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Ben_D

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2014, 14:50:33 PM »
Nice, liking the colour of the blank.  What seat is that?


Ben

Sandy Nelson

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2014, 15:09:19 PM »
its an ALPS nickel silver one with a Figured Rosewood insert :z16

the thread looks great once epoxied, should turn out nice :z18

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

troutist

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2014, 10:22:30 AM »
ALPS good reel seats!

Rob Brownfield

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2014, 10:53:55 AM »
ALPS good reel seats!

Mine is sat at the post office :(

Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

troutist

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2014, 12:56:21 PM »
The longer you wait, the greater the joy of the presence!

Rob Brownfield

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2014, 07:35:06 AM »
The longer you wait, the greater the joy of the presence!

If only...its going straight back!!!  :roll
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 08:41:32 AM »
What's up with it Rob?
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2014, 09:20:30 AM »
What's up with it Rob?

When I spoke to the supplier they said it was suitable for light rods, 1-5 weight. On looking at the reference number on the invoice, it seems the seat I have been sent is for #7 + and is the same one Ben has ordered for his switch rod.

Its in the post office still, so not seen the size, but it does appear it will be too large for my #4 bugging rod I am building :( The small one is not available so the search continues!
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2014, 09:22:43 AM »
Sourcing components is half the fun :z4
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2014, 11:29:21 AM »
Sourcing components is half the fun :z4

No its not Mike...

Ordered 20 Flor grade corks...turned up...no where near Flor.

Ordered guides based on chart on website...too small...chart is not to scale as I found out!

Ordered reel seat....probably not what I want


Cost so far 120 and I have nowt to show for it!...grrrr
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2014, 18:09:51 PM »
When I spoke to the supplier they said it was suitable for light rods, 1-5 weight. On looking at the reference number on the invoice, it seems the seat I have been sent is for #7 + and is the same one Ben has ordered for his switch rod.

Its in the post office still, so not seen the size, but it does appear it will be too large for my #4 bugging rod I am building :( The small one is not available so the search continues!

Mate, that triangular shaped thing only comes in one size and that size is quite big.  Trying to get a non rank lightweight reel seat in the UK is very difficult, or even just a non rank seat for any weight of rod. H&H keep REC which are decent but not cheap.

Ben

Duncan Inglis

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2014, 14:54:52 PM »
Re epoxy for the whippings, have you tried a hair drier or hot air gun on the whippings, I've used this a few times and found it takes out the bubbles no prob and allows the epoxy to flow better and soak into the thread. You have to watch you don't get it too hot and note that the heat also cuts the cure time.

Ben_D

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2014, 18:49:27 PM »
I've a wood burner in the room I use for epoxy so the thought using anything that moves air around freaks me out a little!!  Hard to keep things dust free as it is thanks to the stove, just been using a flash of lighter flame which seems to do the job just fine providing I'm careful.  A mall heat gun would probably be better if in a more sterile environment.

Cheers

Ben

troutist

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2014, 18:54:20 PM »
Better alcohol burner still nothing!

Will Shaw

Re: Build Time - Sandy / Rob
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2014, 23:12:26 PM »

"Hard to keep things dust free as it is"

Yeah, all that dusting you do...

 :z4  :z4

 





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