first try all by hand

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by kscathunter, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    that was a big pain in the arse definatly gonna get a setup before doing this again no fun all by hand :crazy: the pic makes it look pretty good but the feet are a little crooked and the lengths are uneven.
     

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  2. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    better than i could do by hand :wink:
     

  3. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    doesnt look bad to me at all
     
  4. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Brandon,
    Props for trying. I think it looks pretty good for the first attempt.
    You are right about being P.I.T.A. I am on number 5 of a set of 6 for myself, all by hand. Never again:crazy:...W
     
  5. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Hey Brandon; Looks dang spiffy to me, congrats on doing your own rods. Do you still want to see the Chartruese wrap/handle rod? One year I wrapped 200 14' Fenwicks by hand! After that I got a wrapping machine.:crazy:
     
  6. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Did you save for the wrapper while you were recovering in the asylum. 200???
    wow...W
     
  7. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Ha, yeah I had forearms like Charles Atlas!!!!:smile2:
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Looking good Brandon. You can take pride in that job.
     
  9. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Brandon Looks alright to me bro.

    Wraps are good and tight and smooth, and It gets easier as you go,, you could cut them off and re-wrap if you are not satisfied with them. Just make sure you start your guide ring center of your under-wrap, and then start your over-wrap at the same distance from each tag end and you'll have them dead on everytime.

    Good Job,:wink:

    Kenny
     
  10. Rich.Carpenter

    Rich.Carpenter New Member

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    Looks like a nice, clean wrap to me, Brandon.
     
  11. DANNYfrmINDY

    DANNYfrmINDY New Member

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    For being your first time and doing it by hand all i can say is congrats.
     
  12. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    Thanks everybody I've been gone for a week but I'm back and guess what. I rigged me up a rod turning machine :wink::cool2: thanks kenny that's pretty much what I figured but it's hard trying to hold everything and measure at the same time LOL. I do wonder if you coat the underwraps before wrapping the eyes?
     
  13. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    also has anyone used gudbrods one part reg build finish the no mix 15min dry time sounds good :confused2:
     
  14. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Brandon; It's a water based finish and not very durable on a cat rod. Try the U-40 Permagloss, one part apply right out of the bottle and it may take 2 coats to build out, dries in 20 mins. but open some windows, it will run you out of the house!!!:crazy: