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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Look no thread! Reply with quote

My new method of attaching guides. No fuzzies, stragglers or bubbles and a very low build finish

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im impressed mick Smile .is it some kind of new resin?.how do the guides stand up to the rigures of casting and playing fish without whippings?.cheers.steve Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes it is a new compound I have been working on for six months, this particular finish is very interesting because the skin of the surface cures within around 12 seconds! This means you can take the rod off the turner once the application has been applied and the coating will not sag....then it requires around 5 hours to go off at 75 degrees.
Steffan Jones has a prototype and was catching large pike last week without any problems.
Hopefully I will have a second finish that will cure solid within around 15 minutes.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck with it mate.sounds very interesting Cool .is it very easy to put on and mix?.is it only in "clear" finish or could you colour it?.it does look a bit bare with no whippings though Neutral.i take it you could still coat whippings with it.sounds a lot easier than mixing epoxy and less time consuming:roll: .cheers.steve.p.s hows the new "prototype pike rod" coming along mick?.will put my order in now Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is a single application so no mixing required...another advantage. Yes it can be coloured and yes you can coat thread with it.
The new saltwater/Pike blanks are finished and enroute as we speak. There are three in the range....9' 8wt, 10 and 12wt
Chris tested the 12wt in Christmas Island and Steffan Jones has just put the 8wt through its paces....and ordered all three as a result !!
Kevin Aston is testing the 10wt as we speak on pike.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers mick Cool .sounds like you could be on to a winner there mate.are you going to be selling it to the trade and rod-builders? could be use full for fly-tying instead of epoxy.all the very best of luck with it Smile
i know chris certainly caught some good fish on the 12wt Cool .you will cost me a bloody fortune in new rods Rolling Eyes Laughing .will be interested in a new pike rod.is it as good as the slp 10wt?.cheers.steve Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I will sell it direct...the trade are way too apathetic!
The new blanks are every good bit as good as the SLP but much lighter.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile .the rods sound great Cool .10wt added to my"wish list" Wink .let me know when there in mate.will hopefully be putting the SLP through its paces in Ireland over the next few days after the "toothy critters"Wink .cheers.steve Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a similar compound to UV gel?


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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can vouch for the 12 weight, I was unable to break it on those GTs. Mick manage to break it in the conservatory though Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloke wrote:

The new blanks are every good bit as good as the SLP but much lighter.
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As a happy Bloke SLP #9/10 owner I will also be very interested in your new #10 weight, Mick. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ere it aint that stuff girlies use on there nails, the proffessional s use acrilyic gel http://www.nail-solutions.co.uk/acatalog/Calcium_UV_Gels.html Laughing Laughing dont ask me how i came by the page Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Mick, looks good. will this work for single-leg guides?
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