Shrink wrap for guides
Posted October 12 2004 - 6:38 PM
Posted October 13 2004 - 9:25 AM
Posted October 13 2004 - 9:30 AM
Posted October 13 2004 - 6:56 PM
Personally, I like electrical tape, comes in lots of attractive colors too. Seriously though, I have fished rods with electrical tape for longer than I would care to admit. Conventionals done this way don't work too well however since the guides want to turn to the underside of the rod under load. Never thought to epoxy over the tape however. Thanks BC
Posted October 14 2004 - 9:00 AM
Tommy tape you gotta watch. Most of what I have seen is very thin and slippery. Neither quality works on a rod. Better for color coding than for binding. If you can find the heavier duty stuff, you should be OK.
I have a blackfish rod with the guides taped on spiral style. Cheap mystery blank. Threw it together a day before fishing with the intention to fine tune it and to make it nice eventually. Rod came out ultra sensitive and perfectly balanced on the first pass. I'm afraid to change anything. Fish it with 65# braid and a locked drag. I can't believe that it still holds up.
Shrink wrap? Heat shrink? Dunno if I want that much heat all over the blank. Cold shrink is too thick.
BTW, if you spiral tape the rod, you don't have to align the 180 degree guides perfectly. Put a line through the guides and pull like crazy. They straighten themselves. Beautiful thing.
Mccain is weak, lame and a poor choice for President-JimP
Posted October 14 2004 - 10:31 AM
Posted October 14 2004 - 11:57 AM
shrink wrap wouldnt be good becasue the epoxy doesnt penetrate the shrink wrap...
Posted October 14 2004 - 10:16 PM