Originally Posted by whalensdad
My other comment has to do with Jann's netcraft. Make sure you verify the rod weight when you get it. I ordered a 7'6" 5wt from them and unfortunately didn't test it until it was too late to return it. Using the common-cents system, it was only a 3.5 ERN. To be fair, they did offer me $10 off and free shipping on a new kit, but had I checked within their 30 day window (I was at 42) I could have had a new kit sent out.
Thanks for the heads up. That is something I probably would not have even thought of doing.
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Hmmm. I just found this interesting, and super dirt cheap, tip for making a thread tensioning device:
Mouse Trap Rod Winder
This may be worth trying....at the very least if it turns out to not work well I am only out a couple bucks it cost for the mouse trap.