alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Made in USA ????
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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2014, 07:39:40 AM »

Certainly not the line manufactures.  Especially when we are talking about breaking strength.

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Really?  I fish several different manufacturers' braids and copolymers, mostly in the 12 to 30 lb range, 50 for tog, and find rated breaking strength mostly to be under-rated.  Fluoro leader material is another story; there are some really over-rated products there.

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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2014, 07:42:50 AM »

Exactly!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2014, 08:03:49 AM »

Is it possible that they cut the blank to make it a stiffer/stronger rod class?
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2014, 09:50:35 AM »

Some time back I spoke to one of the tecks at StCroix about how they classify there rod blanks as to there action Light-Ex heavy. In essence it was how the blank flex's from handle to tip. at the handle would be light and as it progresses to the tip the heaver the action..so in my mind cutting off the butt end of a blank changes the action or flex point would in turn change the line weight. Not a professional opinion but more one of common sense approach.

Sticking with the original point of the author. We all should be able to trust the end seller to be honest with there claims of origin and performance. That is an ethical business practice.     
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2014, 10:24:27 AM »

Is it possible that they cut the blank to make it a stiffer/stronger rod class?

No Bryan, it is a full 8 ft as manufactured.
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2014, 10:29:12 AM »

It's quite possible that the way they wrap it, guide placement (more guides), the rod can handle more than what the blank states.  But jumping up a line class may be stretching it a bit.
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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2014, 09:15:46 PM »

Certainly not the line manufactures.  Especially when we are talking about breaking strength.

Unless you fish IGFA rated lines.
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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2014, 09:45:06 PM »

I hope your friend gets this worked out before fishing season starts again. Shocked Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2014, 06:49:46 PM »

My buddy called Crowder and they were first in denial and then he gave them the blank model number that I found and then they occasionally use Rainshadow blanks and then they got off I was just a custom builder trying to get some business and then he told them that I recommended Crowder rods for his budget and then the guy got off on Bob Crowders pride in his products and more BS and basically got nowhere. I called and got voice mail and they did not call me back.

I will not send anyone else to them.

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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2014, 06:59:43 PM »

Sorry to hear it. Sad
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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2014, 09:34:12 PM »

Certainly not the line manufactures.  Especially when we are talking about breaking strength.

Unless you fish IGFA rated lines.

Yep.  That's all I fished for years when we were targeting, and catching line class world records.
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2014, 05:02:40 AM »

My buddy called Crowder and they were first in denial and then he gave them the blank model number that I found and then they occasionally use Rainshadow blanks and then they got off I was just a custom builder trying to get some business and then he told them that I recommended Crowder rods for his budget and then the guy got off on Bob Crowders pride in his products and more BS and basically got nowhere. I called and got voice mail and they did not call me back.

I will not send anyone else to them.



Doesn't surprise me. It's a shame that things like this are becoming common place these days.
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