first try at a diamond wrap

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by kscathunter, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    well its a little crooked cause i didnt have any cp to help hold it still but it looks ok maybe someday ill have a bunch of tread and be able to get fancy but theise were the colors i had shoot minus the silver i should have added. my next one will have an under wrap and hopefully be strait sence it will be on a rod that i want it to be on insted of a pratice rod.
     

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  2. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, Nice job Brandon ..:wink:
    Puddle
     

  3. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    looks nice , you did a good job
     
  4. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Looks Good!!, :big_smile:
     
  5. Jacksmooth

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    It looks good to me.
     
  6. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Sweet, looks great.
     
  7. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    You will be a pro before you know it Brandon, Nice Job:wink:
     
  8. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    About the only real trouble I had was the big lumps of thread that I had to do the winding over because it made diamonds on both ends. I would guess ajusting the starting point of the wrap would be the only fix.
     
  9. LazyBum

    LazyBum New Member

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    Good job! Wish I had the talent to do that...
     
  10. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Looks good to me. Good Job.
     
  11. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Good looking wraps man I know some people been doin it for years and theirs aint no better than yours:big_smile: If ya didnt say it was your first attempt I wouldnt have known :wink:
     
  12. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Cool project anyhow..:wink:
     
  13. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Brandon; Man that's way better than my 1st. for sure! Yeah on the "lump" wrapping over the end any size works to tie it off, but what worked best for me overwrap that with size E black. Now that you have your first one down, how much to wrap one for a new rod job?:smile2:
     
  14. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    LOL I think i could assemble fancy up some rods for added income, i like doing it and could definatly use the money. kind of hard finding Pt work that fits my wierd scedual and something that id actually want to do. i thought about makeing and selling weights but its sometimes hard to get ahold of lead. rod building is definatly something im finding myself getting verry enterested in. i still havent tried all the processes involved in doing a rod but through tons of reading and some trial and error it all seems fairly easy, something i COULD POSSIABLY do in the future in my spare time for cash if i had all the supplies and if i had buyers.
     
  15. 89Ricky89

    89Ricky89 New Member

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    Looks nice, good job!
     
  16. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    I just started a spider :crazy: kind of thinking my spaceing might be off but I guess I'll see. The how to didn't leave mutch to go by, so far it looks like I got the pattern right at least.
     
  17. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    well i guessed right the spacing was off. i made the outside box too far away from the centerline:sad2: and ran out of room :embarassed:. oh well i was tired of messing with and i got it figured out anyways:cool2:
     

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  18. powerwagon

    powerwagon New Member

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    man thats nice, nothing like custom hand made rods with stuning rap and paterns. my grand parents used to run a tackel shop back home in kutstown PA cald "R&Sbaitandtackel" and my grand pa mad custom rods for ppl that orderd them from him but he made fly rods mostly... i never got to learn:sad2: my grand parents moved to canada after shuting the shop down in the 90s...but me and my dad inharited all his rod building stuff I have bokoos of lamiglas & some fenwick blanks.I will try it out some time:wink:
     
  19. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Brandon,thats awsome,dont be so critical of your self.
     
  20. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    not really being critical of my self just pointing out what i did wrong :tounge_out: ill know alittle better next time. i wanted the legs WAY longer but i left too mutch distance between the two colors. also i could probally filled in the backgroung better two but its not getting done:wink:

    the diamond is awesume:cool2::wink:
     
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