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Good show there; Old Buddy! Keeps right on Gowge's credo of 'Pass it Forward'
I might add that I've built on both the 11 foot Estuary as well as the 13 foot SURF blanks. I built both as conventional, spinning and yes...spiral wrap.
The thrill of catching a fish on a rod that you build is comparable to catching one with both rod and lure that you've built for yourself.
If there's anyhting that you need, Steve, I'm just a phone call away. C2
Thanks for the kind words C2. A lot of you guys don't know Charlie who lives in pCola. He is one of the finest rodbuilders still alive. Pioneered in guide spacing charts with Renzatti and is the go to guy for spiral wrapped rods. To further his pedigree, you should know that he is also one of the few who can still hand weave a cast net.
Thanks for the kudos!
To clear up what is a problem with communication is that it was Dom Morton who made the charts and licensed them to Renzetti. I communicated with Don during hte development of the charts. Don gets the royalties. It is the ONLY chart that I use for placing guides. (if I use a chart). I use static placement which lets the rod tell me where it wants its guides placed. Rods of the same manufacturer and model have subtle differences.
I might add that if I see a lure that I like, I will 'clone' it for lack of a better definition. I will share my secrets of my succesful lires. I hooked and held something big today on one of my bone colored 'spooks' made from a broom handle. It spit it out after about 5 minutes. I never got to see what it was.
Steve is correct about my spiral wrapped rods. It is the only way that I do conventionals any more. I developed a method to use on long surf rods when people said that it couldn't be done. Spiral Wraps Rule! C2