Originally Posted by ckalanik
ive been doing a lot of research about fly rod building because im looking into building some rods. one thing thats still unclear is the different epoxys used. from the videos and articles ive read it sounds like there are several epoxys required and some also require mixing. can anyone explain this to me?
You'll need rod builder epoxy
or an equivilent- an epoxy to-glue on your tip top, cork grip, reel seat and hardware for the reel seat.
You'll need a thread epoxy
- Threadmaster or Threadmaster Lite (what I like the best) or Flex Coat, Trondak U40, Permagloss and many other brands.
Just for the heck of it, next rod I do will have spar varnish coating on the threads and the rod completely dipped in thinned varnish. A throwback to the olden days when they did it with cane rods.