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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:09 am • # 1 
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Hi all, I'm finally looking into rod building. I've been thinking about it for sometime now actually. But of course I'm as lost as can be, and unfortunately broke as a joke.
I hate even asking, but would anyone here have any rod building supplies, equipment, components, cheap blanks, that they could sell cheap or donate? I could probably build a jig, IF I had tools and wood. Lolol. Pathetic I know.
I had to choose between purchasing a new/used rod, or building supplies, and I needed/wanted a 1wt desperately, and wouldn't feel comfortable choosing my first rod build on a rod I need. (If I messed up, then I'd be seriously out of options.) I think I could start on a 1wt, I've got the passion, and I'm very particular, but a 1wt to 3wt blank would be great. I'm a demo style Fly Tyer, so I at least know I could wrap the thread. Lol.
Any help would be much appreciated, thank you to all. - Justin A.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:15 pm • # 2 
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I have a new series of fiberglass blanks coming out in just over a week 2-4wt. range. PM me and I'm sure we can work something out.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:15 am • # 3 
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JustinAldrich wrote:
I could probably build a jig, IF I had tools and wood.

You don't need a jig. You could use a cardboard box and cut out V notches to hold the rod.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:12 pm • # 4 
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Go to this link, scroll down to see the cardboard box rod wrapper:
http://flyanglersonline.com/begin/graphite/part10.php

If you don't have a tying bobin, sit the wrapping thread in a coffee cup at the back of the box, run the thread through a book. To add more tension, run the thread through a higher page number.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:28 am • # 5 
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JustinAldrich wrote:
(If I messed up, then I'd be seriously out of options.)


It's tough to screw it up to the point where it can't be fixed. So... deep breaths.

If you want, I can float you a spool of brown Pac Bay thread and gold trim. Would be good for practicing. They came in a kit, and I never used them.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:09 pm • # 6 
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You can also practice with 6 to 10 pound mono. Don't cringe, I use monofiliment to wrap my guides on.....works great for me!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:47 pm • # 7 
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JimRed wrote:
You can also practice with 6 to 10 pound mono. Don't cringe, I use monofiliment to wrap my guides on.....works great for me!

I would like to see a picture of your mono wrap if you have one.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:31 am • # 8 
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"I would like to see a picture of your mono wrap if you have one."
FishingHiker,
Didn't have one so I took a photo of a quick repair I did with mono, just using whatever was on hand.
Mono can look better if more care is taken. I used finger nail polish to coat and it's kind of lumpy.
I use the book and bowl method for tying.
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