Cord Handle Wrap How-To Pics.

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Cherokee Rod Man, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    :wink: OK., Guy's Here's the cordage handle rod how-to steps.
    First off materials list....scissors, indoor outdoor double-stick carpet tape, #9 braided nylon tie-loop.
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    Step #2 Apply carpet tape to rod. works best run paralell with rod.Start at butt cap & run up to reel seat.
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    Step#3 Pell off backing, an excacto knife helps with this part.
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    Add a short piece of tape around the cap end to help from pulling up the tape when you tie-off.
    Step #4 Starting the wrap.
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    Step#5 Running it on & tie-off.
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    Step#5 trim tag end & smooth out if needed.
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    Trim off tag end & use something like a rolling pin to run up & down the handle to smooth out the coils if needed. This type handle works best on 3/4" up to 1 1/4" diameter handles wet or dry, hot or cold all day gripping comfort, if you want to repel slime / bait goo & such just treat with a waterproof spray such as Scotch Guard. When it gets narrly just strip & re-wrap a new one! *Tip...If using paracord pull out the inner core & trim off say 10" then pull it back out, this helps to start-tie-off your wrap & keep the knots from bulging. Hope this helps everyone out.
     
  2. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    sure make it look easy thanks for the "how to" i need at least one of my rods done gonna try that soon thanks
     

  3. BIG_D

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    Leland i Know you make a living doing this stuff its awfully nice of you to share your tips with us like this thank you brother
     
  4. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    Dallas is right, thanks for the glimpse at what u do
     
  5. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Nice job on the How To Leland,:wink:

    Thats what I was wanting to see, but how did you cut the tape to fit the circumference of the blank to keep a clean edge? Would you do it like you cut abolone shell, making a pattern of paper first?
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Leland for sharing. Appreciated. Library material for sure.
     
  7. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Kenny; The tape comes 1.5" wide, stick the end down on blank first, then working left to right, hold it down with your left thumb. Then run it off the roll with your right hand tight just off the blank center it then press down lightly and run your finger 90 degrees top center , it's holding itself at this point, pull back enough to see where you want to make your cut....snip and finish laying both sides over, turn rod 90 degrees again laying down the second strip. * Note on blanks 1.00" or larger you will need 3 strips.:big_smile: OOps remember to peel off backing on each strip before you lay on the next!
     
  8. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2: I seen the 1.5 stuff, but what I bought was some 2.5 stuff:crazy:, I might be able to use it , but it might be just as good to get the 1.5 and work with the little stuff in this type of application.

    Thanks Kenny,.
     
  9. TITANSFAN2104

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    What brand of blanks do yall use?? i want one that has that big arch like the catfish safari rods and i want one between 7.5-8.5 '. i looked at the mudhole site but i really dont know what im looking for!! i like a good challenge and want to give this a shot!! just need to be pointed in the right direction!! thanks guys!! im gonna start by doing my rod handle with this par cord asap.
     
  10. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    THANKS for sharing!I like the look of the para cord,I,ll be giving this a try.Hate to bother you,but what diameter para cord should I use?:big_smile:
     
  11. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    I dont know what blank but to get that bend you will probaly want a e-glas blank in a heavy rated slow action. the heavy is how stiff the blank is the slow action is how mutch it bends. a fast action the tip wil bend easy then the rest will be hard to bend, a moderate action the top half will bend easyer than the bottom half, a slow action the entire blank will bend uniformly. ill check out the site you mentioned and see what i can find. brb
     
  12. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    T80H 8' .9 14 15-40 lb. Boat MED.SLOW GROUPER/TARPON $26.17 probaly the best match i found for what you were looking for in the gator glass there were a few other blanks that looked good but not in the leingth * T70H 7' .91 14 20-40 lb. Boat Hvy-Slow - $23.5 might look for another rod shop or ask around. the first one i listed sounds pretty good and it be a cheep starter rod to experiment on i may have to give the build your own a shot some time.
     
  13. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    I'm not sure how they size it but, if you have a over 1" diameter handle go with a smaller size { that way it's not too bulky} 3/4" handle go with a larger size to build the O.D. up some.:wink:
     
  14. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Heck I never thought to mention I do offer blanks , guides , tips , epoxy ....anything you guy's need drop a line and I'll give you some options for your own builds. :big_smile:
     
  15. TITANSFAN2104

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    thanks!! thats probably the best route to go!! that way i dont end up buying a bunch of wrong stuff!!
     
  16. bigd4xman

    bigd4xman New Member

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    Man, this is sweet now I can finish up one of my big poles and have another for the river, never would have thought of this myself, now to get some carpet tape and nylon cord tomorrow and get after it!!!!! Was hunting cork for the handle but now I can do all this rod myself as well as my other one YEEESSSS!!!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!
     
  17. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Dustin; I'm glad I could help you out bro, that's what fellow members {sponsors} are supposed to do for each other. ***Tip, when you finish with the nylon cord put something on the tie off knots to hold e'm such as liquid urathane or even super glue, just insurance for H.D. rod handles.:wink:
     
  18. bigd4xman

    bigd4xman New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, just checked out your site, you build some extremely nice rods!
     
  19. TITANSFAN2104

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    my first attempt using cherokees tutorial!:big_smile: its a berkley glowstick so the butt pad is a lil big and had to build the rod up a bit with tape
     

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  20. TITANSFAN2104

    TITANSFAN2104 New Member

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    in step 3 are you leaving the backing on the short piece of tape- so the tie off strand doesnt stick??