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Rod Building So, you've landed a nice fish on a plug you made, eh? Now, the next step, building your own RODS!

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Old 12-22-2018, 04:43 PM   #1
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Got it yesterday, glued it up today.
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:44 PM   #2
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butt dia
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:59 PM   #3
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3 oz. !
Wow, good luck with it
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:58 PM   #4
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Nice light rod. Definitely I'd have to build up the butt for a good grip.
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:04 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'm not entirely sure about what I'm going to do. I want to keep the weight down but I think the butt will need a little more than cork tape and shrink will provide.

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Old 12-23-2018, 03:23 PM   #6
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I do double wrap cork underlayment tape w/shrunk wrap over. Underlayment is much lighter than rubber external tape.
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:29 PM   #7
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Cork tape and 3m grip tape over it. I screwed up the only 1" shrink that I had so it will have to wait a bit until I get it.
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:43 AM   #8
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I have some if u dont get it soon.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:07 AM   #9
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Thank you but s/b good. I wasn't going to get to work on it until next monday or tuesday at best. I should have it by then.

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Old 12-24-2018, 09:58 AM   #10
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The 25mm wonít shrink down enough to cover the bare blank in between the cork tape. Thatís mildly annoying.
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:35 PM   #11
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I got rid of the grip tape which enabled me to get the 20mm shrink over it. Butt cap on as well. Probably a little while before I get back to it. Current weight with the handle on it.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:39 AM   #12
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Guides, I hope to test cast later today.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:25 AM   #13
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Nice color group. U underwrapping the single foot runners?
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:14 AM   #15
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yes, underwrapping all of them. Should finish the underwraps and apply a coat of finish today. My workspace is pretty cold, it will probably take 36 hours or longer to cure. The next time I work on them will probably be friday.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:11 PM   #16
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I like it.

Is that regular nylon that you are going to use CP on. And you are going to put a thin finish coat on before putting on the guides?

If using CP what kind do you like?

Using aftcote finish?

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:52 PM   #17
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Regular nylon, no cp. I really only use cp on dec wraps.

Finish is a mixture of threadmaster and pro-kote, ~60:40 tm to pk.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:54 PM   #18
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light coat of finish
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Nice

I am a bit surprised that the lighter whiter thread with no cp did not get more transuscent over that darker blank.

Everything always looks a bit different dry vs wet with no cp, sometimes for the better and sometimes disappointing.

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Old 01-13-2019, 08:13 PM   #20
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Nice

I am a bit surprised that the lighter whiter thread with no cp did not get more transuscent over that darker blank.

Everything always looks a bit different dry vs wet with no cp, sometimes for the better and sometimes disappointing.
It's a light gray over silver, it does have a translucent look to it.

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It's a light gray over silver, it does have a translucent look to it.
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Is there a reason for two layers versus gray with silver accents other than a great looking

Awesome looking wrap!
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Using silver under a light color thread W/O CP , helps the blank color bleeding through.
And yes , Drew does a very neat wrap. Patience in underwrapping #8 single foots is paramount.
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That explains it. I thought the silver was just trim bands. With no CP this silver under grey blends to a nice color.

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I like the look. I could have done the gray in little trim bands but itís just easier/faster with one wrap vs messing and trying to get a 2-3 thread trim band to work.


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Awesome looking wrap!
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I like the look. I could have done the gray in little trim bands but itís just easier/faster with one wrap vs messing and trying to get a 2-3 thread trim band to work.



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Ya, the tapper gives it a nice look , itís like you like the look of something but not sure why,,, the devil is in the detail... :-)

Same thing applies to architecture...

Going to do a 120 2 pcs soon....
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:34 PM   #26
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:35 PM   #27
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Nicely calculated for symmetry. Wrap colors blend well.
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Thanks, down to the half mm

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