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Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:59 PM
Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:56 PM
They are coat button from the fabric store. The flat backside and domed head of them make them perfect butt caps on rods with a cork butt.
Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:49 AM
Yeah the 25lb OPST was just too thin for my taste for sure. It wasn't too bad just stripping streamers, but with a fish on it really just sucked stripping it against a fish.
I looked and my first Lazar was 25 on my switch rod, the second that I put on another rod is 35.. I caught a few good sized rainbows and browns last spring with the switch rod and ended up putting them on the reel because of the feel in the hand of that skinny line. The good news is the tip action is great so it holds a scrappy 2lb trout well but the rod overall suited for heavier fishing imo. I put a 250 gr head on there with a Light Rio sinking MOW tip and it probably wants a 275 or 300 head. It's one of Johnnies ( when he was alive) 4/5 switch rod blanks.
John 7:38 ESV is about "Rivers of Living Water"
Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:17 AM
Can't wait to throw a line with it.
Seriously anyone in the market for a great rod at a decent price should be giving a thought to Steve.
Based Scottish Highlands. UK
MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.
Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:36 PM
Steve will ... literally ... bust a nut to get things right!
Sorry Steve. I do, truly, empathize with your pain.
Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
Posted 28 March 2019 - 09:51 PM
That's actually the case with all the rods if you look close. Nylon thread has a bit of a inherent translucent look to it unless you use color preserver (which I don't care for so never use unless its on something like a twist thread). You guys just haven't noticed it till now I guess It's not what I would call true translucent, but it is a very slight effect because its nylon.
Silk is even more transparent w/o CP.