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Forum: Classifieds 02-20-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bobbike
I talked with some rod builders and I'm going to...

I talked with some rod builders and I'm going to try the suggestions I received.
Forum: Classifieds 02-13-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bobbike
WTB St. Croix 10' (SS100M2) Ben Doerr Rod

OK, long story short. I was trying to fancy up my Ben Doerr (spinning) and totally mess up the bottom half.:smash::smash: I messed it up so bad it needs to be replaced.:wall:
Looking to buy a bottom...
Forum: Classifieds 02-20-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,320
Posted By Bobbike
Wow, not even a call with a counter

Wow, not even a call with a counter
Forum: Rod Building 12-27-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By Bobbike
Merry Christmas and one hell of a sweet looking...

Merry Christmas and one hell of a sweet looking rod. I believe I've met the retired Sgt.Major last Oct. at the old Capt.Don's B&T seems to be one hell of a nice guy.
All the best with the new rod.
Forum: Bill -n- Juls Guide Service 05-15-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,071
Posted By Bobbike
Ain't no fishes on da cape

Ain't no fishes on da cape
Forum: Rod Building 05-15-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Ok, I got the new bottom piece from St. Croix....

Ok, I got the new bottom piece from St. Croix. I'll be doing the same cork setup, all free hand, then a small diamond wrap. I'll post as I progress.
NO BLANKS IN THE DRILL THIS TIME !!!
Forum: Rod Building 04-25-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Well the rod was finished a couple of weeks ago....

Well the rod was finished a couple of weeks ago. I took it out for a test and BAM, 3rd cast and it broke right at the bottom ferrul. Guess I smashed the fibers when I put it in the drill to try and ...
Forum: Rod Building 04-25-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Bobbike
Nice lookin Rod

Nice lookin Rod
Forum: BigFish Bait Co. 04-11-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,816
Posted By Bobbike
Hey Larry, Just to be clear, The pic is what...

Hey Larry, Just to be clear, The pic is what counts, not who caught the fish, right?
You know I'll be fishing but I also need to get those ACTION SHOTS. How about a fish tail walk with a BigFish...
Forum: Rod Building 04-03-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Everything was done free hand, this is only the...

Everything was done free hand, this is only the second rod I've ever built and the first with real cork. The other was a noodle rod with foam handles.
Anyway can't wait to catch something with it
Forum: Rod Building 03-20-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Maybe an hour or 2 at most to shape. Finishing by...

Maybe an hour or 2 at most to shape. Finishing by hand was the pain in the butt part. My mentor, Arthur Kaplan of MSBA, gave me a lesson on cork last week end, but he use his rod lathe
Forum: Rod Building 03-12-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
For me, on larger butted rods I like tape, it...

For me, on larger butted rods I like tape, it fits my hands nicely. On smaller Diameter butts, the corks rings or foam make for a better grip. IMHO
Forum: Rod Building 03-10-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Started with 80...then 120, 180, 220, 320, 400 to...

Started with 80...then 120, 180, 220, 320, 400 to finish.
I tired the suggestion of a drill press, wraped the end of the blank with tape but damaged the end (I guess tighten too much). It still fits...
Forum: Rod Building 03-09-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Here are 2 pics :jump1: ...

Here are 2 pics :jump1:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/Bobbike/Rings.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/Bobbike/Sanded.jpg
Forum: Rod Building 03-09-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Thanks for the help all, I used a Palm Sander and...

Thanks for the help all, I used a Palm Sander and shaped it pretty good for a first time. Now as soon as I figure out how to post pics I will.
Forum: Rod Building 03-06-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Yes this is all by hand. I have "V" notch rod...

Yes this is all by hand. I have "V" notch rod stands. This is my second rod, used foam grips last time. You gotta love this stuff.
I bought the rings off a friend, no real blems in them, so I'd say...
Forum: Rod Building 03-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobbike
Help with Cork

Hi all, I posted awhile back that I wanted to build a 3 pc. travel spin rod. Well I got the blank. St. Croix Tidemaster.
OK, now I'm puting on cork rings and I have to turn them down to size. I do...
Forum: Rod Building 11-13-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 725
Posted By Bobbike
Newbie - Blank Question

OK I'm a newbie to the rod building.
I want to build a travel rod, 3 section 7' - 7' 6 '. I've looked at the catologs and just I can't figure how to spine one of these rods or do they come already...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 06-12-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By Bobbike
:eyes: Hello all, I want to take this space to...

:eyes: Hello all, I want to take this space to thank all who will be participating in this years event. Plug Night 3. As you know MSBA is one of the best fishing clubs around and one of the the...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 08-24-2004, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,418
Posted By Bobbike
That has to be one of the most awsome plugs I've...

That has to be one of the most awsome plugs I've ever seen

Thanks
Bob Baranek
MSBA President
I hate signing like this but I wanted to let you know who wrote this
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 07-19-2004, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,676
Posted By Bobbike
First, Thanks Larry for putting all this...

First, Thanks Larry for putting all this together.

To all the Builders, THANK YOU for helping with this worthy cause(Childrens Hospital) and coming to entertain and tease us with your...
Forum: The Scuppers 05-27-2004, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,870
Posted By Bobbike
13 in all, best is a Monkey on my Back and he is...

13 in all, best is a Monkey on my Back and he is sleeping and has been for 13 years now Think about it
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-29-2004, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,931
Posted By Bobbike
Hello all, Just want to say hello and thank...

Hello all,
Just want to say hello and thank you in advance for your possible attendance. Last years event was a SMASH with the members. I'll start save my pennies now for that one.

MSBA Pres.
Forum: The Scuppers 03-01-2003, 04:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bobbike
Juls, If its half way nice next Sat. I'm going to...

Juls, If its half way nice next Sat. I'm going to try Scroton Creek
U and B are welcome to join me and maybe teah me something :)
Forum: The Scuppers 02-24-2003, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bobbike
Hello B & J, good to hear ya...see ya Wed. I...

Hello B & J, good to hear ya...see ya Wed. I hope
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