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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 03-21-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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X Flock sizing

Would any of you happen to know what size x flock to use over the pre existing cork wrap on a GLB 1081? I understand it will shrink any where between 30% and 50% I'll probably be ordering from Mudhole if this helps any.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Which 1081, the M or L? I used 30mm over double wrapped cork tape foregrip on a 1081l recently and it was fine, same size over single wrapped cork tape on the butt and it was a tad loose. Could have used a touch of epoxy to keep it in place or one size smaller flock. There is a guy on eBay that sells it pretty cheap, cardking70.

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Measure the diameter of the fattest part of the butt and buy the smallest size shrink wrap that will definitely go over it.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #4
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It's a GLB 1081mh you wouldn't happen to know the i.d measurments outta the mudhole catalog by any chance? I'll take a look on Ebay also thanks for the help.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Measure the diameter of the fattest part of the butt and buy the smallest size shrink wrap that will definitely go over it.
The butt diameter on the blank is .760 so if I ordered the X flock size 0.787 would that work with the existing cork tape or would it be to tight?
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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25mm would work fine. you could try 20mm if you can find it.
btw, glb1081mh and gsb1081m are the same blank.
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what is the diameter of the butt end including the cork tape?

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
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I found some 30mm pretty cheap on ebay, not sure if it's gonna work or not. I'll let you guy's know how it turns out.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:32 PM   #9
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Just remember that the shrink wrap we use is in most mechanical an constuction supply places like Grainger an so on. So look at those places too. We are only a very tiny part of that market that has a huge mark up.Shrink wrap is shrink wrap. the stuff I put on cod rods 25 yrs ago came from an electrical supply house.Ron
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #10
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I didn't even think of that Ron. Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for next time.
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