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My first go at a paracord butt

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looks great! but i'm afraid that the shoelace will wear out very easily especially if you are laying the rod against rocks, boat rails, rod holders, bridges, ect. I would recommend tuna cord if your previous wrap wears out. I wrapped one of my rod butts with it and it has held up very well considering how much it is rubbed against boat rails and concrete bridge rails. 

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8 hours ago, atvanast said:

looks great! but i'm afraid that the shoelace will wear out very easily especially if you are laying the rod against rocks, boat rails, rod holders, bridges, ect. I would recommend tuna cord if your previous wrap wears out. I wrapped one of my rod butts with it and it has held up very well considering how much it is rubbed against boat rails and concrete bridge rails. 

What exactly is Tuna cord?

I think i read awhile ago that it's just nylon cordage used for deckhand grips

 

I just did a simple 3 color atwood micro cord wrap....

 

Built up the blank with fiberglas tape....scraped on some finish...

Wrapped uber tight the atwood cordage.

Soaked it with 100% isopropl then scraped epoxy over the entire grip.....

Then flood coated and scraped off some finish.

 

Did the same in the past and it seems to wear like iron

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