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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: April 14, 2018 02:50PM

it looks like raw carbon with no coating at all on the blank , it is light an feels good I just don't know how it will hold up over time , I am use to a paint of some type on a blank, after spending good money on a blank I just don't know ?? any input on it

William Sidney
AK

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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: April 14, 2018 02:50PM

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2 X post sorry

William Sidney
AK



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2018 02:53PM by Bill Sidney.

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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: April 14, 2018 10:31PM

It does not need any coating. In fact, in such cases, it is usually the coating, not the carbon fiber, than eventually wears.

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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Michael Cluchey (173.224.99.---)
Date: April 15, 2018 10:04AM

Thanks Jay, I sent an email to the contact info for EDGErods on the 13th, there reply is below, so far notheing.

Your message is on its way to us. We look forward to getting back to you.
All the best,
The EDGErods team

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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Christopher Lee (---.sttl.wa.frontiernet.net)
Date: April 15, 2018 03:08PM

Michael, I opted to attempt the static load test with the guide spacing I planned to use (after having already wrapped the stripper guides). Here is the picture of that, it is my first attempt at using the static load for checking guide placement. I had to use the manual focus and focus fringing to get the rod and line as the focal point. I have downsized this image as the file would have been very large. I hope this helps.

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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Michael Cluchey (---.entouch.net)
Date: April 15, 2018 05:25PM

Thanks Christopher it will help!

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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Christopher Lee (---.sttl.wa.frontiernet.net)
Date: April 15, 2018 06:03PM

Alright I had to figure out how to upload a photo (it required a 2nd registration, instructions were in the sticky). Here is the picture of the rod taken today.
Herself held the rod while I snapped a few photo's. You can decide if the guide spacing I previously stated looks good for your build. I followed the instruction on this site under the library for how to perform the static load test.

Cheers.

[www.rodbuilding.org]

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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Michael Cluchey (173.224.99.---)
Date: April 15, 2018 06:23PM

Looks pretty clean, thanks Christopher!

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Re: North fork composites fly rod guide sizing & spacing
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.clv.wideopenwest.com)
Date: April 15, 2018 07:17PM

The bottom 1/4 looks good! The rest is lost in the tree? I'll Still give ya an A for effort !! LOL

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