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  • Originally posted by bkbaker View Post
    Anyone know where I can get a couple guides fixed on my mooching rods?
    Replacing guides is really not difficult. You should just do it yourself. I'd do it for you, or show you how if we weren't 8 hours distant.

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    • Originally posted by iofthetaiga View Post
      Replacing guides is really not difficult. You should just do it yourself. I'd do it for you, or show you how if we weren't 8 hours distant.
      I have wrapped several rods in the past and recently replaced a couple guides. Not difficult at all, but sure a lot easier when you have been doing it, and are set up for it. Such as having the proper set up to spin the rod as you wrap the thread on. When only replacing the couple guides I did it without the use of a jig to roll the rod, but it worked.
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      • Super easy to replace guides. Get guides, rod thread, rod varnish, and a sharp blade (like a razor blade). File the guide feet down to a taper, and then use thin strips of masking tape to secure. Place thread between the pages of a nice heavy book to provide tension while you wrap, and then start wrapping. When done, coat thread with rod varnish.
        Here's a video that shows how easy it is.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq3aK9zhyus&t=85s

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        • Originally posted by SmokeRoss View Post

          I have wrapped several rods in the past and recently replaced a couple guides. Not difficult at all, but sure a lot easier when you have been doing it, and are set up for it. Such as having the proper set up to spin the rod as you wrap the thread on.
          Undoubtedly true. But I've built several custom rods from scratch and never used anything so fancy as a jig, or even a heavy book as Bob is recommending. I can testify that it's possible to do top-shelf work without any fancy equipment. Granted, I built those rods a long time ago (I still have a bunch of winding thread on wooden spools), so maybe we hadn't invented the fancy jigs yet.

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          I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~Gerry Spence
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          • Originally posted by iofthetaiga View Post
            Replacing guides is really not difficult. You should just do it yourself. I'd do it for you, or show you how if we weren't 8 hours distant.
            Mike at 3 Rivers Tackle in Wasiila could wrap those for you. Or Google a rod builder in Anchorage.

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            • Has anyone heard any reports from the bluffs on fishing or anything else closer? Might give it a go this weekend if weather cooperates. Thxs for any info.

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              • Amazing day in KBay today. Great friend is leaving the state. He’s had some good days in Homer winter king fishing. Unfortunately he had been in a biggg skunk streak with me. Boom! Streak broken! Beauty day! Today was a day that keeps me coming back.



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                • Small weather window let us get into some solid fishing today. We still have Wednesday to go and look for some more.


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                  • Unbelievable day. 10 kings to the boat. More than half were
                    about 6#’s.


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                    • I need to go catch a Winter King limit.
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                      • Monday the 2d.
                        Note to self: Don't argue with idiots, it just beings you down to their level where they overwhelm you with their more extensive experience in being an idiot.... and, you can't fix stupid!

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                        • Has anyone been trolling the eldred passage area? I dont care about the kings I was wondering if you have been seeing any ducks around there.

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                          • Great day fishing off the bluffs. Lost a couple nice fish today. Still feeling the pain of loss.


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                            • Excellent photos. We love looking at them - they bring back memories.

                              Thank you for sharing.

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                              • I used to use the Homer Harbor webcam to get a sense of the weather and ice in the harbor. Anybody else seeing a picture from May? https://www.homerwebcams.com/

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