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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 01-05-2021, 03:59 PM   #1
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Shrink wrap grip to reel seat

Doing my first build and am doing shrink grips for upper and lower grips. Do you overlap the shrink material regardless of what it is over the reel seat?? Or try to get it close then run a thread band?? On all my
Other rods it looks like you over lay the shrink material over both sides of the reel seat and then tape and run a small strip of epoxy over the joint. Curious if Iím on track or not

It would be raining soup, and id be be standing outside with a fork
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:46 PM   #2
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Is the reel seat already installed?

I have thoughts and will include a picture soon...

Billyís the guy for this...:-) IMO
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:39 PM   #3
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The real seat is installed in fact I did already install the grips did a spiral cork tape under wrap with smooth shrink over it. It came out good and from other things Iíve read if I tape off both sides of the seam and use the finish I will use on the threads in this area should be fine. New to this whole thing but itís already blowing my mind. Iím sure I can find a million things online but appreciate the insight from this site first and foremost
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Higgie nice to see your building those blanks. I shrink wrap a couple different ways. On a standard reel seat you can bring it flush with front of seat then wrap w/thread or run it up the front metal hood. Use contact cement on metal hood then ahrink.on wet. Heat will cure it. Makes a nice transition. On the ergonomic reel seats u can do either way too. Flush or run it up the seat about a 1/4". On the rear u can run it over the first thread or flush then thread. If u need a picture I'll e mail u some pics.
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Thanks so much!! Yea was nice to chat with you the other day and Iím already blown away by what goes into building whole new animal.
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