournament News  |  Conservation  |  Join  |  Youth  |  Site Map  |  Search  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Advertise  |  Online Shopping  |  Donate to this site reluctant


Great Lakes Bass Fishing Forum  - extensive bass fishing home page specializing in Great Lakes, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario bass fishing techniques, news, issues, conservation, bass fishing reports, bass biology, tournament strategy, bass fishing lure and fishing tackle, bass fishing forum and fishing message board, logistics, weather and safety, and product information.

        Great Lakes Bass Fishing Forum

              Your Great Lakes and Michigan Online
               Bass Fishing and Tournament Community.

Advanced search  
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Been learning new skills  (Read 146 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

fiker

  • GLBass Friends
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,702
  • PB small mouth
  • View Gallery
Been learning new skills
« on: March 01, 2021, 09:05:24 PM »

These are before and after photos of one of my rods that I repaired.  Its over 10 years old and the epoxy finish had cracked and yellowed. 
While under repair I did a static test to double check guide placement. 
What I found was that my $200 casting rod from a very reputable manufacturer had the guides placed so that the line slapped the blank in two places.  This greatly affected performance.
I wondered why the line would sometimes wrap around the guides sometimes when I was pitching. 
I turned the rod into a spiral (acid) wrap.
Now it looks better, casts easier and farther,  and never has the line wrap around the guides. 
Logged
So much water.  So many lures.  So little time.

Member of  Downriver Bass Association

www.buildwithmomentum.com 734.649.9390

dartag

  • GLBass Friends
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,192
  • Lola says " lets go fishing "
  • View Gallery
Re: Been learning new skills
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 09:07:22 PM »

Looks great.   I built a couple Steelhead Rods back in the 80's.  Fun hobby.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Advertisements


Visit Other Features of GreatLakesBass.com using the links below
 


Site Home | News | Bass Forum | Bass Tips | Articles | My Confidence Products | Tournaments

GL Blog | Weather | Fishing Pictures | Building Bass Boats | Conservation/Legislation | Bass Biology

Advertise | Site Sponsors | GreatLakesBass.com Store | Online Shopping

Site Map | Contact Us | Search | About Us | Links | Link to Us | Resources | Privacy Policy | Disclosure Policy
Stop Spam Harvesters, Join Project Honey Pot

VigLink badge